BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I – THE EGG OF THE KING on Australian Blu-ray and DVD
On February 5th, 2013, the acclaimed, epic dark fantasy anime feature film, BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I – THE EGG OF THE KING (ベルセルク 黄金時代篇Ⅰ 覇王の卵, Berserk Oogon Jidai-Hen I: Haoo no Tamago, 2012), will be released in DVD and Blu-ray editions by the Australian label, Madman Entertainment.
Like EVANGELION, this new BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC film trilogy remasters a popular anime for modern audiences. The movies are a remake of the Madman best-selling BERSERK anime series, and is based on the best selling manga which has sold over 30 million copies sold worldwide plus video games, figures and music soundtracks. BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC features cutting edge animation by the masterful Studio 4C (HALO LEGENDS, ANIMATRIX, KILL BILL VOL 1, SPRIGGAN).
He trusts nothing but his own sword. He has no place to call home. The lone mercenary Guts travels a land ravaged by a hundred-year war. Moving from battlefield to battlefield, his skill and ferocity eventually attract the attention of Griffith, the leader of a group of mercenaries called The Band of the Hawk. Desiring Guts’s power to help him achieve his goals, Griffith succeeds in recruiting the distrustful Guts by challenging him to a duel and defeating him.
As the Band of the Hawk fight together and their bond as a unit grows stronger, Griffith and Guts’s bond deepens as well. With their continued success on the battlefield, Griffith achieves the first step toward his lofty goals: his band of mercenaries becomes recognised as a full-fledged army within the Midland Kingdom. Despite all their success, Guts begins to question his reasons for fighting for Griffith’s dream, which, unbeknownst to Guts, is destined to bestow a monstrous fate on them both.
Release Date: February 20, 2013
Year Of Production: 2012
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen
Format: Blu-ray (Region B)
Format: DVD (Region 4, PAL)
Number of Discs: 1
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Language: English, Japanese
Running Time: 76 minutes
BERSERK MOVIE 2: BATTLE FOR DOLDREY 9 minute preview
Madman is a leading independent film and television distribution and rights management company, with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Madman is renowned for its commitment to quality Australian and foreign film, factual content, as well as highly collectable categories such as Japanese anime, genre film, animation and cult television. Madman’s capabilities encompass end to end acquisition, marketing, creative, sales and distribution in all mediums and formats, from the silver screen to the digital realm. Madman is also a proud producer of Australian film and television content. Put simply, Madman is mad for entertainment.
Madman is owned by Funtastic Limited, one of Australia’s largest wholesalers of consumer products into retail outlets and an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed company.
For more information on BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- VIZ Media Becomes Master Licensor for BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC Film Trilogy
- Madman Acquires BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC Trilogy
- VIZ Celebrates BERSERK GOLDEN AGE ARC Anime Trilogy at Comic
- BERSERK to Premiere in Canada at Fantasia International Film Festival
- BERSERK THE GOLDEN AGE ARC Movie 1 Debuts on Neon Alley This Sunday
- BERSERK Anime Film Premieres at 2012 St Louis International Film Festival
- VIZ Media’s New Anime Releases for the Holidays