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Dragon Ball Z: Kai: Part Two [Blu-ray]
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Goku’s lies battered and nearly beaten, the Dragon Balls have been destroyed, and a new breed of evil looms on the horizon! Frieza, a violent galactic overlord, has discovered the source of the original Dragon Balls, and he’ll eagerly destroy anything to harness their wish-granting power. Meanwhile, Vegeta – fully recovered from his humiliating defeat – travels to planet Namek on a mission to intercept Frieza and seize the Dragon Balls for own devious desires. With Goku out of commission, courageous young Gohan must journey to the far reaches of space to defeat a foe far more fearsome than anything his father ever encountered. The future depends on it
Top Customer Reviews
"Dragon Ball Z Kai" takes a carving knife to the series and slices away all that extra, leaving only the pure Toriyama-elements. Reducing the series by more than half, "Dragon Ball Z Kai" has a hundred episodes compared to "Dragon Ball Z"'s two hundred and ninety-one. That, my friends, is a lot of filler. A hundred and ninety-one episodes of filler.
Along with the episode reduction, "Dragon Ball Z Kai" has digitally restored the faded cels, replaced missing cels, and recorded both a new English dub and a new Japanese voice track using a mix of new and original voice actors to match up with the re-tooled version. In short, "Dragon Ball Z Kai" is like a straight shot of tequila compared to the original "Dragon Ball Z"'s froofy, over-decorated blender marguerite..
Boxset Two of "Dragon Ball Z Kai" has episodes 14-26 on two DVDs. The episodes start with Goku powering up with the 3x Kaio-ken to duke it out with Vegeta, and ends with a final throw-down between Vegeta and Zarbon. And in-between is action, action, action.
If you have never gotten into "Dragon Ball" and always been curious about it, then these Kai releases are the way to go.
Fixing of the scenes that were damaged over the years
Taking out the fillers
Better English dialogue
Excellent sound quality
Pretty much exactly like the manga
New animated breaks in between parts of an episode that actually change as the episodes progress.
No marathon mode
I think Dragon Ball Z Kai is awesome, it gets me excited to watch the whole series again. My guess is there will be 7 parts to the whole Dragon Ball Z Kai series. Reason why I say this is because, on the right side of the case, in the middle of the corresponding stars where it says what part it is. There are 7 stars lined up in a row.
Dragon Ball Z Kai caught my eye for several reasons: mainly being remastered yet retaining the original 4:3 aspect ratio (unlike the previous two versions that chopped part of the format to be presented in pseudo widescreen). I have faithfully purchased the Kai series (the titles released so far) on Blu-Ray. Here are my thoughts:
Part two takes us through the the episodes leading up to the major battles on Namek. These episodes begin after Vegeta's battle on earth and lead up to his final battle with Zarbon on Namek. For those familiar with the series, these episodes contain less action but a lot more important story than others. There is also the sense of urgency of finding and protecting the Namek dragon balls from both Vegeta and Freiza. Good stuff, though not as action packed as part three.
The ratio is kept to the original 4:3 aspect. Some animations have been cleaned and even re-animated (in the case of some of the lighting effects from ki attacks and power-ups). Some of the re-animated shots look like something from American Saturday morning cartoons rather than anime, but these instances were very rare. The two that stood out were in this volume actually (a couple of Vegeta's moves).
The sound is vastly superior to the previous versions. The English dub is improved and they aren't afraid to get a little dirty (they swear often, but not in an offensive way. They just yell 'you bastard' a lot). Though the few uses of swearing is in line with the more literal translation.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good condition, case is a teeny bit worn, but not a bother. Very clean, disks looked and played like mint condition. Very satisfiedPublished 21 months ago by Colby
This part covers the last couple episodes of the Saiyan arc which look and sound pretty damn awesome in high definition on Blu-ray, and for Dragon Ball fans this is a must own... Read morePublished on May 18, 2014 by P. Marck
When I first watched Dragon Ball Z on my local channel 17, the first episode I saw from start to finish was Vegeta's defeat at the hands of Saiyan ape Gohan. Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by Kaulana310
I decided to get this because I had bought part 1 over 2 years ago. The revised music track is a snooze fest and doesn't help the series at all, infact it has several different... Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by James Lee Owings III
dragonball z had alot of filler making it heart renching when you saw the anime. Now its more heart renching and pacing i enjoy kai better than z many reasons why its straight to... Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by antonio decerbo
The product arrived in exact condition and my grandson has enjoyed receiving it as a gift. It was a very much appreciated gift.Published on December 27, 2012 by Loraine McCown
The Saiya-Jin saga. Vegeta and Napa's story never looked so good. There is no filler! Colors and film tearing have been repaired. This old video looks amazing.Published on December 3, 2012 by M. Schnackenberg