MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 678 this week

Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992)
"Doragon bôru Z: Gekitotsu! Hyakuoku pawâ no senshi" (original title)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,841 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 2 critic

Cooler has resurrected himself as a robot and is enslaving the people of New Namek. Goku and the gang must help.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (character), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 26 May 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992)

Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler.

User Polls

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Z Fighters compete in an intergalactic martial arts tournament, but when the tournament is taken over by Bojack, an evil demon who escaped the imprisonment placed upon him by the four ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Stars: Masako Nozawa, Toshio Furukawa, Mayumi Tanaka
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After destroying Frieza on Namek, Goku returns to a peaceful life on Earth. When informed his brother has been killed by a Saiyan, Cooler is hell bent on killing Goku, and making him pay ... See full summary »

Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Stars: Sean Schemmel, Andrew Chandler, Christopher Sabat
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The death of Dr. Gero at the hands of Androids 17 and 18 prompts the activation of Androids 13, 14, and 15. They try to kill Goku, who fights them with the help of Trunks, Piccolo, Vegeta, Krillin, and Gohan.

Director: Daisuke Nishio
Stars: Sean Schemmel, Stephanie Nadolny, Christopher Sabat
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The evil Dr. Kochin uses the dragon balls to resurrect his mentor, Dr. Wheelo, in an effort to take over the world. Dr. Wheelo, his body having been destroyed by the avalanche that killed ... See full summary »

Directors: Chad Bowers, Daisuke Nishio
Stars: Peter Kelamis, Sean Schemmel, Saffron Henderson
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Daisuke Nishio
Stars: Sean Schemmel, Stephanie Nadolny, Christopher Sabat
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Vegeta is lured to the planet New Vegeta by a group of Saiyan survivors in hopes that he will be the king of their new planet. But when he finds that they have ulterior motives of universal... See full summary »

Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Stars: Bin Shimada, Masako Nozawa, Ryô Horikawa
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When a worker at King Yemma's spiritual check-in station is accidentally covered in spiritual waste, he is transformed into a powerful monster named Janempa, who destroys the barrier ... See full summary »

Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Stars: Masako Nozawa, Ryô Horikawa, Takeshi Kusao
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A group of aliens visit Earth to plant the Tree of Life, a plant that grants cosmic power by draining the Earth's life force.

Director: Daisuke Nishio
Stars: Sean Schemmel, Stephanie Nadolny, Christopher Sabat
Animation | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A prequel to the original Dragonball series, this TV movie tells the story of Son Goku's father Bardock and his futile attempt to stop Freeza from destroying his planet Vegeta. It also ... See full summary »

Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Stars: Sonny Strait, Linda Young, Christopher Sabat
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A mysterious being named Hoy arrives on Earth and asks the Z Warriors to use the dragon balls to help him release Tapion. Tapion, an ancient warrior imprisoned in a music box, and Hoy needs... See full summary »

Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Stars: Masako Nozawa, Takeshi Kusao, Mayumi Tanaka
Dragon Ball Z: Abridged (TV Series 2008)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A non-official parody of the popular anime Dragon Ball Z, where all the characters are made simply to be funny. Every character has at least one trait making all of them terrible friends. That's all there is to it.

Stars: Nick Landis, Lawrence Simpson, Scott Frerichs
Animation | Action | Adventure

The remnants of Freeza's army arrive on Earth to resurrect Freeza with the Dragon Balls as the worst Wish of history.

Director: Akira Toriyama
Stars: Masako Nozawa, Ryo Horikawa, Toshio Furukawa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Schemmel ...
Goku (voice)
Andrew Chandler ...
Meta Cooler (voice)
...
Gohan (voice)
Christopher Sabat ...
Vegeta / Piccolo / Mr. Popo / Moori (voice) (as Christopher R. Sabat)
Sonny Strait ...
Krillin (voice)
...
Narrator (voice)
Bradford Jackson ...
Oolong (voice) (as Brad Jackson)
Mike McFarland ...
...
Dende (voice)
Justin Cook ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Chris Rager ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Cynthia Cranz ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Chris Forbis ...
Guard Robot / Additional Voices (voice)
Masako Nozawa ...
Son Gokû / Son Gohan (voice)
Edit

Storyline

When New Namek falls under attack by a massive planet of metal and an army of lethal robots, the Guardian of Earth, Dende, reforms the Earths Special Forces to go to New Namek and save his people. Not knowing what to expect, but not expecting what they find, the Z Warriors find themselves landing in the frying pan, for the force behind the invasion of Namek is none other than Koola, Frieza's older brother, who Goku supposedly killed long ago. With Koola more powerful than before, and this time seemingly invincible, the power of a Super Saiyan may not be enough to save the galaxy this time. But Koola and Goku are about to find out that they're both full of surprises. Written by Rob

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

13 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Beginning with this film, Piccolo wears a red belt like he does in the manga compared to the TV series and the first five Dragon Ball Z movies where he has a blue one. It stays like this for the remainder of his appearances in them. See more »

Quotes

Goku: I'm giving you this chance to leave quietly. I don't wanna settle this thing with violence, but you must understand, if you stay, you will leave me with no choice but to fight.
Oolong: [Facing in the opposite direction from an army of Cooler's robots] Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh. Get the picture metalheads? Outta here or it's the scrap heap!
Yajirobe: Hey, that way, tough guy!
Oolong: Wha-? What're you crazy? You want 'em to hear me?
See more »

Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball Z (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

HERO (Kimi ga Hero)
by Hironobu Kageyama
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The best action packed DBZ movie
20 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

I loved this DBZ movie! It has hard hitting fast paced fighting and has a simple storyline. The animation is great. Kooler is back and a whole lot tougher than before in his new cyborg body. I love the way Metal Kooler is shiny all the time. The Japanese dialogue is also good. I just love Gokuh's voice. It also has Piccolo kicking some serious butt! Big DBZ or any anime fan will love this movie. If you are able to find the subtitled version of this movie, then I highly recommend that you get it!! I give it a 10 out of 10.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
song question? weflyhigh95
When does this movie take place? phatman484
perfect saiyans... goku_z
song help trik_mever
saiyan vs. anybody GeneralSurprise

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?