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Will FUNimation ever release Dragon Ball on Blu-ray?

Post by JEFFMAN219 » Wed May 28, 2014 12:17 pm

Do you guys think that Funimation will release Dragon Ball on Blu Ray once their releasing Dragon Ball Z on Blu Ray?

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Re: Will Funi ever release Dragon Ball on Blu Ray

Post by VegettoEX » Wed May 28, 2014 12:19 pm

This question pops up pretty often. The answer remains:

- For FUNimation to be able to release it on Blu-ray, they'd really need something other than the masters they have now, which are likely digi-betas/tapes
- The original TV series was never the major seller compared to the other series (I believe even GT), so if they're going to do one, it'd probably be GT first
- Anything's possible
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Re: Will Funi ever release Dragon Ball on Blu Ray

Post by samuraix123 » Wed May 28, 2014 12:20 pm

If they knew it would be profitable they would. I would much rather them release Dragonball Dragon-boxes personally. but If they did release a Blu-ray release like Z then they better make sure they have all endings unlike their Blue Season Sets.
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Post by Gyt Kaliba » Wed May 28, 2014 12:22 pm

VegettoEX wrote: - The original TV series was never the major seller compared to the other series (I believe even GT), so if they're going to do one, it'd probably be GT first
Just to add to this one, GT would also probably be more likely as it'd be much less of an investment for them. All it would take would be two sets, maybe even just one, especially if they were to mirror the previous Season Sets for the series. Dragon Ball would likely be five (again, assuming they would match their previous release's episode count and model). So GT would just be easier for them to do all the way around, with much less money loss risk.
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Re: Will Funi ever release Dragon Ball on Blu Ray

Post by JEFFMAN219 » Wed May 28, 2014 12:45 pm

VegettoEX wrote:This question pops up pretty often. The answer remains:

- For FUNimation to be able to release it on Blu-ray, they'd really need something other than the masters they have now, which are likely digi-betas/tapes
- The original TV series was never the major seller compared to the other series (I believe even GT), so if they're going to do one, it'd probably be GT first
- Anything's possible
Whats wrong with their film masters of Dragon Ball?
samuraix123 wrote:If they knew it would be profitable they would. I would much rather them release Dragonball Dragon-boxes personally. but If they did release a Blu-ray release like Z then they better make sure they have all endings unlike their Blue Season Sets.
I honestly think Funimation will never release the Dragon Boxes for the original Dragon Ball. Its been two years since they put that Dragon Box survey out and nothing has been announced. While last summer they put out that survey for the new Blu Rays and two months later they announced the release date for it.

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Post by superrayman3 » Wed May 28, 2014 12:57 pm

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samuraix123 wrote:If they knew it would be profitable they would. I would much rather them release Dragonball Dragon-boxes personally. but If they did release a Blu-ray release like Z then they better make sure they have all endings unlike their Blue Season Sets.
I honestly think Funimation will never release the Dragon Boxes for the original Dragon Ball. Its been two years since they put that Dragon Box survey out and nothing has been announced. While last summer they put out that survey for the new Blu Rays and two months later they announced the release date for it.
Pretty much I'm still waiting for that "something cool" FUNimation promised the fans when it comes to the original DB series.
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Post by VegettoEX » Wed May 28, 2014 1:00 pm

JEFFMAN219 wrote:Whats wrong with their film masters of Dragon Ball?
They don't have film masters for the first TV series; that's the whole point. They only have masters on tape. You can't rescan tape to get any more resolution/fidelity, unlike what you can do with film.
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Re: Will FUNimation ever release Dragon Ball on Blu-ray?

Post by Rukura » Wed May 28, 2014 1:09 pm

If they never went out of their way to re-release it with better masters on DVD (like, say, Dragon Box masters), I don't see what would lead them to get film masters to, then, remaster themselves for a Blu-ray release.

