In 1989, following the incredible success of the Dragon Ball manga and anime, series creator Akira Toriyama chose to title the sequel series Dragon Ball Z. Fearing that he was running out of ideas, Toriyama added the last letter of the alphabet to signify that the end was near. But more than a quarter of a century later, the Dragon Ball saga still shows no signs of slowing down. And how could it? Stories about a diverse group of martial artists who defend the Earth from intergalactic threats (who are usually accomplished martial artists themselves) offer endless storytelling possibilities. The latest feature film in the series, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F
, sees the return of fan-favorite villain Frieza as well as series creator Toriyama, who has personally overseen the production of the film. Resurrection F
is broadcast nationwide to participating movie theaters on Tuesday and Wednesday (August 4 and 5). Catch it locally at 7 p.m. at the Regal St. Louis Mills 18 (5555 St. Louis Mills Boulevard, Hazelwood; www.fathomevents.com
). Tickets are $13.
Tue., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.; Wed., Aug. 5, 7 p.m., 2015