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Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989)

Doragon bôru Z (original title)
In order to wish for immortality and avenge his father, Garlic Jr. collects the dragon balls, kidnapping Goku's son Gohan in the process. Goku, Kami, Piccolo, and Krillin unite to rescue ... See full summary »

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Son Gokû / Son Gohan (voice)
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Hiromi Tsuru ...
Bulma (voice)
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Kuririn (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Gyû-maô (voice)
Mayumi Shô ...
Chichi (voice)
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Kami-sama (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ...
Shenron (voice)
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Garlic Jr. (voice)
Kôji Totani ...
Ginger (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori ...
Sansho (voice)
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In order to wish for immortality and avenge his father, Garlic Jr. collects the dragon balls, kidnapping Goku's son Gohan in the process. Goku, Kami, Piccolo, and Krillin unite to rescue Gohan and save the world from being sucked into a dead zone. Written by page8701

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This movie has had two Video CD releases by Speedy: one features the Pioneer release with the first English dub done by Ocean Studios, and the other featuring Speedy's own internal dub, subtitled The Vengeance of the Demon King. See more »

Quotes

Piccolo: Goku... this time I'm gonna finish you off for good!
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Crazy Credits

Just before the credits start, we see a glass shard that contains Garlic JR. and he is banging on the shard, trying to get out (Garlic JR. eventually does escape the dead zone). See more »

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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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Tenka'ichi Gohan
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Lyrics by Sakiko Iwamuro
Music by Takeshi Ike
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Masako Nozawa
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The best DBZ movie
12 March 2001 | by (LI, NY) – See all my reviews

First let me say that compared to the other Dragonball Z movies, Dead Zone is the only one which can possibly fit in with the timeline set by the episodes. It takes place before the series, and thus runs no risk of contradicting anything. Although the translations of Japanese animation into English is usually poor, I found the character of Goku to be, as always, the perfect combination of super hero and down to earth dad. Gohan's hidden power, which even Goku is unaware of at this time, is amazing, and he is definitely his father's son in the way that it comes out when his friends and loved ones are suffering. A must see for DBZ fans.


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