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 him fifty years before, desires the body of the strongest fighter in the world as his new vessel. Believing Roshi to be the world's strongest warrior, Dr. Kochin abducts Bulma and forces Roshi to surrender himself to save her. When Goku hears of their abduction, he goes to their rescue.
Deep in the ice is earth's greatest threat that can only be stopped by one man.
Did You Know?
The villains are named after food from Nagoya, "Dragon Ball" creator
Dr. Uiro (Dr. Wheelo in the English dub) was named after "uiro", a traditional rice cake. Dr. Kochin was named after the Cochin chicken, a meat especially popular in Nagoya. Kishime was named after kishimen, a type of noodles popular in Nagoya. Ebifurya was named after ebi-furai (fried prawn). Misokatsun was named after misokatsu (pork cutlets with miso sauce). See more
At the end of the fight with Dr. Wheelo, the Z-Fighters are apparently breathing in space, which is impossible.
Goku (AB Groupe dub)
Gohan, back away! He doesn't know who you are, he was changed!
The old TV version that was once aired on Cartoon Network (based on the Ocean English dub) was edited for profanity and sexual humor but not for violence.
26 May 1998 (USA)
See more »
Also Known As:
Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - The World's Strongest
See more »
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $1,009,767
See more on IMDbPro »
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
full technical specs