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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing if you have an HDTV , still good without!, April 5, 2008
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This review is from: Dragon Ball Z: Season 1 (Vegeta Saga) (DVD)
Well first, I would like to say that I own the COMPLETE original Dragonball Z DVD's that Funimation originally released. If you are wondering which to buy, then I will try to be of some help.

This particular season, was re-released by Funimation, the voices were re-done to be that of the Frieza Saga and beyond (all of you may know that Vegeta and Goku's voices sounded kind of wimpy when Pioneer did them). There are episodes that were NOT released to DVD originally by Pioneer, and these are all un-cut. Now lots of people are saying that this is "cropped", I have yet to notice them, yes, you did lose some screen on the top and bottom, but have you ever tried watching the 4:3 format of DBZ on a HDTV? It looks awful, it is very pixel lated, and blurry and whenever they do a Energy blast, you can see freckles around it. If you have a Wide-screen TV and want these again, buy these, you will NOT be disappointed. The colors are amazing to say the least, and you cannot even tell that it is being cropped if you are watching it on a widescreen TV as I said before. Now if you still own a 4:3 TV and want DBZ, and HATE the black bars on the top and bottom of your TV, these may not be for you.
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Initial post: Jun 8, 2011 7:57:48 PM PDT
aspect ratio has nothing to do with video quality. The fact that a 4:3 transfer looks poor on an HDtv is more likely due to a bad transfer on the video or the screen/player does not play 4:3 content well.

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 8:23:12 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2014 8:26:40 PM PST
Daymareog says:
What do you mean Vegeta sounds wimpy?

He was in his early twenties and had been the Saiyan prince/probably never had much of a time making big speeches like he does in the Freeze or Cell Saga. So I feel the original voice was fair and it was also the voice I grew up with as a 7 year old watching this stuff on Cartoon Network's Toonami. Don't get me wrong I find that Vegeta's voice in Freeza and Cell was great, but his original voice in the Saiyan Saga had this air of him being a badass and also I got the vibe he was a smoker for some reason based on his voice.IDK, but don't knock the OG Vegeta... he was a badass!

Also thank you for the good review. Since they redubbed the older voices over with the modern ones then I know I'm not going to like this DVD. I was going to buy it, but not if it is been "updated". It is a shame really. I wanted to enjoy the whole season again how I remembered it as a child....well thank god for youtube!
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