Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks

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Re: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks

Post by Dragon Ball Ireland » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:15 am

Would Anime Limited have been able to afford Dragon Ball? Jerome said in his interview with Mike the series cost £6 a minute to license, which for Z alone would have been over £35,000. Getting new masters from TOEI plus the cost of scanning, colour correcting, authoring and packaging new DVD sets would have made that even more expensive. Manga UK had to start from somewhere, and any distributor would have been daunted by those costs.
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They did a fantastic job with the theatrical runs for Resurrection F and Broly, and are clearly making an effort with packaging for the new Z Blu-rays. I'd say they're doing the best they can with the resources they're given.
Yeah, I appreciate that Manga UK have been gradually putting more effort into their packaging. The art cards, posters and stickers they provided for the Battle of Gods, Resurrection F and Broly were nice collectables and it's good to see that's a continuing trend with these new Blu-Rays and the Super Complete Series. Yeah the posting could have been handled better for the latter but you can't deny the thought they put into it's packaging with the art book and cards.
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Re: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks

Post by Kid Trunks » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:50 pm

So is this release just the orange brick footage with all its flaws, but in 4:3? I have the Dragon Boxes, but I still have nostalgia for the Funimation soundtrack and can't bring myself to buy any of the crap that's out there. Unless this is closer to Dbox quality then the old 00s singles are probably still the best version for Funimation soundtrack.

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Re: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks

Post by KBABZ » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:02 pm

Kid Trunks wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:50 pm
So is this release just the orange brick footage with all its flaws, but in 4:3? I have the Dragon Boxes, but I still have nostalgia for the Funimation soundtrack and can't bring myself to buy any of the crap that's out there. Unless this is closer to Dbox quality then the old 00s singles are probably still the best version for Funimation soundtrack.

(first post in over 5 years, god damn...)
It's closer to the Blu-Ray Seasons but with a better colour grade. It's nothing remarkable, but it's easily the best Western release of the show, and purely on the 4:3 alone makes it the obvious pick over the Blu-Ray Seasons and the Orange Bricks of old.

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Re: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks

Post by Dragon Ball Ireland » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:44 am

Kid Trunks wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:50 pm
So is this release just the orange brick footage with all its flaws, but in 4:3? I have the Dragon Boxes, but I still have nostalgia for the Funimation soundtrack and can't bring myself to buy any of the crap that's out there. Unless this is closer to Dbox quality then the old 00s singles are probably still the best version for Funimation soundtrack.

(first post in over 5 years, god damn...)
The colours are a significant step up from both the orange bricks and Season BDs, although if you love the Dragon Box grade you may be disappointed.

The singles, despite taking up a lot more shelf space are the way to go for the Faulconer score because only they have the original placement.
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Re: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks

Post by CuppaKofe » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:12 pm

Anyone in the UK get the standard edition? Curious to see what kind of slip boxes they used.
Looking for the following Pioneer singles:

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Post by Dragon Ball Ireland » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:19 am

CuppaKofe wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:12 pm
Anyone in the UK get the standard edition? Curious to see what kind of slip boxes they used.
Mine shipped on November 17th but sadly I haven't received it yet. From what I can tell these releases are using the same slip cases as Manga UK's Resurrection F Collector's Edition rather than the standard slipcovers they used for Super and the Double Features.
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Re: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks

Post by mute_proxy » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:46 am

Anyone get the Steelbooks from MangaUK? I was wondering if it's their own release with MangaUK logos, cuz in the promo pics it shows Funimation's

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Re: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks

Post by The Time Traveller » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:57 am

CuppaKofe wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:12 pm
Anyone in the UK get the standard edition? Curious to see what kind of slip boxes they used.
I got it, it's the same kind as Broly. You can see it peeking out of the box in the third image on my Twitter.

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Re: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks

Post by Matches Malone » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:52 am

The Time Traveller wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:57 am
CuppaKofe wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:12 pm
Anyone in the UK get the standard edition? Curious to see what kind of slip boxes they used.
I got it, it's the same kind as Broly. You can see it peeking out of the box in the third image on my Twitter.
The disc images are far better than Funi's.

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Re: Manga UK Releasing DBZ Blu-Rays and Steelbooks

Post by bernhard90 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:42 pm

The Time Traveller wrote:
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I pre-order the Dbz Super collectors edition just a moment ago!
Same, did you get it from Anime-on-line.com? It's £125.99, it's like $150 everywhere else.
No, Zavvi. I live in the Netherlands so the only way to order this set is trough zavvi.

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