The epic Digimon Advnture Tri movie series has hit it’s third installment with Confession. These are not individual sequel movies, but part of a large story arch. With that in mind, Confession comes in a part of the storyline that features a major story shift that ends with what would be the middle crisis in a movie. The big crisis is when Meiko discovers what infected Meicoomon that caused him to turn on the DigiDestined. Turns out the other Digimon are also infected. The only hope they have is to reboot which means their little pals with have their memories wipes. But can they afford to do that when there’s still danger about?
The film gets very emotional as it deals with self and sacrifice. There’s a chance that smaller kids might get sad as the reboot open is explored. Be prepared to have a long talk with them about rebooting. Here’s Josie’s review of Confession:
The video is 1.78:1 anamorphic. The art looks great with the extra resolution. The audio is 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. The aural effects shine during the battles. The original Japanese soundtrack is also available in case you want to compare casts.
The movie is subtitled in English.
DVD has movie and bonus feature.
Digital Download lets you watch the film anywhere on your smartphone.
Anime Expo 2017 Premiere Panel (34:58) brings out the voices for the American soundtrack including Joshua Seth (Tai), Colleen O’Shaughnessey (Sora) and Jeff Nimoy (Tentomon). They talk about returning to the project after all these years. It sounds like it was odd bringing the band back together. They all learned in odd ways that Digimon was coming back. There’s talk about voicing for original animation and dubbing an already made film.
Shout! Factory presents Digimon Adventure tri. Confession. Directed by: Keitaro Motonaga. Written by: Yūko Kakihara. Starring: Joshua Seth, Vic Mignogna, Colleen O’Shaughnessey and Mona Marshall. Running time: 102 minutes. Rated: Unrated. Blu-ray Release: December 5, 2017.
Joe Corey is the author of "The Seven Secrets of Great Walmart People Greeters." This is the last how to get a job book you'll ever need. He was Associate Producer of the documentary "Moving Midway." He's worked as local crew on several reality shows including Candid Camera, American's Most Wanted, Extreme Makeover Home Edition and ESPN's Gaters. He's been featured on The Today Show and CBS's 48 Hours. Dom DeLuise once said, "Joe, you look like an axe murderer." He was in charge of research and programming at the Moving Image Archive.