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#878893
Topic
Dragon Ball Z, and the Dragon Ball series in general
Time

I have finished episode 114. It’s amazing how silly the show was at the beginning and how serious it is at this point in time.

On another note, I tried registering for the Kanzenshuu forums, but I haven’t passed the manual activation. I wonder why…

I guess I’ll ask the questions I was going to ask there here.

At what point do the funimation dvds stop having macroblocking issues (As in, releases after a certain year? Or do all the dvds of a certain range have macroblocking?)? Are all of the “Big Green” dvds open matte? How is the quality of the “Big Green” dvds compared to the “Ultimate Uncut” 1-3 movies? Are there any good open matte releases of DB Movie 2 (most recent set has half the framerate. The older releases most likely have macroblocking. And of course, Dragon Box is cropped.) Which movies have no issue being open matte? Which of them have minor issues (only effect a couple scenes, and can be cropped or zoomed in as necessary)? Which of them have major issues (effects the vast majority of scenes) to the point that cropped is better? Last but not least, as bad as they are, do the “Big Green” and Speedy dubs of the movies and specials (not counting DBZ 1-3. Uncut Ocean wins in accuracy.) have moments where they are more accurate then the corresponding Funi dub?

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#794943
Topic
Dragon Ball Z, and the Dragon Ball series in general
Time

I have just finished episode 78. I’m going to take a break from the main series so I can see the four DB movies.

If someone said that episode 78 was the last episode of the whole franchise, I probably would have believed them, as it seemed like almost everything was resolved. It was pretty emotional seeing Oopa’s dad get raised to life, along with Grandpa Gohan’s brief appearence. Of course, as the series goes on, I’m sure it will get more epic, and resurrection-by-dragon-balls won’t make as much of an impact xD.

edit:

Just finished “Curse of the Blood Rubies” in Japanese. Honestly, it was a little rushed 😛

Apparently it is the only movie of the original DB to have a dub using the new Funi cast. I’m going to give that a try.

Am I right in saying that the Funi dubs for the other three DB movies share the same, um, “quality” as the actual series dub?

edit 2: Ermm, the voices sound better than the Funi series dub, but it isn’t very faithful to the subtitles. Having decent voices is nice, but if your translating something and it isn’t accurate to the source material and the bad translation isn’t popular enough to be considered informative to the fandom at large…

I stopped the dub at the 10 minute mark, btw.

So, one movie down. Three to go…before I watch…filler. 😛

edit 3: I finished the first two movies. I’m going to hold off on the other two until later, considering there are characters from episodes I haven’t watched yet.

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#794793
Topic
Dragon Ball Z, and the Dragon Ball series in general
Time

If the Dragon Box and the Level sets use the same audio source, I'd bet the Level sets would sound just a little better coming from the Level sets because of being lossless.

By combining, I mean overlaying the details of both video sources (downscaling the Level sets to SD) to get the best of both worlds. There might be more detain in the Level sets in some scenes, and the Dragon Box on other scenes. Basically align the two sources and have them overlay each other, then make sure everything matches.

You have 1-17 with Level video and broadcast audio? I know I haven't finished the original Dragon Ball yet (currently up to but not including episode 77) but you got my attention. How did you get the broadcast audio? I thought kei17 had most of it locked up.

Can you PM me where I can find this awesome combination? If you can, can you please only do so if said combination has subs?

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#794760
Topic
Dragon Ball Z, and the Dragon Ball series in general
Time

On a different note, I've been listening to clips of the various dubs of DB as I go through the jp subbed version. Obviously the Funi dub is the easiest to find, and honestly I think it would be the worst if it weren't for Hamony Gold's dub changing the names of everyone. The Blue Water dub is bad, but still better than the Funi dub. Of the dubs, the Funi/BLT dub seems to be the best one, but it only covers the first 13 episodes. Of course, I haven't heard a single segment of the Harmony Gold, Animax, or Filipino dub, so as of the dubs I heard even a little of...

Japanese with subs > Funimation/BLT > Blue Water > Funimation

What do you think of this opinion?

On yet another note, is it possible to combine sources to get the best detail of both? Like the DBZ Dragon Box (Funi or Toei, it doesn't matter) and the Level Blu-Rays? Or the Funi/BLT VHS tapes and the first saga set (VHS of course has lower resolution, but the saga sets are poorly encoded)?

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#794115
Topic
Dragon Ball Z, and the Dragon Ball series in general
Time

supervillianx51 said:

Dale Kelly's last Episode was 179 Free the Future, and some point around episodes 145-150 on DVD FUNimation started getting Hebert to redub the Narrator ultimately erasing Dale kelly from the product.

Wish they would do a Rock the Dragon release for the original broadcast dub of episodes 54-276, the original single DVDs don't contain every preview, and all of Dale Kelly's hilariously bad but funny Narrator material isn't completely available in a studio quality release.

Interesting fact, a lot of the FUNi previews for Z aren't the same as the original Japanese previews which is why there aren't any dub previews on the FUNimation Dragon box

Doesn't the Westwood/Ocean dub use the censored Funi release in all but the last four episodes? I'd bet that if a Rock the Dragon style release was given for the rest of DBZ, the Westwood dub would be included in it.

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#793952
Topic
Dragon Ball Z, and the Dragon Ball series in general
Time

I just finished episode 68. I can't believe that they managed to sneak a frame of boobs (with no nipples) in a show for kids. How they can show perverts and porn stashes on a show for kids is something i'll never figure out :P.

I also can't believe how much they dragged the destruction of the Red Ribbon base. What took 4 episodes could have easily taken 2 or even 1. Ironically, I felt like Aggressive!Lunch's character development from always hostile to at least showing loyalty went too fast, to the point that I felt like I missed something. Am I right in saying that DBZ is even worse than that with its pacing?

edit: I forgot to talk about the Dr. Slump crossover episodes...why is there living poop? Placed on sticks? Do people eat the poop?

Don't answer that...

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#793327
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
Time

Star Wars, The Phantom Menace, is about to hit Sweden's cinemas in 3D, dubbed into Swedish, a move which has infuriated die-hard fans and prompting them to lobby for a boycott of the film.

At first I thought the boycott was because it was TPM, even though it's my favorite of the prequels.

I don't understand what's wrong with dubbing when it comes to kids/family franchises, and Star Wars is just that. I'm sure the subbed version will still exist. Besides, what if the dub is very good?

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#793021
Topic
Dragon Ball Z, and the Dragon Ball series in general
Time

Thanks for the wake up call bkev (although it's really my bedtime :P)

I guess I got so caught up in the preservation aspect that I didn't even think of "give me free stuff" as a reason for not releasing it to the public.

You say he's sending the tapes to FUNimation, eh? Good luck with that, considering how lazy they are with their DB releases (First they start out with the competent Level sets, then they decide quality is too expensive and release the heavily DVNR'd and 16:9 cropped Season Blu-Rays. The main reason to choose the Season Blu-Rays over the Orange Bricks is that the Blu-Rays pan and scan rather than just crop. Of course, most, if not all of the DB Blu-Rays have lossless audio, but is it really worth it? If FUNi releases another Orange Brick/Season Blu-Ray type release with the Original Broadcast Audio, I guarantee that certain fans would rip said audio and try to sync it with the Level sets and/or the Dragon Box (either FUNi or Japanese) video.

edit: What does "Hulu hash ad" mean?

edit 2: Just noticed this. Looks interesting...

edit 3: I'm an idiot.