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Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might 

A normal day on Earth, Goku and his friends are in peace as the rest of the world, but suddenly, a giant tree appears and threats Earth for being absorbed. Goku must solve this and defeat ... See full summary »
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Don Brown ...  King Kai / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Ted Cole ...  Yamcha 3 episodes, 1997
Paul Dobson ...  Amond 3 episodes, 1997
Saffron Henderson ...  Gohan 3 episodes, 1997
Terry Klassen ...  Krillin 3 episodes, 1997
Lalainia Lindbjerg ...  Bulma 3 episodes, 1997
Scott McNeil ...  Daiz / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Doug Parker Doug Parker ...  Icarus / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Ward Perry Ward Perry ...  Turles 3 episodes, 1997
Cathy Weseluck ...  Chiaotzu / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Alvin Sanders ...  Cacao 3 episodes, 1997
Ian James Corlett ...  Goku / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Alec Willows ...  Lakasei / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Laara Sadiq ...  Chi-Chi 2 episodes, 1997
Matt Smith ...  Tien 2 episodes, 1997
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A normal day on Earth, Goku and his friends are in peace as the rest of the world, but suddenly, a giant tree appears and threats Earth for being absorbed. Goku must solve this and defeat the culprit of this, being the evil saiyan pirate Turles. Written by iankgg

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15 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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When The Tree of Might was dubbed in India during the early 2000s, this censored 1997 edit was used. As such, the Ron Wasserman background score and all the digital edits were retained for their version of the movie. See more »

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The movie has a custom made title card instead of the original Japanese version. See more »

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The uncut edition was released by Pioneer Entertainment in 1997. See more »

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Rock the Dragon
Composed by Shuki Levy and Kussa Mahehi.
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The best version of this particular film
19 February 2016 | by CrazedFanboySee all my reviews

Dragon Ball Z's third film, "The Tree of Might", has had a long history in terms of English dubs. The first dub, produced by FUNimation, split the movie into three television episodes of DBZ. These episodes were distributed by Saban and featured the Canadian Ocean voices. A year later after Saban ditched the show, FUNi and Ocean redid things with Pioneer and the outcome was a more accurate uncut dub. Two other (bad) English dubs were subsequently made in France and Malaysia, before FUNi finally redubbed the film in 2006 with the current American cast.

The main reason i prefer this version is because of it's musical score. The "Shuki Levy score" (which was supposedly composed by Ron Wasserman) is far more suspenseful and exciting than any other DBZ soundtrack. Shunsuke Kikuchi's original Japanese soundtrack for this film has way too much silence, which gives the film a very mundane feel, and the music itself is boring and unfitting. Nathan M. Johnson's electro-orchestral score from the 2006 redub was just totally forgettable.

The script used isn't perfect (quite a few cringy one liners) but the awesome Ocean cast make up for it. Ian James Corlett in particular did much better here as Goku than Peter Kelamis or Sean Schemmel.

You can find this dub on FUNimation's 2013 "Rock the Dragon Edition" set, where it's packaged as a full-length movie instead of three individual episodes.


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