Ajay wrote:I'm pretty ecstatic. From what I've seen, colour-wise they're not perfect, but what is? On the whole, what I'm seeing so far is an improvement over every other release. Competent work, for sure.
The only negative is that they're currently using optical audio on the streams, rather than the high quality audio available on the Dragon Boxes. Hopefully that's fixed for the inevitable home release.
Toei still have the original cinetape mag tracks for all the movies, so there should be no doubt that they'll fix the audio. The real question is whether they'll uncover some of the mysterious stereo mixes(Well, semi-stereo anyway... Since everything until about Z movie 13 was mixed in mono, the "Stereo mixes" of the ones before that that are known use stereo music, but mono SFX + voices), like that one of DBZ movie 11 that's made the rounds.
As for the colours, yeah, as you say, not perfect, but goddamn is it beautiful. It looks like they're not bending over backwards to try to make it looks like the cels, they're respecting the film texture, and the original cel photography, and just trying to get a really nice look out of it, and it looks astounding.
Ajay wrote:Some more shots: [snip]
GAHHH! SO PRETTY!!
Any chance we can get some shots from DB movie 2 aswell?
Ajay wrote:Keep in mind, all of these shots are coming from extra-compressed sources, rather than direct streams, so the quality is naturally not going be as good as it really is.
Yeah. I can tell there's some detail that's not being represented here that would be in the source files; I think there's probably a lot more grain on the source files, judging from the way the background in the DBZ movie 1 video you uploaded jitters slightly with compression.
Complain to Funimation about the crappy 30th anniversary sets:
As it stands, the next time they release the show, they'll trot out the same excuses they made for why they made the 30th anniversary sets suck. Let's prevent that. Make your voice heard
. It'll barely take you a minute or two to send an email, and it could make all the difference in the world. Worst case scenario, you wasted about as much time as you spent reading this message, but you spent it in an effort to improve a crappy situation.