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5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Ball Z Kai: Season One [Re-Release]
Here we go again! Another Season One Release for Dragon Ball Z Kai. Why you ask? Simply because Funimation, American Distributor, messed up the first release of this season. In March 2011 a scandal broke out regrading the Original Musical Score for the Show composed by Kenji Yamamoto. Shortly after Kenji's score for the show was completely removed and replaced with the...
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1.0 out of 5 stars crap
this was a mistaken order as when i ordered it it did say region 1 but offered no other explanation it was only after we tried playing it that we realized that it would not play in this area and we needed a Multi region disk which was an extra 10 pounds which I think is extortionate so will not be buying from them again we are still waiting for our refund as this is from...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Ball Z Kai: Season One [Re-Release], 23 May 2012
Here we go again! Another Season One Release for Dragon Ball Z Kai. Why you ask? Simply because Funimation, American Distributor, messed up the first release of this season. In March 2011 a scandal broke out regrading the Original Musical Score for the Show composed by Kenji Yamamoto. Shortly after Kenji's score for the show was completely removed and replaced with the Original Dragon Ball Z score by Shunsuke Kikuchi. With this issue the original release date for Dragon Ball Z Kai Part 5 was pushed back. When it was released the set contained the replaced score.
As expected Funimation dished out the "Season Sets" for the show, most likely to replace the "Parts sets", with the release of "Dragon Ball Z Kai Season One" back in October last year. Season one was was released to replace Dragon Ball Z Kai Parts 1 & 2, but with the Shunsuke Kikuchi musical score. However shortly after it's release many who bought the product found that the set did not contain the Shunsuke Kikuchi, but still containing the Kenji Yamamoto score despite indicating on the back of the box that it would have the replaced score. After many re-stocks and call backs from the product it was obvious that Funimation had clearly messed up the release and therefore have no choice but to re-release the product, again, but with the replaced score.

To put it simple this product is a re-release of last years Dragon Ball Z Kai Season One, but this time, now confirmed, containing the replaced Shunsuke Kikuchi score.

Funimation has been throwing around Dragon Ball Z releases for years from Volume sets to those hopefully forgotten Orange bricks sets. So what makes this new release any different from the rest?

Well this isn't the original Dragon Ball Z TV Show but a "Refreshed" edition of the show. Dragon Ball Z Kai takes to the vision of the Manga. Kai brilliantly removes all the filler from the original TV Show allowing a more faster and action packed story. For example the Garlic Jr Arc has been removed as it was not presented in the manga in a 4:3 aspect ratio. Not only that but the show is presented in a Full HD 1080p resolution with a complete dirt clean up giving it a whole new viewing experience. The show runs for a total of 98 episodes finishing off at the end of the Cell Games.

One of the main attractions in Dragon Ball Z can be found in it's newly recorded Dialogue for both the Japanese and English versions. As we all know the Japanese dialogue for Dragon Ball Z was recorded between 1989 - 1996 which resulted in a poor mono audio quality. With Kai, most of the original cast have returned to record using modern recording equipment allowing a more crisp and clearly audio recording. The Japanese track is presented in Stereo on both DVD and Blu-Ray. For the English version, fans are treated to a more faithful Dub, accurately translated from the Japanese scripts unlike the English Dub for Dragon Ball Z. There have been many re-casts and voice acting has improved greatly giving the show a much more enjoyable experience when viewed in the English language. The English language track is presented in 5.1 on both DVD and Blu-Ray.

A minor issue, that may affect the more hard core fans, is this release does not have the original Japanese opening and closing credits, as well as the Japanese Title cards. All these are presented in the English format with no second angle to present them in Japanese. Although this may be a downer for a few this does not affect the overall viewing experience.

Overall this is simply the original Dragon Ball Z TV Show edited down to suit the original story arc telling of the Manga. It features a complete image clean up in a 4:3 aspect ratio with newly recorded voice tracks, both Japanese and English version, with the replaced musical score composed by Shunsuke Kikuchi. The show is fast paced and full of action, perfect for devoted and new fans alike!

Features:

Episodes 1 - 26 on 4 Discs
English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 [Blu-Ray]
Japanese Dolby TrueHD 2.0 [Blu-Ray]
English Dolby Digital 5.1 [DVD]
Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 [DVD]
English Subtitles [Blu-Ray & DVD]
4:3 Aspect Ratio in High Definition [Blu-Ray]
4:3 Aspect Ratio in Standard Definition [DVD]
Blu-Ray Region: A & B [UK Customers ARE able to watch this on a UK Blu-Ray Player]
DVD Region: 1 & 4 [UK Customers are NOT able to watch this on a UK DVD Player unless Multi-Regional]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Ball Z Kai: Season One, 19 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Dragon Ball Z Kai: Season One [Blu-ray] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
Funimation has been throwing around Dragon Ball Z releases for years from Volume sets to those hopefully forgotten Orange bricks sets. So what makes this new release any different from the rest?

