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Date: 09/25/2007
Author: Anthony Romero
Source: Media Blasters

Media Blasters has released further details about the three Toho titles from the firm set to hit the US by the end of the year. The DVDs include the two disc set for Ishiro Honda's Latitude Zero (1969) and the follow ups to the firm's Rica release: Rica: Lonely Wanderer and Rica: Juvenile's Lullaby, both produced by Office 203 and the Modern Movie Association and distributed in Japan by Toho.

Their official word on the pending releases is as follows:

Rica 2: Lonely Wanderer (1973)
83 Minutes
Release Date: 10/30/2007

Rica (Rika Aoki) is back to fight for those who can't fight for themselves. And it's not long before Rica is immersed in intrigue! Several people come to Rica for help, all of whom seem to be connected to a boat that mysteriously blew up. When everyone associated with the boat starts turning up dead, it's up to Rica to get to the bottom of it. Using her body, her karate skills and a detective also on the case, Rica uncovers a plot involving death, drugs and destruction that will pit rival gangs against each other in a violent rumble to the finish!

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Latitude Zero (1969)
Release Date: 12/11/2007

Extras (Disc 1):
International English-Language Version (approx 105 minutes)
English Mono and English 5.1 Audio options
Special Announcement Trailer
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Extras (Disc 2):
Japanese Version (appox 89 minutes)
Japanese Mono Audio
Deleted Scenes / Outtakes
* Seiji Tani (Assistant Director)
* Teruyoshi Nakano (Assistant Director of Special Effects team)
* Koichi Kawakita (Optic Cinematography Team)
* Mototaka Tomioka (Special Effects Team)

RICA 3: Juvenile's Lullaby (1973)
85 Minutes
Release Date: 12/18/2007

Reform schools are a way of protecting society by ridding it of lawless juvenile delinquents. But who's protecting the juvenile delinquents from corrupt reform schools? Rica (Rika Aoki) could be considered a bit of an expert on reform schools, having spent most of her early life in and out of them. When Rica is dragged back once again, she gets a severe beating and is finally sent off to a mental hospital with the intention of selling her and her pals into a slave trade. Rica's friend Jun is taken by a trader to a mountain cottage where she's pegged for the lead in his clandestine porno film operation. Once again, it's up to tough-as-nails Rica to bust up this corrupt racket once and for all!

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