Deli295 wrote:Probably this thread is more dead than the actual Level Sets...
Not a mod, so don't take my word as authority, but it's probably better to make a new thread rather than reviving these dead ones.
Deli295 wrote:They are doing a pretty good job with The Final Chapters and Super, Blu-Rays coming soon and they seem to be pretty awesome (TFC Part 1 has already come out and it is very good).
Funimation isn't laying a finger on the source material outside of dubbing. It's not comparable to Z, where they have
to do something in order for the product to be marketable.
Deli295 wrote:I have a theory that Toei itself doesn't allow Funi to make a proper release, maybe because they still make a lot of money from shitty releases. I mean really, Funi's excuses for cropping the show and "updating it" (noise reducing the shit out from the masters) are so poor that it seems to be a terrible joke, and that other excuse of "they didn't make up for the amount of effort it took" is ever more annoying.
That's not very likely. If Toei had a problem with the Levels, they wouldn't have gotten as far as they had. In reality, we know what killed the Level Sets: Funimation spammed DBZ releases for almost 5 years before they were produced (not including the singles), and they happened to follow the Dragon Boxes, which are arguably better than the Level Sets. They were cancelled because Funimation sucked the blood out of their consumer base, they would have failed no matter what. We also know why Funimation employs the remastering tactics they do. It's cheap and it makes the show look new, which is marketable as fuck. Now that we have new DB material, and the Season Sets and Bricks are still selling just fine as best we can tell, we won't get new Level Sets, period.
Deli295 wrote:Also can anybody tell me which reels do Funimation have?
Since 2006, Funimation has its own film reel copied from Toei's. It's been used for the Orange Bricks, Level Sets, and Season Blu-rays.
Hope I responded sufficiently if/before the thread gets locked.
Robo4900 wrote:As Derek Padula has confirmed in the past, Chris Sabat has full broadcast audio for Dragon Ball Z now..
This was his last mention of it from the Broadcast Audio Discussion Thread
before it was locked a few months ago. It sounds like Sabat still only has some of the audio:
DerekPadula wrote:Sabat has told me that he would like to use it some day in an official release. So if you're looking for 'evidence,' then you can take his personal wish into account.
But if you do, then you must also take into account that he does not own FUNimation. Even though he's the voice director of the series, he doesn't make their business decisions. He would like a new release, but there are a lot of people who have to sign off on that decision.
A few years ago my idea to send Sabat the broadcast audio seemed like a crazy long shot dream, and there were naysayers. But after years of effort, now he has some of it. Yes, there is a better version out there in the wild, but until Kei sends it to me or to Sabat directly, this is the best we've got.
So it is what it is. My advice is to not get emotionally invested one way or the other.