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Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989)

Doragon bôru Z (original title)
In order to wish for immortality and avenge his father, Garlic Jr. collects the dragon balls, kidnapping Goku's son Gohan in the process. Goku, Kami, Piccolo, and Krillin unite to rescue ... See full summary »

Director:

Daisuke Nishio

Writers:

Akira Toriyama (original manga), Takao Koyama (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû / Son Gohan (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Gyû-maô (voice)
Mayumi Shô ... Chichi (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Kame-sen'nin (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Kami-sama (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ... Shenron (voice)
Akira Kamiya ... Garlic Jr. (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Ginger (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori Yukitoshi Hori ... Sansho (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ... Nicky (voice)
Jôji Yanami ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Ann Beley ... Chi-Chi (voice)
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Storyline

In order to wish for immortality and avenge his father, Garlic Jr. collects the dragon balls, kidnapping Goku's son Gohan in the process. Goku, Kami, Piccolo, and Krillin unite to rescue Gohan and save the world from being sucked into a dead zone. Written by page8701

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Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 July 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,060,335
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Released on DVD in America twice. The initial release was dubbed by Pioneer with the Ocean Group, and was a very accurate dub. It was later reissued with a new, less-accurate dub by FUNimations in-house voice actors. While this version had a less accurate dub and fewer bonus features, it did feature a superior Japanese subtitled version, translated by Steven J. Simmons. See more »

Quotes

Son Gokû: Where's Gohan!
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Crazy Credits

Just before the credits start, we see a glass shard that contains Garlic JR. and he is banging on the shard, trying to get out (Garlic JR. eventually does escape the dead zone). See more »

Alternate Versions

The Cartoon Network version cuts out the begining where Piccolo is injured by the fighters. It also cuts Chi-Chi saying "What the hell do you want?" Also cut is the scene when Gohan is drunk and urinates on Krillin's head. The credit sequence includes new music. See more »

Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
(Opening theme)
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyooka
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
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It's DBZ.
18 March 2002 | by dieusaniSee all my reviews

That's all I can really say about this film. It's DBZ...like Tree of Might and The World's Strongest, it really...doesn't fit into the timeline for the show at all, though it is supposedly placed just before the beginning of the TV series. The action is pretty nice in general. The plot has a nice enough base, with a good background establishing why these guys hate each other and all. Pretty good in general, there... The problem is...there's a lot of really weird stuff. I mean, really weird stuff. Like The World's Strongest, there's a really, really odd song in this one that could only have been created in a drug induced haze...disturbing is the fact that Gohan, while singing, is pretty much drugged out himself. Creepy. The villains are odd and rather comical...moreso than the usual DBZ type--this seems more like it was made as a Dragon Ball movie rather than a Dragon Ball Z movie. In general, its entertaining enough, but...just...strange.


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