Hell, they never released the Dragon Box versions of the Z movies, that they already have.
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Post by sintzu » Wed May 28, 2014 1:33 pm

VegettoEX wrote:
JEFFMAN219 wrote:Whats wrong with their film masters of Dragon Ball?
They don't have film masters for the first TV series; that's the whole point. They only have masters on tape. You can't rescan tape to get any more resolution/fidelity, unlike what you can do with film.
Can't they get the film from toie ? and what about gt do they have it on film or tapes ?
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Re: Will FUNimation ever release Dragon Ball on Blu-ray?

Post by Hellspawn28 » Wed May 28, 2014 2:25 pm

It will be a long time before we see DB on Blu-Ray. I bet we might see re-release of DBZ Movie 1 - 13 on Blu-Ray. Funi will likely take the Dragon Box Movie prints and upscale them.
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Post by superrayman3 » Wed May 28, 2014 2:50 pm

Hellspawn28 wrote:Funi will likely take the Dragon Box Movie prints and upscale them.
If FUNi even thinks about doing that they can kiss my purchase bye bye. The DBOX masters for the movies were made with DVD specs in mind, it'd be a waste of time and effort to upscale meterial that's already been encoded at 480p because there'd be little to no improvement to the footage. The only way FUNi could think about getting away witth using the DBOX footage is if they used the original film prints that were made before the films were downscaled to 480p.
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Post by dbboxkaifan » Wed May 28, 2014 4:10 pm

I wouldn't want FUNimation's Dragon Ball footage on Blu-ray because what they've got is the only the minimum (1x OP, 153x Eps, 4x Eyecatches, 1xED) so I'd rather have that they release their own Dragon Box of Dragon Ball to have all the original content.

I kinda miss the NEPs as I saw them on the other series always (Z, GT, Kai).
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Post by GarrettCRW » Wed May 28, 2014 4:36 pm

dbboxkaifan wrote:I wouldn't want FUNimation's Dragon Ball footage on Blu-ray because what they've got is the only the minimum (1x OP, 153x Eps, 4x Eyecatches, 1xED) so I'd rather have that they release their own Dragon Box of Dragon Ball to have all the original content.

I kinda miss the NEPs as I saw them on the other series always (Z, GT, Kai).
Plus, you can kiss the Japanese title cards goodbye.

But, Mike has the definitive answer: until Funimation is given film masters (as is the case with Z), we're not getting anything on Blu-ray.

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Post by eledoremassis02 » Wed May 28, 2014 5:05 pm

I wouldnt mind re-encoded version of the singles (like the UK is getting/Australia has). The blue bricks are kinda the same but these have the grain, and Japanese title cards.

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Post by KentalSSJ6 » Wed May 28, 2014 5:24 pm

Would rather see a re-dub over a bluray release.
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Re: Will FUNimation ever release Dragon Ball on Blu-ray?

Post by JEFFMAN219 » Wed May 28, 2014 5:49 pm

KentalSSJ6 wrote:Would rather see a re-dub over a bluray release.
That would be great if they re dubbed the original Dragon Ball.

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Post by dbboxkaifan » Wed May 28, 2014 5:53 pm

KentalSSJ6 wrote:Would rather see a re-dub over a bluray release.
Imagine this'd be the case:

> New English dub
> Remastered in HD on Widescreen with omg more image on the sides!!
> On Blu-ray through five epic seasons!

Being in widescreen certainly would attract the attention of the 16x9 AR DB fans.
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Post by thomas1up » Wed May 28, 2014 6:22 pm

dbboxkaifan wrote:
KentalSSJ6 wrote:Would rather see a re-dub over a bluray release.
Imagine this'd be the case:

> New English dub
> Remastered in HD on Widescreen with omg more image on the sides!!
> On Blu-ray through five epic seasons!

Being in widescreen certainly would attract the attention of the 16x9 AR DB fans.
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Anyway, I'd rather see Dragon Ball Dragon Box first rather than Blu Ray to be honest.
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Re: Will FUNimation ever release Dragon Ball on Blu-ray?

Post by Sshadow5001 » Thu May 29, 2014 12:18 am

The only reason I'd wanna see dragonball on Bluray is if its to put a lot of episodes on fewer discs.

I know most modern dvd's don't have this problem anymore but having 3-4 20 minute episodes on 1 disc was really annoying.
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