DragonBall Z: Battle of Gods [Uncut Version] [DVD]

  • SKU: 8403137
  • Release Date: 10/07/2014
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97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (503 out of 520)

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Set after the events of the DragonBall Z television series, the first new Dragon Ball feature in nearly 20 years finds Beerus, the God of Destruction on a mission to conquer Goku. Meanwhile, with the future of their planet in jeopardy, the Z-fighters assemble to stop the dreaded Beerus. The only way to truly save humanity from certain destruction, however, is for Goku to realize his true potential as a Super Saiyan God. ~ Jason Buchanan


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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Newer DBZ

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    Dval
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    Genre: Action, Comedy Length: 105 minutes, 85 for the Theatrical version. "Stunning animation and spellbinding action sequences highlight the first new Dragon Ball Z feature film in seventeen years! Beerus, the devastating God of Destruction, travels to Earth in search of an opponent who can match his brutal battle skills. Driven by visions of an all-powerful warrior known as the Super Saiyan God, Beerus threatens to destroy the planet unless a worthy challenger steps forward. Joined by an all-star cast of Dragon Ball characters, Goku must draw upon the power of his friends to unlock the strength of a Super Saiyan God - and stop Beerus's evil rampage!" New Dragon Ball Z? Don't mind if I do! I really should have gone to see it in the theaters back when they were screening it, though. Don't get near enough anime titles on the big screen. Battle of the Gods takes place after the end of the Z/GT series as Goku makes mention of his fusion with Vegeta. With the manga, it apparently occurs during a time-skip in chapter 517 #according to Wikipedia#. Don't really have to worry much about any spoilers here except for the ending which I'll avoid. I watched the uncut version so I can't comment on what was removed for the theatrical version. The story is pretty consistent with any shonen/action movie where a new forces comes to Earth, beats up the good guys, they power up, and then fight again. And in typical DBZ fashion, there's a lot of filler. It seemed like Akira Toriyama wanted to bring parts of all Dragon Ball series into play with this one as a bit of time is spent on Emperor Pilaf and his misfits since they're trying to steal the dragon balls again. Luckily we don't have to experience Yamcha trying to fight in this one... Battle of the Gods introduces a few things that I really liked as well as some that I wasn't as thrilled with. Being the first new film in 17 years, this one does make use of CG animation which is done pretty well. I don't think it was pulled off as well as they did it with the Berserk movies, but it moved smoothly and didn't detract from the fights. Also, after Goku got KO'd in just 2 shots at the beginning, Vegeta got some screen time and managed to put up a pretty awesome fight after seeing Bulma get knocked out. The movie doesn't end the way you'd initially expect, either! I was definitely happy with that as it leaves the door open to more movies. On the opposite side, I wish that they had stuck with the original version of "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" as the new one didn't feel quite as epic. Also, I enjoy some comedy, but it just felt like they abused it a bit too much as filler for the series. But! If a god of destruction comes to your neck of the woods, give him some pudding, sushi, and ice cream. They seem to love that stuff... Lastly, I can dig the red hair of the Super Saiyan God-mode, but skinny Goku just doesn't look right! Overall, I certainly enjoyed the film. I cried a little on the inside while watching Vegeta's bingo dance, though. Fantastic graphics, a phenomenal voice-acting job, great fights, and an entertaining story make it a must-own in my book. And despite what BBY's website says, you can probably find it in any store for the first week or two of release. My store doesn't have an anime section anymore but they got this one! Enjoy!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Spectacular Film for Old and New Fans

