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by Smooth Criminal
Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Freeza vs Cell: Who was the better villain?
Replies: 58
Views: 3175

Arguing something like this is silly, foolish, and pointless. You specify your question with an "overall better villian" moniker. When we consider such an argument, how are we to interpret what you mean by posing it to us as "overall"? Are we doing this in terms of power and skill? Cell is of course...
by Smooth Criminal
Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is there any reason to purchase the the DB Season Sets...
Replies: 24
Views: 1468

It is reasonable to make the assumption that the future of the DB/DBGT Dragon Boxes rests on the success, or failure, of the Dragon Box Z. In other words, if the Z Boxes do not perform to whatever expectations they may have for it, you can expect that there will be no DB/DBGT box. Oh, and before any...
by Smooth Criminal
Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 196284

Has it been posted than an HD screen shot of the menu has been released? <snip</i> Seems to be just like the original. :D Also seems to be in Spanish. Specifically, for some Spanish version of the DragonBall Box, not FUNi's upcoming Z Box. How cunningly observant of you.... I, personally, would hav...
by Smooth Criminal
Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 196284

The images are not found anywhere in the JP-version of the DBOX?

FUNi decided, instead, to take them from the relatively obscure Saturn version of Legends? I don't buy that. It has to be coincidence. Those images have to be from somewhere else.
by Smooth Criminal
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Realistic-Looking Freeza Picture: Where is it from?
Replies: 23
Views: 1685

That looks like an Unreal Engine 3 model (i.e. un-inspired trash)
by Smooth Criminal
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The Big Question:Why Was Son A Child In GT To Begin With?
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Based on an extensive analysis of the series as a whole, I would say that TOEI lost all sense of direction about what they wanted to accomplish with the series after episode 6. After that point, it just begins to float around aimlessly until a poorly-written enemy (Baby) was quickly rushed in to try...
by Smooth Criminal
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Let's have 7 disks instead of 6...email FUNi!
Replies: 230
Views: 10491

Don't get your hopes up -- They need to make these sets cost-effective for themselves in terms of production rates, considering the fact that they already had to shell out either a large flat rate or a hefty chunk of profit percentages to TOEI for the DBOX footage. As far as I'm concerned, this is l...
by Smooth Criminal
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite song ever?
Replies: 62
Views: 3175

Man, I've gone over mine and why I like it so many times, I really need to just find my last post on it and just copy it here. :lol: Anyway, it's the choral piece that is most famous for its use during Piccolo's death at the hands of Nappa; but it was first used in Dragonball episode 081, then in D...
by Smooth Criminal
Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Let's have 7 disks instead of 6...email FUNi!
Replies: 230
Views: 10491

Your e-mails aren't going to make a difference, here. What, you think they're going to alter the complex packaging of the DBox to accommodate an extra disc? Since they've been showing off their mock-up units already, I'm assuming the packaging has already been sent off to be mass produced. You're wa...
by Smooth Criminal
Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Dragon Ball Z BGM Identification!
Replies: 1
Views: 267

This particular track is used a LOT in the series-- I'm actually really surprised you can't identify it yourself. They over-used it to the point of redundancy during the Cell stuff. The track can be found on the 5 disc Dragonball and Dragonball Z music collection. Disc 4 Track #16: The Death-Summoni...
by Smooth Criminal
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 196284

If anything I hope they change on the English track, I hope they have an English Cha-la. I swear on the trailer, I could hear some kind of new version of Cha-La, right when it starts off before Vegeta screams a bunch of badass words. That really has to be Chris Sabbats best Vegeta performance ever....
by Smooth Criminal
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Extras on Dragon Box
Replies: 47
Views: 2197

I'm a total commentary whore. I'd love some commentaries on major Episodes. Like a Goku/Vegeta fight Episode from Schemmel and Sabat and Trunks first Episode by Eric Vale. What would be the point of this? "Yeah this fight is totally sweet. Wait for this punch coming up... Right here.... wait... wai...
by Smooth Criminal
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Extras on Dragon Box
Replies: 47
Views: 2197

The feature making fun of the American editing. That would be incredibly epic to experience, coming from Funimation themselves.
by Smooth Criminal
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why did Toriyama bow down to his editors?
Replies: 62
Views: 4418

Why don't we ever hear anything about Toriyama's final editor, from the Cell Games saga through the end of Buu? Was he a complete pushover or something? I would think so, because that's when the story just completely fell apart. I think he allowed Toriyama to completely do whatever he wanted, thus r...
by Smooth Criminal
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 196284

If compression is so advanced now, why did the season sets almost max out the DVDs? Considering the DBox has a lot more to store, are you saying that compression has advanced since 2 months ago? They're going to have to do more compression than on season set number 9, and that was nearing 8 gigs alr...
by Smooth Criminal
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 196284

Yeah, the two singles I own barely have any space left. As long as they only add the stereo dub track instead of the 5.1 track, the quality difference shouldn't be very noticeable. Funi's got its work cut out for them though. It wouldn't even be an issue if they'd just bump the sets up to 7 discs e...
by Smooth Criminal
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 196284

They could possibly be adding a 5.1 track, a stereo track, and an original broadcast audio track. There is also the question as to whether or not they will be using the the JP audio track that is on the original DBox (which is 320kbps, no?). They mention not tampering with the video, well, what abou...
by Smooth Criminal
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 196284

So the HK bootlegs were actually sourced from the DBOX? I thought they just ripped off the packaging.
by Smooth Criminal
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 196284

Sorry buddy, but the quality will not change. It's DRAGON BOX, for Kaioshin's sake! Stop whining! I hate to see the dogs here whining because of one more episode pack in per disc. Gosh, I'm so sick of them bashing on Funimation all the time! I came here to see the excited faces of the fans here but...
by Smooth Criminal
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 196284

I have concerns the bitrate and image quality will suffer. If they add the 5.1 track on here, we might have problems......