Dragon Ball Z heads for IMAX release

Dragon Ball Z heads for IMAX release

By Patrick Frater

Wed, 06 February 2013, 09:03 AM (HKT)

Production News

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods DRAGON BALL Z 神と神 (2013), 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 first Japan-produced film in TORIYAMA Akira 鳥山明's Dragon Ball franchise for 17 years, the film will be released in domestic theatres by Toei Company Ltd 東映 on 30 Mar 2013.

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 (2013) from India.

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