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After giving our convention/panel coverage of Otakon 2015, Gerald reviews the recently released theatrical film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F (or, if you prefer, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’). As Gerald does not actually like Dragon Ball Z, this makes him either the least qualified person to do such a thing…or perhaps the MOST.
Introduction (0:00 – 52:48)
All of us went to Otakon 2015. As usual, we didn’t go to any major events whatsoever. No contests, no premieres, no concerts. The rest of the folks with Press badges have that covered. Our beat is industry guests and live events, specifically panels. We had two: Greatest Anime Openings (list of what was shown here) and Anime’s Appearances in US/Western Media. For the record: the source of Gerald’s Zoom Player crashes that have followed him from one system to another was identified. Turns out the latest stable Combined Community Codec Pack (still from 2014 as of this writing) doesn’t handle h264 10bit. You’ve got to install the 2015 beta. Also, current versions of Zoom Player default to EVR for the renderer, and it tends to choke on 10bit as well. Switch to an older one (that isn’t the Overlay Mixer) and you should be fine. Alternatively, you could just be sure that none of your files are encoded that way, but that requires installing additional software.
Also for the record: we witnessed firsthand in the Otakon videogame room that Teens React: Contra is COMPLETELY AND 100% ACCURATE. Yes, Contra is a hard game. But it should not take people THAT long to figure out that bullets kill you, touching enemies kills you, and falling into pits kills you. After at least 15 years of never playing Contra, Daryl was still able to at least clear the first stages without losing a life. That game doesn’t become a nightmare until the waterfall, okay? Dang kids these days, I swear.
Review – Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F (52:48 – 1:26:48)
All of us also went to see the new DBZ movie, which in the days since this was recorded ended up making $8 million in the US, which puts it in the top 10 highest grossing anime films in America of all time, beating out The Wind Rises and Howl’s Moving Castle. For those who missed it, it comes out on video 10/20/15. Since Gerald is the one who doesn’t like DBZ, we thought we’d have him lead with his thoughts on the movie! This will DEFINITELY end up well for us in the comments section as well as on our Twitter accounts. Just remember: “Gerald” is different from “Daryl.” The names do sound kind of similar though.