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Dragon Ball Z Blu-ray Disc Sets


In July 2011 at their industry panel at Comic-Con in San Diego, FUNimation announced a new Blu-ray release of the standard Dragon Ball Z TV series (non-Kai) for release later that year. It was later clarified to be an entirely new remaster, separate from the “season box set” DVD releases produced from 2007-2009, despite the prior releases being originally scanned in 1080p. The new remaster was also confirmed to be in its original and proper 4:3 aspect ratio.

Coming shortly after minor delays for the “Level 2.1” and “Level 2.2” releases, almost exactly six months to the date from their original announcement, FUNimation suspended all further work on this new remaster of the series in January 2012. The company put out a survey in June 2013 hinting that they were reconsidering starting a Blu-ray release of the series again.


FN-08930

Dragon Ball Z – Level 1.1

8 November 2011
Released
English / Japanese
Dialogue
4:3 Standard / Uncut
Format
These episodes are uncut and synchronized with the original episodes for which they are based, but have been renamed; corresponding to Japanese episodes 001-017. A behind-the-scenes look at the new high-definition remastering process is included on this Blu-ray as a special extra.
Disc 1
001
The New Threat
002
Reunions
003
Unlikely Alliance
004
Piccolo’s Plan
005
Gohan’s Rage
006
No Time Like the Present
007
Day 1
008
Gohan Goes Bananas!
009
The Strangest Robot
Disc 2
010
A New Friend
011
Terror on Arlia
012
Global Training
013
Goz and Mez
014
Princess Snake
015
Dueling Piccolos
016
Flight of the Children
017
Pendulum Room Peril

FN-08931

Dragon Ball Z – Level 1.2

13 December 2011
Released
English / Japanese
Dialogue
4:3 Standard / Uncut
Format
These episodes are uncut and synchronized with the original episodes for which they are based, but have been renamed; corresponding to Japanese episodes 018-034. A slideshow featuring autographed headshots of FUNimation voice actors is included on this Blu-ray as an extra.
Disc 1
018
The End of Snake Way
019
Defying Gravity
020
Goku’s Ancestors
021
Counting Down
022
The Darkest Day
023
Saibamen Attack
024
The Power of Nappa
025
Sacrifice
026
Nappa’s Rampage
Disc 2
027
Nimbus Speed
028
Goku’s Arrival
029
Lesson Number One
030
Goku vs. Vegeta
031
Saiyan Sized Secret
032
Spirit Bomb Away!
033
Hero in the Shadows
034
Krillin’s Offensive

The following two packages were slated for release for spring/summer 2012, but were ultimately canceled by FUNimation. While the physical products themselves have not been released, versions of some of these episodes with this exact remastering process have made their way to select digital distribution outlets (such as the respective video stores on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360).


FN-08932

Dragon Ball Z – Level 2.1

CANCELED
Released
English / Japanese
Dialogue
4:3 Standard / Uncut
Format
These episodes are uncut and synchronized with the original episodes for which they are based, but have been renamed; corresponding to Japanese episodes 035-051. Bonus material is not yet known.
Disc 1
035
Mercy
036
Picking Up the Pieces
037
Plans for Departure
038
Nursing Wounds
039
Friends or Foes?
040
Held Captive
041
Look Out Below
042
The Search Continues
043
A Friendly Surprise
Disc 2
044
Brood of Evil
045
Frieza Strikes!
046
Defying Orders
047
Namek’s Defense
048
The Hunted
049
The Prince Fights Back
050
Unexpected Problem
051
Vegeta Has a Ball

FN-08933

Dragon Ball Z – Level 2.2

CANCELED
Released
English / Japanese
Dialogue
4:3 Standard / Uncut
Format
These episodes are uncut and synchronized with the original episodes for which they are based, but have been renamed; corresponding to Japanese episodes 052-067. Bonus material is not yet known.
Disc 1
052
The Past and Future
053
Zarbon’s Surprise
054
Guru’s Gift
055
Piccolo vs. Everyone
056
Zarbon’s Mission
057
Gohan, the Hunted
058
Unknown Enemies
059
Destination: Guru
Disc 2
060
Bulma’s Big Day
061
Hidden Power
062
New Ally, New Problem
063
Guldo’s Mind Binds
064
Recoome Unleashed
065
Let the Battle Begin
066
Goku’s New Power
067
A Legend Revealed