FUNimation Productions has announced that it will release new hi-def transfers of all 291 episodes of Dragon Ball Z in a series of Season Sets starting next Feburary 6th with DBZ Season One: The Vegeta Saga, a 5-DVD, 900-minute, 39-episode collection with an MSRP of just $49.98.  For the first time, fans will be able to listen to the original Japanese score with either the original Japanese dialogue or the English dialogue. 


The entire Dragon Ball Z series was digitally transferred from the original Japanese film frame by frame at 1080p. During the process, VPT, the Dallas-based post-production house that performed the transfer, utilized state-of-the-art digital noise reduction units to remove film grain and thousands of instances of dirt, scratches and debris. The transfer was performed by nationally-recognized colorist Steve Franko, and the result is the cleanest, sharpest version of Akira Toriyama's classic saga ever released on video here in the U.S.


FUNimation's re-release of DBZ is the latest of many examples of the re-packaging of classic anime titles in lower cost 'season-long' boxed set formats.  With an entire season of 39 episodes retailing for just under $50, the newly restored DBZ set is priced competitively with season-long box sets of classic American TV series.