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  • Actors: Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Justin Cook, Mike McFarland, John Burgmeier
  • Directors: Mike McFarland
  • Format: Full Screen, Color, Box set, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Funimation
  • DVD Release Date: May 18, 2010
  • Run Time: 325 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0036ZA8BM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,786 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Dragon Ball Z Kai: Part One" on IMDb

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The Legendary Z Reborn!

For the first time in history, experience the legendary Z as the master intended: bigger, faster, stronger, and packed with the pulverizing power to blow your puny minds! Beef up your collection with this manga-centric, fresh take on Akira Toriyama’s original vision, featuring more action than you can handle, revitalized animation, and an amped-up audio experience that will make your ears beg for mercy!

The last descendants of an evil race of warriors known as the Saiyans are on a collision course with Earth, and Goku – the strongest fighter on the planet – is all that stands between humanity and extinction. To save his friends and the world he loves, Goku must travel to a realm from which few return, but should he survive, he’ll discover the power to face the villainous Saiyan warlord – Prince Vegeta.

Customer Reviews

The voice dubbing is just cool, the characters seem to sound much more serious, and much more grown-up.
Rian Adu
Like when Piccolo (spoiler) uses the special beam cannon to kill Raditz and Goku, it doesn't show the bloody hole in them.
gamefreak9306
It's got a great new dub, new script, even in the Japanese version, and an HD touch-up on the animation.
D. J. DeMent

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203 of 234 people found the following review helpful By D. J. DeMent on May 2, 2010
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I have to say there are so many misconceptions with this series that it's not even funny. Let's just go over a few of them, shall we?

1: This is a rip-off because there will be over 270 episodes!
-Wrong. This series is MUCH SHORTER. By Episode 13, Goku is already fighting Vegeta, as opposed to being in the 30's by then. In fact, there's probably only going to be up to 150 episodes at the MOST according to Toei Animation themselves.

2: This isn't a new series, so no one will want it.
-Also wrong. While it's not a new series, the logic behind a re-release is to introduce a new generation of youth to the series and create a new generation of fans. Plus it's also going to be airing on television again soon, though again it will be severely edited.

3: The artwork is cheap!
-While it's hardly groundbreaking, the artwork is NOT cheap. It's simply a touch-up of the existing film, and anything that couldn't be saved or deteriorated too much had to be redrawn. They did that as little as possible to maintain the classic look and style that Toriyama-sensei gave to his world.

4: The acting is horrible and so is the script!
-The thing is, this was Funimation's first big anime. Most of the voice actors had not only no experience, but were STAFF working at the studio. They had to pick up the slack after a contract dispute with the previous cast went awry, and despite this, they still managed to make it a classic.

However, even if one plays the games, you can notice these actors have improved greatly over time. And this is a complete and utter redub. So they're bringing all their added talent and experience into this with a much better script.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Elias B. on May 19, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
Kai (Dragon Ball Z minus the filler) has been the subject of many debates which I have participated in.
Some parties argue that it is an unnecessary trimming of an already great show, while others say that the
lack of filler helps viewers focus on the core story and key plot points of "Dragon Ball Z." As somebody
who owns all of the "Orange Box"-ed "DBZ" sets, and has seen every episode over the course of 3 or 4 years,
I can firmly say that I believe the latter party more. All of those annoying excuses to recycle animation,
all of those perfunctory attempts at "deepening characters", and the overly-long attack proclamations have
all vanished, leaving us with what made the original "Dragon Ball" manga so great: fast clip, quick battles,
and no lag between plot points. Whether you're a DBZ newbie or just a seasoned veteran, "Kai" is a worthy
purchase, especially at the price Amazon's offering it at.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful By M. Hernandez on April 30, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
I just recieved my copy of Dragon Ball Z Kai on Blu-ray today. ( gotta love Rightstuf ) Anyway this is AMAZING ! packaging is awesome, quality is awesome, sound is awesome, redub is awesome, opening and closing credits, awesome. ( Keyword; just AWESOME ! lol ) But anyway this comes with 13 episodes; 9 on the first disc and 4 on the second disc. ( In my opinion I think the DVD version is going to have 7 in the first and 6 on the second ) There aren't any extras but hey who CARES ! The redub is better then I expected. Although its the same voice actors they just act better then original DBZ and better script ( but thats probably because org DBZ was dubbed like 12 years ago ) Sond is of course 5.1 and Japanese 2.0. And Finally ! they have next episode previews in english ! Well.. nothing else I really can say..just have to GET IT ! and support DBZKai ! ( I'll probably post pics up later today or tomorrow) =P
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dustin T. Mitchell on September 2, 2010
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
First off, if you are completely unfamiliar with the show, I recommend reading about it on Wikipedia, and watching a few short clips on Youtube to get a basic feel. Doing that will probably guide you better in your purchase than my review.

If you have seen the show before, you probably know by now if you like it or not. So the rest of this review focuses more on the difference between Dragon Ball Z and this newer "Kai" version.

This version cuts out quite a bit from the original series. You might think that sounds bad, considering most people like to order "Extended Editions" of their favorite films like the Lord of the Rings trilogy or Aliens. (I happen to own the longer versions of both of those examples myself!)
But it's not a bad thing, in most cases.
Most of what they cut out was either boring, or only half interesting, or redundant things from the show. Now the show, in it's Kai "format", focuses more on the key points of the story, and it leaves in almost every important aspect of the show.

Essentially what happened was the original Dragon Ball Z was based off of a magna (Japanese comic book). When adapting for television, they added little sub-plots to extend it's air-life. Many of these little mini side stories caused huge delays in getting to the point of the main story.

As for this blu-ray (or DVD) in particular, by the end of it, Goku is already in the middle of his fight with Vegeta, and it's only episode 13 (instead of being 22-23 by this point).

Some of the things that were skipped:
- Goku's side journey to Hell (or HFIL; Home For Infinite Losers).
- Goku's side story with Princess Snake on Snake way (which was really silly).
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Please don't review until you actually own it.
I completely agree. Only review this product if you actually own it. No one cares about you owning the Japanese blu-ray's or what you think will be on this product.
Mar 1, 2010 by Carl "King Dex" Sprayberry |  See all 7 posts
How many episodes are there?
Thanks! Anytime, S. Miller :D
Mar 8, 2010 by N. Yadav |  See all 24 posts
Any news on the Japanese audio track?
Most likely not. It'll probably only feature the new Japanese music track.
Mar 1, 2010 by Carl "King Dex" Sprayberry |  See all 5 posts
Which one should I get?
There is no set that meets all of your requirements. If you want the original voices all 3 come with the original Japanese voices and Funimations dubbed voices and all have (optional) subtitles. All 3 are also uncut... to an extent. If you want a set that fills the screen it depends on what type... Read More
May 18, 2010 by B. Miller |  See all 9 posts
Is this dvd edited like the show is on nicktoons?
It's uncut.
Dec 4, 2010 by Freeze Man |  See all 2 posts
which should i buy ?? a recommendation is gratefully appreciated Be the first to reply
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