Qty:1
Dragon Ball Z: Rock the D... has been added to your Cart

Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $9.80
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$59.99
& FREE Shipping. Details
Sold by: Meant For You LLC
Add to Cart
$59.99
& FREE Shipping. Details
Sold by: TechShowMe
Add to Cart
$60.51
& FREE Shipping. Details
Sold by: Fulfillment Express US
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Dragon Ball Z: Rock the Dragon Collector's Edition
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Dragon Ball Z: Rock the Dragon Collector's Edition


List Price: $99.98
Price: $57.49 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: $42.49 (42%)
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
14 new from $56.30 2 used from $46.77
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
9-Disc Version
$57.49
$56.30 $46.77
$57.49 & FREE Shipping. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Frequently Bought Together

Dragon Ball Z: Rock the Dragon Collector's Edition + Dragon Ball Z: Season 2 (Namek and Captain Ginyu Sagas) + Dragon Ball: Season 1
Price for all three: $99.51

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Product Details

  • Directors: Daisuke Nishio
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 9
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Funimation
  • DVD Release Date: August 13, 2013
  • Run Time: 1480 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00D7TS972
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,132 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Your wish has been granted. Now get ready to Rock the Dragon like it's 1999. FUNimation is bursting open the vault and finally unleashing what fans have sought for so long: the original broadcast version of DBZ with the Canadian voice actors.

Each Collector's Edition comes in a hardbound, full color 48 page book; which showcases the characters, history, and tropes that helped elevate Dragon Ball Z to the pop culture phenomenon it is today.

Customer Reviews

Funimations dub is much better, so this set is just for nostalgia and collectors.
Supermanlives
I could see why they did it, like an "All-In-One Nostalgia Bundle" for the fans but it's just bad, to say the least.
P. Marck
More than any other show, I have to credit Dragon Ball Z with introducing me to anime as a kid.
Sacred Dust

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

73 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Drewz on August 13, 2013
Verified Purchase
I know that I am wrong in saying so, but, to me, these will always be the original episodes of DBZ.

I used to come home every day from school and watch this show. It certainly wasn't the first anime I had seen, but there was just something about DBZ that opened the floodgates to the genre, so to speak. I believe that part of that was the voice acting for this dub of the series. Everyone, from Goku to Ox King, had exactly just the right voice actor. Vegeta actually sounded like a villainous snake in this one as opposed to the constantly-constipated, grunting moron that he became in the more modern dubs.

Once Cartoon Network began airing episode 54+, I was devastated to see that not only had the animation and sound quality worsened, but EVERYONE had been cast a new voice actor and not one of them -- no offense -- was as good as the original crew (The Ocean Dub).

Because of this, I could never watch any of the new versions of DBZ. I found that I just constantly compared them to the old one. This collection represents such an awesome opportunity. I was more than happy to throw my money at it.

Included is the first 53 episodes spread across multiple discs, an art book, and three movies: The World's Strongest, The Tree of Might, and Dead Zone. Don't expect any HD quality here, though. These episodes are still edited (for gore, etc.) and pretty much look like they did back in the day. If there is a quality boost, it's been too long for me to tell.

If you prefer the older dub of DBZ, though, then this purchase is a no brainer.
7 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Nichole Cranfill on October 3, 2013
This DVD box set is the Pioneer Ocean Dub version that aired on Cartoon Network in the late 90's, it was and will always be the first and original Dragonball Z to me because this was the version I remember watching as a kid and what got me into the Anime.

This Collector's DVD set features The Saiyan Saga (episodes 1-25) The Namek Saga (episodes 26-53) and the first three movies DeadZone, The World's Strongest, and Tree of Might as they were aired on Cartoon Network.

When my brother and I were kids, we would come home from school and watch the the show that we recorded on VHS cause the show would start just as we got out of school. Since then we became fans of the show and it became the first thing my brother and I had in common.

I loved (and still do) the ocean dub version mainly cause the Ocean dub had better voice actors and better background music (in my opinion). When the show was aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami and only showed the 53 episodes I kept wondering when were they going to air the next episode or when are the going to continue the series? So when they finally aired the new episodes I was first excited then disappointed that they had changed the animation and the voices, I was like WTH why'd they change the voices. Even though I continued to watch the series as it went on that was always the thing that bothered me. The Funimation voice actors got nothing on the Ocean Group actors, especially on Scott McNeil who was the original voice of Piccolo in the Ocean Dub. He made Piccolo sound dangerous and sexy (hey I'm a girl alright and yes I'm a Dragonball Z fan. Deal with it)

Definitely worth buying if you grew up watching the Pioneer version and are a hardcore fan.
10 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Manpo on August 20, 2013
Verified Purchase
This contains dvds in a book that gives character profile. It is the ocean dub recording. Which means that it is the version that was on cartoon network back in 97in the UK (as i am British) and brings back so many memories.

