Digimon Adventure tri. was a creative risk that so far has been a revelation with the release of four of the six intended films. The producers could have merely made this another TV series. But by going the movie route, they’ve been able to build up the emotional impact of the characters. They’re not constrained by fitting moments between commercial breaks. They can build up the action and interaction without hoping a young viewer will tune in tomorrow. Digimon Adventure tri.: Loss picks up after the rebooting of the Digital World.
DigiDestined are dealing with their digital pets after they’ve been wiped clean in order to destroy an infection. There are a few issues as rookie level critters are uncertain about their partners and mission. This causes quite a bit of tension. Meicoomon still has a few memories. The big shocker is when Dark Gennai reveals himself. He also lets the others know of his big plan and how they’ve all been playing into his hand. Can they stop him now?
There’s a notice inside the Blu-ray box announcing that the next installment Coexistence will have a special screening on May 10. You might want to check your local theaters for details.
Here’s Josie’s review of Loss:
The video is 1.78:1 anamorphic. The art and action 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.
The Evolution So Far with Joshua Seth (9:45) lets the voice of Ty break down the first three episodes for those needing a quick refresher.
DVD has the film and bonus feature.
Shout! Factory presents Digimon Adventure tri. Loss. Directed by: Keitaro Motonaga. Written by: Yūko Kakihara. Starring: Joshua Seth, Vic Mignogna, Colleen O’Shaughnessey and Mona Marshall. Running time: 78 minutes. Rated: Unrated. Blu-ray Release: April 24, 2018.
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