Dragon Ball Z: Season Four (Garlic Jr., Trunks, and Android Sagas)
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The Definitive Collection Continues!!
Season Four contains the complete Garlic Jr., Trunks and Android sagas on 6 discs.
Having returned victorious from their battle with Frieza, the Z-fighters can at last breathe a collective sigh of relief… But they won’t have long to rest. A new host of villains has appeared, ready to wreak havoc on the Earth—and Goku, the Z-Fighters’ greatest hero is still missing!
In the face of these new dangers, a mysterious youth with Super Saiyan powers has come bearing a bleak prediction for the future: in just three years’ time, an evil greater than any the Z-Fighters have ever faced will emerge to cast a shadow of destruction and despair over the Earth. And if the young Saiyan’s prediction is correct, the Z-Fighters will have to train like they have never trained before in order to have any hope against these seemingly unstoppable foes—the Androids!
- Amazon Sales Rank: #424 in DVD
- Brand: Funimation
- Released on: 2008-02-19
- Rating: Unrated
- Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 6
- Formats: Animated, Color, Widescreen, NTSC, Subtitled
- Original language: English
- Subtitled in: English
- Number of discs: 1
- Dimensions: .80 pounds
- Running time: 735 minutes
- Having returned victorious from their battle with Frieza, the Z-fighters can at last breathe a collective sigh of relief. But they won't have long to rest. A new host of villains has appeared, ready to wreak havoc on the Earth - and Goku, the Z-Fighters' greatest hero, is still missing! In the face of these new dangers, a mysterious youth with Super Saiyan powers has come bearing a ble
Goku is still missing in action after the destruction of the planet Namek, as the fourth season of Dragon Ball Z opens. With Goku unavailable, Gohan and the other Z-fighters must defeat Garlic Jr., who has reemerged from the Dead Zone with his accomplices, the Spice Boys. Gohan saves the Earth by ramping up his powers and destroying the planet Makyo, the source of Garlic's strength. Before the dust can settle a new menace arrives: A largely robotic version of Frieza and his more powerful father, King Cold. These villains are easily dispatched by a new Super Saiyan: Trunks, the illegitimate son of Vegeta and Bulma. Trunks has come from the future to save Goku from what would have been a fatal heart virus. Goku must live to prevent the Artificial Humans created by Dr. Gero from ravaging the Earth. (Gero was one of the leaders of the Red Ribbon Army, which Goku destroyed in Dragon Ball.) But Trunks' mission may have altered the future in ways he didn't intend: Instead of two Androids, there are three, all programmed to kill Goku. The season ends on a cliffhanger, with the fate of the Z-Fighters--and the Earth--hanging in the balance. Trunks' visit creates a number of paradoxes, including the problem of his existing as an adult and an infant in the same space-time. However, these questions are unlikely to trouble Dragon Ball fans, who will be too busy watching Vegeta training at 450 gravities, Gohan mastering his latent powers, Goku's new combat move, and any number of battles, not to mention the comic relief of Krillin's courtship of Maron and Master Roshi's continued lechery. Some of these epsiodes were recut into the feature The History of Trunks. (Rated TV PG. suitable for ages 8 and older: violence, alcohol and tobacco use, ethnic stereotypes) --Charles Solomon
The Greatest Collection of the Greatest Anime
Dragonball Z is famous across the globe, most noted for being one of the all time most popular anime series ever created. The show does an excellent job of staying true to the mangas, with few name changes and plot adjustments. This collection happens to be my personal favorite collection of all of the available ones to choose from. Why? It's because of the interesting sagas that it contains.
The Garlic Jr Saga is a great series of episodes that is highly overlooked. Garlic has returned from his "Dead Zone" imprisonment. He now seeks revenge on the earthlings, and will stop at nothing to continue his attack on Piccolo and Kami for the death of his father. Armed with new henchmen and still gifted with immortality, it seems as if Garlic Jr is unstoppable. The fight between Gohan, Krillin, Piccolo and Garlic Jr is one of the most action packed ones ever placed within the anime. The plot is great, and the show does a great job of keeping the viewer enticed and engaged through the many surprising twists hidden within this saga.
The second Saga that this collection contains is one of the most popular sagas of the show, the Trunks Saga. The Trunks Saga marks the arrival of Trunks and the announcement of the impending doom of the entire planet. The addition of this saga marked a new chapter in the Dragonball Z universe. It was once viewed "impossible" to become a Super Saiyan, but as this saga proves, Super Saiyan is no longer a feet unachievable by Saiyans. With the introduction of this saga, power levels increase and enemies once viewed as formidable are no longer so. Once viewed as the strongest being in the universe, Frieza arrives on Earth seeking revenge for his near-death experience that was handed to him on Namek by Goku. Frieza knows that Goku is going to arrive late, so he intends to have some fun with the planet's inhabitants before Goku arrives. Little did he know that another Super Saiyan exists. Trunks quickly dispatches the villain and his father in a matter of seconds. He then goes on to reveal the future that will come to pass, a future where everyone on Earth has been killed by a pair of diabolical androids/cyborgs.
This is a nice little DVD collection. It comes in a nicely sized box with a folding DVD case. The collection pack comes with six DVDs containing remastered footage from the anime. The quality of the images has been touched up, but it also contains image cropping. The sound is better, a much sharper, cleaner quality, but the volume level could use some work, seeing as the actual episodes are more quiet than the rest of the DVD contents. This collection is simply amazing in every way conceivable. A perfect season to purchase if you're a DBZ fan.
Based on previous viewings.
This has not been released yet so my review will be based on previous viewings of the episodes.
This is when things start to get really powerfull! DBZ has been called "The greatest action cartoon ever made!" I agree 100%. That being said this was/is the greatest season ever made. It's starts most likely with the Blackwater mist saga an auspicious begining. The only thing the B-W-M saga does is waste/fill time. Then we have the Trunks saga. This saga really shows how the power level has risen. With the eminant return of Frieza, Goku still missing, and a new frieghtfully powerfull young man, the drama is there. After everything settles down a bit The Z fighters find out about a new threat even greater than Frieza. Enter the Android saga. An enemy from Goku's past comes back to haunt him and his friends. A really dramatic action packed saga where Krilin falls for an attractive but vollatile advesary.
I really hope the original score is available for this season. There were some fantastic techno beats in this saga that I would love to hear in Dolby 5.1. I do find the original score is kinda fitting for the action in the first 3 seasons. So I won't be too disapointed if not.
If the first 3 realeses are any indication of quality expect a few chopped/cropped shots instead of actual widescreen. I know they had some real hard repair work to do on the original film, but don't sell me a mule and call it horse.
All in all a fantastic purchase for the DBZ fan or any fan of anime. Of course you should start at season one, but if you want to jump in without seeing every episode from the begining this is the season to do it.
FINALLY Freiza Is Gone! Great Season!
Amazing Season, Such A Refresher After That Long Agonizing Saga With Frieza! Just Wish The Japanese Audio Was Higher Quality.