The UK DVD release, cross-promoted by Channel Four whilst they showed the original cult English Language Dub in the early 2000s, consisted of 13 DVDs of the very same 39 original late 1970s dubbed episodes. Confusingly, this DVD release version had each disc with 3 episodes of the 39 UK Dub in original UK broadcast order, followed by 1 episode of the skipped batch of episodes. For example the original version of the fifth skipped episode, that was much later in the series run, that didn't receive an original dubbed episode, was the 4th "bonus" episode on disc 5. If you were to follow the entire run in original order, you would have to double back to the DVD 4th episodes to fill in the gaps.
In the worlds before Monkey, primal chaos reigned. Heaven sought order, but the phoenix can fly only when its feathers are grown. The four worlds formed again and yet again, as endless aeons wheeled and passed. Time and the pure essences of Heaven, ...