Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

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Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

Post by Dragon Ball Ireland » Sun May 17, 2020 5:17 pm

Nice, hopefully other distributors take note and release the OG Dragon Ball movies first.

I'd love to own the Amazon masters but won't get my hopes up.
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Post by kei17 » Sun May 17, 2020 5:58 pm

Javaki wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Kazé announced a German Blu-ray release of the first 17 movies in 4 volumes.

Volume 1 will contain Dragon Ball movies 01 through 03 & the 10th Anniversary Movie (release: 20 July 2020)
Volume 2 will contain Dragon Ball Z movies 01 through 04 (ETA: late-August 2020)
Volume 3 will contain Dragon Ball Z movies 05 through 08 (ETA: late-September 2020)
Volume 4 will contain Dragon Ball Z movies 09 through 13 (ETA: late-November 2020)

I wonder which masters they gonna use :think:
In France, the DBZ movies were broadcast in HD recently, and they turned out to be the same as those used for the Japanese Blu-ray release (heavily DNR'ed, cel composition errors fixed) but without the censorship. So I guess that this release is using the same masters.

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Post by sangofe » Mon May 18, 2020 5:19 am

kei17 wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 5:58 pm
Javaki wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Kazé announced a German Blu-ray release of the first 17 movies in 4 volumes.

Volume 1 will contain Dragon Ball movies 01 through 03 & the 10th Anniversary Movie (release: 20 July 2020)
Volume 2 will contain Dragon Ball Z movies 01 through 04 (ETA: late-August 2020)
Volume 3 will contain Dragon Ball Z movies 05 through 08 (ETA: late-September 2020)
Volume 4 will contain Dragon Ball Z movies 09 through 13 (ETA: late-November 2020)

I wonder which masters they gonna use :think:
In France, the DBZ movies were broadcast in HD recently, and they turned out to be the same as those used for the Japanese Blu-ray release (heavily DNR'ed, cel composition errors fixed) but without the censorship. So I guess that this release is using the same masters.
Oh, that's interesting.

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Post by Fernandez » Mon May 18, 2020 2:58 pm

Javaki wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Kazé announced a German Blu-ray release of the first 17 movies in 4 volumes.

Volume 1 will contain Dragon Ball movies 01 through 03 & the 10th Anniversary Movie (release: 20 July 2020)
Volume 2 will contain Dragon Ball Z movies 01 through 04 (ETA: late-August 2020)
Volume 3 will contain Dragon Ball Z movies 05 through 08 (ETA: late-September 2020)
Volume 4 will contain Dragon Ball Z movies 09 through 13 (ETA: late-November 2020)

I wonder which masters they gonna use :think:
According to Amazon.de, the aspect ratio is 4:3. I believe that this information isn't meaningful yet and will be updated. But it makes you wonder.

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Post by Javaki » Mon May 18, 2020 5:09 pm

Fernandez wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Javaki wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Kazé announced a German Blu-ray release of the first 17 movies in 4 volumes.

Volume 1 will contain Dragon Ball movies 01 through 03 & the 10th Anniversary Movie (release: 20 July 2020)
Volume 2 will contain Dragon Ball Z movies 01 through 04 (ETA: late-August 2020)
Volume 3 will contain Dragon Ball Z movies 05 through 08 (ETA: late-September 2020)
Volume 4 will contain Dragon Ball Z movies 09 through 13 (ETA: late-November 2020)

I wonder which masters they gonna use :think:
According to Amazon.de, the aspect ratio is 4:3. I believe that this information isn't meaningful yet and will be updated. But it makes you wonder.
I think they just copy&pasted the description from Kazés previous DVD release from 2011.

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Post by superrayman3 » Tue May 19, 2020 11:38 pm

Javaki wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 5:09 pm
I think they just copy&pasted the description from Kazés previous DVD release from 2011.
Probably but who knows, I'm hoping Kazé can release a 4:3 version of the HD remasters although I wouldn't count on it.

I seriously doubt that Toei would go through the trouble of remastering the 4:3 versions of the movies just for international licensees when it's much easier for them to just crop the image to 16:9, remaster that and call it a day (remember this is Toei we're talking about here, a company notorious for laziness and corner cutting so it wouldn't surprise me if that's exactly what they did).

The only feasible way I can think of that would make a 4:3 release even possible in this case is if Kazé specifically requested 4:3 versions from Toei and even then there's no guarantee Kazé would actually get them.
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Post by Fernandez » Wed May 20, 2020 12:04 pm

"When asked, KAZÉ revealed a few details about the upcoming re-release of the old Dragon Ball Z movies. A Japanese HD master will be used for these film; [...] In addition to a higher resolution, this offers revised contrasts, stronger colours and a deeper picture with more details. In addition, all films are now displayed in 16:9 format." (Moviepilot, translated)

So if the DBZ movies are released in 16:9, the DB movies will most likely also be released in 16:9.

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