CTHE Press Release: "Returner"

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  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder

    Jul 3, 1997
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    Ronald Epstein
    "BAD ASS -the action is great and smart, with the stakes being quite high."
    *- Ain't It Cool News

    Ultra-Stylish Sci-Fi Action Thriller
    Starring Sexy Asian Heartthrob Takeshi Kaneshiro

    Premiering on DVD and Videocassette February 10

    * * * * Culver City, CA (December 1, 2003) - The future could be history on February 10 with
    the DVD and videocassette release of the action-packed sci-fi thriller RETURNER, from
    Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. *Combining the hyper-real action of The Matrix series
    with the stylish futurism of Minority Report, RETURNER stars Asian pop star and Prada model
    Takeshi Kaneshiro (Hero, Chungking Express, Space Travelers) and Ann Suzuki (Snow Falling
    on Cedars) from writer/director Takashi Yamazaki (Juvenile).

    The year is 2084 and the human race is fighting an alien militia to save the last remnant
    of civilization. *A young heroine named Milly (Suzuki) escapes the war and becomes "a
    returner," jumping back in time to present-day Japan in an attempt to change history. *Milly's
    travels land her right into the middle of a local crime war between street-smart gunman
    Miyamoto (Kaneshiro) and cold-blooded crime leader Mizoguchi (Goro Kishtani - Graveyard of
    Honor). *When Mizoguchi learns that the first earth-bound spaceship captured by the
    government possesses destructive abilities that would allow him to rule the world, he will stop at
    nothing to track this extraterrestrial creature down. *With the fate of the world hanging in the
    balance, Milly must convince the reluctant Miyamoto to join her mission and stop the evil crime
    lord in time, thereby preventing future events that lead to the end of the human race.

    * * * * Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    * * * * Mastered in High Definition
    * * * * Widescreen Presentation
    * * * * 4 Amazing Featurettes
    * * * * Audio: *Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
    * * * * Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
    * * * * Scene Selections

    Rated R
    Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 116 Minutes
    DVD Catalog # 00817 / UPC Code: 0-43396-00817-5
    VHS Catalog # 00816 / UPC Code: 0-43396-00816-8
    DVD Order Date: 1/8/03
    VHS Order Date: 1/20/03
    SLP: $24.96 DVD; VHS rental
  2. BrianB

    BrianB Producer

    Apr 29, 2000
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    Saw the import of this, and it's very very good fun. Good special effects, good storyline (better than the average pulp scifi flick), and generally good fun.
  3. Bill Williams

    Bill Williams Screenwriter

    May 28, 2003
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    The 2-disc import I've seen advertised looks more enticing and has way more extras than the Region 1 U.S. release. I might get that one instead of this one.

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