ACE ATTORNEY on Australian DVD in April
Source: Madman Entertainment
Special Thanks to Ben Pollock
On April 17, 2013, Takashi Miike’s ACE ATTORNEY (逆転裁判, Gyakuten Saiban, 2012) will be released on DVD by the Australian label, Madman Entertainment. Based on the popular Capcom game for Nintendo Game Boy and DS (ACE ATTORNEY 5 game to be released by Nintendo in 2013), ACE ATTORNEY was an Official Selection at the 2012 Melbourne International Film Festival, where it was one of the first films to sell out its sessions. A North American home video release has yet to be announced.
In the near future, an overflowing court system dictates that all trials can only convene for 3 days — then a verdict must be reached. Phoenix Wright (Ryuichi Naruhodo) is a novice lawyer who takes on a difficult murder case against prosecutor Miles Edgeworth (Takumi Saitoh), who has a perfect win record.
When Miles finds himself accused, it’s up to Phoenix to defend him against the most successful prosecutor ever — Manfred von Karma (Ryo Ishibashi), who has not lost a case in 40 years. In order to win, he must dig up clues from a 15 year old cold case and uncover the real killer.
ACE ATTORNEY was directed by cult favourite Takashi Miike (AUDITION, SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO, ICHI THE KILLER).
Release Date: April 17, 2013
Year Of Production: 2012
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen
Format: DVD (Region 4, PAL)
Number of Discs: 1
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Running Time: 135 minutes
Making of ACE ATTORNEY
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 ACE ATTORNEY, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan: