Spain remastered DBZ thread *updated 19th August*

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Post by Tsukento » Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:43 am

desirecampbell wrote:Generally, most dvd drives are either region free or allow for a few 'region setting' changes (mine allows for seven).

The dvd drive rarely forces you to choose a region - if you're forced to choose it's probably the DVD itself. Though even that is uncommon.
I would assume this is for newer drives, seeing as how I got mine around 2002 or somewhere around then and I have to use a program to get it to switch region codes to view import DVDs. :s
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Post by linkdude20002001 » Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:52 am

I'm trying to buy volume one from DVDGO, but I can't register. I wants to know my province, but I'm not sure what that means. Could anyone help?

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Post by Bardock the Mexican » Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:59 am

On one hand this is interesting to see, however it is a shame in some respects as it is the Castellano version. If you are unfamiliar with Spanish and have no idea what I am talking about read below, if not don't. Here it is:
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Post by SonGokuGT » Sun Jun 25, 2006 3:53 pm

linkdude20002001 wrote:I'm trying to buy volume one from DVDGO, but I can't register. I wants to know my province, but I'm not sure what that means. Could anyone help?
It might be for Spain-only... Province is like a state like Castilla-Leon, Catalunya, Andalucia...

There's many sites that cater only to a certain country...

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Post by MajinVegeta25 » Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:12 pm

I'm actually considering getting this. Just watching it in original japanese with the new Dragon Box clean-ups would be great.

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Post by Tsukento » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:31 am

If I weren't already buying the Japanese DVDs, I'd probably look into these DVDs. The extras look pretty nice. The one thing really not making me buy them is the fact that the Mexican dub isn't in there. :P Would be nice if it was available on DVD, rather than scattered VHS tapes.
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Post by linkdude20002001 » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:48 am

SonGokuGT wrote:
linkdude20002001 wrote:I'm trying to buy volume one from DVDGO, but I can't register. I wants to know my province, but I'm not sure what that means. Could anyone help?
It might be for Spain-only... Province is like a state like Castilla-Leon, Catalunya, Andalucia...

There's many sites that cater only to a certain country...
There's "Province (spanish residents)" and "Province (non spanish residents)". Also, it says it ships to the United States.

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Post by veleta » Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:06 pm

You can see here comparisons between DragonBox and Remastered spanish version :

http://www.zonadvd.com/modules.php?name ... &artid=627


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Post by theoriginalbilis » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:10 pm

Ah! So it's NOT the same DragonBox footage. The remastered Spain footage is a bit sharper, whereas the Dragonbox footage is softer. Also, the Spain footage has a bit more color saturation.

It looks nice though, definetely clearer than the grain-tacular Funi masters. :D
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Post by Son Goku » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:01 pm

I still think the Spain re-masters look awesome.
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Post by SonGokuGT » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:04 pm

veleta wrote:You can see here comparisons between DragonBox and Remastered spanish version :

http://www.zonadvd.com/modules.php?name ... &artid=627


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Thank you so much for the link! I like the Spanish version more than the DragonBox... 0_0

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Post by Slickmasterfunk » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:20 pm

Bah! The Dragon Box still looks better in my book. So sad I shall never own them. :(

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Post by Lobster_Rage155 » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:15 pm

Huh, looks like the Spanish version looks ever so slightly cropped on the right side. Insignificantly, yes, but it's still there.

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Post by gotenx » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:11 pm

For some reason the Spanish remastered edition looks like it has the same "remastered" footage that those blue and yellow bootlegs have.

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Post by Tsukento » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:09 am

Those blue and yellow DVDs are bootlegs of the actual Dragon Box sets. >_>

The Spanish set is nice..though it looks a little too sharp for my taste. That and some of the black outlining clashes with the color, causing that rainbowish color you see often on the FUNimation DVDs. :s
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Post by Timo » Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:40 am

Finally, I have it! :)

The DVD case has an extra "paperback" (I don't know the english word -_-). So, two discs in one case. Nice! Four episodes and one part of the extras on each DVD. Five languages (dub) and subtitles in castellan.
And yes, it's uncut (and remastered). When there is a scene (for example the title card or the eye catchers) which was cut in the old spanish versions, it changes to the japanese track.

The remastering is good, but I prefer the Dragonbox. On my PC it seems very "blurred". But see for yourself :D

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Post by Tsukento » Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:52 pm

Ouch, I see some macroblocking on the Spain DVD. D:
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Post by Snail » Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:23 pm

There is something extremely odd about those fingers...where Goku and Kuririn are holding hands. :? Anyhow, I think that the spanish remasters look great.

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ahh, I see, Kuririn is holding Goku's hand with both of his hands..

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Post by BoxerGloves » Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:30 pm

By the way, what's the audio format the Japanese version on this Spanish DVD is in? On one of the menus it reads "Audio Japones 2.0", so is it Japanese 2.0 stereo surround sound (yeah, we all wish!), or is it 2.0 monaural sound, like it is the DragonBox releases?

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Post by Timo » Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:33 am

I would say it's mono.

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