Quick Reminder: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods to hit Australian and New Zealand Theatres This Weekend
posted on by Jon Hayward
Screenings will take place from Saturday the 30th of August, attendees will receive a free Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods A2 poster times and locations are as follows (Note: We have not included sold out sessions in this listing, you can view everything on the Reel Anime website);
Australian Capital Territory
- Canberra - Dendy Canberra: Saturday 30th August 3:00pm.
- Canberra - Dendy Canberra: Sunday 31st August 3:00pm.
New South Wales
- Avoca Beach - Avoca Beach Theatre: Saturday 30th August 2:00pm.
- Newtown, Sydney - Dendy Newtown: Saturday 30th August 11:00am, 1:15pm, 3:00pm, 3:15pm, 5:00pm.
- Newtown, Sydney - Dendy Newtown: Sunday 31st August 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm.
- Avoca Beach - Avoca Beach Theatre: Monday 1st of September 7:00pm.
- Hamilton, Brisbane - Dendy Portside: Saturday 30th August 3:30pm, 4:00pm.
- Hamilton, Brisbane - Dendy Portside: Sunday 31st August 3:00pm.
- Adelaide - Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas: Saturday 30th August 3:30pm, 5:30pm.
- Adelaide - Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas: Sunday 31th August 8:15pm.
- Hobart - State Cinema: Saturday 30th August 2:00pm, 4:00pm.
- Carlton, Melbourne - Cinema Nova: Saturday 30th August 10:45am, 12:45pm, 2:45pm.
- Carlton, Melbourne - Cinema Nova: Sunday 31st August 10:45am, 12:45pm, 2:45pm.
- Carlton, Melbourne - Cinema Nova: Saturday 6th September 11:15am, 2:45pm.
- Carlton, Melbourne - Cinema Nova: Saturday 7th September 11:15am, 2:45pm.
- Leederville, Perth - Luna Leederville: Sunday 31st August 4:30pm.
- Auckland - Academy Cinema: Saturday 30th August 4:00pm.
- Christchurch - Hoyts Riccarton: Saturday 30th August 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm.
- Hamilton - Hoys Metro: Saturday 30th August 2:00pm, 4:00pm.
- Palmerston North - Downtown Cinemas: Saturday 30th August 4:00pm.
- Wellington - Paramount Cinemas: Saturday 30th August 3:30pm.
- Auckland - Academy Cinema: Saturday 6th September 4:00pm.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods
Birisu, the god of destruction has awakened from his slumber to destroy the planets in his realm. However after hearing of the Saiyan who defeated Freeza, Birisu comes looking to challenge Goku in battle. Excited at the idea of challenging a powerful opponent, Goku agrees to the battle but he is no match for Birusu's overwhelming power and is defeated. Can Goku and his friends rise to Birusu's challenge and save the universe?
Set between the 517th and 518th chapters of Dragon Ball (after the defeat of Majin Buu), Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods is the first theatrical Dragon Ball project to be released since 1995's Dragon Ball Z Movie 13: Wrath of the Dragon. Series creator Akira Toriyama was deeply involved in the project having contributed to story and designs from the early screenwriting stages. Masahiro Hosoda (Dragon Ball Z episode director, Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun) directed the film at Toei off a script by Yūsuke Watanabe (live-action 20th Century Boys trilogy, Gantz, Bloody Monday, Future Diary).
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods took in over 3 billion yen (31 million dollars AUD) during its theatrical release in Japan, ranking it equal 11th in the 2013 top ten film list.
Funimation has announced they will release the English dub at a red carpet premiere in Los Angeles on the 3rd of July 2014. The film will then be screened across America in over 350 theaters between the 5th and 9th of August 2014. During it's theatrical release Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods pulled in over US$2.5 million dollars and ranked #11 in terms of theatrically released Anime in North America. The movie will be released to home video in October 2014.
Madman Entertainment had previously announced its acquisition of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods in September 2013 due to its inclusion as part of the 17th Japanese Film Festival and in June announced their plans for theatrical screenings during Supanova Expo in Perth.