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  • Audio Rating: N/A
  • Video Rating: N/A
  • Packaging Rating: N/A
  • Menus Rating: N/A
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: 12 & Up
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: FUNimation Entertainment, Ltd.
  • MSRP: 24.98
  • Running time: 62
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Dragon Ball Z

Dragonball Z TV #22: Frieza - Revealed

    July 10, 2001
Release Date: July 10, 2001


Dragonball Z TV #22: Frieza - Revealed
© FUNimation Entertainment, Ltd.


What They Say
Episode 67: Frieza's Second Transformation
The united powers of Nail and Piccolo continue to struggle against the almighty Frieza. For a brief moment it seems the Namekian duo could be victorious, but Frieza soon sets everyone straight with a second transformation! With new speed and strength, Frieza gives Piccolo a ruthless beating. Can Gohan and Krillin come to Piccolo's aid? And what clever plan is Vegeta devising?

Episode 68: Another Transformation?
Desperate to help Piccolo, the enraged Gohan unleashes an attack that nearly topples Frieza. Inspired by Gohan's powerful display, Vegeta reveals his daring plan: he will let Krillin beat him to near death, and force Dende to heal him, as a Saiyan's power increases after healing from a serious injury. Could this tactic finally transform Vegeta into a legendary Super Saiyan? Meanwhile, it seems Frieza has a plan of his own: his final transformation!

Episode 69: Dende's Demise
Having reached his ultimate form, the evil Frieza begins a merciless assault. To start, he takes out the only one who cannot be healed by Dende – Dende himself! As Frieza’s onslaught continues, it becomes clear that Piccolo, Krillin, and Gohan don’t stand a chance. Where’s a Super Saiyan when you need one?

The Review!
Get ready for another round of Freeza-sama, anime fans! This disc holds its own against the first 2 quite well.

Once again, the menus are amazingly done well. On the other Japanese and English DVD’s, they are simply the same… except with new words on the same looking menus. Not with these new ones though, every screen has a new picture drawn by artists that made the DVD. Very nice!

The actual box itself is pretty basic but there are a couple of things to notice on it. For one, the picture of Freeza-sama transformed into his second stage may be a screen capture… BUT it is newly drawn. If you look at the anime scene itself, it is hardly as good-looking as the DVD cover. On the back it is the same writings as the VHS counterparts, but with nice splashes and big pictures to look at.

No, there is still no insert, but don’t expect those until either the Majun Buu Saga gets well into it, or the next edition of Freeza discs come out. Now for the disc content.

Extras: The pictures on the extra menu are very good, but the extras themselves are the same. Its really funny to go to the second page of the menus on the disc and see this: “Mystical Adventure Preview” Umm… FUNimation… that was released a while ago. If it weren’t for the pictures on the extras menu, it would be a waste of time.

English Version: There are 2 things that strike me hard about this version. The 2nd I’ll mention later, but the 1st has to be said. When Son Gohan saves Piccolo from Freeza he says “Mosenko-Ha!” While as the Japanese counterpart he says, “DIE”. To be honest, the attack name is better then the phrase “DIE”. That is something to look forward to on this disc. While FUNimation changes many attack names and adds voices where they do not belong, and considering how DBZ has changed for the better now for the present… this version is very good. Never the best… but okay.

Japanese Version: As always, “Daimo” does great translations for the Japanese language. The opening is done correctly this time around as the “Transformation” disc had the Jinzonigen (Androids) opening with the Super Saiyan and all. Its interesting to see that in this disc Freeza’s second transformation voice sounds a lot like the English version. Of course not “exactly” because both languages are different. After watching both parts multiple times… the viewer comes to the conclusion that FUNimaton tried there best to make Freeza’s voice as best as they could. That is something to at least respect them for. (That was the 2nd thing that had to be mentioned)

For an anime that is about 15 years old… the quality is very good. Of course no eye-catchers (although its weird, World Tournament came BEFORE this disc… hmmm…) The voices come out clear as before, its really something to see the true translations.

Overall this disc is fine. Considering that there are only 3 episodes on it, its still worth the money if you are trying to collect this particular saga. A lot of fans complain in the later sagas how there is too much talking and all. Well the Freeza-sama saga has fighting in EVERY episode, there is very little dialog.

That’s all there is really to say about this discs. Hope you all enjoy the “true terror” that Freeza-san has to offer when you see the final form. “Mu ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!”

Features
Japanese Language,English Language,English Subtitles

Review Equipment
Sony Television, Toshiba DVD player (double disc-holder), and standard Audio/Visual cords.

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