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by JustAlex1997
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did FUNimation continue UUC production?
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Did FUNimation continue UUC production?

These might be like those Latin American DVD singles that looked like Ultimate Uncut, but the video was Orange Bricks. I've got two volumes of that release and no, these are not. By the way, until now, I never noticed that the texts on the covers used Funi's character names instead of the Latin Ame...
by JustAlex1997
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 147
Views: 4333

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

It makes me wonder how some of you older fans ever managed to cope back when VHS and DVD releases had Widescreen and Fullscreen versions available. Like, if your parents had gotten you Batman or Star Wars in Fullscreen instead of Widescreen, did you or would you have thrown a fit? No because I didn...
by JustAlex1997
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 147
Views: 4333

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

There's really not much of a point in arguing with any of you about the aspect ratio. It's not nearly as bad as I constantly see people crying about (often exaggerating to the point where they're claiming it's "unwatchable," which it objectively isn't), which is all my original point really was. Yo...
by JustAlex1997
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 147
Views: 4333

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

...my assumption is that the people who don't care about watching the show as intended also don't care that much about quality.
I absolutely love this quote. Thank you.
by JustAlex1997
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 147
Views: 4333

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

I guess that's the main distinction that I don't get; I don't view TV shows as works of art, just products meant to make money. You'd be very hard pressed to find anyone who will argue that, say, Hot in Cleveland or Family Guy is a work of art that need to be preserved forever and not just another ...
by JustAlex1997
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 147
Views: 4333

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

While it'd be nice to get Dragon Box blurays at a reasonable price, I've never understood the claims that any of the DBZ remasters are "unwatchable." Sure, they aren't 1:1 representative of what you'd have seen on a TV screen in Japan back in the 90s, but having the vibrancy of the colors increased...
by JustAlex1997
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 147
Views: 4333

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

They're finally up for pre-order on Amazon.ca! They'll be $52.33 (CAD). https://www.amazon.ca/Dragon-Ball-Blu-ray-Sean-Schemmel/dp/B08FVB3R6S/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=dragon+ball+z&qid=1599619386&s=dvd&sr=1-4 Ya those prices are way to damn high lol. Hopefully the prices drops like they did in ...
by JustAlex1997
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 147
Views: 4333

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

I've already put my Orange Bricks up for sale as I'm looking forward to never having to look at them again. Yet you have no problem allowing another fellow fan to look at them ? If you were a true fan, you'd burn them with fire. :thumbup: I actually considered that, but the four I have were all gif...
by JustAlex1997
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 147
Views: 4333

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

So much for the 30th anniversary version being a "once in a lifetime opportunity" buy lol. Oh Funi, after all these years you still haven't change. I think the once in a lifetime opportunity was like the packagina dn the book and the statue and all that other crap. I think so too, the fact it's a 4...
by JustAlex1997
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 147
Views: 4333

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

They're finally up for pre-order on Amazon.ca! They'll be $52.33 (CAD).

https://www.amazon.ca/Dragon-Ball-Blu-r ... dvd&sr=1-4
by JustAlex1997
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Appreciating the Little Things
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Appreciating the Little Things

When it comes to Dragon Ball discussion, a lot of focus is placed on the big iconic moments that everyone loves. As a result, the little things we likely all appreciate tend to go ignored. Let's change that by discussing the little things. I really like the recap music used for the first two seasons...
by JustAlex1997
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: 30th Anniversary vs 2014 Blu-rays - Are They the Same Remaster?
Replies: 14
Views: 346

30th Anniversary vs 2014 Blu-rays - Are They the Same Remaster?

In 2019, Funimation released a special 4:3 set of Dragon Ball Z on Blu-ray. Like the 2014 Blu-rays and infamous Orange Bricks, digital noise reduction was used to clean the footage of grain. There are those who claim the 30th Anniversary set is the same master used on the 2014 Blu-rays but in 4:3, b...
by JustAlex1997
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 147
Views: 4333

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

I am conflicted. If this does poorly, they'll just say "welp we tried but I guess people don't like 4:3 ratio afterall" and use it as an excuse to give up but at the same time... I reeeeally don't want to reward mediocrity when we know they can do better. But honestly it probably is best to hold of...
by JustAlex1997
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 147
Views: 4333

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

If they were going to Dragon Box it, they would have announced it in advance. Just like the 30th sets (and the Dragon Boxes), they would want to maximise sales of the limited numbers. If they're going to Levels it, then arguably it's better to wait so you don't buy into a doomed product. :lol: I th...
by JustAlex1997
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 147
Views: 4333

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

FWIW: These are the same as the 30th anniversary sets, which are the same shit as the godawful season BDs but with a 4:3 frame. As AnimeAjay laid out in both of his videos on the subject: The frame itself is quite small in the image, the DNR is still ugly as fuck, the colours still suck, and on top...
by JustAlex1997
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 147
Views: 4333

Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

While there isn't a huge amount of discussion around them, Dragon Ball Z is getting new 4:3 Blu-ray steelbooks. Using the same remaster found on the 30th Anniversary set, these steelbooks may finally allow people outside of the U.S. another chance at owning Dragon Ball Z in 4:3. And while the intern...
by JustAlex1997
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How did you come to know about dragonball?
Replies: 64
Views: 2784

Re: How did you come to know about dragonball?

It was sometime in the early 2000's. Browsing through the channel listings, my parents found this show called Dragon Ball . Perhaps to get rid of me, they said that it sounded cool, and I headed to my room to watch it. There was this little kid with crazy hair, a bald kid, and an old man testing the...
by JustAlex1997
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Ginyu - An Honorable Warrior?
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Ginyu - An Honorable Warrior?

Goku did note that one of the reasons for his choosing to spare Ginyu had to do with his claims of the captain showing fair play during their fight. In my opinion, Ginyu exhibited honourability to an extent when he felt the conditions were in his favour and the course of the fight pre-determined. O...
by JustAlex1997
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Ginyu - An Honorable Warrior?
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Ginyu - An Honorable Warrior?

During Gokou's battle with Ginyu, Ginyu got the upper hand when Jheese distracted Gokou long enough for Ginyu to get him in a nelson hold. However, because it required Jheese's interference, Ginyu let Gokou go. Do you think Ginyu has an ounce of honor? Or was it strictly to see Gokou's maximum battl...
by JustAlex1997
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 4885

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

I don't like the inevitability of actors eventually having roles ripped from them because of their skin color. If the skin of the voices we hear have to match the characters on the screen, it should be done with new characters moving forward. Existing characters should only have their voices replace...