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Dragon Ball Z: Legacy Edition Re-Cut
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“What the hell is this?”

Have nostalgic feelings for the original FUNimation dub but think the pacing’s too slow / voice acting’s too stilted / or the script’s awkwardly translated? Like the tightness in pacing and superb voice acting of Kai but miss the Bruce Faulconer score, some of the old voice actors who unfortunately didn’t return, too distracted by the MS Paint-like replacement animation, or even think that some of the cuts in Kai were too abrupt and missed some of the more endearing filler here and there?

This is the Dragon Ball Z: Legacy Edition Re-cut…my feeble attempt at making a “perfect” version of DBZ.

Video:

  • The Saiyan Saga uses the footage from the tragically discontinued “Level” Blu-Ray Sets from 2011. Namek onwards will use footage from the R2 Dragon Box: upscaled to 1080p and color corrected to look as much like the Level Sets as possible. Although not edited as much as Kai, there’s still enough cut where the pacing reflects that of OG Dragon Ball (which in my opinion is perfect).

Audio:

  • The Saiyan and Namek sagas’ soundtrack consist mainly of a Faulconer re-score, as well as some Nathan Johnson placements. The Ginyu / Frieza Sagas onwards will be entirely Bruce Faulconer (with the occasional “Easter Egg” from the Japanese OST such as insert songs).

  • Voice acting will be an equal combination of both FUNimation’s 2005 revision and Kai dub up until the Android Saga. From there it’ll be primarily Kai, however I will retain some character’s V.O.'s from the original (mainly Gohan, Bulma, and Android 18).

Tech Bits
Video: 1080p h.264 [MKV]
Audio: 2.0 Stereo FLAC (English Revision)
File Size: 750mb to 1.1gb
Run Time: 23:50 to 25:20

More info (as well as the project itself) can be found at Kametsu.