The Cell saga begins here!
Sean Whitmore | Los Angeles, CA USA | 01/30/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"FUNimation's DVDs keep getting a little better every time. There are still a few noticeable pauses between some tracks, like between the theme song and the recap, and between the title sequence and the beginning of the episode. And still, no preview of the next episode in Japanese, either. But, they've included the original eyecatches, so there are signs of improvement. Also, the animated menus look NICE this time around. Unlike the cruddy screen captures from the Freeza discs, the Cell menus feature a cool-looking techno-organic cell floating around in green embryonic fluid. Only three episodes on the disc, but that's no surprise. The Powers That Be have already long since decided that we stupid consumers are to digest this 300-episode series in installments of 3 episodes per ... disc. The first two episodes on the disc really aren't more than a buildup that goes on a little too long. Nothing much here except setting up Cell's appearance and Piccolo's power-up. The third episode is the real meat and potatoes of the disc, with Piccolo and Cell going at it. From the horrific images of Cell killing his victims to Piccolo's superpowered martial arts prowess, this episode is one to remember out of the entire DBZ series."
Finally the cell saga is on video!!!!!
ssj2vegeta | England | 02/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the beginning of the Cell saga. It isnt the best video but it is a need to know so you understand the Cell battle. However, you have to have watched the android saga to get the whole idea. The best part of the video is where Piccolo comes to fight Cell for the first time since he joined with Kami. This is also a lot better if it is uncut because you get to see more action etc. which you wont see on cartoon network and that spoils DBZ really because it isnt meant to be a childrens cartoon and it is extremely violent. This is the build up to the major final battle!"
"The arrival of one of the coolest villains ever...Cell!"
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Imperfect Cell - Encounter is a great addition to the DBZ family. I only gave it four starts because it is some-what boring before Cell appears, but mysterious all the same. Piccolo and Kami finally fuse, bringing out the true, stronger Piccolo, but not evil. Cell is really creepy, the way he sucks the life out of anyone who crosses him to gain energy, and he even can perform Goku's special move -- the Kamehameha wave! Buy Encounter to both complete your collection and delive true DBZ entertainment to your home!"