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Post by Fizzer » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:32 pm

I think some decision makers at Funi might be tempted to say "fuck giving them a hardcore release after all the hate they've thrown around over this one". It's not like they'd make huge amounts of money from a release aimed at us.

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Fizzer wrote:I think some decision makers at Funi might be tempted to say "fuck giving them a hardcore release after all the hate they've thrown around over this one". It's not like they'd make huge amounts of money from a release aimed at us.
Yes, but I'm sure they'd want to get on our good side.
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Post by KingofWisdom » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:15 pm

As long as there's money to be made from DBZ, they will milk it. Not throwing us a bone would mean giving the series a break, since they're not going to immediately do another widescreen release. There's still an audience for the 4:3 AR, even if it isn't a huge one, what with the Dragon Boxes being out of print. Even the people who bought those might be willing to upgrade now that enough time has passed, especially if their old DVDs have gotten scratched up.
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Post by dbboxkaifan » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:25 pm

KingofWisdom wrote:As long as there's money to be made from DBZ, they will milk it. Not throwing us a bone would mean giving the series a break, since they're not going to immediately do another widescreen release. There's still an audience for the 4:3 AR, even if it isn't a huge one, what with the Dragon Boxes being out of print. Even the people who bought those might be willing to upgrade now that enough time has passed, especially if their old DVDs have gotten scratched up.
I'd expect that from the careless casual customers who don't know how to hold a disc properly and avoiding from making scratches but the collectors/hardcores? They've gotta know it better than them.

I'm always very careful with my discs because I don't want to scratch them no matter what.

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Post by KingofWisdom » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:31 pm

DVDs get scratched just by watching them.
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Post by Gyt Kaliba » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:34 pm

KingofWisdom wrote:DVDs get scratched just by watching them.
Not to the point that it causes any immediate degradation though. You can still watch a DVD many times without it getting scratched enough to cause any real problems.
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Post by dbboxkaifan » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:37 pm

KingofWisdom wrote:DVDs get scratched just by watching them.
I've watched various DVDs plenty of times and they all work perfectly, so that would only be true in case you were to move/shake the device reading the disc thus far it'd scratch the disc to make it unreadable.
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Post by Gaffer Tape » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:51 pm

Fizzer wrote:I think some decision makers at Funi might be tempted to say "fuck giving them a hardcore release after all the hate they've thrown around over this one". It's not like they'd make huge amounts of money from a release aimed at us.
No sane business would base their release schedule over how much hate is or isn't thrown. As individuals, they probably care about that. As a business, it should have no effect. As I've said before, the Dragon Boxes weren't a gift to the fans. They released them because they knew people would buy them, and because they expected to turn a profit. If they didn't expect them to, they wouldn't have released them. And that's in spite of the fact they probably got more hate off of the orange bricks than they have off of these. And yet they didn't fold their arms and go, "Hmph. They're mean. We're not going to give them to opportunity to give us money for things they want." So, honestly, the more "hate" is thrown at this, I'd say the better chance we have. That just shows them there's an intense market for what they're not selling, and that they might be able to make more money if they cater to those people.

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Post by ABED » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:54 pm

The Dragon Boxes were for a niche audience. Yeah they expected to turn a profit, but it wasn't a mass market product.
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No they don't. I've had some DVDs for over 15 years and they are perfect.
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Post by Gaffer Tape » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:56 pm

ABED wrote:The Dragon Boxes were for a niche audience. Yeah they expected to turn a profit, but it wasn't a mass market product.
I'm not sure what your point is. In fact, it sounds like you're just restating what I said. Yeah, they were niche, but they were expected to be profitable. If they hadn't been, they wouldn't exist.
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Post by samuraix123 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:09 pm

Well.....I kinda just broke over and bought season 1 of the new Blu-ray. :P :lol:
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Post by Kendamu » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:59 am

Having out these down for a few days and picked them back up, the flaws in the release are still super obvious but I don't care nearly as much either way anymore. If they do go back and do it properly, I'll be really happy, but these things aren't the death of Dragonball to me or anything.

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Post by LordCrumb » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:55 am

Damn, just chucked on Disc 1 of this.. it's almost hurting my eyes. Dragon Ball Z is just not made for Widescreen.. it just feels odd.

The DNR is also fucking distracting.

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Post by Baggie_Saiyan » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:07 pm

How much demand is there in Japan for the original Z to be remastered in HD? Because the way I see it, Kai is pretty much Toei's attempt at remastering Z in HD and if I were them I wouldn't waste time going back to original series(especially if the demand isn't there), just concentrate on making future BoG sequels or specials.

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Post by kei17 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:13 pm

Baggie_Saiyan wrote:How much demand is there in Japan for the original Z to be remastered in HD?
I guess the original Z would sell more than Kai. Kai is disliked there more than you think.
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Post by Patrick » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:03 pm

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Baggie_Saiyan wrote:How much demand is there in Japan for the original Z to be remastered in HD?
I guess the original Z would sell more than Kai. Kai is disliked there more than you think.
Just curious, why is this the case? I've heard the reasons as to why some American fans dislike Kai, but not any from the Japanese side.
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Post by Black_Anime_Fan » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:27 pm

From what I've heard Kai does pretty well in Japan, I didn't think it'd be that unpopular.
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Post by kei17 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:35 pm

Patrick wrote:
kei17 wrote:I guess the original Z would sell more than Kai. Kai is disliked there more than you think.
Just curious, why is this the case? I've heard the reasons as to why some American fans dislike Kai, but not any from the Japanese side.
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Black_Anime_Fan wrote:From what I've heard Kai does pretty well in Japan, I didn't think it'd be that unpopular.
Yeah, it did so well that each Blu-ray box sold less than 1,000 copies and did not increase merchandising sales.
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