Questions about the VHS tapes

Discussion regarding the entirety of the franchise in a general (meta) sense, including such aspects as: production, trends, merchandise, fan culture, and more.

Moderators: Kanzenshuu Staff, General Help

Thouser
Beyond Newbie
Posts: 149
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:18 pm
Location: Texas

Re: Questions about the VHS tapes

Post by Thouser » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:59 pm

Clandestine123456 wrote:
ABED wrote:
Clandestine123456 wrote:
OK, see this is why I am confused. The vhs tapes are edited or not edited? I know the Saiyan and Namek are edited but everything after that seems to be titled uncut. So what do the "uncut" tapes entail? Are they the toned down tv versions or not?
Both. FUNi released two versions, the uncut and the edited versions.
So if I'm looking to buy the entire series on vhs, I'm just going to have to search tape by tape? Ugh, that sounds like a lot of work. Probably just going to get the saiyan saga and that will have to tide them over until they are older.
The cut versions of the Saiyan and Namek sagas were also released on DVD, so for those you don't have to go all the way back to VHS if you want to show your kids an edited version. For the rest of the series the cut version was only released on VHS.

Cut Saiyan Saga DVDs: http://www.kanzenshuu.com/home-video/na ... /series01/
Cut Namek Saga DVDs: http://www.kanzenshuu.com/home-video/na ... /series02/
"Like that bald punk? Killyin... You're talking about Killyin?!!" - Anime Labs

「他们並不是我孫兒... 是我弟弟。」 - 龜仙人

Clandestine123456
Newbie
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:21 pm

Re: Questions about the VHS tapes

Post by Clandestine123456 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:07 pm

Thouser wrote:
Clandestine123456 wrote:
ABED wrote:Both. FUNi released two versions, the uncut and the edited versions.
So if I'm looking to buy the entire series on vhs, I'm just going to have to search tape by tape? Ugh, that sounds like a lot of work. Probably just going to get the saiyan saga and that will have to tide them over until they are older.
The cut versions of the Saiyan and Namek sagas were also released on DVD, so for those you don't have to go all the way back to VHS if you want to show your kids an edited version. For the rest of the series the cut version was only released on VHS.

Cut Saiyan Saga DVDs: http://www.kanzenshuu.com/home-video/na ... /series01/
Cut Namek Saga DVDs: http://www.kanzenshuu.com/home-video/na ... /series02/
Thanks to everyone for all the info. One last question. Does anyone know where on the box or packaging to look to tell which version is which? If anyone has a vhs with cut or uncut labeled on it a pic would be awesome! Thanks again!

Thouser
Beyond Newbie
Posts: 149
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:18 pm
Location: Texas

Re: Questions about the VHS tapes

Post by Thouser » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:27 pm

Clandestine123456 wrote:
Thouser wrote:
Clandestine123456 wrote:
So if I'm looking to buy the entire series on vhs, I'm just going to have to search tape by tape? Ugh, that sounds like a lot of work. Probably just going to get the saiyan saga and that will have to tide them over until they are older.
The cut versions of the Saiyan and Namek sagas were also released on DVD, so for those you don't have to go all the way back to VHS if you want to show your kids an edited version. For the rest of the series the cut version was only released on VHS.

Cut Saiyan Saga DVDs: http://www.kanzenshuu.com/home-video/na ... /series01/
Cut Namek Saga DVDs: http://www.kanzenshuu.com/home-video/na ... /series02/
Thanks to everyone for all the info. One last question. Does anyone know where on the box or packaging to look to tell which version is which? If anyone has a vhs with cut or uncut labeled on it a pic would be awesome! Thanks again!
The uncut VHS say "(UNCUT)" after the title on the cover, while the edited versions have the title only.

An edited tape: Image
An uncut tape: Image
"Like that bald punk? Killyin... You're talking about Killyin?!!" - Anime Labs

「他们並不是我孫兒... 是我弟弟。」 - 龜仙人

Clandestine123456
Newbie
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:21 pm

Re: Questions about the VHS tapes

Post by Clandestine123456 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:06 pm

You guys rule. Thank you very much.

User avatar
ABED
Namekian Warrior
Posts: 17686
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:23 am
Location: VA
Contact:

Re: Questions about the VHS tapes

Post by ABED » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:09 pm

I keep forgetting that it's been nearly 20 years (FUCK!) since those tapes were released. To me, it feels like yesterday, so it's odd when people ask about the tapes.
The biggest truths aren't original. The truth is ketchup. It's Jim Belushi. Its job isn't to blow our minds. It's to be within reach.
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretzky" - Michael Scott
Happiness is climate, not weather.

User avatar
Hellspawn28
Namekian Warrior
Posts: 14020
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:50 pm
Location: Maryland, USA

Re: Questions about the VHS tapes

Post by Hellspawn28 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:58 pm

I stop buying DB tapes after 2003 since I got a PS2 for X-mas that year. I would personally buy them for the episodes I didn't own or seen yet. The uncut episodes always had the 13+ sticker on them. I remember people at Suncoast and Sam Goody would tell parents that this tape is Uncut and that there will be blood and swearing.
PS4 username: Guyver_Spawn_27
MAL Profile: http://myanimelist.net/profile/Hellspawn28
Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/GS27/

Post Reply