The Saiyans are coming! The last survivors of a cruel, warrior race, these ruthless villains have carved a path of destruction across the galaxy, and now they have set their sights on Earth. They will stop at nothing until they have the wish-granting powers of the seven magic Dragon Balls for their very own.
With the fate of his family, friends and the entire human race hanging in the balance, Goku, the Earth's greatest hero, must rise to meet the approaching threat. As he prepares for the fight of his life, Goku embarks on an epic journey that will take him to other worlds, pit him against new and old enemies alike, and force him to confront the dark secrets of his own past. At the end of his path, the most powerful opponent he has ever faced awaits - the evil Saiyan Prince Vegeta!
"p" This Dragon Ball Season Set is the definitive collection!
"li" Digitally re-mastered in High Definition
"li" Transferred from the original Japanese film
"li" The complete season one - contains 39 episodes on 5 discs
"li" Over 900 minutes of action
"li" Revised English dialogue and original Japanese music "p" Extra features include: Footage on the re-mastering
"p" The ultimate Dragon Ball Z - Collect them all!
"p"One of the most popular franchises in anime history, "i"Dragon Ball began in 1984 as a manga by Akira Toriyama in "i"Shonen Jump. "i"Dragon Ball Z (1989), the second TV adaptation, is the most beloved: it ran for 291 episodes--more than "i"Dragon Ball (1986) and "i"Dragon Ball GT (1996) combined. Over the years, the program has introduced countless boys to the world of Japanese animation. The first season re-introduces the main characters and sets up a new threat. Goku learns he's not an Earthling, but a Saiyan from the planet Vegeta. Only three other Saiyans survive, all of them extremely powerful and destructive. Goku destroys Raditz with the help of Piccolo, but dies in the process. He spends much of the season training in the Other World with King Kai. Piccolo takes over training Goku's son Gohan, anticipating he will have to face the remaining Saiyans, Nappa and Vegeta. These episodes set the pattern for the combination of martial arts training, fantasy-battles and slapstick comedy that make the series so popular. The storyline rambles, with lots of digressions, repeats, and false endings--none of which bother the fans. Although Dragon Ball Z
has been released previously in the US, Funimation pulled out all the stops for this edition. The entire series has been remastered from the original prints, and the Japanese language track is included for the first time. (Goku and Krillin have higher-pitched, younger voices than they do in the American dub.) For Dragon Ball Z
fans, this version clearly supercedes all previous ones. (Rated TV PG. suitable for ages 8 and older: violence; minor incidents of risquÃ© and toilet humor, ethnic stereotyping and alcohol use) --Charles Solomon