Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by dougo13 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:29 am

After several hours of looking I came up with:

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and VHS (apparently):

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Both from catalogs from 1997...

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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by clutchins » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:14 am

Nice, although still no proof of the 1986-1988 movies on LD. However, I hear that 10th anniversary movie has a kickin' stereo mix to it.
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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by SuperCyan2 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:49 am

It'd be great to have the DB Movies 1-3 on LD, too. We know for sure that DB Movie 4 and DBZ Movies 1-13 are all available.

I just wish I had time to spare so I'd dive into buying and making backups so then I'd sync it with the DVD/BDs.
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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by One_Instance » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:46 am

dougo13 wrote:Not 8mm FILM. But 8mm tapes I could see. Maybe even VCD, though that was more a thing in China. I do remember seeing some stuff released on that format but not DB specifically...
Just wanted to confirm, Dragon Ball movies were released on VCD. I don't remember exactly which movies it is that I own on VCD but I know for a fact that I have Dragon Ball movie 2, Z movie 5 and Z movie 11. I know I have more than just those, but they're kind of hard to get out of the packaging and I've damaged it before trying. :oops:

If you or anyone else wants me to open them up and take a look at which movies in particular I have, I'll be happy to do so.

Forgot to mention, these are Chinese. I'm not sure if Dragon Ball VCD's were ever a thing in Japan.

Also probably important to mention: I only ever played these once, just to make sure they worked and it wasn't even a full watch through. I'd be willing to take a longer look to provide more info though.

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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by Robo4900 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:04 am

One_Instance wrote:If you or anyone else wants me to open them up and take a look at which movies in particular I have, I'll be happy to do so.

Forgot to mention, these are Chinese. I'm not sure if Dragon Ball VCD's were ever a thing in Japan.

Also probably important to mention: I only ever played these once, just to make sure they worked and it wasn't even a full watch through. I'd be willing to take a longer look to provide more info though.
Oh man, I'm kind of jealous right now. :lol:

Y'see, apparently those VCDs contain the isolated music and effects track.
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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by clutchins » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:56 am

Robo4900 wrote:
One_Instance wrote:If you or anyone else wants me to open them up and take a look at which movies in particular I have, I'll be happy to do so.

Forgot to mention, these are Chinese. I'm not sure if Dragon Ball VCD's were ever a thing in Japan.

Also probably important to mention: I only ever played these once, just to make sure they worked and it wasn't even a full watch through. I'd be willing to take a longer look to provide more info though.
Oh man, I'm kind of jealous right now. :lol:

Y'see, apparently those VCDs contain the isolated music and effects track.
In 224kbps MP2 audio...
LDs on the other hand have PCM.
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No, why would it? It's fiction. The strength of the characters is not possible to reach in reality.
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Post by johnboy1 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:30 pm

The real question: Does VegettoEX have Dead Zone on Betamax and Laserdisc?
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Post by DrBriefsCat » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:58 pm

One_Instance wrote:
dougo13 wrote:Not 8mm FILM. But 8mm tapes I could see. Maybe even VCD, though that was more a thing in China. I do remember seeing some stuff released on that format but not DB specifically...
Just wanted to confirm, Dragon Ball movies were released on VCD. I don't remember exactly which movies it is that I own on VCD but I know for a fact that I have Dragon Ball movie 2, Z movie 5 and Z movie 11. I know I have more than just those, but they're kind of hard to get out of the packaging and I've damaged it before trying. :oops:

If you or anyone else wants me to open them up and take a look at which movies in particular I have, I'll be happy to do so.

Forgot to mention, these are Chinese. I'm not sure if Dragon Ball VCD's were ever a thing in Japan.

Also probably important to mention: I only ever played these once, just to make sure they worked and it wasn't even a full watch through. I'd be willing to take a longer look to provide more info though.
Movie 1 of Dragon Ball was released on VCD in Hong Kong with bilingual audio (Cantonese and Japanese sharing a stereo track).
clutchins wrote:Oh man, I'm kind of jealous right now. :lol:

Y'see, apparently those VCDs contain the isolated music and effects track.
The one I have of Movie 1 doesn't (licensed Panorama HK release). The audio is worse than the Japanese track on Funimation's DVDs.

