Best Version of 16:9 DBZ Kai.

Discussion specifically regarding the "refreshed" TV version of DBZ created in Japan for its 20th anniversary, including individual threads for each episode.

Moderators: Kanzenshuu Staff, General Help

User avatar
sangofe
Born 'n Bred Here
Posts: 5880
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2004 3:39 pm

Re: Best Version of 16:9 DBZ Kai.

Postby sangofe » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:58 am

Footlong Shoe wrote:
DHM211 wrote:You can't just zoom in on 4:3 Kai and expect it to look nearly as good as Toei's cropping. In addition to not getting the extra 5% of footage on the sides of the remastered footage, some scenes were specifically redrawn for the Fuji TV/ Japanese DVD version.

Image


That actually looks pretty nice. It would've been cool to own a version with shots like those on Blu-ray, but I wouldn't want the rest of it cropped, and it would be distracting to have the aspect ratio changing back and forth.



What?! The Blu Rays weren't cropped the same way the TV broadcast was?! That's shocking.

User avatar
Footlong Shoe
Beyond-the-Beyond Newbie
Posts: 395
Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:47 pm
Location: Garner, NC
Contact:

Re: Best Version of 16:9 DBZ Kai.

Postby Footlong Shoe » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:28 am

sangofe wrote:
Footlong Shoe wrote:
DHM211 wrote:You can't just zoom in on 4:3 Kai and expect it to look nearly as good as Toei's cropping. In addition to not getting the extra 5% of footage on the sides of the remastered footage, some scenes were specifically redrawn for the Fuji TV/ Japanese DVD version.

Image


That actually looks pretty nice. It would've been cool to own a version with shots like those on Blu-ray, but I wouldn't want the rest of it cropped, and it would be distracting to have the aspect ratio changing back and forth.



What?! The Blu Rays weren't cropped the same way the TV broadcast was?! That's shocking.

Yep! The Japanese Blu-rays as well as the Funi DVD/BRs were left in 4:3
Steam - Footlong Shoe (psn_trooperman567)
XBL - Footlong Crocs
Discord - Footlong Shoe #1776


Hit me up, I might be willing to talk or play!

User avatar
sangofe
Born 'n Bred Here
Posts: 5880
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2004 3:39 pm

Re: Best Version of 16:9 DBZ Kai.

Postby sangofe » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:29 pm

Footlong Shoe wrote:
sangofe wrote:
Footlong Shoe wrote:
That actually looks pretty nice. It would've been cool to own a version with shots like those on Blu-ray, but I wouldn't want the rest of it cropped, and it would be distracting to have the aspect ratio changing back and forth.



What?! The Blu Rays weren't cropped the same way the TV broadcast was?! That's shocking.

Yep! The Japanese Blu-rays as well as the Funi DVD/BRs were left in 4:3



Right... I actually knew that. Had a brain fart there...

User avatar
Baggie_Saiyan
Kicks it Old-School
Posts: 8830
Joined: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:22 pm
Location: Atlantis.

Re: Best Version of 16:9 DBZ Kai.

Postby Baggie_Saiyan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:05 pm

Why did Toei have TFC cropped from the start if they were not intending it to air on TV? Surely it would have been less time consuming to leave it in 4x3?
Top releases of each month to look forward too:
August: SMSP "THE SUPER SAIYAN 4 SON GOKU" (sculpted by Manabu Yamashita)
September: DBS Son Goku FES!! Stage 8 (sculpted by Hiroyuki Nakazawa) PROTOTYPE FINAL VERSION
October: DBS WCD Vol.2: Goku vs Jiren, #17 & Super Shenron (assumed sculpted by Hiroyuki Nakazawa)
November: DBGT Kamehameha x10 Son Goku (sculpted by Satoshi Suzuki)
December: DBS:Broly Ultimate Soldiers The Movie I,II &III (assumed sculpted by Hiroyuki Nakazawa)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Super related merchandise and figures Album of SSGSS shots Album of Ultra Instinct shots Album of Ultra Instinct "Omen" shots Album of SSG shots

User avatar
Jinzoningen MULE
I Live Here
Posts: 4405
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:33 pm
Location: Salt Mines

Re: Best Version of 16:9 DBZ Kai.

Postby Jinzoningen MULE » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:51 pm

Baggie_Saiyan wrote:Why did Toei have TFC cropped from the start if they were not intending it to air on TV? Surely it would have been less time consuming to leave it in 4x3?

The whole TFC project is very Funimation-esque in its handling of visual restoration. My guess is that they were trying to mimic Funimation's releases, since they were mainly appealing to the international market anyway.
Retired.

User avatar
DHM211
OMG CRAZY REG
Posts: 873
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:48 pm
Contact:

Re: Best Version of 16:9 DBZ Kai.

Postby DHM211 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:35 pm

Jinzoningen MULE wrote:
Baggie_Saiyan wrote:Why did Toei have TFC cropped from the start if they were not intending it to air on TV? Surely it would have been less time consuming to leave it in 4x3?

The whole TFC project is very Funimation-esque in its handling of visual restoration. My guess is that they were trying to mimic Funimation's releases, since they were mainly appealing to the international market anyway.


Also easier/cheaper to remaster something when you don't have to paint over tape on the top and bottom of the frame.


Return to “Dragon Ball Kai”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest