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Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Film Opens in the Philippines in June

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film debuted in 658 screens in Japan on April 18

The SM Cinema chain will open the Dragon Ball z: Resurrection 'F' anime film in the Philippines on June 10. SM Cinema will announce the specific theaters that will show the movie at a later date. Singaporean anime licensor Odex is distributing the film.

Philippine film distributor Pioneer Films distributed the previous Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods film in the Philippines on August 2013.

The staff of the film revealed last month that the film will screen in 74 countries worldwide. The movie already opened in the United States on April 11, and in Singapore on May 7.

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' premiered on 658 screens in both 2D and 3D in theaters across Japan on April 18, although advance screenings were held before then. The film is the first Japanese film to open in 3D IMAX Digital Theaters.

Toriyama said in an interview in November that the 'F' in the film's title stands for "Frieza," who is revived in the film. Toriyama noted that he thought of the title while listening to "F" by rock band Maximum The Hormone, whom he came to know personally through a friend. The song itself features Frieza as a motif, and is used as a "battle song" during one of the battle scenes in the film. The band originally released the song as its eighth single in July 2008.

Toriyama is personally credited with the original concept, screenplay, and character designs of the new movie. Dragon Ball Z animation director Tadayoshi Yamamuro directed the new movie. Pop idol group Momoiro Clover Z (Sailor Moon Crystal, Bodacious Space Pirates) performed the film's theme song, and also voiced roles in the movie, playing "angels" of hell that reside where the protagonist Son Goku's enemy Frieza has been imprisoned.

[Via Anime Pilipinas]


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