Bruma rabu wrote:My bad i didn't mean colors but crush blacks. I'm assuming this is due to source its self no? Or was that due to their correction?
That's down to their source, but it only really affects the early episodes, and it could be massively improved on with some work.
Still, the crushing isn't that bad, and as I say, it only affects the early ones.
Bruma rabu wrote:I meant the film they would be using not facilities. Isn't it inferior to what Toei has?
A little inferior. Blacks are slightly crushed, there's a little more grain, a bit of definition is lost.
Toei's is better, but Funi's is by no means bad. Just look at the Levels, and the HD DB movie masters.
Bruma rabu wrote:By shortcut I meant upscaling.
That's not a shortcut. If it's an upscale, it's not really that resolution, it's just an excuse to make a release that you can technically say is a given resolution. You gain nothing of value from an upscale.
Bruma rabu wrote:Japan has plenty of old school anime on blu ray that we don't have, so for a series as massive as dragon ball i find it strange that these older animes get released in proper 1080p and not dragon ball. Also didnt they just release some of the movies in "HD" on digital services in japan? Weren't they all upscales?
The show is 508 episodes, plus 2 TV specials, and 17 movies. It's a huge undertaking. The upscaled movies thing is probably just to satisfy the streaming services requests.
I do hope Toei do a proper remaster at some point, but I think their logic in 2009 was that they could do Kai as their HD master. That way, they only have to do 167 episodes' worth of HD mastering, instead of 508.
Dragon Ball is a goofy kids cartoon from a long time ago. You take it too seriously at your own peril.
Debate the plot, characters, adaptations, dubs, etc., criticise the home video, but never lose sight of the fact that it's all just entertainment. You're supposed to enjoy it. If you're not enjoying it, just walk away.