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by GizmoKSX
Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)
Replies: 51
Views: 3127

Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

I watched Dragon Ball during its initial US run, but didn't discover Dragon Ball Z until I saw the Ocean-dubbed episodes with Goku flying to Namek. After that, I picked up the first three movies and the "Arrival" compilation on VHS, and read manga summaries of DB and DBZ . Yeah, plain text manga sum...
by GizmoKSX
Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Single most inappropriate dub line?
Replies: 127
Views: 7868

Re: Single most inappropriate dub line?

Vegeta1056 wrote:
Kendamu wrote:"Don't piss off the God of Love!" -- Dende
Must see this!!!
Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izdrHi5RKyQ#t=2m20s
Out of all the crazy lines in the dub, that's probably the most mind-boggling. Somebody actually gave that the OK.
by GizmoKSX
Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was introducing power levels a mistake?
Replies: 49
Views: 3102

Re: Was introducing power levels a mistake?

The balance between power levels and strategy worked fine early on. Vegeta clearly had the upper hand in terms of power, particularly in his Oozaru form. But the interference of Yajirobe—a particularly weak warrior by comparison—turned the tide in the battle. Later, Ginyu sees Goku's incredible powe...
by GizmoKSX
Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Sub Fans: What's Wrong with Your Version?
Replies: 140
Views: 6131

Re: Sub Fans: What's Wrong with Your Version?

The Japanese audio sounds like crap because it was stored on film which really isn't suitable for storing audio. The original high quality recordings were only used in the original airing and then thrown away... this was apparently standard practice at Toei until 1995 or so. Wow. I considered the p...
by GizmoKSX
Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Sub Fans: What's Wrong with Your Version?
Replies: 140
Views: 6131

Re: Sub Fans: What's Wrong with Your Version?

The overuse of the same batch of BGM pieces gets on my nerves. I don't mind any of the pieces themselves, but they really start getting hammered in throughout the series, especially with all the filler episodes. In terms of quality, the mix isn't very good either. Listening to music releases, the du...
by GizmoKSX
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Box 5 cover art?
Replies: 40
Views: 4874

Re: Dragon Box 5 cover art?

Your picks make sense. Regardless of age, Gohan has a big part in the next batch of episodes, and his young look is probably the most recognizable anyway. Going back to the original Japanese Dragon Boxes, I wonder why they went with first-form, imperfect Cell on the box art. I would think Perfect Ce...
by GizmoKSX
Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Single most inappropriate dub line?
Replies: 127
Views: 7868

Re: Single most inappropriate dub line?

And one I can't believe no one's mentioned... "I can see their parachutes! They're OK!" Sure, Tenshinhan. Sure they are. It's been immortalized in my sig since I've joined. :P Speaking of sigs, Son Geeko 's is reminiscent of one of the worst (and thus, best) lines in the dub. The dub writers were c...
by GizmoKSX
Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: New to Dragon Ball, needing some help please.
Replies: 84
Views: 4193

Re: New to Dragon Ball, needing some help please.

Speaking of price I was looking at how much the Dragon Boxes (the sets recommended to me) would cost and I don’t know if I’ll be getting them for a while yet. I’m sure they’ll be worth it but I’m not prepared to spend about £83 ($117) for one. I’d much rather pay the used price of about £40 ($61) f...
by GizmoKSX
Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Box Z Vol. 4 Discussion
Replies: 394
Views: 28526

Re: Dragon Box Z Vol. 4 Discussion

First of all, I'm not buying the rumors about sets released later in the month having the extras yet. Those sources aren't reliable enough. Second, if the rumors are true and early shipments of the boxes are flawed and lacking the extras, distributors should offer to exchange the product. The Dragon...
by GizmoKSX
Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: HDTV Picture Setting
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: HDTV Picture Setting

My friend and I were calibrating his HDTV using test patterns. His TV's "movie" preset wasn't perfect, but the yellow looked great. No amount of custom tweaking (really, we tried every option) could get the yellow to look that good. The picture quality in that preset was not attainable through custo...
by GizmoKSX
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Single most inappropriate dub line?
Replies: 127
Views: 7868

Re: Single most inappropriate dub line?

Yamucha: "♫Cat loves food, y-yeah yeah yeah!♫"
by GizmoKSX
Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Goku vs. Freeza (number of anime episodes / its length)
Replies: 17
Views: 2005

Re: Goku vs. Freeza (number of anime episodes / its length)

How many times does Freeza look shocked by Goku's strength, only to reveal that he's been holding back? I feel like that fight had too many instances of "I know something you don't. I'm not left-handed!" As a whole, it gets a little repetitive. It has some great moments, though.
by GizmoKSX
Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you blame the Ocean Dub for something?
Replies: 31
Views: 2360

Re: Do you blame the Ocean Dub for something?

I'm not fond of terms like "special beam cannon," and due to those old voice casting choices, a friend of mine reminiscing about Dragon Ball Z recently referred to Freeza as "she" (and with that voice, I can't blame my friend). The only blame I level toward an Ocean cast member is to Scott McNeil fo...
by GizmoKSX
Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragonbox Volume 2
Replies: 282
Views: 17900

Re: Dragonbox Volume 2

The orange brick ads claimed that 16:9 was the proper way to watch the series and would give more picture, not take it away. That was a lie. They claimed the colors would be subdued and truer to the original presentation. Huge lie. This could be a lingering problem in trying to market the Dragon Bo...
by GizmoKSX
Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragonbox Volume 2
Replies: 282
Views: 17900

Re: Dragonbox Volume 2

Guys, one question: if the US Dragon Boxes were supposed to be limited, wouldn't FUNimation have used that fact and promoted it to sell them all faster? Good point. "Limited" is an effective buzzword, and it's often even attached to items that aren't really all that limited to help sell them. You'd...
by GizmoKSX
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Question regarding Bruce Faulconer's music on orange sets
Replies: 44
Views: 3629

Re: Question regarding Bruce Faulconer's music on orange sets

Faulconer's music itself isn't the problem for me. If I have a problem it's usually over the fact that the music doesn't know when to shut the fuck up . Totally agreed. Faulconer deserves credit for the sheer volume of material he wrote for DBZ , and there are a few tunes I still dig. But this is a...
by GizmoKSX
Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Question regarding Bruce Faulconer's music on orange sets
Replies: 44
Views: 3629

Re: Question regarding Bruce Faulconer's music on orange sets

Did anybody else really like the Shuki Levy score? Maybe I just liked Power Rangers a little too much, but I've always been a fan of that score (and the Ocean dub in general). I liked hearing it in Power Rangers , but it was awkward and distracting hearing the same cues recycled in Dragon Ball Z .
by GizmoKSX
Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Box 4 Sale Price Question(s)
Replies: 11
Views: 967

Re: Dragon Box 4 Sale Price Question(s)

Does anyone know if R ightstuf automatic al ly adjusts the price from your order? I pre-ordered it some time ago while i t was still $41.99. But if they don ' t adjust it, I'll just cancel it and place a new order. Have a look at your order information, and if you're in doubt, ask customer service....
by GizmoKSX
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Box 4 Sale Price Question(s)
Replies: 11
Views: 967

Re: Dragon Box 4 Sale Price Question(s)

Thanks for the post; I've been waiting for the discount!
by GizmoKSX
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Post Dragon Box
Replies: 120
Views: 6776

Re: Post Dragon Box

Even if the singles didn't have missing footage and the like, it's still an incredibly long series strung across single release DVDs with just a few episodes per disc. *Looks at three FUNi Dragon Boxes on shelf* *Remembers location of dubbed "uncut" VHS Trunks and Cell episodes stashed in a box* Ex...