Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dragon Ball Z Tree of Might / Lord Slug |
Actor: Artist Not Provided
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Anime & Manga, Animation
DBZ - MOVIE 3 & 4 BLU-RAY
Action-packed, colorful and much better on Blu-ray!
Dennis A. Amith (kndy) | California | 01/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
""TREE OF MIGHT/LORD SLUG", the third and fourth "DRAGON BALL Z" films are now out on Blu-ray featuring even more action-packed battles, both digitally remastered in 1080p High Definition.
VIDEO & AUDIO:
Video is presented in 1080p High Definition and 16×9. With the first two films, because of its age, the colors stood out but there were much more scratches and dust that were evident in the video presentation.
For "TREE OF MIGHT", the scratches and dust were minimal and "LORD SLUG", very little. So, this second volume of the "DRAGON BALL Z" film series definitely looks much better video-wise compared to the first volume.
With the 1080p conversion, the colors are vibrant for two films that are nearly 20-years-old and personally, this is probably the best we will ever see these two films on the Blu-ray format.
But the video quality is much better over the first two films and I was pleased with that.
As for the audio, audio is presented in Dolby TrueHD English 5.1 with Japanese Music (or with U.S. Music) and the original Japanese audio track. The Japanese audio is in its original presentation, and it's a version that I have seen multiple times of these films when they were shown on Japanese television. With that being said, you're not going to get much at all from your home theater system for the Japanese track. Now for the Dolby TrueHD English 5.1 track, oh my... you will hear the difference.
For "TREE OF MIGHT", you actually hear the forest ambiance as Gohan, Bulma, Oolong and others are going camping. You hear the sounds of the animals around you and especially the fire and the flames burning. I was very impressed by the sound distribution on each speaker channel for "TREE OF MIGHT" and "LORD SLUG". "TREE OF MIGHT" was the film that really surprised me by the amount of sound coming from the rear channels. For a classic film, it was great to hear these two films via Dolby TrueHD.
And although I typically watch a lot of my anime in Japanese, I feel that "DRAGON BALL Z" is one of the best well-casted, well-done English voice dubs for an anime series out there. Each character and their English voice talent do a tremendous job and although having watched "Dragon Ball Z" in Japanese when I was younger, the improved sound quality and very good voice acting for the English dubs has been my preference for viewing the films and TV series.
The digitally remastered high definition 1080p treatment for the film and it's TrueHD audio definitely made these two films much more enjoyable!
Surprisingly there are no special features included on the Blu-ray but there are a good number trailers for a lot of the recent FUNimation DVD releases.
As any "DRAGON BALL Z" fan can expect, you're going to get a lot of action and really awesome battles from these two films.
The earlier "DRAGON BALL Z" films tend to feature the dragon balls being used a lot, Gohan's unknown power and Goku being the person who typically would bring that 1-2 punch. For fans of the TV series, as mentioned earlier, Icarus makes his debut on the third film "TREE OF MIGHT" and so you can see how Gohan and Icarus became very close. The fourth film "LORD SLUG" pretty much answers the question for those wondering if a Saiyan can become a Super Saiyan, can a Namek become a Super Namek? And with "LORD SLUG", the answer is yes.
To watch these films on Blu-ray and to see how the color becomes much more vibrant and again, for a film of its age, nearly 20-years old, it's absolutely beautiful. And the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio and the use of the audio directed to the surround channels were well done. It really enhances your viewing of the two films. So, all in all, great treament by FUNimation for putting these two on Blu-ray, 1080p High Definition and Dolby TrueHD treatment but also giving fans a chance to own these two films for a low price.
Overall, if you are a big fan of the "Dragon Ball Z" series and own a Blu-ray player, then definitely start considering getting these films on Blu-ray! It's well worth it!"
Looks great on blu ray!
yellowflash678 | 03/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Love these movies, a simple time in DBZ. If you have blu ray buy these, you wont regret it."