Blu-ray Review: Digimon Adventure Tri.: Determination

While the world is running around the streets staring at their cellphones looking for digital creatures from Japan, let’s remember that Japan’s Digimon was all about digital creatures as their name stands for “Digital Monsters.” They’ve been around since 1997. Instead of putting out another Digimon TV series, Toei Animation went with a series of feature films. Digimon Adventure Tri. is follows Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02. This is why Tri. is in the name. Digimon Adventure Tri.: Determination is the second of six movies that were made and follows Reunion.

After the original players got back together, they’re in store for more action. In this case the DigiDestined and Digimon go on a journey where trouble is naturally on the path. The Digimon Emperor returns ready to dominate everyone with his digital monsters that lead to massive battles. Josie was more excited watching the second installment since it brought the showdowns. Here’s her review:

The video is 1.78:1 anamorphic. The transfer brings out the Digimon battles. The audio is DTS-HD 5.1 to wrap the action around you. There’s also the original Japanese audio if you want the original experience. The movie is subtitled.

DVD has all the features of the Blu-ray. There’s also a code for a digital version of Digimon.

Directing the Voice Cast (9:45) is a profile of Ryan Johnston who served as ADR Director and audio engineer for the American audio track. This is a great guide for kids to understand what goes into making a good dub track.

Shout! Factory presents Digimon Adventure Tri.: Determination. Directed by: Keitaro Motonaga,. Screenplay by: Yūko Kakihara. Starring: Joshua Seth, Vic Mignogna & Colleen O’Shaughnessey. Running Time: 84 minutes. Released: August 15, 2017.

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