FUNimation Jumps Into Blu-ray with 'Dragonball Z'

Posted Wed Jul 25, 2007 at 12:02 PM PDT by
Dragon Ball Z: Broly

Top anime distributor FUNimation is jumping into Blu-ray, with the announcement of a 'Dragon Ball Z' double feature headed to high-def this November.

IGN broke the news of the upcoming announcement, which FUNimation is apparently planning to make later this week at this year's Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California.

Due in stores November 13, FUNimation's first Blu-ray release will be a Dragon Ball Z double feature, including the full-length features 'Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan' and 'Broly: Second Coming' on a single disc. Both are currently two of the top-selling titles in the Dragon Ball Z franchise.

"After seeing demos of each next generation platform, it was clear that the Blu-ray platform was ideal for FUNimation," Ward Thomas, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Operations at FUNimation Entertainment told IGN. "The capabilities of the Blu-ray technology allows our fans to enjoy their favorite FUNimation titles like never before."

Both features have been remastered in 1080p high-definition, and will include newly-remixed 5.1 surround tracks (exact audio formats have not yet been announced).

The disc will also include a featurette on the restoration, "Dragon Ball Z: A New Look," which is also presented in full 1080p video.

FUNimation has not yet announced pricing details for its 'Dragon Ball Z' double-header, but we'll keep you posted as final details are officially announced.

We've added a new listing for FUNimation's debut next-gen title to our Blu-ray Release Schedule, under November 13.

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Dragon Ball Z: Broly Double Feature (Blu-ray)
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