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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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Certificate:

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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Box Office

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 »

Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992) 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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Great introduction to the series...
26 January 2004 | by OUKnight99See all my reviews

I thought this movie served as an excellent introduction to the series, and because it's a semi original plotline, those who have seen the series will enjoy another outing with Son Goku.

The animation is good, and (while I prefer the japanese) the english dubbing isn't half bad. The story line is simple, involving basically the dragonball gang looking for the something while a giant army does the same, resulting in a multitude of exciting (and never repetitive) fights. Lots of humor, lot's of action, and excellent characters, what more could you possibly ask for?

I definately give this movie an A+!


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