UPDATE: Pre-orders are now open on Amazon.
Following the seemingly-preemptive listings from Manga UK (with a release date of 26 October 2015), and then reports of F.Y.E. listings and product displays, FUNimation has revealed their Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (Revival of “F”) home release as coming 20 October 2015.
The film will come in three editions: standard DVD (MSRP $29.98), Blu-ray and DVD combo pack (MSRP $34.98), and Collector’s Edition (MSRP $59.98). The Collector’s Edition is set to include 52 minutes worth of bonus material:
The Voices of Dragon Ball Z (in-the-booth “making of” footage)
The Return of Dragon Ball Z (cast interviews & red carpet footage)
Exclusive, premium packaging – including clear o-card and digipack
Set of four (4) holographic Frieza Force propaganda postcards
Special features on the DVD edition will be limited to trailers, while the combo pack and Collector’s Edition will include:
The Voices of Dragon Ball Z: They’re Back!
The Return of Dragon Ball Z
Textless Closing Song
The film will include the original Japanese language track (with accompanying English subtitles) alongside the company’s English dub.
Japan will receive their Revival of “F” home release on DVD and Blu-ray 07 October 2015.
The story for Resurrection ‘F’ (Revival of “F”), which opened nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, was crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he wrote it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it would, “…of course be a continuation of the previous Battle of Gods,” he has also, “…deliberately increased the amount of action scenes by a good deal.” Tadayoshi Yamamuro, who worked for many years as character designer and animation supervisor on the Dragon Ball franchise, served as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo has returned from Battle of Gods and the Majin Boo arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z contributed “Vow of ‘Z'” as the film’s main theme alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” is used during the film. Revival of “F” brings back Freeza and includes two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), features Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more. The film has been announced for distribution in 74 countries.
For additional coverage of the film, check out Episode #0378 of our podcast for a review from the Japanese theatrical preview screening, Episode #0387 of our podcast for a review of the film’s English dub, as well as our full written review of both the film and its English dub.
Here’s to hoping we finally get the original songs in Japanese this time around.
Wow, didn’t think it would be that close apart!
I was actually assuming it would have been like BOG where it got released later, guess not…