English 5.1 voice track with original Japanese music
Japanese mono voice track with original music
Original episode previews
48-page collector's booklet
The Ultimate for any Dragon Ball Z Collector!
Originally produced in limited quantities in Japan, the incredibly rare Dragon Box has long been the ultimate prize for avid Dragon Ball Z collectors. Now this coveted collection has been reproduced for the first time in the United States, delivering the authentic original Dragon Ball Z experience to hardcore fans.
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.
The American reissue of the first Dragon Box includes the reference volume "The Dragon Book" and episodes 1 to 42--all of season 1 (the Vegeta saga) and the first three episodes of season 2 (the Namek saga) of the Dragon Ball Z series. (When the original Dragon Box was released in Japan in 2003, it contained episodes 1 to 147 of Dragon Ball Z, a Son Goku action figure, and the "Dragon Book"--all for ¥100,000, or about $1,100.) As the story opens, the adult Goku learns he's not an Earthling, but a Saiyan from the planet Vegeta. Only three other Saiyans survive, all of them extremely powerful and destructive. Goku slays Raditz with the help of Piccolo but dies in the process. He spends much of the season training in the Other World with King Kai. Piccolo takes over training Goku's son Gohan, anticipating he will have to face the remaining Saiyans, Nappa and Vegeta. The first season of Dragon Ball Z set the pattern of martial arts training, fantasy battles, and slapstick comedy that makes the series so popular. The first episodes of season 2 take Gohan, Krillin, and Bulma to the planet Namek to find an even more powerful set of Dragon Balls that can restore the lives of Tenshinhan, Yamucha, Chaozu, and Piccolo, who were killed by Vegeta during season 1. (Their souls are also training with King Kai.) Funimation remastered Dragon Ball Z from the original prints for their nine boxed sets of the individual seasons. Fans who already have those sets may decide that seeing the series in its original aspect ratio (rather than the widescreen version in the earlier sets) and acquiring the "Dragon Book" warrants buying the new box; viewers who are just discovering Dragon Ball Z will find the Dragon Box a handsomely packaged introduction. (Rated TV PG, suitable for ages 8 and older: violence, minor incidents of risqué and toilet humor, ethnic stereotyping, and alcohol use) --Charles Solomon
(1. The New Threat, 2. Reunions, 3. Unlikely Alliance, 4. Piccolo's Plan, 5. Gohan's Rage, 6. No Time Like the Present, 7. Day 1, 8. Gohan Goes Bananas, 9. The Strangest Robot, 10. A New Friend, 11. Terror on Arlia, 12. Global Training, 13. Goz and Mez, 14. Princess Snake, 15. Dueling Piccolos, 16. Plight of the Children, 17. Pendulum Room Peril, 18. The End of Snake Way, 19. Defying Gravity, 20. Goku's Ancestors, 21. Counting Down, 22. The Darkest Day, 23. Saibaman Attack! 24. The Power of Nappa, 25. Sacrifice, 26. Nappa's Revenge, 27. Nimbus Speed, 28. Goku's Arrival, 29. Lesson Number One, 30. Goku vs. Vegeta, 31. Saiyan Sized Secret, 32. Spirit Bomb Away, 33. Hero in the Shadows, 34. Krillin's Offensive, 35. Mercy, 36. Picking Up the Pieces, 37. Plans for Departure, 38. Nursing Wounds, 39. Friends or Foes? 40. Held Captive, 41. Friends or Foes? 42. The Search Continues)
Just what I wanted, thank you.
It’s a real shame that the Dragon Boxes were discontinued, because frankly that’s the only reason they are for the “hardcore fans”. Read morePublished 12 months ago by pro-metheus
This is hands down the best release of DBZ on DVD when it comes to picture quality, the downside is the limited audio selections which dont include the bruce soundtrack, this DVD... Read morePublished 17 months ago by buck
There was a piece of tape holding the cases in the box and I wish there wasn't. When I tried to get the tape off it peeled some of the design on the box off. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Katelyn
This limited edition DVD box set is a must buy for all Dragon Ball Z fans. The Dragon Boxes offer both the dubbed English verson with Japanese opening and ending songs, and of... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Adam Silvia
This set includes 42 uncut episodes, bringing Dragon Ball Z to the North American market in what is truly the "way it was meant to be see" and as originally intended. Read morePublished on June 17, 2013 by Stephen Lerch
If your a DBZ fan, then the title of this review says it all. If your not, and your just getting into anime for the first time, or you have friends that keep telling you that this... Read morePublished on December 13, 2012 by Emon Cc Waller
This is beter than the others and looks beter. I love the way they look,Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Box OnePublished on December 5, 2012 by cam
My review isn't going to be super detailed compared others, as you can find what you want about this product in the description. Read morePublished on September 22, 2012 by Grizzly
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|Dragon Box vs Orange Box||
This Dragon Box release is the identical release that Japan saw a few years back. The episodes are presented in their original full-frame (4:3) aspect ratio, opposed to the widescreen/cropped presentation on the Orange Boxes. This set went through a true remastering process, with accurate color... Read More
Oct 5, 2009 by chriscal | See all 44 posts
|Are the title screens Japanese or English?||
Yep. It has the entire Japanese visual track, no alterations, full Japanese text. The next episode previews are also on the set, only in Japanese. The only difference is that the ending theme and the NEP's have switched places, but that was in the Japanese boxes too.
If you're interested,... Read More
Dec 8, 2010 by JPH | See all 5 posts
|Describe your perfect DBZ set...because one may never come||
Hmm... I'd have to say the best would be if they had the video from this box set, the audio options on the season box sets, and the Spanish dub as well. Plus, they could have the "Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans" OVA and the 2008 special in English and Japanese on at least one of these sets.
Dec 5, 2009 by Carl "King Dex" Sprayberry | See all 10 posts
|Dragon Box sets or wait for Kai to get localized?||
i would suggest that you get both, the dragon box will give you the complete series while kai will only show you the edited version. Which moves the story line alot smoother and faster. But I would still get the dragon box because it give you the entire series from start to end, you will not miss... Read More
Feb 28, 2010 by TRUST | See all 10 posts
|All Seven Sets||
It seems that this is only for the 291 episodes of Dragon Ball Z. The movies are most likely to get their own set and, if this does well enough, sets will come out for Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball GT.
You also can't compare the first Dragon Box to the one Funimation is doing: that one had around... Read More
Aug 13, 2009 by Brad Redfield | See all 13 posts
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