Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Box Two
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The battle to harness the power of the seven Dragon Balls explodes in vivid detail like never before. The Dragon Box two features episodes 42-83, 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.
Top Customer Reviews
Once I received the box I realized how incredibly well packaged everything comes. It already made the orange bricks look cheap and I had yet to open the box. The dragon box was about the size of two orange bricks (remastered sets) and the smaller boxes inside were beautifully build. The booklet that's included with the set is very handy when watching the episodes and its hardcover and not held together with a single staple like in the orange bricks.
The quality of the video is superb, its near perfect and the colors are beautiful. I found my self looking at all the vivid colors and seeing detail I had not seen before. It was truly like watching a different version of Dragon ball Z. This is the way Dragon ball Z should have been released from the start!
Now on to the music, when I first started watching the series I wanted the American music! Since I couldn't have it, I just stop complaining and decided to watch it and appreciate it. I found my self loving the Japanese music. Before I knew it I just couldn't go back to the American version. It's almost like watching an entirely new show. Try the Japanese music and it will grow on you after each episode.
I also want to mention that I did own the orange Bricks, but now that I own the First dragon box I've sold all the orange bricks on Amazon.Read more ›
(btw, this is jjgp1112, daizex users)
Ever since becoming a fan of DBZ and having just around that time discovered the Internet, I searched for the series on Yahoo! and came up with a website which displayed many of the changes made in the US--all of the censorship, reworked music, and all of that. Since then, I've been clamoring for Dragon Ball Z, uncut and subbed with the original music.
I thought FUNimation were going to deliver with the season sets they released a few years ago, but they botched the job entirely by "remastering" the video in the most awful way imaginable: in addition to the drastically cropped framing (to create a faux-widescreen ratio--I'm BIG on original aspect ratio as it affects cinematography and composition), careless and unwatched DVNR was applied, a process which is intended to eliminate dirt and scratch marks that are present on the film being scanned, but when used so carelessly, it can do devastating things to video, especially animation, where lines of art are "erased" (that is, the lines are read by the program as scratch marks, so it takes color and other visual information surrounding the lines and then covers over the lines with this information, causing lines of art to disappear, particularly quick/fast-paced animation). To make matters worse, the colors and lighting are all blown-out and faded. (I'm not too familiar with technical terms; this could be due to contrast boosting, but I'm uncertain.Read more ›
Why I like it: It's Dragon Ball Z in it's original (all-be-it) remastered form. These were taken from the Japanese Dragon Box masters and they look great! And if you're into aspect ratios and you don't care about the black bars on your TV (because it really DOESN'T matter) this has the entire frame presented. The audio is as to be expected from the old mono masters of the '80s and '90s. It comes with a small book detailing character trees, episode summaries, and other goodies as well. It also has the US Dub included in 5.1 surround.
The nitpicky: The US Dub. I understand that a lot of us wanted the english voice cast with the original music, but here it kind of falls flat. Especially when you start getting into the Frieza arc and you go from having a 2009 redub of the Saiyan and Namek saga with actors that have had years of experience voicing these characters, back to the old dubs where there was a bit (a lot) of over acting and other dialogue issues. The problem is that the voices were meant FOR THE US SOUNDTRACK. Not the Japanese track. It doesn't fall flat because it's bad...simply because they don't mesh with each other. If they had written and recorded the script for the Japanese sound track it would probably be fine, but it seems as though they didn't and it comes over as "just kind of 'meh.'"
The bad: Price wise: Dragon Box Two is the modern equivalent of Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you're checking this second volume out, you've probably already viewed the first box and read about the differences between these and the orange bricks. Read morePublished 7 months ago by WorkoutGamer13
My copy didn't even come with the outer box I need the outer box to complete my collection!Published 18 months ago by Abel Chavez
Excellent service and the product looks even better than advertised. A rare hard to find box set but a must have for fans of the original Japanese version.Published 22 months ago by Dnizzle718
Although this set is expensive, I'd say it's worth the money. This is a great set. And as the cover may suggest, it does tend to focus a lot on vegeta, more so than any other... Read morePublished on June 13, 2014 by Joseph Guarnero
Any DBZ fan, especially one new to the series who may be only familiar with Kai (as was I), should own this collection. It is the series as it should be seen: UNCUT! Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by cmt4
Everything about these dragon boxes is great except one thing, the price. I remember back in 2010 you could have bought a NEW volume 2 for $50 or less + shipping. Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by believer
The Dragon Ball series has earned a life of its own. From orange boxes, to 3 episode dvds, and their movie releases. The Dragon Box should be watched by all Dragon Ball fans. Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by Ron
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