Dragon Ball Z- Dragon Box Volume 2 DVD Review
DBZ fans wil be absolutely delighted by the second Dragon Box.
Dragon Box two contains episodes 43-84 uncut. These episodes contain the Namek and Freeza Sagas. The plot mainly revolves around Gohan and Kuririn continuing the search for the Dragon Balls on the planet Namek. Unfortunately for them, Freeza (and his henchmen) AND Vegeta are also looking for the same thing. To make matters worse, Goku is struggling to get to Namek, Freeza is terrorizing Namek citizens, and Freeza’s team of warriors (Ginyu Special Corps) are also en route to Namek. Can Freeza and his warriors be stopped? Will Piccolo be resurrected? Tune in to find out!
Let me start off by saying that these two story arcs are not a favorite of mine since there’s really not much in the way of actual story here. It’s mostly just a story about looking for Dragon Balls and trying to stop the evil Freeza and it goes on for FAR too long. Heck, Goku doesn’t even arrive on Namek until episode 66! Luckily, these episodes deliver in the action department, and really, that is what this series is known for anyway. Action fans will certainly salivate at the earth shattering power usages, Vegeta going nuts on Ginyu, the aerial fights, the punches, the kicks, the uncut bloody violence, and, of course, the Hame Kame Ha moves. Add in some evil foes like Freeza and Zarbon who can transform their appearance and you’ve got yourself a satisfying batch of episodes.
Summary: For “Dragon Ball Z” fans, these new box sets are unquestionably the best collections on the market right now. A must buy for fans of the anime series.
The episodes are presented in their original 4:3 fullscreen format. Despite the presence or dirt and grain, the transfers have been cleaned up and the colors look as sharp as ever.
This set contains both the 5.1 Dolby Digital English dub and the original Japanese Mono track. You can’t go wrong with either track. The original Japanese track, despite its age, contains impressive sound quality for a Mono track. Since the English track contains a 5.1 track, it’s obviously livelier during the action sequences. I also enjoy the dub since I grew up on it, but I realize many find it inferior to the Japanese track.
* Dragon Box two contains the second nifty Dragon Book which contains character designs, character profiles, fun facts, episode plot summaries, etc.
* Trailers for “Kenichi,” “The Tower Of Druaga,” “The Slayers,” “Soul Eater,” “Sgt. Frog,” and “Dragon Ball.”
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