Thread: A question for DBZ Fans

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    • 5 years 8 months ago
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    Alright, so I'm looking into finally getting some DBZ episodes on DVD. I used to have all the old VHS saga collections. I wanted to get the DVD versions of these sagas, but those are hard to find.

    The versions they have out now are those Orange boxed seasons like the one here: http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Ball-Season-Vegeta-Saga/dp/B000KWZ1TI/ref=sr_1_4?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1433813074&sr=1-4&keywords=DBZ

    I want to know a little bit more about these DVD versions: are they Uncut, are the the original airings on Toonami, are they the same quality as those original Toonami airings? Stuff like that.
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    • 5 years 8 months ago
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    They are uncut, and have both the original Japanese music and Toonami music as choices for the dub. Unfortunately, the video has been cropped to widescreen with missing information on the top and the bottom, and excessive DNR has been applied resulting in a loss of detail.

    Honestly, it's hard for me to go back to Dragon Ball Z after watching Kai. The fights are much better paced without the filler padding them up. The best part is the sets for Kai are uncropped 4. Plus, Frieza doesn't sound like a chainsmoking grandma anymore. Gohan and Bulma take some getting used to, though.
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    • 5 years 8 months ago
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    Yes, they're uncut and same as the Toonami airings. They also have episodes where the voiceovers are in Japanese.

    I have 8 of those season sets.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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    Quote by Player
    They are uncut, and have both the original Japanese music and Toonami music as choices for the dub. Unfortunately, the video has been cropped to widescreen with missing information on the top and the bottom, and excessive DNR has been applied resulting in a loss of detail.

    Honestly, it's hard for me to go back to Dragon Ball Z after watching Kai. The fights are much better paced without the filler padding them up. The best part is the sets for Kai are uncropped 4. Plus, Frieza doesn't sound like a chainsmoking grandma anymore. Gohan and Bulma take some getting used to, though.


    Thanks for the info Player. Can you tell me anything regarding the Blu Rays?

    And you are the first person I've met that actually likes Kai.
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    • 5 years 8 months ago
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    The Level Blu-ray sets are supposed to be awesome, but they're hard to find as Funimation cancelled them after two sets. They were uncropped without DNR. The current sets sold are the same as the orange box, cropped and excessive denoising in higher resolution.

    I don't get why people make such a big fuss about Kai. Most of the original actors returned, and the lack of filler makes it more exciting.
    "There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin." -Linus van Pelt
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    Anything looks sharp in Blu-ray.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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    • 5 years 8 months ago
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    Quote by Player
    The Level Blu-ray sets are supposed to be awesome, but they're hard to find as Funimation cancelled them after two sets. They were uncropped without DNR. The current sets sold are the same as the orange box, cropped and excessive denoising in higher resolution.

    I don't get why people make such a big fuss about Kai. Most of the original actors returned, and the lack of filler makes it more exciting.


    Thanks for the info. One last question: what are those yellow "Dragon Boxes"?

    And I didn't think that Kai was absolutely horrible. It just seemed to lack the badassery that made so many fall in love with it in the first place.
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    • 5 years 8 months ago
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    Yellow dragon boxes?

    You mean this?



    It just gives the description of the season set.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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    • 5 years 8 months ago
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    Dragon Box sets are supposed to be good, but they're extremely rare and expensive. I'm not sure if they include the Toonami soundtrack, but they're uncropped.
    "There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin." -Linus van Pelt
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    • 5 years 8 months ago
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    Oh. I thought he was referring to the pic I posted. Never mind.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

    Come have the time of YOUR life with me and the gang at Retro-daze.org.
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