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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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Piccolo (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Bulma (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
Kuririn (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Gyû-maô (voice)
Mayumi Shô ...
Chichi (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Kame-sen'nin (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Kami-sama (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ...
Shenron (voice)
Akira Kamiya ...
Garlic Jr. (voice)
Kôji Totani ...
Ginger (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori ...
Sansho (voice)
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Nicky (voice)
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Narrator (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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Trivia

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: You are just a coward! You and the other two won't take me by surprise this time.
[Picollo defeats one of Garlic Jr's henchmen]
Piccolo: You were so easy to beat one on one.
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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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Referenced in On Cinema Film Guide (2013) See more »

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CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
(Opening theme)
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyooka
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
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It delivers the goods
17 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first movie with the "Dragonball Z" title on it. There were in fact some before this, but they had the original "Dragonball" series names on it. It's weird how this is actually shorter than some of the specials! I still consider it a feature length movie. If so, it might be the shortest one I've ever seen. It makes no sense with the show, even though it should with the filler of the Garlic Jr. saga. There's no reason why Krillin would be surprised Goku has a son in the first episode or why everyone is surprised when Gohan unleashes his power on Radditz as those things happened here.

With all that being said, I still enjoyed it, but wouldn't quite recommend it. The scenes where Gohan gets drunk is some of the funniest stuff the series has ever done! I love the idea of taking Emperor Pilaf's voice and giving it to a serious villain. I don't know if I ever realized that Ox King is Gohan's grandfather before. There's so many characters it's hard to keep up with how they're related! The animation is good too. ***


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