VIDEO: Come Join The Dragon Ball Z Cocktail Party

Topic started by No_name_here on July 27, 2011. Last post by FoxxFireArt 2 years, 11 months ago.
Post by No_name_here (854 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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Come Join The Dragon Ball Z Cocktail Party

Tom celebrates the release of DBZ vol.6 with a couple of his close friends, but things quickly get out of hand.

Such are the circumstances of my evenings.

To convey what was trickier to bring up during the cocktail party… it’s hard to actually review anything related to DBZ with a straight face. I grew up on it, and so did a lot of you, and we all know that DBZ is in a world class of endearing ridiculousness. One of you lunatics described it best as the prime example of anime “preposterone," and my mind balks at imagining a better treatment the mega-series could receive for a box set. This is the gold-plated limo, friends.

I’m not one for explaining myself, but the backstory of this video puts our shenanigans in a more amusing context. When I got the box set in the mail from Funimation, several of my friends perked up when they saw it on my desk. “Episodes 210-250? That must have Boo in it, right?” They all asked the same question with the kind of excitement usually reserved for the Savage/Warrior match at SUMMERSLAM ’92. I don't know if kids today roll their eyes about DBZ like they do for the "cartoon era" of wrestling I love so much, but I crack to pieces whenever anybody just mentions names like Frieza and Cell.

So check out the ordering info for the set here. It isn't tightened or touched-up the way KAI is, but if you want your DBZ unfiltered, this is pure. Pure unto to the point of an entire episode being devoted to the Z fighters simply entering a tournament; so pure that the Japanese audio track has the warm sound quality of a wax record. Pure as Goku's fighting spirit.

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of HYBRID BASTARDS! & UNIMAGINABLE. Order them on Amazon here & here. Follow him on Twitter: @tompinchuk

Post by Fat_Magnum (2,493 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Quite the accurate summary, my good fellow Tom. I oft think of yon Dragon Ballz in like manner as ye fellows. 
 
Mayhaps the Ballz of the Dragon are sacred after all? A matter of opinion, I say. But what I more often enjoy saying? KAMEHAMEHA! 
 
 
wait wut? Nigel pass the tea... the tea I say!
Post by sotyfan16 (1,341 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Entertaining yet again Tom. I also liked this part of the series because I'm still a kid on the inside and love the long power-ups.
 
But what I want to know is: what were you guys really drinking?
Post by LiquidSwords (24 posts) See mini bio Level 9

@sotyfan16 said:

But what I want to know is: what were you guys really drinking?

Booze! Real Booze!

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,181 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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It's Buu, not Boo. I only point that out because you filed this article under the Boo page Tom, which I've deleted since it had nothing on it.

I'd enjoy these videos more if they filled the screen and had audio coming out of both speakers, but it was pretty funny. Though if you wanted it to be really entertaining, you guys should have got completely wasted and then filmed yourselves actually watching the box set. That would have been gold.

It's good to know FUNimation is still releasing Dragon Ball Z for those who want the original anime in it's entirety. I still think Kai is great though and has the best dub work I've ever heard. It's a real shame Kai doesn't cover the Buu saga.

Post by Jnas (19 posts) See mini bio Level 5

Goddamn I love this video.

Reciting Goku's spirit bomb soliloquy in the form of a drinking toast? Friggin' ingenious.

Post by csl316 (13 posts) See mini bio Level 5

I still don't understand the difference between those orange dvd sets I bought and these new ones.

I'm not buying this show again, dammit!

Post by Young_Scott (3 posts) See mini bio Level 4

@csl316: It's definitely confusing at first, but if you want a detailed explanation of why, check out this awesome review over at Dizenshuu: http://www.daizex.com/general/reviews/dragonbox_dbz_1.shtml

There's a video cropping and re-mastering issue with the previous orange "brick" box-sets (forced 16:9 on 4:3 footage; poor "HD" filtering), but if you don't know about it already then it's probably not a problem for you. Enjoy the sets you have!

