First, thank you to each and every one of you for coming here. We are very pleased to be able to welcome those of you that have been with us for a long time now, as well as those who are new to the Asian DVD Club.
ADC mission has not changed since 2005, it is to preserve rare and unique media not available anywhere else.
What is happening with Asian DVD Club now? It is fully functional, admits new members and restores former members, with an opportunity for former members to bring back materials they accumulated (as new members are welcome with unique and interesting material to the best of their judgment).
Just a notice, most of the ADC titles are outside copyright enforcement due to an old age. Newer material if not licensed in your country is completely legal to download and share. Although, there might be some country or locality specific laws that you have to check for. But we do not wish members to engage in piracy, person to person file sharing by all means is not illegal.
What was happening recently, why ADC was not accessible for some time? In 2019, we suffered a catastrophic loss of data connected to the system administrator gfk disappearance. Asian DVD Club software and hardware were not updated for a while and became totally outdated, requiring complete from zero overhaul to resume service. And that could've been very expensive as no money were available services were terminated.
We are open now thanks to the generous donations by our patrons. It was given recently to now retired administrator Solcen after failed attempt to restore ADC right after collapse, as the majority of supporters failed the promise to financially assist with ADC resurrection.
One of the side effects of bankruptcy was inability to preserve catalogs and statistics of older generation. Preference was given to rebuilding files database by contributing own libraries instead. Currently, we have about 6000 members registered with close to 2500 consistently active, and our media library (4000+) is growing by the dozen each day. We are very happy to have an unexpected surge of old-timers from ADC years back who became interested in rejoining with the large collections preserved.
If you share our passion for Asian anime and cinema, now is a great time to join!