Limited Theatrical Release Set for August 6, 8 and 10 in Canadian Theaters
FLOWER MOUND, Texas, Aug. 3, 2015 /CNW/ -- FUNimation® Entertainment announced today that the limited theatrical release of "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'" will screen on August 6, 8 and 10 in more than 50 theaters across Canada in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'" opens on Tuesday, August 4, in the U.S. and will screen in more than 1,000 theaters across both countries. The movie is an event style theatrical release and includes a special 15-minute pre-show.
"Canada is home to countless anime fans and a growing market for FUNimation," said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of FUNimation. "We're pleased to bring Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' to so many cities and provinces across the country – a significant increase over our number of theaters there for last year's Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods."
FUNimation produced the special 15-minute, Dragon Ball Z themed pre-show to create a unique experience for fans that can only be found in theaters. The show includes exclusive cast interviews discussing Frieza's revival and his role in the Dragon Ball Z series. Fans will also be tested on their knowledge of the Dragon Ball Z franchise, with an interactive trivia show featuring the English cast and crew. Fans will be able to play along in real-time, using their mobile phone and the hashtag #DBZRF on Twitter. Winners will be picked from across Canada and the U.S. throughout the entire theatrical run.
"The response to Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' has been incredible across both Canada and the U.S.," said Mike DuBoise, COO of FUNimation. "With just three screening days available in Canada, I encourage fans to purchase tickets as early as possible to ensure they don't miss the opportunity to experience the movie in theaters; as well as join others in our interactive trivia contest as part of the special pre-show."
"Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'" is the 19th film in the Dragon Ball franchise. The story is the follow up to "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" and showcases the return of Frieza – one of the greatest villains in all of anime. The new film, which promises even more action than last year's, will screen from August 4 – 12, 2015 in select theaters across Canada and the U.S. Tickets are available for advance purchase at www.dragonballz.com. The final theatrical trailer for the movie, which was released at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, can be viewed here.
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