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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)
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Bulma (voice)
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Kuririn (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Gyû-maô (voice)
Mayumi Shô ...
Chichi (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Kame-sen'nin (voice)
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Kami-sama (voice)
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Shenron (voice)
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Garlic Jr. (voice)
Kôji Totani ...
Ginger (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori ...
Sansho (voice)
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Nicky (voice)
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Chi-Chi (Ocean Group dub) (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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$9,060,335
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Trivia

Released on DVD in America twice. The initial release was dubbed by Pioneer with the Ocean Group, and was a very accurate dub. It was later reissued with a new, less-accurate dub by FUNimations in-house voice actors. While this version had a less accurate dub and fewer bonus features, it did feature a superior Japanese subtitled version, translated by Steven J. Simmons. 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 »

Connections

Edited into Dead Zone Abridged (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Detekoi tobikiri ZENKAI pawâ
(Ending theme)
Lyrics by Toshihisa Arakawa
Music by Takeshi Ike
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by MANNA
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The best DBZ movie
12 March 2001 | by 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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