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Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Box Four

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Originally produced in limited quantities in Japan, the incredibly rare Dragon Box has long been the ultimate prize for the most avid Dragon Ball Z collectors. Now this coveted collection has been reproduced for the first time in the United States, giving hardcore fans the definitive Dragon Ball Z experience.

The battle to harness the power of the seven Dragon Balls explodes in vivid detail like never before. The Dragon Box features over 40 uncut episodes, remastered and restored frame by frame, rendering the legendary action in pristine clarity. Each episode is presented in Japanese with the complete opening and closing credits and includes the original episode previews.

Truly the essential edition for Dragon Ball Z purists, this set isn’t an addition to your archive – it is your archive. Your wish is finally granted. The Dragon Box is here.

Dragon Box Four contains episodes 127-168 in a collectible art box.


Product Details

  • Actors: Stephanie Nadolny, Sean Schemmel, Cynthia Cranz, Sonny Strait, Dameon Clarke
  • Directors: Chris Cason, Justin Pate, Christopher R. Sabat
  • Format: Animated, Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: September 21, 2010
  • Run Time: 1050 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003SPDS80
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,354 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By TRUST on October 4, 2010
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I used to love the English dub with the American music and I now see the light. It all started with "playing" around with the subtitles and noticing that they were way off. Some of the translations were completely different, I figured that it was because of the translation process, things are meant to get 'lost'. I did some research and for what ever reason FUNImation decided to not be faithful to the series and as I result the series is completely different.

I recently started watching the dragon box in Jap/ with english subtitles and boy does it make a difference. The story literally feels much more solid and geared toward an older crowd. So now I fully understand why these boxes were made to default in jap with english subtitles. I would have preferred the series in english, but since the dub isn't faithful, than theres no point.

Although we do have Dragon ball Z kai which is coming out in parts and that series is being dubbed the 'correct' way and its much more faithful to the original series. Not to mention the story is much more fluid and faster paced, which we all 'hardcore fans' need to re-watch something we've watched multiple times.

I rate this box a perfect 5 because it has everything you need to enjoy the series the way it was meant to be seen. It has the original themes, and it was restored the correct way, leaving the footage untouched, with original colors. Also the package its self looks amazing! I have all four volumes together and they look stunning, they seriously look like they're worth much more! For Dragon ball Z fans, this box set is a must!

Please keep in mind that I started watching dragon ball z in toonami when I was 15 years old and I was fond of the english dub and the American music. So for those who think, they can't get used to the Japanese music, you can! just give it time and you'll notice that its worth your time.

-Trust
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Maria P. Green on August 11, 2010
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The 4th set in the Dragon Box series, just as great as the last ones! Another worthy buy. It doesn't include FUNimation's dub score but it does include everything else (plus the dub score is unfaithful to the original version anyways). Video quality and audio quality are great just as usual.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. barnette on August 25, 2010
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i own the first 3 and am fairly sure this one will be just as great. i just order box four and i already cant wait for box five. and as for the missing score i started watching dbz back in 1997 and it didnt even have a dub. so the missing score is meaningless to me.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Erick P. Sitter on August 29, 2010
While I pre-ordered mine from rightstuf, it's nice that the Dragon Box is being supported.
It would have been nicer if "Z" was redubbed in the same fashion as Kai and with the obviously better script, we can't all win right? Anyway, I'm a fan of the Japanese version so it doesn't bother me at all. There's kai for the English version.

The episodes take place right where box 3 left off, and should go up to the beginning of the Cell Games.
They better put Son Gohan on box 5!

That leaves SSJ Son Goku with Box 6, and Piccolo for Box 7(or vice versa)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JPH on October 7, 2010
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This is a review for Dragon Box 4.

I was very satisfied with this set. This has the Pony Canyon remastered footage. The season sets, however, were cropped and had terrible color remasterings. It was very DVNR'd. This, however, is a true remastering, with frame-by-frame restoration. It has 42 episodes, and also comes with a Dragon Book. The Dragon book is an episode guide and a special features book. These episodes cover the Artificial Humans Arc and the Cell Arc. It stops around the beginning of the Cell Games. Overall, this is an enjoyable set and I recommend it fully!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Teresa G. Hobbs on September 25, 2010
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These releases are amazing and the next line in the series doesn't dissapoint.
We pick up right where dbox 3 left of, with Yamcha finding Artificial Humans #19 and 20.
This goes far up to early Cell Games I believe.
A great batch of episodes in a nice box with a nice little book to boot in amazing quality! Truly the way DBZ was meant to be seen.
If you're a fan and you haven't seen the dragon boxes, do yourself a favor and pick them up. You won't regret it.
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By Grimes on May 14, 2011
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I originally owned the orange DVD sets of DBZ and I picked up the Dragon Boxes because I wanted to see for myself what the difference was. The first noticeable difference is that the Dragon Box packaging is much better. The discs come in their own book (3 per book/6 total). In addition, there is a Dragon Book which is a little hardcover with character profiles and sketches. The packaging is just sublime. You have the same audio options has you do with the orange sets (Japanese mono, English dub, Japanese score only). The English dub is high quality (sound wise, not necessarily in voice acting) while the Japanese audio still has the same 96 kbps treatment that the orange sets have. So the audio quality is exactly the same as the orange sets. Yet, the sets are automatically made to play the Japanese audio with English subtitles which makes it odd that the Japanese audio is so low. Either way, it's a mono track and thus there isn't much that can be done.

The sets retain the original aspect ratio. The widescreen cropping of the orange sets never bothered me but if you'd prefer the full-screen then you should pick up these sets. As for quality, the Dragon Boxes are definitely more well preserved and there are little to no blemishes on the screen. The orange sets contained the occasional obvious blemish (missing lines, etc.). Strangely, the colors in the orange sets seem to be a bit more brighter. I am unsure what to attribute that to.

So if you have the orange sets, should you pick up the Dragon Boxes? If you prefer the original aspect ratio, then yes. If you'd like better packaging, then yes. Otherwise, there is little motivation to make the switch. The audio is the same as the orange sets and you still don't have access to the U.S. dub score. Visually there is improvement, but the average person won't be able to tell a significant difference. Yet, I cannot deny the quality of this release and so if you do not have the series yet then get the Dragon Boxes!
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There will be seven Dragon Box sets in total.
Sep 23, 2010 by infernohit |  See all 7 posts
out of print?
Yes, it is out of print. FUNimation announced in the beginning that these would be on a limited run. Now that all seven boxes have been released I'm guessing that FUNimation has ceased production of these and what's left is it. It won't be long until the rest of the boxes go the way of this one.
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