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  • Audio Rating: B
  • Video Rating: B+
  • Packaging Rating: C
  • Menus Rating: C
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: 12 & Up
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: FUNimation Entertainment, Ltd.
  • MSRP: 24.98
  • Running time: 82
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Dragon Ball Z

Dragonball Z TV #19: Captain Gunyu - Double Cross

By Chris Beveridge     December 24, 2003
Release Date: July 25, 2000


Dragonball Z TV #19: Captain Gunyu - Double Cross
© FUNimation Entertainment, Ltd.


What They Say
Goku is Ginyu & Ginyu is Goku
Frieza battles Nail in an effort to discover the password for the Dragon Balls. But can his skills measure up? Elsewhere, a powerful Goku faces the remaining Ginyu force. But careful Goku! Captain Ginyu has some fiendish trickery in store.

Calling the Eternal Dragon
Vegeta's plan to recapture the Dragon Balls is put on hold as Gohan and Krillin are first to find the buried treasure. But all three are in for a big shock as Captain Ginyu shows up in Goku's body.

Gohan Defeat Your Dad!!
Gohan and Krillin battle Captain Ginyu, disguised in Goku's body. But watch out! Vegeta's taking action with a strength no one expected! Is Vegeta really a Super Saiyan?

Captain Ginyu... The Frog
An injured Captain Ginyu awaits Vegeta's onslaught. But the weakened warrior has devious plans up his sleeve. Will he be able to switch bodies with Vegeta the way he managed to switch with Goku? And what will become of Goku, now struggling in Captain Ginyu's crippled body?

The Review!
Four more episodes of Dragonball Z fun! Watch as Ginyu becomes Goku! As Ginyu (as Goku) tries to become Vegeta! It's like a Monty Python sketch only without the laughs!

This disc is authored pretty much the same was as the first release by Funimation, but with an extra episode tagged on. This leads to an even lower video quality. We saw a lot more background pixellation and a lot more foreground artifacting than before. Audio quality is about the same with nothing really standing out as very bad, mostly serviceable sounding.

The four episodes on this disc bring the Ginyu fighting to a close, with Goku's body being taken over by Ginyu and then going on a rampage. There's some background bits going on with Frieza fighting the Namek Nail that guards Guru. The majority of it is spent thought with the battle between Goku and Ginyu and then the very fast paced battle between Ginyu, Krillin and Gohan. Vegeta even makes some good screen time by actually killing one of the Ginyu. You can tell we watched the uncut Japanese because of this. I can only imagine what kind of joke it must have been in the cut up dub.

I believe the next discs to be released jump elsewhere in the series, so we won't find the conclusion to this arc for awhile.

Features
Japanese Language,English Language,English Subtitles

Review Equipment
Toshiba TW40X81 HDTV, Pioneer 414 codefree DVD player, Sony STR-DE835 DD/DTS receiver, Monster gold plated component cables and Sony speakers.

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