Decent DBZ Blu-Ray
Reconnecting To My Childhood | 12/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This set collects DBZ movies 7 & 9. They have been working on rereleasing all 13 DBZ movies and 2 television specials in remastered format on DVD and putting them out simultaneously on Blu-Ray in High Def. The set's each contain two movies and they have been releasing them in order coinciding with the recent series set releases.
This set contains the movies 7 'Android Assault' (renamed since the original north american release was named 'Super Android 13') and 9 'Bojack Unbound'. This set contains the 7th and 9th movies as they opted to release movie 8 'Broly The Legendary Super Saiyan' with Broly's second appearance in movie 10 'Broly Second Coming', which was released earlier because of the popularity Broly has among fans.
Movie 7 'Android Assault' was always a story I liked, it finds Goku and the guys (including Future Trunks) in the city shopping and running various errands. After some humorous character interactions the story kicks in when it is revealed Dr. Gero had three more androids (13,14,15) being prepared to fight Goku and his friends. The androids attack the guys in the city and the three super saiyans (Goku, Trunks and Vegeta) quickly move the fight to a northern climate where no innocents will be hurt. Gohan and Krillin come along and provide some comic relief as the three androids face off against the three super saiyans. In the end Android 13 is more than meets the eye and becomes the unstoppable Super Android 13 taking down all of the guys. This is one of the movies with the familiar formula of Goku being granted the others energy in the end to attempt a final blow at the big bad but at least in this one the others also step in to help him a little more at the end. This is an entertaining movie that any DBZ fan should enjoy.
Movie 9 'Bojack Unbound' was always one of my favorites because it 'retells' my favorite moment in DBZ history where SS2 Gohan uses the one arm Kamehameha with help from his father's spirit. The plot takes place after the cell games and of all the movies taking place out of story continuity this one is actually possible despite not being considered canon. After destroying King Kai's planet Goku has unleashed a terrible imprisoned Villain, Bojack, and his crew. Meanwhile on earth a millionare throws a tournament that the remaining Z fighter's enter to win the cash, even Chi Chi allows Gohan to attempt the cash prize for his education. In the final rounds Bojack and his gang arrive and start taking out the Z Fighter's eventually leaving only Gohan, the only SS2, to stop them. The ending plays out simliar to the end of the cell games and this movie is very entertaining with another original villain idea and design. I enjoyed it.
All the DVD rereleases are not only remastered but come two discs in a steelbook case with nice artwork and title's that line up complementary on a shelf where my old DBZ movies had several mismatched themes across the thirteen movies. The Blu-Ray come with the two movies on one disc and are in the usual Blu-Ray style cases but with nice complementary artwork just the same. The new set designs and remastered and High Def format's may not be enough of a reason for some to double dip for movies they already own but some others and I appreciate it while others who haven't bought them yet get a more affordable chance. Also with two movies per set you save alot of shelf space, and most of us have shelves that are beginning to get a little overcrowded by now.
Great pair of movies, I know everyone likes Broly but in terms of movie villains I would put Broly, Cooler then Bojack and Android 13. They should have brought Bojack back for a second go instead of throwing in more random underdeveloped villains in later movies. My only issue is that they passed up another chance to put Super Saiyan 2 Gohan on a cover opting instead for Vegeta.
If you like this you'll like the steelbook set containing the two specials, 'The History of Trunks' and 'Bardock the Father of Goku'. Thanks for your time."
E. Soler Jr. | Bronx, New York | 09/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Blu-Ray made this movie worth watching it even more. The Crystal clear sound and Picture would really have you amazed. I recommend you buy this on Blu-Ray than on regular Dvd."
Dragon Ball Z Movies on Blu-Ray are another level in watchin
Jovan Rivera Montes | Carolina, PR | 05/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I waited to buy the whole DBZ series And movies for a better release but whrn they decided to improve their releases by putting the movies on Blu-Ray i couldnt hold anymore now I'm hook on DBZ do please release the series also too. Funimationhas done a great job on this release thank you."