Not a bad flick. This movie is pretty good overall. It is very heavy on action, which leaves the story line a little on the thin side. Not to say that it doesn't make sense. This movie actually could fit in to the story line better than some of the other movies. The basic story line involves a character named Garlic Jr. He wants to gather the Dragonballs to wish for immortality. While searching for the Dragonballs, the last one he needs winds up being the four-star ball, which is in the possesion of Gohan, the son of Goku. Garlic Jr. kidnaps Gohan and is surprised by the high level of power Gohan has at his age, and wants to take him in as his pupil. Goku finds out that Gohan has been kidnapped and quickly retreives the Dragon Radar to locate him. Galic Jr. gets to make his wish before he gets there. Goku teams up with Piccolo, Krillin, and Kami to combat this immortal foe. Garlic Jr. creates a "Dead Zone" to suck Goku and and company in to. Seeing his friends suffering unleashes Gohan's hidden power and he throws Garlic Jr. in to the Dead Zone. Overall, this is a fairly decent DBZ movie.
Barely remember this movie at all... I remember seeing this movie on Toonami twice a long time ago. It was pretty good of what I remember. It was edited for TV. I'd only go out and hunt for this DVD if want every DVD cause you're a collector or something. FUNimation is coming out with a new DVD for this movie with the GOOD voice actors and the ORGINIAL japanese version. It comes out May 31, 2005. Get that one instead if you want to see it. I just wanted to say that.Pretty good......Bad english dub though This is a pretty good movie, with good action and story. However, the english dub brings down he quality. Goku's voice is AWFUL! I'm glad FUNimation changed the voices when they took it over, becuase almost all the voices are bad. Gohan's is really the only voice I liked. When the voices in this movie say lines, they sound really corny. i bet if FUNimation had done the voices for this, it wouldn't have sounded corny. I haven't watched the japenese version of this yet, but I already know the voices on it are better because I've seen other japenese DBZ, and it all has pretty good voices.
My other problem with this DVD is that the menu is too slow. The dragon on the menu says something everytime who choose something. Also, this movie was TOO DARN SHORT! It was only 40 minutes, and it says it was in theaters, which I find hard to believe.
Have no clue... Can't find anywhere to buy since im too poor I barely can afford internet Its a rare vhs I really need it and want it, I look on the road for pennies and things to get, I cant find a place to buy it, I really need this and worlds strongest, I really need them so I'm waiting for amazon.com to get one since my mom doesn't have credit card... my birthday is in 3 days and im not going to get any presents, im too poor, like any of you care, all I know is the movie is between last eps of db and firsts of dbz and Gohan blows Garlic into some like dead zone..... well I wish I had this if they get it in stock I would appreciate it to buy.Lots of action, not much story... There's only so much story you can tell in a 45-minute movie and "Dragon Ball Z: The Movie- Dead Zone" proves this point. The plot is paper-thin and this movie is very heavy on action. To top it off, the animation really isn't all that great. I suppose there's some market for "DBZ," and perhaps I'm not one of them, but I feel like a story would've helped this mini-film a lot. What little story there is involves Goku going to rescue his son Gohan from a weird little guy named Garlic Jr., who has collected all the dragon balls together and wished for immortality. Violence ensues. There are much better anime movies out there. Do you really want to spend your money on this one?