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#1 wugenius

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:17 PM

I am thinking of picking up the entire Dragonball Z series but am looking at advice from anyone who is knowledgeable on the releases that have been out. I am thinking of either buying seasons 1-9 on dvd (orange bricks) or maybe getting Dragonball Z Kai Season 1-2 and parts 5-8 all on blu ray, and complete the set with seasons 7-9 of the Orange Bricks.

Anyone have any suggestions? I never got around to seeing anything past the Frieza Saga so I am still pretty new to DBZ.

Thanks.

#2 ssjmichael

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:38 PM

I watched the entire thing through the orange brick sets. A lot of people had problems with them but I personally didn't. They've been converted to widescreen so there's some cropping but it's not really noticeable to me in motion.

The series can certainly drag on at times, with battles going on for multiple episodes. I believe Kai fixes this problem somewhat, but I hear it also doesn't have the entire DBZ series. It stops after the Cell saga I think, omitting the Buu saga. But as you mentioned you can always continue that with the orange bricks.

I would try and just get the first Orange brick season and see if you don't mind the quality. I will say that the quality of the orange brick seasons do seem to improve later on in the series for some reason so the first season may not be a perfect representation either but it should give you a good impression of the cropping and colors.

The Dragon Boxes are probably the best way to view them, but you can't really get the whole series without paying an arm and a leg.

#3 ssjmichael

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:46 PM

Also, if you don't mind used, you can pick up many of the seasons for cheap at gohastings.com: http://www.gohasting...=siteSearchForm

Use the code BOO to take 30% off your order. That's where I got all my seasons from and they came in really good condition.

#4 wugenius

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:50 PM

I watched the entire thing through the orange brick sets. A lot of people had problems with them but I personally didn't. They've been converted to widescreen so there's some cropping but it's not really noticeable to me in motion.

The series can certainly drag on at times, with battles going on for multiple episodes. I believe Kai fixes this problem somewhat, but I hear it also doesn't have the entire DBZ series. It stops after the Cell saga I think, omitting the Buu saga. But as you mentioned you can always continue that with the orange bricks.

I would try and just get the first Orange brick season and see if you don't mind the quality. I will say that the quality of the orange brick seasons do seem to improve later on in the series for some reason so the first season may not be a perfect representation either but it should give you a good impression of the cropping and colors.

The Dragon Boxes are probably the best way to view them, but you can't really get the whole series without paying an arm and a leg.



Thank you so much for the info. I'm really new to this series even though I've heard about it for years, and even watched all of GT (since it's shorter)

After hearing what you said, I might just go with the Orange Bricks. I watched everything up until the Frieza saga on the orange bricks a friend had before he sold his set off. I didn't mind the quality and didn't really notice the cropping either since it was the first time seeing it.

I did think some of the episodes dragged, especially during the frieza saga in terms of powering up. I just don't want to feel cheated and miss something that was labeled filler and see everything in its entirety. The only consideration I had in buying Kai was it was on blu ray.

I have heard of the dragon boxes being the best versions, but I saw how hard to find the first ones are along with price, so I don't really want to go that route.

#5 wugenius

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:52 PM

I will check go hastings, thanks for the heads up!

I do know most of the story of DBZ in terms of fights because I have played games like Budokai 1 and 3, and what not. But those are super abridged.

#6 squishface

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:55 PM

gohastings seems to have a better deal on the sets than amazon does right now.
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#7 wugenius

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:12 PM

Just ordered 6 of the 9 seasons through go hastings for a STEAL. Thank you!

Just need 3 more which I can get from amazon. Thanks again!