Well this isn't the original Dragon Ball Z TV Show but a "Refreshed" edition of the show. Dragon Ball Z Kai takes to the vision of the Manga. Kai brilliantly removes all the filler from the original TV Show allowing a more faster and action packed story. For example the Garlic Jr Arc has been removed as it was not presented in the manga in a 4:3 aspect ratio. Not only that but the show is presented in a Full HD 1080p resolution [480p for DVD] with a complete dirt clean up giving it a whole new viewing experience. The show runs for a total of 98 episodes finishing off at the end of the Cell Games.

One of the main attractions to the English version of this show is it's Dub. The English Dub keeps strict to the Japanese Dialogue and story unlike the English version of Dragon Ball Z. Not only does the English version contain a shiny new dub but the Japanese version has also been re-recorded. However the English Dub is presented in Dolby True HD 5.1 whereas the Japanese version is Dolby True HD 2.0. For the DVD version, the audio format is presented in "Dolby Digital"

It should be noted that this Season Set uses Kenji's Yamamoto's Score despite indicting on the box Shunsuke Kikuchi's Score.

So for people who want to see a fast paced Dragon Ball Z in High Definition with a true to the script English Dub then this is the set for you.

Features:

Episodes 1 - 26 on 4 Discs
English Dolby True HD 5.1 [Dolby Digital 5.1 for DVD Version]
Japanese Dolby True HD 2.0 [Dolby Digital 2.0 for DVD Version]
English Subtitles
4:3 Full 1080p HD [4:3 480p for DVD]
Blu-Ray Region: A & B. This Blu-Ray Disc will work on UK Blu-Ray Players
DVD Region: 1. Requires a Region 1 or Multi-Regional DVD Player to play.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great still, 17 Mar. 2014
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Got this a bit back to get the wife and son to watch (they get bored of all the filler even though I love the originals). Worked a treat! All the great action and story without all the filler content, if you want all the filler the full versions are now coming to bluray or you can buy the dvds, but I think any DBZ fan can still enjoy this fully.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Blu Ray but prefer original series, 24 Mar. 2013
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Ordered this to add to my DBZ collection after seeing previews on the net and its a brilliant anime series especially as its in blu ray. Although its and import from America it is region free which is good.

Overall good service from Amazon as always with price, shipping and everything else that they do. compared to the original series this doesnt really excite me, they have only redrawn parts of the film that was really damaged and that isnt the detail of what the Japanese put into the original graphics, although they have lightened up the colours and cleaned the film up the fact that they have cut loads out of the series like the famous "its over 9000 scene" as it only went to 8000 and gohan being trained by piccolo, plus they totally didnt even bother with anything after the cell saga so no remastered buu saga.

so dont bother watching this unless you have seen the original version first. but then if you watch this after the original you will probably turn it off as you can tell the the parts tey took out and done a rubbish re colour on.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Its good, 22 Aug. 2013
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Its good what I would say thou is they could have took out the opening titles and closing credits after every episode but it looks great and sounds great and my copy can skip now and again a few seconds a piece and the outer case was a little damaged when i got it but overall its great but i think im going to buy the sagas one by one.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Region Free It is Region Free Please Read, 28 May 2012
If anyone is wondering is this is region free then it is (well not completely) it's will work on a American blu ray player and a uk blu ray player if you read this review and buy the item, and then try to play it and it doesn't work it's not my fault because I have read lots of reviews and gone on websites, such as blu ray.com, and it says yes it will play on a us and uk blu ray player,although I think I'm not sure that the
DVD version works on uk DVD player unless you have a multi region (region free) DVD player. I have ordered this item so if it doesn't work I will put up another review saying it doesn't work,but I'm pretty sure it does work although dont beleive me 100 percent. Season 1 and 2 have been released so far, although it might take a while for season 3 and 4 to be released but it is worth waiting
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Two reviews so I will say IT WORKS!!!!!! I wrote the original review on 28th may 2012 I wrote this review on the 9th June 2012 I am not a nerd I am a big dbz fan
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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars crap, 30 Nov. 2013
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this was a mistaken order as when i ordered it it did say region 1 but offered no other explanation it was only after we tried playing it that we realized that it would not play in this area and we needed a Multi region disk which was an extra 10 pounds which I think is extortionate so will not be buying from them again we are still waiting for our refund as this is from America am totally disgusted with them
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