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“Resurrection ‘F'” English Dub New York City Premiere August 3

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To go along with the recent announcement that Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ will be receiving a limited theatrical event across North America beginning August 4, FUNimation just announced that Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ will kick off its theatrical run with an East Coast English dub premiere on August 3, 2015 at the AMC Empire 25 located in the 42nd Street Entertainment Center in New York City!

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Premiere on August 3 at 42nd Street Entertainment Center; Additional Pre-show Details Released

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – July 24, 2015. FUNimation® Entertainment announced today that it will be kicking-off the limited theatrical release of the English dub of “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” with a U.S. premiere on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 6:30pm at the AMC Empire 25 located in the 42nd Street Entertainment Center in New York City. The premiere will include a red carpet event prior to the screening that will include cast members and other celebrities. “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” opens in more than 1,000 theaters across the U.S and Canada on Tuesday, August 4. This limited theatrical event, which includes a special 15-minute pre-show, runs from August 4 – 12.Actors Seán Schemmel and Christopher R. Sabat, starring in the roles of Goku and Vegeta respectively, will be attending the premiere and the red carpet event prior to the screening.  Schemmel and Sabat are reprising their roles from last year’s highly-successful Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. Both actors are in New York City as part of a press tour for the movie.

“New York City is home to one of our biggest fan communities and was one of our top cities with last year’s Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of FUNimation. “We’re pleased to bring the U.S. premiere to them as we launch our August 4 – 12 limited theatrical event of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F.’”

FUNimation produced the special 15-minute, Dragon Ball Z themed pre-show to create a unique experience for fans that can only be found in theaters. The show includes exclusive cast interviews discussing Frieza’s revival and his role in the Dragon Ball Z series. Fans will also be tested on their knowledge of the Dragon Ball Z franchise, with an interactive trivia show featuring the English cast and crew. Fans will be able to play along in real-time, using their mobile phone and the hashtag #DBZRF on Twitter. Winners will be picked from across the U.S. and Canada throughout the entire theatrical run.

“The response to Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ has been incredible and advance ticket sales have already far exceeded last year’s movie,” said Mike DuBoise, COO of FUNimation. “We encourage fans to purchase tickets as early as possible to ensure they don’t miss the opportunity to experience the movie in theaters; as well as join others in our interactive trivia contest as part of the special pre-show.”

“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” is the 20th film in the Dragon Ball franchise.  The story is the follow up to Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and showcases the return of Frieza – one of the greatest villains in all of anime. The new film, which promises even more action that last year’s film, will screen from August 4 – 12, 2015 in select theaters across the U.S. and Canada.  Tickets are available for advance purchase at www.dragonballz.com.  The final theatrical trailer for the movie, which was released at the recent San Diego Comic-Con, can be viewed here.

A limited amount of tickets to the premiere will be made available to fans via FUNimation’s social media channels and media partners.

For more information on “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” or to purchase tickets, please visit www.dragonballz.com.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dragonballz  & www.facebook.com/funimation , and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/funimation.

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Originally debuting in Los Angeles, California as part of a 1 day theatrical screening in its original Japanese with English subtitles, the theatrical event Resurrection ‘F’ will be receiving is going to be similar to the screenings Battle of Gods received last year. Resurrection ‘F’ was first shown in English at the Regal LA Live Stadium in Los Angeles, California as part of a red carpet event, and will be shown in theaters across North America beginning on August 4, and ending on August 12. Tickets for this theatrical run are now available for purchase on dragonballz.com.

Dragon Ball Z: “Fukkatsu no ‘F’” (Revival of ‘F’ – Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ ) released in Japanese theaters on April 18, 2015. Resurrection ‘F’ is centered on the revival of Freeza. Toriyama stated that he, “deliberately increased the amount of action scenes by a good deal”, and he is writing it, “as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization.” Resurrection ‘F’ will be receiving its respective English dub this summer, as part of a limited theatrical run on beginning August 4 and ending on August 12. A subtitled world premiere of the film came to Los Angeles, California on April 11, 2015. “Revival of ‘F’ will eventually screen in 74 countries worldwide.