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Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)

Dragon Ball - Doragon bôru: Shenron no densetsu (original title)
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Guko and his friends must stop King Gurumes from destroying the city for blood rubies and gathering the seven Dragon Balls.

Director:

Daisuke Nishio

Writers:

Akira Toriyama (original work), Yoshifumi Yûki (screenplay construction) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Buruma (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Ûron (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ... Pûaru (voice)
Tôru Furuya ... Yamucha (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Kame Sen'nin (voice)
Mami Koyama ... Pasuta (voice)
Tomiko Suzuki ... Panji (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ... Shenlong (voice)
Shôzô Îzuka Shôzô Îzuka ... Panji no chichi (voice)
Reiko Suzuki Reiko Suzuki ... Panji no haha (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Umigame (voice)
Ryôichi Tanaka Ryôichi Tanaka ... Untenshu (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi Michitaka Kobayashi ... Untenshu (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Heishi (voice)
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Storyline

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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,417,517
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1995 English)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was originally released in Japan in December 1986 and all the advertising and promotional material was under the tile "Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru", but in fact the opening credits of the film itself featured "Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru - Shenron no densetsu". This official title was first used in product art in the Laser Disc release of 1987. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, there is a small scene with Son Gokû flying on Kinton, and a desert landscape turning into a beautiful lake. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some dialog changes and cuts for violence were made for the 1995 dub of the film released by KidMark. See more »

Connections

Follows Dragon Ball (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Romantikku ageru yo
Lyrics by Takemi Yoshida
Composed by Takeshi Ike
Arranged by Kôhei Tanaka
Performed by Ushio Hashimoto
(Columbia Records)
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Every franchise has their own first movie.
16 November 2007 | by emasterslakeSee all my reviews

An alternate storyline of the origins in the Dragonball series. The plot and characters are the same. The story is the only thing made different for this movie. Bulma, a girl searching for the seven dragon balls has come across Goku who owns one of them. After they got acquainted with each other, they decided to set off on a journey to search for the other dragon balls.

On the way there are plenty of new friends who have their own reasons for searching the dragon balls. And soon enter a kingdom which is facing it's own depression. Lead by a Gourmeth who has been cursed by the Blood Rubies which changed his personality. Gourmeth is also trying to collect all 7 dragon balls for his own reason. Will Goku save the Kingdom and cure Gourmeth's curse? The introduction and flow of this movie is very different compared to the TV series. And features several characters you won't see anywhere else. Despite it being only being less than an hour, and containing some similar moments from the earlier part of the TV series. Curse of the Blood Rubies is good for Dragonball's first movie.

Even One Piece has a lot of alternate movies made of the series.

I only saw the edited version of this movie. And yet to see the uncut version of it, which is the only uncut Dragonball movie to not have an Uncut DVD. And might be seeing one sometime.


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