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    DJCypress35
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    Firstly, I'd like to address some common questions. 1. Yes, this movie is dubbed in English with the original TV cast of Dragon Ball Z. 2. Yes, if you prefer the original subbed Japanese version it's also included in this release. 3. The extended "uncut" version adds a whole 20 minutes of footage to the film and runs 1 hour and 45 minutes. Now for the actual review; I saw this film twice in theaters during it's theatrical run and bought the Blu-ray day one. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the first new Dragon Ball Z film in over 17 years. The story and characters within the film were created by the creator of the series, Akira Toriyama. This is by far the best Dragon Ball Z film yet and is honestly a love letter to fans. I won't spoil the story, but I will say this film takes place a few months after the Buu saga of DBZ. The main antagonist of the film is named Lord Beerus and he's the God of Destruction. The film is canon with the series, so you can take everything as a whole when watching the movie. It's obvious that Mr. Toriyama wrote this film, because it surprisingly has a lot of humor in it, which I absolutely loved. While there are subtle nods to the series' history, charming humor, and overall great pacing in the film there are only a few fights, which is a good thing. The fights that are in the film are spectacular, fast paced, accompanied with great music, and last as long as you'd want them to be. Especially the finale confrontation at the end of the film. Funimation did a great job translating the original Japanese script as well as the actual dubbing. Everyone's voice is top notch and represents each character perfectly. I'm glad to see Toriyama adding more to the Dragon Ball mythology with this film and the up in coming new Dragon Ball 2015 movie for next year. If you love Dragon Ball don't hesitate to purchase this movie. It's pure fan service to the highest degree with amazing production value. The animation is amazing, the English dub is the best Funimation has done yet, a good chunk of the soundtrack gets your blood flowing for the action, the fight scenes are some of the most developmental in the series, and it's just an overall great movie for old and new Dragon Ball fans to enjoy.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very well done DBZ movie.

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    Anonymous547
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    This was a pleasant surprise. Being the first DBZ movie made in something like 17 years, I had some reservations. However, the new characters and digital production really went well with the series. A few scenes the animation looked a little wonky, but this is some of the best animated fight scenes the series has ever had, (Resurrection F's are even better). The best part of this movie is the humor that has been added back into the series. It really brought back memories from the original Dragon Ball series. In my opinion, DBZ suffered from being too serious at times, but hopefully this is an indication of the direction Dragon Ball Super is going. I would recommend this to any anime fan, but people that are already fans of the series are going to be the best audience.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic DBZ at its finest

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    Peter
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    The fourteenth film in the series, this film counts as canon as the story takes place after the evil Kid Buu was destroyed by Goku. Beerus, the God of Destruction has awoken and seeks to battle the strongest fighter in the universe. Naturally he is drawn to Goku where he seemingly beats effortlessly. He then turns his sights to Earth when he encounters the Z fighters. What follows is a wild mash up of silly dances, humor, comedy, such great action, and a new transformation that ascends Goku to a new level of power. The usual tropes are here, the humor is reminiscent of Dragon Ball, the action is insane, and the animation is absolutely beautiful. If you're a hardcore fan of DBZ, check it out.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very good add on to my DB collection

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    MRRUIZ
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    Like the title says, this movie is a very good add on to the DragonBall collection. Its not your typical nothing but pure action scenes and monologues. I enjoyed this alot because it had comedy in it. For sure its a must have and at the very Low price bestbuy has it for, you definitely dont want to miss out on this purchase. Trust me its definitely cheaper then shopping direct with Funimation. Every movie i own including the DragonBall series has been purchased at bestbuy.com because of their lower prices.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    DBZ is back

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    Intellect
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    Battle of the Gods is what DBZ fans have been waiting for.It is a great reintroduction to the DBZ world adds no depth and erases the GT timeline from existence.This version adds 20 minutes to the movie and it makes it feel more fleshed out.This cut adds more jokes more dialog and is makes the movie just that much better.I would say only one or two scenes feel that they didn't add anything in regards to new scenes in the uncut version.With the extras it adds some cool videos with the voice actors recording lines and goofing off its fun and well worth it.If you are a DBZ fan enjoy if not then what is wrong with you buy this now lol.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A movie worth getting if your a Dragon Ball Z fan

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    Freddy
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    This is a great installment in the Dragon Ball Z series that sparked the next movie and upcoming anime series "Dragon Ball Super". This movie has the same feel if your a fan of the Buu series. It's good all around but I was hoping more Freiza/Namek like storyline. Overall the voice acting perfect, animation was perfect, essentially the story was great to introduce new characters. Essentially I'm going to tell you to have an open mind when purchasing a movie. Don't base your purchase just because of the name on the box and what my review says. When your'e in doubt rent this, but if your a fan of the series this is a must to add to the collection.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb

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    quicksilver84
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    Without a doubt, one of the best dbz movies made. The anime quality is top notch and the voice acting is as spot on as ever for the series. Furthermore, it is of a more mature nature and should be noted that there is cussing somewhat throughout the movie so let it be known before young ones watch it, but for us who have grown up on dbz, it is refreshing to see a mature tone for the series versus a watered down kids version. In summary, if you have not seen this film yet, do so asap. You will not regret it, especially since this is just the first in a whole new line of movies and anime to be released.

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