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by clutchins
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation's "remastering" process
Replies: 15
Views: 1706

Re: Funimation's "remastering" process

The Blue Bricks are zoomed in a lot compared to the Dragon Box of DB and it has liberal usage of DNR. The source itself is Betamax footage which is already a few generations down from the negative.
by clutchins
Wed May 30, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?
Replies: 54
Views: 6171

Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Robo4900 wrote:
clutchins wrote:I love how they have dates for 8 freaking mm, but no LD release dates.
The original three DB movies were never released on LD.
Meant LD dates for the movies in general, not those three specifically.
by clutchins
Sun May 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?
Replies: 54
Views: 6171

Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Robo4900 wrote:
NinjaGoku wrote:Haven't seen anywhere DB movies were released on Betamax or 8mm Video in Japan commercially. You really sure it exists?
Well, Kanzenshuu lists Betamax and 8mm release dates.
I love how they have dates for 8 freaking mm, but no LD release dates.
by clutchins
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB on Vinyl?
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: DB on Vinyl?

I thought there was an LP out there but I didn't know there was also a single as well. Pretty cool.
by clutchins
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB on Vinyl?
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: DB on Vinyl?

Which one is that?
by clutchins
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: A potential 4K release of DBZ...
Replies: 117
Views: 8322

Re: A potential 4K release of DBZ...

I'd be fine if they just started releasing the series in 2019 and went into 2020 but yeah I doubt they are planning this right at this very moment.
by clutchins
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB on Vinyl?
Replies: 5
Views: 537

DB on Vinyl?

Which soundtracks were released on LPs?
by clutchins
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: A potential 4K release of DBZ...
Replies: 117
Views: 8322

Re: A potential 4K release of DBZ...

I just think a 4K restoration would be the best way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Z next year, or even the 35th if Funimation is still gunshy on UHD releases next year.
by clutchins
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: A potential 4K release of DBZ...
Replies: 117
Views: 8322

Re: A potential 4K release of DBZ...

A visit to the color correction thread might enlighten you a bit
by clutchins
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: A potential 4K release of DBZ...
Replies: 117
Views: 8322

Re: A potential 4K release of DBZ...

Funimation is now owned by Sony. I wonder if that would influence their budget for a project like this.

I didn't know so many people were wishing for a Toonami dub option. I would also love this.
by clutchins
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: A potential 4K release of DBZ...
Replies: 117
Views: 8322

Re: A potential 4K release of DBZ...

I may be pushing it in terms of wishful thinking territory here but what I want here is a Criterion-level display of attention done for a 4K restoration of Z. Funimation could license those dragon box masters from Toei and do all the work for them since Toei doesn't seem to care about giving Z a pro...
by clutchins
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: A potential 4K release of DBZ...
Replies: 117
Views: 8322

A potential 4K release of DBZ...

I feel like a few years from now when 4K hits a stride with releases, this would be a perfect opportunity to scan either the original dragon box negatives in 4K or Funimation's film masters that were used for the level sets and correct the colors to a rich, non-faded pallette. And seeing that Chris ...
by clutchins
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?
Replies: 54
Views: 6171

Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

If you or anyone else wants me to open them up and take a look at which movies in particular I have, I'll be happy to do so. Forgot to mention, these are Chinese. I'm not sure if Dragon Ball VCD's were ever a thing in Japan. Also probably important to mention: I only ever played these once, just to...
by clutchins
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Question about the Pioneer LaserDisc Ocean Dub Movies 1-3
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Question about the Pioneer LaserDisc Ocean Dub Movies 1-3

Also would like to point out that the laserdisc audio is lossless PCM whereas the DVD soundtrack is lossy Dolby Digital
by clutchins
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?
Replies: 54
Views: 6171

Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Nice, although still no proof of the 1986-1988 movies on LD. However, I hear that 10th anniversary movie has a kickin' stereo mix to it.
by clutchins
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?
Replies: 54
Views: 6171

Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

I specifically meant DB films, not Z. I should have made that more clear so my bad.
by clutchins
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z - Speedy Dub (Namek/Freeza, Super Saiyan?!)
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Dragon Ball Z - Speedy Dub (Namek/Freeza, Super Saiyan?!)

The real speedy dub of the series will have poorly translated titles of the Japanese names, not the same names as the Pioneer DVDs... And the speedy dub of the show does exist. Eps 7 and 8 from Vol. 4 exist out in the world of piracy. I've seen these vumes with poorly translated titles on eBay up to...
by clutchins
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Question about the Pioneer LaserDisc Ocean Dub Movies 1-3
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Question about the Pioneer LaserDisc Ocean Dub Movies 1-3

I have heard a cap of movie 1 from pioneer and the audio compared to the DVD sounds muuuch less compressed. I always heard some sort of compression noise in the lossy soundtrack on the DVD even before hearing the LD, but hearing the LD only confirmed my suspicion. I would very much like to hear the ...
by clutchins
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball US Digital Distribution Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 3196

Re: Dragon Ball US Digital Distribution Thread

If we're being technical here, I'm almost positive that the true aspect ratios for Battle of God's and Resurrection F are 1.85, not 1.78 (16:9)...