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Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge (1991)

Dragon Ball Z: Tobikkiri no Saikyô tai Saikyô (original title)
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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 »


Mitsuo Hashimoto


Akira Toriyama (manga "Dragon Ball"), Takao Koyama (screenplay) | 2 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû / Son Gohan / Bardock (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn / Yajirobe (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Oolong / Haiya Dragon (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ... Chichi (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Kame Sen'nin (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Karin (voice)
Ryûsei Nakao ... Coola / Freeza (voice)
Show Hayami Show Hayami ... Sauzer (voice)
Masato Hirano Masato Hirano ... Neiz (voice)
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ... Doore (voice)
Jôji Yanami ... Narration (voice)
Sean Schemmel ... Goku (voice) (as Seán Schemmel)
Andrew Chandler ... Cooler (voice)
Christopher Sabat ... Piccolo / Icarus / Korin (voice) (as Christopher R. Sabat)


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 for his brother's disgrace. Goku has to find the power within him to defeat a warrior even more powerful than the horrible Frieza. Written by Christopher Kai

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First movie to feature Goku's Super Saiyan transformation. Also, the only movie to feature just one Super Saiyan (all the other movies feature at least two). See more »


Doore: [Doore and Salza are blasting nonstop in order to locate Goku] Attention to detail, that's why we're the best! We're so darn thorough. Heh heh heh heh...
Salza: Yeah. We always get the monkey!
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Alternate Versions

FUNimation released a censored version on VHS and DVD that cut out some bloody violence. See more »


Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013) See more »


[Opening theme]
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyooka
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
(Columbia Records)
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Frieza's brother revealed to be one cool customer.
27 July 2010 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

This film features the first of two appearances of Cooler, the older brother of Frieza. A creature that is going to go after the one who killed his brother though he does not really care all that much for his younger sibling. This one like the previous Z movie "Lord Slug" tried to sync a rocking soundtrack to the movie. However, this one had mixed results at best as they just did not do the job of the previous film. Also annoying on the American voice track is the strange Cooler henchman who for some reason is dubbed as having a French accent. You listen to the Japanese track and he is not voiced any differently than any other character and while this may make him a bit more unique in the dubbers minds to me it makes him very annoying. The story has the gang all camping and of course their camping trip is interrupted by the arrival of Cooler and his men. Some good fights here and there, but also the need for more development a lot of these Z movies need. The final fight is a bit okay, and a bit to over quickly. Though you do get to see a fifth stage of the Frieza clan, though to me it just looked a lot like stage three to me. Once again though Vegeta is sadly absent from the movie, and considering how popular he is it is sad that he was in so few of the movies.

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Release Date:

22 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball Z Movie 5: Cooler's Revenge See more »


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