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  • 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.
  • MSRP: 14.98
  • Running time: 14.98
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Dragon Ball Z

Dragonball Z TV #15: Namek - Trouble

By Chris Beveridge     November 09, 1999
Release Date: November 09, 1999

Dragonball Z TV #15: Namek - Trouble
© Geneon Entertainment (USA), Inc.

What They Say
Episode #44: A Heavy Burden - As Goku continues his journey to Namek, he continues his heavy gravity training. Unfortunatley, his space ship is struck by a magnetic storm and the gravity machine goes out of control. What can Goku do when he gets crushed by the most extreme gravity he has ever experienced?

Episode #45: Immortality Denied - Zarbon challenges the rejuvenated Vegeta, but is easily crushed by Vegeta's increasing power! Next Vegeta threatens Krillin and Bulma until he gets the 7th Dragon Ball that the eldest Namek's gave to Krillin. Krillin hopes Gohan finds the other Dragon Ball, so that Vegeta cannot make a wish!

Episode #46: Big Trouble For Bulma - When Gohan returns with the last Dragon Ball, Krillin takes him to see the eldest Namek. Meanwhile, the Dragon Ball rolls into the lake, forcing Bulma to use a capsule submarine to go get it. However, this will be no simple retrieval!

The Review!
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 content for these episodes are focused more on a few characters instead of the larger secondary cast of earlier episodes. The fight between Zarbon and Vegeta lasts an entire episode, but doesn't span beyond that one thankfully.

There's some slightly funny moments with Vegeta and Gohan as he tells the kid about their shared heritage a bit. The second episode only had a few things going on during it, mostly what seemed like real filler material and only slightly advanced the overall plot. Basically it was just calling in the Ginyu forces and getting everyone else to new locations.

The final episode focused on Bulma and her challenges in guarding one of the Dragonballs while Gohan and Krillin are off elsewhere. Some of it was amusing, some of it tedious. In the end, nothing was different from the beginning, so it truly is just a filler episode.

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Review Equipment
Toshiba CF36H50 36" TV, Pioneer 414 codefree DVD player, Sony STR-DE835 DD/DTS receiver, Monster S-Video cable and Sony speakers.


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