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PRESS RELEASE: GANKUTSUOU – THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

LOVE. BETRAYAL. REVENGE! MADMAN RELEASES GANKUTSUOU: THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO ON DVD.

MELBOURNE, Thursday, 23 February, 2006 – Born into an aristocratic family in Paris, Albert sets out on a journey with his best friend, Franz, to escape his privileged yet dull life. They travel to Luna, which is on the surface of the moon, and meet a very wealthy man known as The Count of Monte Cristo. Becoming fascinated with The Count’s mysterious charm, Albert welcomes him into Paris high society. But soon Albert will discover the Count’s true motive – revenge…

Studio Gonzo’s (HELLSING, GANTZ, FULL METAL PANIC!) unique adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ legendary novel, THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, features direction by Mahiro Maeda (THE ANIMATRIX, LAST EXILE), costumes by world-renowned Anna Sui and music by Jean-Jacques Burnel (THE STRANGLERS). With a highly original, unique visual style that separates GANKUTSUOU from the crowd, this is the first of six volumes on DVD.

For more information about GANKUTSUOU: THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO check out the new minisite at http://www.madman.com.au/gankutsuou/ !

RELEASE INFORMATION
Release Date: Wednesday 15 April 2006
Website: http://www.madman.com.au/gankutsuou/
GANKUTSUOU: THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Catalogue URL: http://www.madman.com.au/actions/series.do?method=view&videogramId=2911

DVD EXTRAS
* Act 1 Storyboard by Director Mahiro Maeda
* Director Mahiro Maeda Interview
* Comments from Voice Actors
* Promotional Trailer
* Textless Opening & Closing

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
“Exciting… and completely gorgeous” – ANIME INSIDER

“In the contemporary style of Pulp Fiction and the like, it delivers action first and fills in the reasons later.” – NEWTYPE USA

“Without a doubt one of the finest anime series ever made and probably the best thing released this year. Buy it, watch it, love it. You’ll find it hard to resist.” – ANIME NEWS NETWORK

OTHER VISUALLY MINDBENDING ANIME SERIES
DEAD LEAVES
FLCL
KAIDOHMARU
LAST EXILE

Visit: http://www.madman.com.au/gankutsuou/

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