Batavia City is a metropolitan jewel … but one increasingly tarnished in the face of rising crime. Amidst the chaotic onslaught of robbery and violence, a hero rises!
On May 14, 2019, Shout! Factory Home Entertainment will unleash August Pestol’s crime-fighting actioner VALENTINE: THE DARK AVENGER on Blu-ray, DVD, digital, and major VOD platforms.

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Synopsis

City of Batavia has been infested with robbery and violence. Srimaya, a waitress at a café, dreams of a glamorous life as an actress. A chance meeting with a film director and his assistant leads to a life-changing series of events for Srimaya, as they take her on a thrilling adventure that finds the waitress-turned-actress transforming into the person Batavia City needs and deserves most: the consummate kick-ass superhero! Taking to the streets as “Valentine,” she becomes a role model to the people of Batavia, and a foil to the city’s lowlifes and ne’er-do-wells. But when a sinister masked villain emerges from the shadows of the night, Srimaya realizes that all of her vigilante exploits were a mere dress rehearsal for the ultimate showdown!

Full of punch and slick action-fighting sequences, this film stars Estelle Linden, Matthew Settle, and Arie Dagienkz. Delivering a visceral thrill-ride, VALENTINE: THE DARK AVENGER is a must-have for superhero and action movie fans, collectors, and word cinema enthusiasts.
Pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com

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