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Re: Dragon Ball Z "Season One" Coming To Blu-Ray

Postby fps_anth » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:06 am

You may think you’ve seen all there is to see in the DBZ universe, but you’re wrong.


oh my god this cannot be a real promotional line for this set

the irony is delicious
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Re: Dragon Ball Z "Season One" Coming To Blu-Ray

Postby pappy » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:07 am

SS3 Goku is creeping me out, man. It's really too bad about all this cropping nonsense. I sent an email explaining that if people are too dumb to realize they're missing out on footage when the aspect ratio is changed then they would probably be too dumb to realize that zooming in on the footage on their TV's would stretch or distort the image either; and then "everyone" would be happy. I wasn't planning on getting these anyway, but still: so lame.

I wonder if Martin Scorsese is a fan of Dragon Ball? 'Cause we need one of these only vice versa.
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Re: Dragon Ball Z "Season One" Coming To Blu-Ray

Postby bkev » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:12 am

fps_anth wrote:
You may think you’ve seen all there is to see in the DBZ universe, but you’re wrong.


oh my god this cannot be a real promotional line for this set

the irony is delicious

Well, it beats "the way it was meant to be seen."
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Re: Dragon Ball Z "Season One" Coming To Blu-Ray

Postby penguintruth » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:22 am

You may think you’ve seen all there is to see in the DBZ universe, but you’re wrong


Funimation, I've seen the Fire Safety short AND the Traffic Safety short. You haven't even seen Battle of Gods.
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Postby Kendamu » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:24 am

I have to admit, the line, "An elite team of Capsule Corp. scientists worked around the clock to put the greatest anime in history on the cutting edge of modern technology," made me grin. I thought it was pretty clever.

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Postby ringworm128 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:25 am

The problem is that when the level sets were released everyone had either bought the OB's, the Dragonboxes or Kai. So when Funi said for the 4th time "this is the best version of DBZ EVER!" people just went "meh". If Funi waited a bit longer for a new wave of fans and enough time for the people who bought the previous sets to consider double dipping this would have sold with or without 16:9.

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Re: Dragon Ball Z "Season One" Coming To Blu-Ray

Postby DragonBoxZTheMovies » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:28 am

Ugh, got no choice but to pick these up- unless of course Funimation screws me over in another 6 years or so. At least I have the first two 'Level' sets/.

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Postby Gonstead » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:32 am

Unless they revert back to 4:3, I'm keeping my Level sets as my only purchase of DBZ on Blu-Ray.
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Re: Dragon Ball Z "Season One" Coming To Blu-Ray

Postby Metalwario64 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:36 am

DragonBoxZTheMovies wrote:unless of course Funimation screws me over in another 6 years or so.

And you know they will.

Hopefully by the time I get a Blu-ray player they'll have a proper, maybe Toei/Pony Canyon/Q-TEC(maybe not?)/etc. remaster available.
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Re: Dragon Ball Z "Season One" Coming To Blu-Ray

Postby Kendamu » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:43 am

Metalwario64 wrote:
DragonBoxZTheMovies wrote:unless of course Funimation screws me over in another 6 years or so.

And you know they will.

Hopefully by the time I get a Blu-ray player they'll have a proper, maybe Toei/Pony Canyon/Q-TEC/etc. remaster available.


At that point, they may very well be trying to ride the 4K train.

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Re: Dragon Ball Z "Season One" Coming To Blu-Ray

Postby MarcFBR » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:44 am

Metalwario64 wrote:Q-TEC


HAHAHAHAHA

Ask Blu-ray anime fans, in general, their feeling on Q-Tec's HD remastering work.

They're on the same list of things people hate, right around cropping
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Re: Dragon Ball Z "Season One" Coming To Blu-Ray

Postby penguintruth » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:44 am

I can't wait for the next release where they take 8th gen VHS fansub copies and call it the Bootleg Edition.

Complete with those little messages from fansubbers that dig at the other fansubbers!

Then, who knows? The International Channel Edition? The Westwood Edition? The third Blu-Ray release after the abandon this one where it's just Gen Fukunaga waving his junk in your face while Chris Sabat hums Bruce Faulconer music and Sean Schemmel reads original dub dialogue?

Let's just have Sonny Strait beamed into our brains for 24 Hour Krillinwashing. "It's Mondo Cool, now you're our tool!"
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Re: Dragon Ball Z "Season One" Coming To Blu-Ray

Postby Metalwario64 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:51 am

MarcFBR wrote:
Metalwario64 wrote:Q-TEC


HAHAHAHAHA

Ask Blu-ray anime fans, in general, their feeling on Q-Tec's HD remastering work.

They're on the same list of things people hate, right around cropping

I wasn't aware of that. I'm only aware of their FotNS and Kai remasters. Kai's a bit blurry, but I thought FoTNS looked pretty good. Perhaps they're the exceptions then.
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Postby Kingdom Heartless » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:00 am

My two cents? I'm not happy about this at all, BUT I'm not sure it's a dealbreaker. I have all the Dragon Boxes, so I have the series in 4:3. I would have liked the Blu-Rays like that as well, but I think I will be able to enjoy these as something different.

If this has taken the results of the survey into consideration, then I can't say I blame Funimation for this one.
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Re: Dragon Ball Z "Season One" Coming To Blu-Ray

Postby Aoi » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:01 am

I don't know about anyone else here, but I'm picking these up strictly because of the Blu Ray disk's long lasting value. Those things are impossible to scratch and they are designed to roughly last a century. Some of my Dragon Box DVDs, even though I take good care of them, are somehow scratched and skip through a few episodes.

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Postby YamiAtomsk » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:13 am

Well there goes my plan to use the blu-ray sets to make up for the Dragon Box 2 set I don't have.

Only way to the get the majority of those episodes uncut and in 4:3 in America and it's the most expensive one. Figures.

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Re: Dragon Ball Z "Season One" Coming To Blu-Ray

Postby OutlawTorn » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:13 am

fps_anth wrote:
You may think you’ve seen all there is to see in the DBZ universe, but you’re wrong.


oh my god this cannot be a real promotional line for this set

the irony is delicious


To be fair, the whole thing is basically just a rework of the description for the Level sets:

For the first time in any corner of the galaxy, Dragon Ball Z is available in HD on Bluray! This one-of-a-kind collection presents the first seventeen episodes of DBZ in unparalleled picture quality. A team of experts worked around the clock to put the greatest anime in history on the cutting edge of modern technology. This spectacular BluRay version of DBZ is re-mastered from the original film footage - frame by frame - with steps taken to ensure pristine picture quality free from any imperfections. The classic 4:3 format is captured in true 1080p HD with the original, director-approved color scheme! You may think you've seen all there is to see in the DBZ universe, but you're wrong. Take home this seventeen episode collection today, and fire your next Kamehameha Wave in the brilliance of Bluray!


Well, like I said in the survey, I have no desire to purchase a cropped version of DBZ so I'm definitely passing on this product.

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Postby MagicBox » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:20 am

Kendamu wrote:I think I got all of my anger about this out back in 2007 or so. Now, I just kind of feel like :roll: now.

I'm actually having the opposite reaction. I think I'm more annoyed now than I remember being back in 2007.

I'm so beyond tired of having to deal with crap like this.
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Re: Dragon Ball Z "Season One" Coming To Blu-Ray (Updated 09

Postby penguintruth » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:28 am

"New in 16:9! It's DBZ as you've partially seen it before!"
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Postby eledoremassis02 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:45 am

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