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Project A-Ko, Galaxy Express 999 Movies Head To Discotek Media

By Chris Beveridge     July 27, 2010
Source: Discotek Media


Project A-Ko
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Discotek Media announced on their news section of their site that they've acquired the rights to three classic anime movies today, though no details were given and no release plans listed out for them. 

The first acquisition is from the old Central Park Media catalog with one of their oldest and most well known titles that still holds up rather well today, the first Project A-Ko movie.

Discotek continues its good relationship with Toei Animation, following their work with the Fist of the North Star TV series, by going after the Galaxy Express 999 movie (and thereby giving a sliver of hope for the TV series?). Viz Media previously held some form of rights to this movie but never exercised any home video options with it.

The third announcement is for the second Galaxy Express 999 movie, Adieu Galaxy Express 999, which I don't believe had any US distribution plans before from anyone.

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slerch666 7/27/2010 12:55:05 PM

Hello!

 

There were home video releases of both the Galaxy Express movies in the US. They were VHS ONLY releases though, so Viz exercised the option for VHS on the first movie. Adieu was on VHS from Orion.

If they release the TV series for GE999... you'd best stand in line behind me as I'll be the first one to jump on that! Wouldn't even hesitate, especially if they also secured the TV specials!

Too bad we don't get any Eternal Fantasy loving...

insaneben 7/27/2010 1:48:00 PM

Way to go, Discotek!

Now I don't have to dig through numerous eBay and Amazon Marketplace listings just to pay a ridiculous chunk of change for a roughed-up copy of Project A-Ko. I'm kinda curious as to how the DVD's going to look, since, according to an episode of ANNcast, Justin Sevakis (once an employee of CPM) said that the "remastered" version of the DVD was simply copied off of a laserdisc since the master copy of the footage was lost by the original studio (Studio A.P.P.P.). 

Still, this is excellent news, and I can't wait to see the Galaxy Express 999 movies as well.

Keith 7/27/2010 11:10:03 PM

OHHH HELL YEAH, GE999

BLURAY!

BLURAY!

BLURAY!

Maximus44 7/27/2010 11:30:57 PM

Galaxy Express 999 has been in need of a DVD release for years!

I'm curious to see how there going to approach this release!

Project A-Ko is a smart move for Discotek! Both to catch new fans, and also just to get new copies in print (in case an old copy needs to be replaced)!

Good Job Discotek!

slerch666 7/28/2010 9:04:09 AM

We only want a Blu Ray release of GE999 movies if they use original masters and NOT the Japanese encodes. The Japanese encodes used DNR and lost a ton of detail.

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