Point being, FUNimation knows its market and this is it. They [FUNimation] will not spend excessive amounts of money, patience, time and talent when a crappy release can be so lucrative. FUNi is a business company, not a fansub.
Huge fan of DBZ. I grew up watching this show and was ecstatic when I saw these available. I was buying the level sets untill they stopped making them. (LOVED those by the way) I think this is an awesome set! The cropping, although some people are complaining about it, is really not bad at all. In fact you soon forget its cropped at all. The audio options are great as well. If your a die-hard dbz fan and cant stand that kai crap then this is for you. Quality is really great! I pre-ordered seasons 2 and 3 and will be continuing to order seasons as they are available. I highly recommend this!
This is a great buy for someone looking for a bluray version of DBZ, the quality in the picture is amazing and re-watching in this format is awesome. It's crazy how clear the colors are and how well it looks. For someone that is looking to watch this with a new experience this is a great purchase and the front covers display a continuous scene if you line them up. I'm so glad I made the investment in purchasing these, especially seeing that I haven't had any other hard copies of the DBZ seasons
I wasn't sure if I should get the regular DVD set (orange brick) or just spend a little extra on the blu ray. I'm glad I chose the blu ray sets. The sound is amazing. The picture is so clear and the colors are just gorgeous. It's just amazing. I love DBZ AND I'm glad that I've finally started buying the seasons. I just need season 8 and 9 which are available for pre-order through Amazon. By December I'll have all 9 seasons. But anyways if you have a blu-ray player or in my case a PS3 then the blu-ray sets are the way to go. But if you don't want to spend a little extra cash then the orange brick sets are just as good. Heck anything DBZ IS good!!
I'm loving this. However, it's not without it's flaws. The HD reolution is superb and they did a great job making it visually stunning. It's a shame they felt they had to crop it to be widescreen. It can be distracting at times when you feel part of a character is cut off.
I'm pleased to see that they have English with either the original Japanese music or the US version with the Bruce Faulconer music. If the US version was in 5.1 instead of Stereo, I would have been ecstatic, but it isn't sadly. And if you wanted to watch this subbed, you only get Mono sound.
All-in-all, a very solid purchase. I will recommend.
These blu-rays look great, a massive improvement over the dvds. Still, theres some issues I have. First of all, these are widescreen (when the original was fullscreen) so some is cut off the top and bottom. This issue is fixed somewhat by the fact that they adjusted the view pwr individual scene to try to avoid cutting anything important, but it's still obvious in some instances. Unfortunately, there's no set in production currently without this issue. Also, the English dub with Japanese music option does not feature the original opening songs; you have to switch to the japanese tracks to hear Head Cha-La or We Gotta Power. Additionally, the "textless opening" special feature doesn't have the original songs either and this can't be changed. Other than that, the set is fine; interesting special features and great picture quality, and if you can overlook the few issues, DBZ in HD is breathtaking.
This is probably the best way to watch Dragon Ball Z in HD however I have some issues. The music by default is not the falconer music. You have to physically switch the audio to audio English 2 in order to listen to this with Falconer music. It gets annoying having to do this for every disc but at least it’s there and available.
My biggest issue that I have is that in some episodes you will notice that the animated lines outlining characters are slightly blurry. As if the projector when scanning the film was not in focus. I’m curious if this is only the Blu Ray that was like this or if the original dragon ball z episodes had these blurred lines and we just couldn’t tell until now. It starts to happen after the Frieza Saga, maybe around season 5. One episode that stands out to me is the one where Vegeta becomes Super Vegeta. I’ll include some photos.
As for the wide screen crop I don’t mind it. Each scene was put into account when cropped that it wouldn’t effect the story. You honestly get used to it.
Besides some blurry episodes this is truly the best possible way to watch Dragon Ball Z
This was absolutely perfect for me as I'm a huge DBZ fan and a collector to boot. The package was well secured when shipped so it had no damage, it looks great next to my other collectibles... and now I get to enjoy my favorite series in great quality!