Dragon Ball Z heads for IMAX release
By Patrick Frater
Wed, 06 February 2013, 09:03 AM (HKT)
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods ＤＲＡＧＯＮ ＢＡＬＬ Ｚ 神と神, the upcoming anime film will be remastered and released in IMAX format. It will be the first Japanese film to be released in the giant screen format.
The story fits between instalments 517 and 518 of the Dragon Ball comic book series, filling the 10-year story lapse after Demon Boo is defeated. Toriyama was involved as producer and screenwriter. It is directed by HOSODA Masahiro 細田雅弘.
"With its fast-paced battle sequences and stunning visuals, we believe Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is an ideal fit for the IMAX experience," said Greg FOSTER, chairman and president of IMAX Entertainment.
There has been a trickle of Asian films made or converted into IMAX format. They include Aftershock 唐山大地震 (2010), Beginning of the Great Revival 建黨偉業 (2011) and Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 龍門飛甲 (2011) from China, Sector 7 ７광구 (2011) from South Korea and Dhoom 3 धूम ３ from India.
Long-limbed drama is surprisingly moving without being a simple tearjerker.
Beginning of the Great Revival
Cameo-studded blockbuster is a notch down on Republic but still a savvy big-screen experience.
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
Enjoyably retro swordplay antics, with a superb cast but a weak finale.
A B-grade monster movie wrapped up in an A-grade budget.