Sentai Announces Dubbed Golgo 13 and Legends of the Dark King for July

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Oh Friday press releases, how I love you!

Section 23 sent out a press release this morning announcing their lineup for July which includes the license of The Professional: Golgo 13. If you’re not familiar with the character all you really need to know is that he is a professional killer who always gets the kill and always beds the lady du jour. However manly you think you are (or don’t in the case of any female readers), you are nothing compared to this.

Based on the manga, the series originally aired starting in April 2008 and ran for 50 episodes. The first set hits stores 7/13 will contain a full dub track. Also mentioned in the press release is a re-release of Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of a North Star Story on both DVD and Blu ray also with a completely new English dub. All 13 episodes will be released as a complete collection on 7/20.

For those who bought the set the first time, Section 23 has confirmed with me that Sentai should be announcing an upgrade program similar to what was done with Clannad earlier this year. The announcement will come in the next few weeks so stay tuned for further updates regarding that as we get closer to July.

Rounding out the release, the rest of Section 23’s July will be filled with:

Eyeshield 21 Collection 2 released on 7/6
Hell Girl Season 2 Two Mirrors Collection 2 released on 7/27

Full press release below the cut

SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES JULY SLATE

GOLGO 13 COLLECTION 1 Available on July 6th

HOUSTON, April 23, 2010 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its July slate of releases, including the new English dubbed release of the hit series Golgo 13 from Section23 client Sentai Filmworks.

Also releasing in July is the Blue-Ray Edition of LEGENDS OF THE DARK KING COMPLETE COLLECTION.

Product details follow, in order of release.

Coming July 2010

Title:                 EYESHIELD 21 COLLECTION 2

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      7/6/2010

Format:             DVD

SRP:                $49.98

SYNOPSIS:  You can’t make a silk purse out of a pig’s ear, but you can make a football. And apparently with enough finagling and a little finesse, you can make a football star as well!  By both hook and crook, Sena Kobayakawa’s unnaturally strong sense of self preservation and even more extraordinary skills at fleeing have turned him into the star running back of his school’s admittedly unusual US-style football team.  And even more amazingly, the Deimon Demon Bats are actually starting to be taken seriously!  But can Machiavellian manager Himura pull an even bigger trick and build the team into a serious challenge to the awesome might of the Taiyou Sphinx? He’ll have to if they want to have the privilege of tackling the NASA Aliens! Sena’s biggest challenge and greatest rival are about to take the field by storm in EYESHIELD 21 – COLLECTION 2!

Title:                 GOLGO 13 COLLECTION 1

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      7/13/2010

Format:             DVD

SRP:                $59.98

SYNOPSIS:  His targets never see it coming and he’s never caught.  If there is a witness to the kill, that poor SOB winds up dead too.  People say he’s a ghost.  A machine.  A monster.  He’s Golgo 13, the most feared assassin in the world, the professional’s professional, the killer of killers.  And now he’s back with 13 targeted missions that will keep you glued to the screen (and away from the windows).  Load up for high-powered, bullet-riddled action with Golgo 13!!

Title:                 LEGENDS OF THE DARK KING COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      7/20/2010

Format:             DVD

SRP:                $49.98

SYNOPSIS:  A nuclear holocaust has robbed the world of its order, and now warring factions fight for every square inch of desert, spilling buckets of blood to gain control. But legends tell of one great warrior who will become King, using his powerful fists and an awesome rage to rise to his rightful place. That warrior is Raoh, a giant hulking fighter with the ability to vanquish his enemies in the bloodiest way possible. But other warriors will not relinquish their kingdoms so easily. Because in this world, no one gives up without a fight! Join in the adventure with one of the most exciting animated warriors ever!

Title:                 LEGENDS OF THE DARK KING COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY EDITION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      7/20/2010

Format:             BD

SRP:                $69.98

SYNOPSIS:  A nuclear holocaust has robbed the world of its order, and now warring factions fight for every square inch of desert, spilling buckets of blood to gain control. But legends tell of one great warrior who will become King, using his powerful fists and an awesome rage to rise to his rightful place. That warrior is Raoh, a giant hulking fighter with the ability to vanquish his enemies in the bloodiest way possible. But other warriors will not relinquish their kingdoms so easily. Because in this world, no one gives up without a fight! Join in the adventure with one of the most exciting animated warriors ever!

Title:                 HELL GIRL: TWO MIRRORS COLLECTION 2

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      7/27/2010

Format:             DVD

SRP:                $49.98

SYNOPSIS:  Whenever there has been Hell to pay, Ai Enma has been the collector.  Now, however, the volatile emotions she has kept entombed are slowly beginning to exhume themselves, and as a monstrous cycle of reprisal and retribution wields its deadly scythe across the people of Lovely Hills, the Hell girl and her companions suddenly find themselves confronted with visions of their own mortality.  Who were they, before becoming Hell’s Collectors?  And what will be their ultimate fate?  As she seeks to cope with the ceaseless inhumanity of mortals consumed with vengeance, Ai Enma must take a journey she never expected, and answer the question she never dared to ask:  When you’re already in Hell, are you allowed to die?  The truth lies buried in the second shocking collection of HELL GIRL – Two Mirrors!

About Section23 Films

Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan and AEsir Holdings.  With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.

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