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Dragon Ball Z: Season 5 (Perfect and Imperfect Cell Sagas)

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"Dragon Ball Z has been called the Greatest Action Cartoon of all Time, and it's True!" --- Anime Insider

Season Five contains the Perfect and Imperfect Cell sagas on 6 discs.

The Z-Fighters gather their forces in an effort to combat the Android menace that has been set loose upon the planet. But they are about to discover that the Androids are the least of their worries. An even greater threat has risen from the shadows—Dr. Gero’s most lethal creation—Cell!

Born from the genetic material of the greatest warriors ever to walk the Earth, Cell is Dr. Gero’s ultimate weapon, a perfect fighting machine capable of duplicating all of the Z-Fighters’ most powerful attacks. Now, after years of waiting, Cell has begun to unleash his terrifying powers, wiping out entire cities as he gathers the energy he needs to fulfill his creator’s grand design. Time is short! The Z-Fighters must find a way to stop this monstrous foe before he completes his quest to absorb the other Androids and achieves his invincible Perfect Form!

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The artificial humans 17 and 18 who terrorized Earth in Season #4 of Dragon Ball Z were only a preliminary threat: Dr. Gero's ultimate creation, Cell, strikes in Season #5. A bio-entity created from genetic material taken from Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, and Frieza, Cell arrives via the time capsule Bulma built for Trunks. (There are now two of them, somehow.) Although he defeats the merged Piccolo and Kami, Cell remains imprisoned in his "imperfect form," a sort of larval stage. Until he absorbs androids 17 and 18, he can't attain his ultimate power. Vegeta and Trunks train in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber at Kami's palace, which enables them to undergo the equivalent of a year's heavy workouts at high gravity in one day. Transcending his powers as a Super Saiyan, Vegeta clobbers Cell. When Cell challenges Vegeta to fight his perfect form. Vegeta takes the bait and allows Cell to evolve. The perfect Cell proves so powerful, Trunks has to draw on untapped reserves of power to save Vegeta. Goku plays only a small role in Season #5: he spends the first episodes recovering from the heart virus, then waiting with Gohan for the Hyperbolic Chamber or training in it. One of best-loved stories in the Dragon Ball Z continuity the "Cell Saga" offers plenty of action, with characters punching each other through rock walls and destroying entire islands as they fight. But it ends on a weak note when, instead of killing Trunks, Cell challenges the Z Fighters to a martial arts tournament--the focus of Season #6. The paradoxes of the time travel story, including adult Trunks encountering himself as a baby, don't seem to bother the fans--or the writers. These 26 episodes could have easily fit on five discs or even four, and spreading them over six feels chintzy.(Rated TV PG. suitable for ages 8 and older: violence, tobacco use, ethnic stereotypes) --Charles Solomon

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Product Details

  • Actors: Christopher Sabat, Sean Schemmel, Dameon Clarke
  • Directors: Chris Cason
  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, Dolby
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Funimation
  • DVD Release Date: May 27, 2008
  • Run Time: 615 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00143XE5K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,802 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The Difinitive collection continues with the Spine still saying Dragonball Z on it. This is the Complete Imperfect and Perfect Cell Sagas on 6 DVDs still Uncut and Digitally Remastered and widescreen in HD. Original Japanese Music and English Dialogue, English Music and English Dialogue and Original Japanese Music and Original Japanese Dialogue. A Great collection.

Episodes Include:
Seized with Fear
The Reunion
Borrowed Powers
His Name is Cell
Piccolo's Folly
Laboratory Basement
Our Hero Awakens
Time Chamber
The Monster is Coming
He's Here
Up to Piccolo
Silent Warrior
Say Goodbye, 17
Sacrifice
Saiyans Emerge
Super Vegeta
Bow To The Prince
Hour of Temptation
Krillin's Decision
Last Defense
Cell is Complete
Vegeta Must Pay
Trunks Ascends
Saving Throw
Ghosts From Tomorrow
The Cell Games

Season Six will include the Complete Cell Games. Enjoy this set I Know I will. :) I was really hoping SS2 Gohan on the front of Season Six but it turns out to be SS1 Goku :/
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First of all, there are some very good episodes on this disk. In this season, we are introduced to Cell, and the season consists of him absorbing people to get stronger. Cell is a very creepy villain and he gives DBZ a "horror movie" feel. This is the season where Goku gets better, and as the threat of Cell grows stronger, he decides to train in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber with Gohan, and Vegeta trains with Trunks. This season really feels like a buildup to season 6, the Cell Games Saga, and that's a good thing, because (without giving the ending away) you get the feeling that the Cell Saga is really heading for an epic conclusion.

As for the actual set, the packaging is nice visually. The remastering process is a bit flawed, unfortunately. Not only has the image been cropped to 16:9 when it is meant to be 4:3 (resulting in some of the top and bottom being cut off), but some of the details on characters is lost from the remastering. The film was put through a machine that not only ate up the grain and dirt, but it took off some of the lines as well. Also, the image can be a bit blurry at times. However, I'd still say that overall it looks good, and this is the best DBZ has ever looked, with the exception of the Dragon Boxes of course. Other flaws with this set is that the Japanese dub is in mono, not stereo, sound. So for fans of the Japanese dub, I would recommend shelling out a bit more cash for the Dragon Boxes instead. Also, if you want to see remastered DBZ looking it's best, buy the Dragon Boxes.

If you're a fan of Bruce Faulconer's music, however, pick these up. The good thing is that these sets give you the option of watching the English dub with the Japanese music (the Dragon Boxes also have that option).
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If your thinking about buying this season, be prepaired to be a little dissapointed. The DVD set unfourtunitly ends at the start of the Cell games and doesn't get into any of the actual fighting between Cell and Gohan. Other than that, it's an improperly titled season, do to the fact that there were orionally 8 seasons and the cell saga was season 5, not season 5 and 6. Because if you purchase season 6, which by all rights is the beginning of the Boo saga. The season 6 disc starts off with the Cell Games tournament. Where they made the Boo sage start out with disc 7. Now being a life long, royal fan of DBZ and Funimation, this urks. I personally feel they split these episodes up by the number of episodes so every set had the same number of episodes. Allowing them to sell more box sets, despite the fact that there aint that many seasons.
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I bought this video series as a gift for my son for his birthday and christmas. He loves them and has enjoyed watching them. The packaging and quality are great and the playback is flawless. He is thrilled with them!
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By Hannah on October 16, 2014
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I bought the first set of DVDs thinking that it'd be nice to rewatch the old anime that I watched when I was little. it was exactly as I remember and then some. I can't stop watching it and plan to buy them all until the end!
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There is a reason Dragonball Z is one the world's most favorite animes. The series is awesome. The only problem with this DVD is that it stops way too short. For those looking to see the end of cell, sorry that is Season 6. Regardless, this series is the best.
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I love DragonBall Z since I was little. To have this collection in my procession is amazing to me because for a long time I couldn't find the shows for DBZ. Now that technology has changed since the 90s, a lot of remakes are being made. This version is from the original Japanese intro and outros. I grew up on the 90s version of the intro and outros(definitely not the same and the 90s version was in English) so for this one I was a bit surprised but the picture is clear as it can be. Also, it is NOT like the Toonami version that the US was given. It is the original Japanese version of the show. The shows are in English, clear, precise, no commercials, just a small 10 second cut away, in each episode. I can sit an watched these all day because as you know back on TV the commercials was so annoying so to have no commercials and you transition well between shows, it is a TREAT. Go get your popcorn, and relax cause you will be officially apart of the show.
Its a WONDERFUL collection. I just love it. If you are a DBZ fan, you must get it!!!!!
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