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Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)
"Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru - Shenlong no densetsu" (original title)

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The once benevolent King Gurumes has become greedy after discovering a large supply of blood rubies under his kingdom. His greed causes him to tear up his subjects' crops and homes in ... See full summary »

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Christopher Sabat ...
Yamcha / Shenron / Turtle (FUNImation Entertainment dub) (voice) (as Christopher R. Sabat)
Mike McFarland ...
Kate Oxley ...
Raven (FUNImation Entertainment dub) (voice)
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Penny (FUNImation Entertainment dub) (voice)
Maggie Blue O'Hara ...
Brian Mathis ...
Penny's Dad (FUNImation Entertainment dub) (voice)
Dana Schultes ...
Penny's Mom (FUNImation Entertainment dub) (voice)
Z. Charles Bolton ...
Soldier (FUNImation Entertainment dub) (voice) (as Zach Bolton)
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Major Domo (FUNImation Entertainment dub) (voice)
Jeremy Inman ...
John Swasey ...
Narrator (FUNImation Entertainment dub) (voice)
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Son Gokû (voice)
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The once benevolent King Gurumes has become greedy after discovering a large supply of blood rubies under his kingdom. His greed causes him to tear up his subjects' crops and homes in search of more, resulting in him being cursed and transformed into a monster. He now scours the earth looking for the seven dragon balls, which, once brought together, summon a mighty dragon that grants one wish - a wish which might ease his unending hunger. The king's henchmen find that it is not so easy to steal the dragon ball from Goku, who, once he discovers the plight of the kingdom, decides to free the land from the king's oppression. Written by page8701

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Son Gokû: [after a low-flying plane passes over him] Whoa, that's a really big bird! And listen to it's tummy growl!
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Romantikku Ageru Yo
Lyrics by Takemi Yoshida
Composed by Takeshi Ike
Arranged by Kôhei Tanaka
Performed by Ushio Hashimoto
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A cute alternate start for the Dragon Ball story
1 August 2015 | by (Chile/Japan) – See all my reviews

It's been a really long time since the first time I watched this movie. I was still on school, back in the mid 90s.

This alternate re-telling of the Dragon Ball first episodes kept the original spirit of the story, and seems more appropriate for younger audiences.

It is a classic I have on my old VHS collection, that I'm looking forward to replace with DVD-Blu Ray release. A must have for every Dragon Ball fan.

There's even a live action remake of this movie, made in Taiwan! Don't miss that one!


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