009-1 CYBORG: THE END OF THE BEGINNING on Australian DVD in July 2014
On July 23rd, the Australian label Madman Entertainment will release 009-1 CYBORG: THE END OF THE BEGINNING (リアル〜完全なる首長竜の日, Riaru Kanzen Naru Kubinagaryu no Hi, 2013) on Region 4 DVD.
This live-action adaptation of the anime 009 CYBORG is based on the classic spy heroine manga serialized in Shonen Jump from 1964 – 1981 by Shotaro Ishinomori, creator of the famous Super Sentai and Kamen Rider series. Starring actress/model Mayuko Iwasa and directed by Koichi Sakamoto (MEGA MONSTER BATTLE ULTRA GALAXY: THE MOVIE, Kamen Rider movies) 009-1 CYBORG: THE END OF THE BEGINNING marks the 75th anniversary of Ishinomori’s birth.
She is the future of espionage…
In the near future, the world becomes divided between the Western and Eastern blocks. Mylene is a cyborg spy, Agent 009-1, from the Western block. She sneaks into J country, which is a border area between the two areas and carries out an operation to expose human traffickers.
Her next mission is to rescue Dr. Klein, the key scientist of the Western Bloc’s super-soldier Faust Project, which uses the same cyborg technology that created 009-1. But in executing her mission, Mylene uncovers a secret plan that will affect the fate of the entire world.
Format: DVD (Region 4, PAL)
Release Date: July 23, 2014
SRP: $19.95 AUD
Rating: 15+ for Strong Violence, Blood and Gore
Language: Japanese Dolby 5.1
Running Time: 85 Minutes
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 009-1 CYBORG: THE END OF THE BEGINNING please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan: