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by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sat May 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Backing Up Dragon Ball DVDs and Blu-rays 2.0
Replies: 51
Views: 1027

Re: Backing Up Dragon Ball DVDs and Blu-rays 2.0

TheGreatness25 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:01 pm
So, I'm glad that this is the DVD alternative. I tried to throw in a Blu-ray (not Dragon Ball, albeit) into MakeMKV and when I try to play the ripped file, it basically says that it's unsupported :/
Do you have the means to play Blu-Rays normally?
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0470 (14 April 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Episode #0470 (14 April 2019)

Mike, far be it from any of us to presume the lack of a podcast means you are not working on the site! I recall one of the answers to the Kazenshuu Q&A was that Dragon Ball Z is so freakishly popular in the English-speaking world that it has different "markets", which is a polite way of saying FUNi ...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Vegeta post-Namek Earth filler
Replies: 34
Views: 3941

Re: Thoughts on Vegeta post-Namek Earth filler

Having just watched those episodes again to reply to this, if anything the filler scuffle just further highlights how sudden Toriyama's placement of Vegeta after the Freeza arc is. Vegeta spends the entire Freeza arc and, on the surface, the entire Android/Cell arc thinking he is just one transforma...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funniest/Worst FUNi Dragon Ball/Z dub lines
Replies: 19
Views: 1507

Re: Funniest/Worst FUNi Dragon Ball/Z dub lines

"I have ridden galactic slugs faster than this vehicle!" - Vegeta, on Bulma's airship to the 28th Tournament in the Buu arc And of course Android 13 is the entire early FUNimation package in less than 30 seconds: "I know, we should all just let bygones be bygones, but that ain't the way it's gonna b...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: For those dissatisfied with Gohan in the Super anime, state your reasons here.
Replies: 80
Views: 9483

Re: For those dissatisfied with Gohan in the Super anime, state your reasons here.

"Carrot on a stick" was the name of the game. Toei did not know if and when Toriyama was going to do anything with Gohan, but they could never rule it out, so they had to plant seeds that could sprout if his time came, and stay in the ground if it never did. That would inevitably make Gohan's coming...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 3645
Views: 126446

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

FUNi using the faulty "modernization" logic of their cropping and scrubbing to turn aspect ratios into a a collector's item again? :thumbdown: Not that we need any more proof of that after the Blu-Ray seasons. It will be interesting to see what the full package looks like, it sounds like something t...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How much have you spent on the franchise?
Replies: 24
Views: 731

Re: How much have you spent on the franchise?

Around $400 since 2002-ish. I can actually ballpark it as aside from one of the FigArts Zero figures my Dragon Ball stuff is all video games and FUNi home releases so that is less to track with a lot of easy MSRP's to go by. I don't buy a lot of video game sequels and held off on buying the series u...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 6/17/19!)
Replies: 1895
Views: 180606

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/31/18!)

So I just saw the new film and: Vegeta is pretty adamant about having Freeza killed off before he can become stronger than him and Goku. So I guess it really is just the Cell arc as the outlier. Funny thing is Freeza lasts an entire hour fighting Broli without looking defeated at all, doesn't reall...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 6/17/19!)
Replies: 1895
Views: 180606

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/31/18!)

I wonder whether this panel from Toyotarou wasn't actually a jab at Toriyama's writing, given that his characters are immune to emotional damage. https://i.imgur.com/OjejfaC.png DB characters no matter what happens, what they go through and what is the next ugly thing that Goku does, will always ac...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone ever actually watch the Z dub with the Kikuchi score?
Replies: 57
Views: 5676

Re: Does anyone ever actually watch the Z dub with the Kikuchi score?

I do. Moments where the old FUNi dub fights or meshes with the music are fun to spot, but in general it brings it one step closer to the series original composition, so it doesn't jar me in the moment.
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Who do you think Vegeta considers to be a friend?
Replies: 50
Views: 9195

Re: Who do you think Vegeta considers to be a friend?

Bulma and Goku are the only ones I confidently assume. Vegeta seems to think a bit more highly of Gohan in Super, vouching for him before Goku does, but you can only take so much from that.
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1000
Views: 60927

Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

So the impression I'm getting is that the Blu-Rays versions should be largely good barring some DNR that we can't make out entirely until they release? I don't know what the various encryption schemes of the digital storefronts are so physical might be my first choice.
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 6/17/19!)
Replies: 1895
Views: 180606

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/31/18!)

I did say 10 years in my Trunks video yesterday. It will be 7 years later this month that I began Dragon Ball Dissection, but coola and I are referring to the amount of time I've been reviewing on my channel. That will be 10 years this April. Silly me, I forgot how far back your prior content goes.
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 6/17/19!)
Replies: 1895
Views: 180606

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/31/18!)

Coola it will be seven years this January, don't scare us like that! But how many years ago was it you said "You know, no, I think I've got another one in me." and for at least that long you made it the standard. 17 minutes on Android 13, and probably one of them spent on things you actually liked. ...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1000
Views: 60927

Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

When we're talking about people "caring", I think we refer less to the 16:9 presentation of 4:3 TV shows, a newer "artistic" concern and question, and more to the decades of 4:3 cropped theatrical movies, which were in part an object of the physical size of a lot of CRT televisions but also a respon...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you think Dragon Ball dub would have benefit from an English Recast?
Replies: 46
Views: 2056

Re: Do you think Dragon Ball dub would have benefit from an English Recast?

I can enjoy the FUNi cast and even the original dubs for sheer inoculation, but there is no double-talk in saying the series was long grandfathered into a cast begot of terrible circumstances that it would never have had today, as castings since Kai have made very clear. The American dub was divided...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: Fred Patten has passed away (12/11/1940 - 11/12/2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 6108

Re: Fred Patten has passed away (12/11/1940 - 11/12/2018)

Thank you so much for putting that together. Count me for one who knew jack all about the very genesis of all this (but never claimed to know anything he didn't, either! :wave:), amazing how little things work out. He actually got to meet Tezuka, that's so cool! Will check out archive for sure!
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Subtitles of the Engish dubbed version of movies
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Subtitles of the Engish dubbed version of movies

As luck would have it, FUNi's 4x3 single discs of at least the original 13 Z movies do have FUNi English dub subtitle tracks. Look for those.

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by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: This series has held up so good to me.
Replies: 35
Views: 1538

Re: This series has held up so good to me.

Cipher nailed it describing Toriyama as "whimsical nihilism", and boy does it let the series do a lot of silly things without getting you thinking too much about it! :lol: I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed Battle of Gods, any misgiving I have with it ultimately give way to Toriyama jus...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: This series has held up so good to me.
Replies: 35
Views: 1538

Re: This series has held up so good to me.

When I gave Dragon Ball another shot I was expecting it to be insufferable, for the usual reasons- "Toriyama writes silly stuff, weak characterization, it gets out of hand, he kind of runs out of tricks after a while", etc. But of course a return involves going through the Japanese anime properly, w...