Good but could be better,
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This review is from: Dragon Ball Z Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
When I heard it was being release uncut I was ecstatic, however after watching while the video is unedited(with the exception of the cropping to make it widescreen). The dialog leaves alot to be desired as the dialog is changed drastically in some points. Pretty much all of master roshi's interactions with women are changed, extra dialog is added where there want any before e.g.when someone is facing goku and there should be a quiet scene for dramatic affect or when yamcha is sitting with puar and bulma walks in he sings some stupid song saying that he sings it to annoy puar when what he says in the Japanese version is "I wonder where vegeta is". There are a lot more than this but I don't have the time to type up them all you can see by watching the american dub with the japanese subtitles on how much is changed .
Also the opening and ending music is removed for some bizarre reason even though the video is present
They only good point about the american dub that i can make is that the voices are pretty good but thats about it
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Initial post: 9 Mar 2014 21:06:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Mar 2014 21:07:46 GMT
Fraser S says:
The video IS edited. In fact, it's so badly edited, that it physically hurts the eyes to watch. Funimation have messed the colours up very badly. Everything looks a lot brighter than it should. Characters that are supposed to look a little more orange, look completely white. Also, lines tend to disappear whenever there's a lot of action going on in a scene. A good example of this is during the Saiyan Saga when Vegeta and Nappa come to Earth. Whenever the screen shakes, you can see lines messing up and even disappearing altogether. I actually get sore eyes watching these "remasters" because they've turned the contrast up way too much.
I was quite fortunate to stumble across the "Dragon Box" remasters by "Toei Animation" for a good price. These remasters come in the original 4:3 format and the colours haven't been messed around with. It also comes with the original English dub (with Japanese composition) which IMO is still the best translation to date.
I can't believe how highly rated the Funimation 16:9 remasters are. They're complete garbage in my opinion and not a patch on the "Dragon Box" remasters.
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