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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by Robo4900 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:22 pm

clutchins wrote:In 224kbps MP2 audio...
LDs on the other hand have PCM.
That's only the music track the LDs have; the VCDs are unique in having the full M&E track.
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Post by DrBriefsCat » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:24 pm

Robo4900 wrote:
clutchins wrote:In 224kbps MP2 audio...
LDs on the other hand have PCM.
That's only the music track the LDs have; the VCDs are unique in having the full M&E track.
Which VCD releases are you referring to?

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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by Robo4900 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:59 pm

DrBriefsCat wrote:
Robo4900 wrote:
clutchins wrote:In 224kbps MP2 audio...
LDs on the other hand have PCM.
That's only the music track the LDs have; the VCDs are unique in having the full M&E track.
Which VCD releases are you referring to?
The Chinese releases of the movies.
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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by Bruma rabu » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:53 am

Does anybody have pictures of Dragon Ball on Betamax? I've been looking but not one picture has showed up.
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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by Ringworm128 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:17 am

I always thought Betamax died before DBZ was even a thing. Did it have a longer life in Japan like Laserdisc did?
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One_Instance wrote:If you or anyone else wants me to open them up and take a look at which movies in particular I have, I'll be happy to do so.

Forgot to mention, these are Chinese. I'm not sure if Dragon Ball VCD's were ever a thing in Japan.

Also probably important to mention: I only ever played these once, just to make sure they worked and it wasn't even a full watch through. I'd be willing to take a longer look to provide more info though.
Oh man, I'm kind of jealous right now. :lol:

Y'see, apparently those VCDs contain the isolated music and effects track.
Maybe that's where the Speedy Malaysian dub got their sound effects from. I remember someone here mentioning how the Speedy dub had oddly clear sound effects.
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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by Robo4900 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:47 am

ringworm128 wrote:I always thought Betamax died before DBZ was even a thing. Did it have a longer life in Japan like Laserdisc did?
I think it was more popular in Japan in general, so I imagine people stuck with it a little longer.
ringworm128 wrote:Maybe that's where the Speedy Malaysian dub got their sound effects from. I remember someone here mentioning how the Speedy dub had oddly clear sound effects.
Rumours have it that that is indeed exactly where they got their M&E tracks.

I'd love to have those M&E tracks from those VCDs, but alas, no one has ripped them online so far.
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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by One_Instance » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:05 am

Robo4900 wrote:I'd love to have those M&E tracks from those VCDs, but alas, no one has ripped them online so far.
I've been thinking of doing it myself, but right now it's a matter of when. I've had an uncharacteristically busy year this far, but I might shoot you a PM whenever I get around to it.

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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by Robo4900 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:48 am

One_Instance wrote:I've been thinking of doing it myself, but right now it's a matter of when. I've had an uncharacteristically busy year this far, but I might shoot you a PM whenever I get around to it.
Thanks, man.

If you need any help with the actual ripping itself, I can help out there if you like.

Though, I think at this point, further talk of this should be done through PMs; we're pretty far off-topic now, for starters... :lol:
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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by dougo13 » Fri May 25, 2018 8:51 am

Found this by accident today while looking for info on another format (VHD):

https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/12672/LS ... h-to-Power

Says this disc was released in 1996 but little other info is available and the data could have come out of a catalog but there was a for sale listing for the disc at one time. Something else to look into maybe...

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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by Robo4900 » Fri May 25, 2018 12:04 pm

dougo13 wrote:Found this by accident today while looking for info on another format (VHD):

https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/12672/LS ... h-to-Power

Says this disc was released in 1996 but little other info is available and the data could have come out of a catalog but there was a for sale listing for the disc at one time. Something else to look into maybe...
The existence of the movie 17 LD is known. A friend of mine has a copy of it, and is currently looking into ripping it.
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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by NinjaGoku » Fri May 25, 2018 12:24 pm

Ended DB Laserdisc auctions: https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/closedsear ... =0&auccat=

Current DB Laserdisc auctions https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/search/sea ... ccat=22020

Haven't seen anywhere DB movies were released on Betamax or 8mm Video in Japan commercially. You really sure it exists?

It would be nice if someone here had bid on this. Contains three or so trailers for DB films in 35mm. Possible it may contain different footage to the Japanese promos on broadcast and DVD extras, could be restored to better quality. https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/s582139010

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Re: Were there any Dragon Ball releases on Betamax?

Post by Robo4900 » Fri May 25, 2018 12:43 pm

NinjaGoku wrote:Haven't seen anywhere DB movies were released on Betamax or 8mm Video in Japan commercially. You really sure it exists?
Well, Kanzenshuu lists Betamax and 8mm release dates.
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