Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F “friezes” Australian theatres this August

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It might be the middle of summer, but I can already feel that cool draft settling in. A new Dragon Ball movie always makes for an eventful night on the town, especially now that series creator Akira Toriyama has been actively involved in the production of recent films. It’s good news, then, that the series’ latest animated endeavour, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, is going to be broadly available to Aussies and New Zealanders alike (where it’s the middle of winter and OH GOSH we wish it was summer – ed).

Madman Entertainment is bringing Resurrection ‘F’ to approximately 70 different locations beginning August 6. That’s a solid figure for a limited-release anime movie, certainly, but the kicker is that several of these will feature different language and viewing options. These include English 3D, 2D Japanese with English subtitles, and 3D Japanese with English subtitles. Before getting too riled up, you’ll want to verify that the location nearest to you carries your preference, which can be done on the official site.
If you haven’t been keeping up with the film’s release, Resurrection ‘F’ marks the return of one of Dragon Ball’s most iconic villains, Emperor Pilaf. Oh, and the film’s namesake, Frieza, I guess. Here’s the official synopsis:

Even the complete obliteration of his physical form can’t stop the galaxy’s most evil overlord. After years in spiritual purgatory, Frieza has been resurrected and plans to take his revenge on the Z-Fighters of Earth. Facing off against Frieza’s powerful new form, and his army of 1,000 soldiers, Goku and Vegeta must reach new levels of strength in order to protect Earth from their vengeful nemesis.
The movie’s plot will apparently be retold or reinterpreted as a story arc in Dragon Ball Super, which began airing this summer, but it will be a markedly different experience waiting each week to see how things play out. Also, popcorn. Popcorn.

– Clark A. Anime Editor

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