Original SM and DBZ just cant get proper release in DVD/BD format in USA

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kamil88

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Hearing about upcoming disaster of 30th anniversary DBZ Blu Ray release
& I'm kinda reminded of Viz releases of Sailor Moon, they are also very crappy, especially original series, later series have little better quality, but it is stiill farcry from DVDs from Italy and other countries in Europe (And of course Japan) you can get singles in US, but they have very crappy Japanese audio, seems like both Sailor Moon and DBZ dont have luck with good releases in USA (DBZ had Dragon Boxes, but of course Funimation had to screw it up too by making it limited release and now good luck finding whole set for under 1000$)
 
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kamil88

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Screenshots compare between various releases Why the 30th anniversary edition sucks - V3 | FrameCompare.com

It is such a shame they didnt do remaster via discontinued Level Sets, Level Sets sold badly and were cancelled after 2 releases, well, considering they release it right after last Dragon Box, DBZ Kai was still ongoing, and there were also Orange Bricks, and of course it sold badly, baka! You could wait 1-2 year, but no "Let's release yet another "definitive DBZ""
 

blondibear_17

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Stuff like this just stresses me out I honestly just get anxiety even thinking about it. My DBZ collection is a frankenstein of different parts of all the different dvd releases and blu-ray sets. I feel like Sailor Moon is not as bad as all that I mean at least the aspect ration isn't all messed up like Z is I guess the DNR is really controversial but maybe it's more Toei's fault I mean that is the common factor right?
 
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I can at least tolerate Viz's Sailor Moon DVDs (except for Vol. 1's windowboxing). They're not ideal, but they still feel like a decent SD presentation of the show, unlike the Blu-rays' disastrous attempt at an HD presentation. With DBZ, the Dragon Boxes are pretty much the only solid option in terms of picture quality, and they're long OOP (and lack the Nathan Johnson/Bruce Faulconer music for those that prefer it).
 

blondibear_17

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I know Sailor Moon and DBZ are "old" shows and all that but why do they need to be so extra with trying to make them look contemporary? Do they not know that the people interested in these shows are also old and know what shows from back then look like?
 
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I know Sailor Moon and DBZ are "old" shows and all that but why do they need to be so extra with trying to make them look contemporary? Do they not know that the people interested in these shows are also old and know what shows from back then look like?
By that logic, then they might as well just just re-release the old releases and slap them on new media. Or better yet, just slap the "Rock the Dragon" release, the original in-house Funi dub of the Frieza arc (Toonami version), then the rest of the episodes so it'll be just like people remembered it.

Seriously, I simply cannot understand the problem here. Apparently you lose a little detail around the edge of the frames. This is not that big of a deal.

And now people are complaining about the company that created and released the anime using dub spellings. The same people who wanted the animation company to have more control over the product are now crying because TOEI stepped in and ruled against them, even though everyone is still going to use whatever spellings they want and everyone still knows who everyone is talking about.

Funny, I remember just a few years ago it was risible to boycott anime re-releases. Now, all of sudden, a DBZ Boycott is on the way because popular fans demand it.
 

blondibear_17

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By that logic, then they might as well just just re-release the old releases and slap them on new media. Or better yet, just slap the "Rock the Dragon" release, the original in-house Funi dub of the Frieza arc (Toonami version), then the rest of the episodes so it'll be just like people remembered it.

Seriously, I simply cannot understand the problem here. Apparently you lose a little detail around the edge of the frames. This is not that big of a deal.

And now people are complaining about the company that created and released the anime using dub spellings. The same people who wanted the animation company to have more control over the product are now crying because TOEI stepped in and ruled against them, even though everyone is still going to use whatever spellings they want and everyone still knows who everyone is talking about.

Funny, I remember just a few years ago it was risible to boycott anime re-releases. Now, all of sudden, a DBZ Boycott is on the way because popular fans demand it.
Thats not really a problem in my opinion I mean basically Diskotek just slaps old license rescued titles on a blu-ray or dvd and people buy it as is. People have a right to voice their opinion considering it's a crowd sourced project.