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Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might (1990)

Doragon bôru Z: Chikyû marugoto chô kessen (original title)
A group of aliens visit Earth to plant the Tree of Might, a plant that grants cosmic power by draining the Earth's life force.

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Masako Nozawa ...
Mayumi Tanaka ...
Kuririn (voice)
Tôru Furuya ...
Yamcha (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Tenshinhan (voice)
Hiroko Emori ...
Chaozu (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Piccolo (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Kame-sen'nin (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Bulma (voice)
Mayumi Shô ...
Chi-Chi (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ...
Naoko Watanabe ...
Puar (voice)
Jôji Yanami ...
Kaiô-sama (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ...
Rezun / Shenlong (voice)
Masaharu Satô ...
Rakasei (voice)
Yûji Machi ...
Daîzu (voice)
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A Saiyan named Turles has come to Earth in order to plant the Tree of Might, which will sap all of the life from earth in order to bear fruit that will greatly increase the strength of whoever eats it. Goku and the Z Warriors cannot let this happen and duke it out with Turles's group for the sake of the planet. Written by charles

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Dragon Ball Z The Movie: The Tree of Might  »

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Trivia

First movie to feature a Saiyan as the villain. See more »

Goofs

Gohan doesn't detransform when Turles destroys the Power Ball. This contradicts every other Great Ape transformation in the entire series, in which if the moonlight source is eliminated, detransformation happens instantly. See more »

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Gohan: Dad, you caught me... There was a big monkey, and he started smashing into things...
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While other DBZ movies just used whatever opening went with the show at the time the movie was release, Tree of Might features a specially-made opening, featuring the Z-Fighters gathering the Dragon Balls to restore the destroyed forest. See more »

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Followed by Dragon Ball Z (1996) See more »

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CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
(Opening theme)
Composed by Chiho Kiyooka
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Sung by Hironobu Kageyama
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More like a super episode than a movie. Not totally satisfying.
15 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

While whatever little happens in this movie is top notch and nothing less than spectacular, it only lasts for 1 hour and ends up less than satisfying especially after the screwed up ending. The fight scenes are the best of any DBZ episode and the special effects are superb. However, there's really not much story and too much time is wasted on the usual 'staring' present in DBZ. To illustrate how good the few scenes and action are, take note that the majority of the scenes in the DBZ series title song are from this movie. The animation standard is much better than the average DBZ episode. A major shortcoming is that Turles and his team spend too little time fighting. They should have had much longer fight scenes when it came to his team and they were too easily defeated. However, I prefer this to the Brolly movie any day. There is very little in this movie but that little is top notch stuff. Definitely a must see. Is it a must purchase? I really can't say the same.


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