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Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)

Dragon Ball - Doragon bôru: Shenron no densetsu (original title)
Guko and his friends must stop King Gurumes from destroying the city for blood rubies and gathering the seven Dragon Balls.

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Son Gokû (voice)
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Buruma (voice)
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Ûron (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ...
Pûaru (voice)
Tôru Furuya ...
Yamucha (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Kame Sen'nin (voice)
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Pasuta (voice)
Tomiko Suzuki ...
Panji (voice)
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Shenlong (voice)
Shôzô Îzuka ...
Panji no chichi (voice)
Reiko Suzuki ...
Panji no haha (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Umigame (voice)
Ryôichi Tanaka ...
Untenshu (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi ...
Untenshu (voice)
Kôji Totani ...
Heishi (voice)
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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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9 September 1995 (USA)  »

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$7,417,517
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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 »

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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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Wasn't expecting a retelling
1 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Being a huge fan of the Dragonball franchise, I simply had to watch this, although I do just watch all available movies. Now, the weird thing is that I had no idea what the plot of this film was. It turns out it's actually a retelling of the original "Dragonball" series! I admit that I was kind of turned off by the idea that I would just see the same stories that I had seen before. I actually ended up enjoying this film because even though it doesn't really add anything new to a great franchise, it was enjoyable in its own right. It helps that the animation is so gorgeous.

It's great to see these classic characters even if it's not an original concept. It was weird how they replaced Emperor Pilaf and his minions with these new characters. I mean, they act nothing like Pilaf and his henchmen. It doesn't matter, because it still captures the spirit of the Dragonball series. It's always weird to see this much material being put in a 50 minute movie! I actually was impressed with the end result. I would recommend this to non fans if only so they could get a nice introduction to the series. It's just great to see the first in a huge movie series. This movie is definitely not canon. Puar's voice is as funny as ever. ***


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