Dragonball Z TV #14: Namek - Quest (of 17) (Mania.com)
Review Date: Tuesday, November 09, 1999
Release Date: Tuesday, November 09, 1999
What They Say
Episode #41: The Eldest Namek
Dende takes Krillin to the eldest Namek where the ancient Namek leader uses his special power to increase Krillin's potential. Now, it will be up to Krillin to prevent the 7th Dragon Ball from falling into the hands of the evil Frieza!
Episode #42: Get Vegeta!
After defeating Vegeta, Zarbon returns to Frieza's space ship. There, Frieza becomes enraged that Zarbon came back without Vegeta who knows where one of the Dragon Balls is hidden. Zarbon is sent out to retrieve Vegeta and put him in a recovery room.
Episode #43: Vegeta Revived
Once Vegeta recovers from Zarbon's pounding, he fools Frieza and Zarbon and steals their five Dragon Balls! When he goes to hide the balls, Vegeta senses Krillin's power and begins to follow him, but he is being followed by Zarbon!
Audio and video on this installment of Dragonball Z is pretty decent. You'll not find many surprises in the audio department and the video is fairly clean.
The menus are pretty basic, since you can't select much more than what scene you want to start on.
The story during these three episodes focused less on the main characters and more on the secondary group, such as Krillin and the four who are training with King Kai. Vegeta shows up alive after his fight with Zarbon and manages to swipe all of Frieza's dragon balls.
Krillin manages to cheat and has his secret power unlocked, which was just pretty cheesy. The training of those with King Kai was pretty amusing, but mostly filler to show that they're all getting stronger, much to Piccolo's surprise.
Mostly these episodes set up the upcoming conflicts and bring all the dragon balls to one place. There's some minor interesting bits, and the lack of focus on the main cast is good.
Toshiba CF36H50 36" TV, Pioneer 414 codefree DVD player, Sony STR-DE835 DD/DTS receiver, Monster S-Video cable and Sony speakers.
Mania Grade: B
Audio Rating: B
Video Rating: B
Packaging Rating: B
Menus Rating: C
Extras Rating: N/A
Age Rating: All
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: Geneon Entertainment (USA), Inc.
Running time: 65
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Dragon Ball Z