All thats left to do now is to bring out the rest of the episodes which were broadcaat by the ocean group.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T on June 2, 2014
Verified Purchase
If you want the original version of DBZ that you were probably introduced to when watching as a kid in the 90s, this is what you want. It is just as I remember it (and is my favorite english version to watch). The voice cast has a lot more realistic energy and sound than the later english casts and I think its an excellent way to experience the anime for the first time. A real highlight is the fight between Goku and Vegeta - the intensity Vegeta`s (Brian Drummond) voice really puts a charge in the air. The music is great too.

The included information book is very sloppy. The information IN the book can be found on even the most basic of wikipedia entries of DBZ. The pictures used in the book are erratic, the resolutions of the images are all over the place. some pictures are OBVIOUSLY upscaled, others very good quality (appearing on the same page no less, making the inconsistencies all the more apparent). It looks like it was made by a high schooler using photoshop for the first time. The setup for the case is just awkward. The disks are in cardboard-like sleeves and are odd to get to.

All in all, it seems like a shameless cash-grab by Funimation (and I think it is quite obvious they hold no love for this version of the dub). The price is a bit high for what it is, the book should not be considered a selling point at all. I would only recommend this if you can find it at a reasonable price - perhaps $30-40.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Stuart B. Shankland on August 24, 2013
Like most reviews of this item, I also prefer the original + later episodes dubbed by Ocean Group compared to Funimation.

But I wish they would release DVDS to all the Ocean Group Dubbed DB/DBZ/DBGT Episodes that never aired in the USA. Everything on this DVD release was previously released as 20 Single DVD Volumes by Pioneer and three box sets that combined all 20 Pioneer DVD Volumes.

Also ignore anyone who says that Funimation don't have the rights to later Ocean Group Dub Episodes, because that's not how it works. Lots of third party DVD companies sign third party contracts to release other people's products on DVD, meaning Funimation & their existing DBZ contract with the Japanese owners, could easily combined a contract with Ocean Group in Canada via Funimation's high DBZ Selling Market, to release all the later DBZ + DB & DBGT Ocean Group Dub Episodes.

Personally I own the original Pioneer DVDS which are much more collectable than this DVD Box Set, because the Pioneer DVDS were released when the series actually aired on TV and when they never done any edits to the TV Versions on home video/DVD including no re-mastering, meaning the Pioneer DVDS are for a fact, 100% the TV Version we remember with no edits starting from sound to just one second of scenery.

THESE ARE THE BEST ITEMS TO BUY IF YOU WANT THE PIONEER VERSION OF THIS RELEASE:

Dragon Ball Z - The Saiyan Conflict (Boxed Set I - Episodes 1-25)

Dragon Ball Z - The Namek Saga (Boxed Set II - Episodes 26-53)

Dragon Ball Z - Movie Boxed Set (Dead Zone/The Tree of Might/The World's Strongest)
6 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
Why is this a DVD collection?
It's for fans who grew up with this. I won't be getting it, but I can see why one would want it.
Jun 9, 2013 by Xlea |  See all 5 posts
I got my set today. I have a question.
HFIL is short for "Home For Infinite Losers" which was the show's edited way of saying hell
Aug 3, 2013 by Trey Washington |  See all 3 posts
Will Funimation consider doing it for the rest of dbz original dub ,...
No plans that they've released. You would need to start purchasing the "Orange Boxes" to get the rest of the series as it aired originally in the US.
Dec 3, 2013 by Stephen Lerch |  See all 3 posts
Is this set really only 53 episodes?!!
This release collects every episode and movie that was dubbed by Ocean Studios for FUNimation around 1996-1998. That is why there are only 53 episodes. Episode 54 (original US numbering, but technically the last few minutes of episode 67 and the entirety of episode 68) saw the FUNi in-house voice... Read More
Jul 1, 2013 by Sir Phobos 83 |  See all 6 posts
Is Rock The Dragon worth buying again??
Hey P. Stark,

I also live in UK and I bought this set recently, although overall I'm very happy with it I can't lie that the packaging for the discs is horrible so in this instance you'd have to buy an 8-Disc DVD Case (£2.39 eBay -- to have discs 1-8 which have episodes 1 to 53) plus a standard... Read More
Jan 6, 2014 by P. Marck |  See all 9 posts
Ok, just a little heads up. Be the first to reply
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in