Inconsistencies aside such as how North Kai even got his planet restored, the movie was okay. Not great, but the balance of action and comedy made up for it. Funny to see Vegeta put his pride aside in one scene that even he admitted was embarrassing.
I went and saw the movie tonight. I loved how they reverted back to the style of Dragonball by mixing good comedy and action together. The forced comedy in GT was one of the things that killed it.
I thought FUNi did a great job with the dub here. I loved how Goku focused solely on the fighting instead of listening to anything North Kai told him. One of my two questions was brought up here, and that is when did North Kai have his planet restored. The other is since when does Shenlong only have the ability to grant 1 wish again? I seem to recall Dende making it where he could grant two wishes, but here it was magically back down t oone.
I actually thought the best part was after the movie. Don't get me wrong. I loved the story and the introduction of Beers , but FUNi actually aired Cha La Head Cha La as the closing song, and while it was a huge surprise to hear it I was even more surprised to find out that FUNi dubbed the song.
And while I doubt it's a sign of things to come, I can't help but wonder if since Beers mentioned he is only one of 13 Gods of Destruction that Toriyama could be hinting at a new series in the future.
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Funimation announced Wednesday that it will release Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods on Blu-ray and DVD in North America on October 7. The home video release will include two versions of the film: an uncut version with an additional 20 minutes of footage not shown in theaters, and the theatrical cut.
You know as much fun and amusement I got from this film, I can't imagine how it would of been 20 minutes longer. Maybe the party bits were longer in the uncut version as maybe we got to here Piccolo sing an entire Celine Dion number.... wonder if I'm the only one who even gets that's a joke to Alternate Reality Dragon Ball Z (which had Piccolo sing karoke years before this made it official canon BTW... in case anyone cares) but seriously, what did they cut from this movie there's a much longer version of it?
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All of the additions and changes made to the film are listed here. A lot of what was initially removed after being storyboarded was character interactions. The original storyboard is two hours long, but the film was cut to eighty-five minutes because it was believed "kids can't sit still for such a long time."
Film Director Hosoda Masahiro revealed that originally the other Z-Warriors did a lot more, too. In fact, after Gokuu loses again everyone--even Mister Satan--came up to face Beers in Gokuu's stead. You can read about this stuff a little more in-depth in the Kanzenshuu Movie Guide.
Even though the movie had half of what was cut restored, the movie still feels like it could have even more. Beers and Whis easily carry the movie.
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