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Old 11-20-2014, 09:39 PM   #2941
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Yes, the Japanese versions included Bardock - The Father of Goku, The History of Trunks and Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans.
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What is the difference between the DBZ season blu-ray sets and the dragon box sets, other than the blu-ray being DNRed/scrubbed clean and being cropped to 16:9? Obviously the plus of having the dragon box sets is the original aspect ratio but do they contain anything else, like the OVAs or specials or whatnot?
Other than the aspect ratio and picture quality difference, the Dragon Boxes do NOT include the American Score. It's English + Jap Music, and Original Japanese ONLY.

Personally, this makes the Dragon Boxes NOT the real Definitive Edition of DBZ. If it had all three tracks, then definitely.. but the exclusion of the American Score takes it down one peg.

The 'Level' sets had that Definitive potential. I believe this is the real reason why Funimation canned them.. not the 'Financial Cost' reason they gave.. They clicked that if the whole show was released in this format, there would be no reason the fans would need to buy another release.
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No, but they do have original Japanese opening and endings, and the next episode previews for each episode. The Blu-ray Level and Season Sets both have no next episode previews and English localised opening and endings.
Depends what you mean by localized openings and endings.

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Oh ok. But the Japanese dragon boxes contain the OVAs and specials, right, which is why they're the ultimate definitive editions? I wish Funimation would release something like that on Blu-ray for all 3 series.
Yes, but they were in a separate box. The same goes for DB and GT.

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Other than the aspect ratio and picture quality difference, the Dragon Boxes do NOT include the American Score. It's English + Jap Music, and Original Japanese ONLY.

Personally, this makes the Dragon Boxes NOT the real Definitive Edition of DBZ. If it had all three tracks, then definitely.. but the exclusion of the American Score takes it down one peg.
Completely disagree. There is no reason to bother with that god awful noise. Don't get me wrong, there were some cool tracks in the Toonami version, but it did not belong in the series because it does not fit with it. It goes against the director's original intent.

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The 'Level' sets had that Definitive potential. I believe this is the real reason why Funimation canned them.. not the 'Financial Cost' reason they gave.. They clicked that if the whole show was released in this format, there would be no reason the fans would need to buy another release.
As someone who is friends with the person in charge of licensing and DVD/BD sales at Funimation, I can definitely assure you that it was indeed the financial costs. Toei thought the Level sets were phenomenal, but the sales were lacking (remember, they had also come out right after the last DBox, so many people, including myself, were not willing to buy the series again so soon), and Funimation did a poll and the results of the poll said people preferred the series in 16x9.

Another issue is those sets came out at the time when retail chains like Best Buy were cutting back on the amount of anime they were selling because anime does not make them as much money as a TV. That also hurt their sales.
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Depends what you mean by localized openings and endings.



Yes, but they were in a separate box. The same goes for DB and GT.



Completely disagree. There is no reason to bother with that god awful noise. Don't get me wrong, there were some cool tracks in the Toonami version, but it did not belong in the series because it does not fit with it. It goes against the director's original intent.



As someone who is friends with the person in charge of licensing and DVD/BD sales at Funimation, I can definitely assure you that it was indeed the financial costs. Toei thought the Level sets were phenomenal, but the sales were lacking (remember, they had also come out right after the last DBox, so many people, including myself, were not willing to buy the series again so soon), and Funimation did a poll and the results of the poll said people preferred the series in 16x9.

Another issue is those sets came out at the time when retail chains like Best Buy were cutting back on the amount of anime they were selling because anime does not make them as much money as a TV. That also hurt their sales.
Whether it 'belongs' in the series is irrelevant at this point. It's a part of the shows history in the US and other English speaking countries.
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