Basically, the Dragon Boxes (Z versions and otherwise) are DVD sets catered to the "hardcore" sub fans of the original Japanese version of the show (not to say anything bad about dub fans). There's an English dub on there, but it's a secondary track with the Japanese music. It's for fans of the original broadcast - fans of Shunsuke Kikuchi's wonderful music and the original VAs - as it was broadcast in Japan. Hell, there's even original episode previews and breaks on there. The box-sets are almost identical to the legendary/rare/expensive Japanese Dragon Box DVD sets (from back in 2004), with wonderful packaging and cool extras in the form of hardcover mini "guide" books in the set.

As a massive fan of both subbed Dragon Ball and Z, I really hope FUNimation gets the correct print masters from TOEI for Dragon Ball and does Dragon Boxes for those too, as well as the multiple TV specials. The blue Dragon Ball season sets do at least have a Japanese track with no weird cropping, but I want the second version of "Makafushigi Adobenchā" from the latter half of Dragon Ball, damnit!

/honestlynotcrazy ;)

Post by VanTesla (30 posts) See mini bio Level 10

I was once a huge craze fan of DBZ, then I grew up... I still recall every dam thing though.... Out of everything I would like to remember, history, math, and etc, instead I can recall every detail of DBZ...
Post by msavo (37 posts) See mini bio Level 7

I admit I laughed watching the video. Good job.

Post by barashin (16 posts) See mini bio Level 5
did he just say go geh tah? *shudders* (-_-x)
Post by FoxxFireArt (2,638 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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My favorites are the cuts where the glasses suddenly switch in their hands.

Regarding the fight between Goku and Vegeta in this part of the story. Originally, Toriyama wanted that fight to be between Goku and Piccolo. He was convinced by his editors to switch it to Vegeta since the fans were dying for one last fight between them.

@Newten:

I find that it's often that I'll write an article and never seems to get linked to the proper profiles. That Nolan North article I wrote links to the original Naruto anime. It should really be linked to Naruto Shippuden and Nolan North's profile.

Post by AURON570 (551 posts) See mini bio Level 15
spirit bomb... bwahaha. I also liked the different sitting and drinking positions.
Post by No_name_here (854 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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@LiquidSwords said:

@sotyfan16 said:

But what I want to know is: what were you guys really drinking?

Booze! Real Booze!

We were drinking spirit.

...or water.

Post by No_name_here (854 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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@Rockingham said:

Quite the accurate summary, my good fellow Tom. I oft think of yon Dragon Ballz in like manner as ye fellows. Mayhaps the Ballz of the Dragon are sacred after all? A matter of opinion, I say. But what I more often enjoy saying? KAMEHAMEHA! wait wut? Nigel pass the tea... the tea I say!

Never drink and post.

Post by No_name_here (854 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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@Newten said:

It's Buu, not Boo. I only point that out because you filed this article under the Boo page Tom, which I've deleted since it had nothing on it.

But... but... but they spell it "Boo" in the DRAGON BOX's booklet!

I'd enjoy these videos more if they filled the screen and had audio coming out of both speakers, but it was pretty funny. Though if you wanted it to be really entertaining, you guys should have got completely wasted and then filmed yourselves actually watching the box set. That would have been gold.

Tech issues is something we're working on. You may have just given us an idea for a new video, too. It'll be like a Japanese game show.

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@Jnas said:

Goddamn I love this video.

Reciting Goku's spirit bomb soliloquy in the form of a drinking toast? Friggin' ingenious.

They're words to live by.

Post by No_name_here (854 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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@VanTesla said:

I was once a huge craze fan of DBZ, then I grew up... I still recall every dam thing though.... Out of everything I would like to remember, history, math, and etc, instead I can recall every detail of DBZ...

If only all that brain space could be used for good.

Post by No_name_here (854 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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@RE_Player92 said:

I admit I laughed watching the video. Good job.

Whammy!

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@AURON570 said:

spirit bomb... bwahaha. I also liked the different sitting and drinking positions.

@FoxxFireArt said:

My favorites are the cuts where the glasses suddenly switch in their hands.

That was all intentional, so as to instill the viewer with a sense of disorientation and unease.

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