Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has announced the details of The Irresponsible Captain Tylor trade-in program. Owners of the previous “Ultra Edition” release may send in a form, available at www.tylor.com, along with the four discs pictured on it, and will receive five remastered discs from the newer release for a flat fee of $20. Ultra Edition owners will keep their original packaging and extras.
The full press release follows:
RIGHT STUF & NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announce
THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR TV Series Remastered
Fans who purchased previous “Ultra Edition” release of TV series have opportunity to
upgrade discs, exclusively through Right Stuf.
GRIMES, IA, April 9, 2009 – As a service to long-time fans who purchased the previous “Ultra Edition” releases of THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR, Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the details of the trade-in/upgrade program for The Irresponsible Captain Tylor TVseries at www.tylor.com.
By sending in the form found at www.tylor.com and the four discs pictured on it, fans who purchased the “Ultra Edition” release of the Tylor television series are eligible to receive the five remastered discs from the upcoming collection for a flat fee of $20.
Please note: A chart detailing the differences between the discs and releases can also be found on www.tylor.com. This trade-in program is for the discs only. Fans who participate in this program will keep their “Ultra Edition” packaging and extras, and they will receive the five new discs ONLY – no new packaging – as part of this offer.
The details of the OVA series trade-in program will be made available by the end of May 2009.
THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR TV Series Remastered DVD Collection will be released on May 26, 2009.
The new, thinpak-style box set will include the entire 26-episode television series and feature remastered video footage from the Japanese DVD release, as well as “soft” subtitles. This release also marks the first time the series will be available to North American audiences with the original Japanese eye-catches, openings and closings and without digital overlays for signs and other on-screen text.One of the “50 Best Anime Ever” – Anime Insider
“the best science-fiction comedy ever animated” – Animerica
“Entertaining and fun… Very recommended.” – AnimeOnDVD.com
“Highly Recommended” – DVD Talk
“One of the best anime series you’ll ever see.” – AnimeFringe.com
“a solidly plotted serious space series that incidentally happens to be hysterically humorous” – SciFi Weekly
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is based upon a series of novels by Hitoshi Yoshioka and features direction by Koichi Mashimo (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Noir, Sorcerer Hunters), with production by Big West (Macross, Macross Frontier), d-rights (El Cazador de la Bruja, Gun X Sword) and Tatsunoko Production (Gatchaman, Casshern Sins). The English dub stars Crispin Freeman as “Captain Justy Ueki Tylor,” Lisa Ortiz as “Azalyn,” Rachael Lillis as “Yuriko Star,” Carol Jacobanis as “Harumi Nakagawa,” David Brimmer as “Lt. Makato Yamamoto” and Veronica Taylor as “Shia Has.”
Visit www.tylor.com for information about The Irresponsible Captain Tylor and for details about the remastered box set re-releases and trade-in program, as they are made available.
About THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR TV Series
Justy Ueki Tylor had his life all planned out: join the military, get a cushy desk job, and then retire with a big fat pension check. The perfect plan…until he wandered into a hostage situation and somehow managed to save an Admiral! Now Tylor – a man who wouldn’t know what discipline was if it bit him in the backside – has been made Captain of the space cruiser Soyokaze. The crew of this run-down ship is the craziest, rag-tag team of misfits you’re ever likely to see, and they’re not too fond of their complacent new leader. But they better learn to work together, because they’re about to go head to head with the mighty Raalgon Empire. For better or for worse, the Earth’s fate has been placed in the hands of a man who’s either a total idiot – or an absolute genius! Contains the complete 26-episode TV series with remastered video from the Japanese DVD release!
THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR TV Series Remastered DVD Collection (Thinpak)
Street Date: 5/26/2009
Runtime: Approximately 650 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Science Fiction / Comedy
Suggested Rating: 15+
Format: DVD (2.0 English Audio, 2.0 Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD0906
Completely remastered video from the Japanese DVD release! Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for English and Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Character bios, UPSF ship data, Raalgon Empire ship data, textless opening, textless closing, liner notes and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.
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ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 21st year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation (“anime”) industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.
Nozomi Entertainment, Right Stuf’s production division, is dedicated to the highest quality releases. True to the Japanese word that inspired its name, Nozomi’s focus is on “what fans want.” By focusing on a limited number of anime properties each year, the Nozomi production team ensures each release receives the care and attention to detail it deserves.
From anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to modern comedies, dramas and favorites such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart, The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us, ARIA and Gakuen Alice, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com.