dragon ball z resurrection f
Courtesy Of: FUNimation

Anime: Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F – Collectors’ Edition
Released By: FUNimation
Release Date: October 20th, 2015
Retail Price: $59.98

If you love Dragon Ball Z, you’re in luck! The majorly successful film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray! After achieving massive box office success with viewers, Dragon Ball Z was reintroduced to the anime world years after its departure. For years, many speculated as to when or if we would ever see more stories of the Dragon Ball Z characters/universe, and we were granted our wish months ago when the film hit theatres across the globe. Those of you who haven’t seen the newest film, or maybe are dusty on the mythology of the Z universe, the film brings back our favorite fighters as the sequel to Battle of the Gods and this time recruits he dangerous and iconic villain for more mayhem against the heroes — none other than Frieza.

This film is definitely an upgrade from the Battle of the Gods film that felt more like a reintroduction to the world of Dragon Ball Z, and carries over from the events of the previous film (with new characters, and an established storyline that even crosses over into the new anime Dragon Ball Super.) There are uses of comedy in the beginning to carry a lighthearted Dragon Ball approach to the series but once Frieza makes his memorable return, things take a turn and the film becomes a wild ride of action and intensity for its duration. Frieza has always been viewed as one of the most memorable villains of the franchise, and his return isn’t entirely disregarded as they take the time to show Frieza has attempted to elevate as well – similarly to the Saiyan rivals he has – hoping to get payback on those responsible for his demise (mainly being Goku and Trunks.)

The action in Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F returns us to the stellar action sequences we cherish so much, but also tries to impress with modern enhancements of CGI that portray endless amounts of warriors fighting at once, something that the series didn’t have the ease or accessibility to do. These fight scenes take place early on, but later battles between Goku, Frieza, and Vegeta also take center stage to go back to the roots of the series and its main characters. The rivalry between Goku and Vegeta (or is it love?) continues to rage on in this film installment, and actually progresses (at a moment) where they appreciate each other’s tenacity (they have one of the strongest relationships ofDBZ no doubt.) The battles that take place in DBZ RF are reminders that when it comes to action anime series – Dragon Ball Z trumps most others, even after all these years of time away from the Z universe.

The official home release of Resurrection F also adds a notable addition to anime collectors, with a glorious casing that illuminates Goku in the new Super Saiyan God form or a reversible Vegeta cover for the Saiyan prince fans (with a pale blue design to make it more representative of the new power). When you take the time to look inside the Super Saiyan God case, you’ll discover a few extra Dragon Ball goodies for your liking such as holographic Frieza Force cards for the hardcore fans, and almost an hour of extra content that went into the making of the all-important DBZ film – and footage from the world premiere with interviews and more! The Blu-Ray version only adds additional pros to the film with even brighter art than before, and adds even more weight to the major battles that take place.

If you are a long time fan of Dragon Ball Z, this film will bring back nostalgia for you in at least some form, and you’ll remember why you’ve come to love the franchise in the first place. Obviously DBZ RF is more of a taste of the possibilities for the Dragon Ball universe, but that’s impossible without at the very least taking the chance to re-immerse yourself into the expansive story that DBZ has so clearly created. There are returning characters, new powerful transformations, hilarious new characters, witty dialogue, and plenty of Dragon Ball Z easter eggs to appease every different fan. If you haven’t already checked the film out, Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray exclusively from FUNimation! Be sure you don’t miss this important moment of anime history fellow Dragon Ball Z fans, how often does an anime classic return with a powerful punch?!

Aedan’s Final Thoughts:

-It’s always nice to see a Dragon Ball Z comeback in any capacity.

-Any chance of a Cell movie?

-My inner child is baffled at the concept of a new powerful upgrade in the Saiyan mythos.

-More Android 18 please! (I always request this) 

-The box-set is especially beautiful, a must for such a well known series.

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