The thing there is that it's still a widescreen crop, (look at Goku's hair the symbol on Krillin's gi) and it only works because it takes advantage of the sides of the images that were originally part of the overscan (which isn't at all an issue today). It still isn't the show as intended by the original production team.Woodlandbuckle wrote: ↑Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:45 amEveryone seems to be confused on my "extending frame" idea I proposed. People think I'm talking about funimation's blu-rays/orange bricks or Kai TFC when I wasn't. I was talking about the original run of kai on japanese TVs. This is what I'm referring to.My idea for the new blu-rays would be the image at the top.
I HIGHLY doubt it'll be 4K, for two reasons. 1) That would jack up the price even MORE than it already would be, which would make it the Bugatti Veyron of Dragon Ball home media and practically unsellable to most collectors. And 2) There really isn't much to be gained by going 4K for 95% of the three total shows (DB, Z & GT) because they were printed on 16mm film stock. About the best that's looked is the Level sets, and it can't really get much higher than that because, as the name suggests, the physical film cells are just too small. Past that you get severe diminishing returns, and the only advantage would be more space on the disc for more episodes if you kept them at HD.
The remaining 5% is the Ginyu Force section on Namek, which for whatever reason was printed on 35mm film stock. This is the stock that was used for all the movies, which is why those look so jaw-dropping, but it was also used for the Bardock Special (not sure about the Trunks or Goku Jr. Specials). There are subversions, though: when Frieza recognized Goku's face on Namek and we flash to the end of the Bardock Special, that was printed on 16mm film and that specific footage is what was used for the opening of Kai Ep1, which is why it doesn't look any better.
Another very good point. This is I think why this set is a collaboration between Funimation and Toei: if the set has both English and Japanese tracks and menus, then they could be sold in Japan as well and both share the cost of producing the sets (or a more consumer-grade version of it like with the Dragon Boxes).