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Dragon Ball Z Season Eight Box Set

The Dragon Ball Z Season Eight box set includes six DVDs that contain 34 episodes. The first four discs contain six episodes, the fifth disc contains five episodes, and the sixth discs contain five episodes and the DVD extras. The episodes in this set focus on the resurrection of Majin Buu, a very powerful monster that can destroy the world if it isn't stopped.

On the main menu of the first five discs, you can choose to watch all the episodes, watch the disc with the marathon feature, choose which episode you want to watch, and set up your language and subtitle options. One of the best features of the Dragon Ball Z sets is the marathon feature; this allows you to watch all of the episodes back-to-back. However, with the marathon feature, you only see the opening credits once, and the ending credits are not shown. This feature is very helpful when you're trying to watch all of the episodes on a disc in a single sitting.

In the setup menu, you can choose between the English audio from when the series originally aired on television, the English dialogue with the original Japanese music, and Japanese dialogue and music. In this menu, you can also choose to turn the subtitles on and off.

The menu on the sixth DVD adds in a link for the special features. This set still includes textless opening and closing songs, which are the same ones that appeared on the Dragon Ball Z Season Seven DVD box set. On these textless songs, the credit text is gone, but there are still subtitles that appear on the screen. Also in the extras menu is a link for trailers. The trailers included on this set are for: Yu Yu Hakusho, One Piece, Project Blue Earth SOS, Kiddy Grade, Utawarerumono, Blue Gender, Case Closed, and Dragon Ball Z.

Like the previous box sets, I have issues with the audio mastering levels. FUNimation's splash screen at the beginning of the discs, the trailer at the start of the disc, and the menu are mastered at a high audio level. However, the actual episodes themselves were mastered at a very soft audio level.

While I was disappointed with the audio levels and the lack of special features, this set is still a "must get" for any Dragon Ball Z fan that wants all the episodes on DVD.

In order to write this review, I checked out a copy of this DVD box set through the King County Library System.


Disc 1
Disc 2
Disc 3
The Wizard's Curse
King of the Demons
Vegeta Attacks
Next Up, Goku
Battle Supreme
Eighteen Unmasks
Pay To Win
Heart of a Villian
The Dark Prince Returns
Vegeta's Pride
The Long Awaited Fight
Magic Ball of Buu
Buu Is Hatched
The Losses Begin
The Terror of Mr. Buu
Meal Time
The Warrior's Decision
Final Atonement


Disc 4
Disc 5
Disc 6
Evil Lives On
Find the Dragon Balls
Revival
Global Announcement
Learn To Fuse
The Z-Sword

Race to Capsule Corp.
Super Saiyan 3?!
Buu's Mutiny
The Fusion Dance
Goku's Time Is Up


Return to Other World
Out From the Broken Sword
Gotenks Is Born
Unlikely Friendship
I Kill No More

Bonus Features

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