Junkie Monkeys: Funimation recently put up the official trailer for season 1 of the latest Dragon Ball Z Blu-ray collection… then pulled it down. Don’t fret though, because if you haven’t seen it, you can do so right now!
I don't like how they cropped out the top and bottom of the picture just to make it wide screen. I'd rather have it at it's original 4:3 format. This is basically the orange brick set on bluray. Is it really that hard to just put the Dragonbox set on bluray and add the Bruce Faulconer soundtrack to it?
Agreed. I want my entertainment to be in it's ORIGINAL aspect-ratio. Very simple. I think it's great that they go in and 'remaster' it, and hopefully this time it's completely uncensored, has the original music, and the japanese voices and everything... but all that effort is wasted when they lob the top and bottom of the picture, just to fit it into the widescreen-format. And yeah, I love widescreen, but not when it was originally filmed in 4:3.
I recall when they did a widescreen version in Japan for this, they took more care in positioning each frame so that minimal important imagery got cropped. The orange bricks just threw a blanket 16:9 frame in the middle of every 4:3 frame, resulting in missing heads etc. So if this bluray version features the 'Japanese' widescreen, then I'm okay with that.
4-3 aspect ratio or bust. They had a good thing with level 1.1 - 2.2. Why can't Funi just carry on with that? Widescreen is great, but not when it lops the top & bottom portions off.
The aspect ratios dont rlly bother me.
You don't mind that they cut off a huge part of the picture...!?
Honestly the first time watching the orange bricks years ago I didn't know about the aspect ratio problem. After watching comparison videos I did notice it tho. However I've been rewatching DBZ again and it rlly dosent bother me.
honestly how much important stuff is going on in those areas of the screen
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