VegettoEX wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:24 am
Don't misunderstand; my post was solely
about FUNimation's mythic ability to include whatever audio tracks fans may or may not have provided to them.
This ability does not exist. This is not reality. This is not how the world works.
I am on the side of:
- FUNimation is purposefully misdirecting the greater fandom at large about this set, as they have continued to do for every single home video release they have ever made
- The people in charge of this set are, at best, misguided about every single aspect of video preservation and production
- People supporting/pre-ordering this release are actively working against their own
interests, as well as the interests of other fans, and further harming the ability of other fans and companies worldwide to produce and receive a genuinely-faithful, proper, historically-accurate, archival-quality version of the show
- People need to keep being told that their continued support of this stuff is a bad thing
- I have absolutely no hope or faith that anyone in charge of this franchise in the east or west at this point in time is capable of producing what it deserves any more.
I do agree with some of these points, but also this has sadly become the standard. Like I stated before, Batman TAS has done DNR and removed much if not all of the grain, heck even brighten the Tim Burton films (as they have done) ruins the intent of the original lighting and mood and hopefully, the 4k fixed this issues that have been prevalent since the VHS. Or even Universal that DNR's almost all their older films or James Cameron who did this https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0 ... 8&i=13&l=1
Perhaps the people here that want a stellar proper restoration are working against their own interests if the bought this, but to the people that just want the series in full in 4x3, what other option is there? Would you now be ok with people to download the series illegally now? Kai to me also don't look that great as the DNR that has blurred the image too much and removed the grain, it's only acceptable there because they tried to modernize it and still it's not Z, its a separate product. Should I bash people who spend lots of money on the Dragon Boxes because, yes while they are the best release out there, they were a lazy set from TOEI, they just happened to have the stuff we as fans in the US hadn't had before.
I agree with having absolutely no hope or faith that anyone in charge of this franchise in the east or west at this point in time is capable of producing what it deserves anymore. Sadly the time of a proper restoration went, but this is why supporting the level sets was important but I feel the fans here always find something to pick apart, and while it's because we're here because our passion for Dragon Ball is so high, it has gotten to the point where you have to take a step back. I refuse to bash people and punish them because they couldn't get the Dragon Boxes, level sets were canceled or disliked the season blurays. However, Id say there is justification for the people who bought it, that won't watch it because they have to have every release there is and yet I still am not going to go to bash them.
And Finally, FUNimation should not be doing a proper restoration of the series until they have all the materials to do so. We don't know fully what they have or what they're keeping from us. Is there a record of something acknowledging that FUNi has the NEP? I don't expect Japanese title cards on this release either, neither did Level sets (does that not make them a proper release of the original material?). Perhaps the only way to fix this is for one of the people here who are doing their own remasters, get a job at FUNimation and show the what they're capable of
JohnnyCashKami wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:47 am
eledoremassis02 wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:13 am
Also, I do wish they didn't use the Singles in the trailer as that's misleading because those masters were Digibetas and not the 16mm film. it also makes me wonder if they're not 100% confident of their own DNRing because showing the grainy level set and showcasing how smooth they can make it look (similar how they showed the light DNRing in the level sets to showcase how they could mimic the original master). And since they hit 3000 maybe a video on how they are remastering assuming this won't be a special feature (if there are any)
That's marketing, bud.
If they had used the UUE, Dragon Box Z or the Level Sets footage they know it would look inferior so they picked a version that looks just watchable. Had FUNi used one of those three sources, no one would defend FUNimation or call us "whinny."
Yes and no because they used the Dragon Box to show how much better the level sets were which might as well be an insult because the levels had crushed blacks and werent an actual represntation to how it was ment to be seen because they even showed the lycris that were clearly missing in the level set openings.