Arguably one of the most hated on movies of 2009 will be released tommorrow on DVD and Blu-Ray. The 2009 live action adaptation of Akira Toriyama's 1984 manga series, DragonBall was released in Japan and other parts of Asia in March, with a worldwide release following that April. Critical reception was either mixed to poor, with metacritic reporting a 45 (which is better then ROTF's metacritic FWIW). And if you were to see Rotten Tomatoes, you may just faint. Box office reception wasn't spectacular, with a budget estimated to be between $45-$50 Million it brought in $56 million from worldwide box offices. Having the entire film on the internet in full form weeks before worldwide release will do that to your movie. It also helps that marketing went no further then TV ads on children networks in major markets. Fan opinion is mixed, but leans more towards the negative side. Most were happy that Fox went to adapt DragonBall instead of adapting the much more marketable, and mainstream friendly DragonBall "Z" portion. Praise also went to costume design, and managing somewhat to retain the spirit of DragonBall is what is otherwise an uninspired script. However, lack of character development, a heavily out of character Goku, mixed up plot points, down right random "we did this because Fox said to" scenes, caustrophobic fight sequences, and shakey acting are cited as the movies major fault. The home release features deleted scenes, some child friendly fight choreography, a blooper reel (sorry, it seems the infamous "Mafuba Dance" isn't on here ), and some other stuff. The Blu-Ray has that and more, however I'm not too sure as to what that entails, since no one has been able to get their hands on an early release of the Blu-Ray. Sadly it seems the footage that originally removed to be reshot didn't make it. That footage is rumored to entail a much true death of a villian. I know I'm buying! Although, I'd say atleast rent it and maybe be surprised, and have some fun?