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Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might (1990)

Doragon bôru Z: Chikyû marugoto chô kessen (original title)
A group of aliens visit Earth to plant the Tree of Might, a plant that grants cosmic power by draining the Earth's life force.

Director:

Daisuke Nishio

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû / Son Gohan / Tullece (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn (voice)
Tôru Furuya ... Yamcha (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Tenshinhan (voice)
Hiroko Emori ... Chaozu (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Kame-sen'nin (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma (voice)
Mayumi Shô ... Chichi (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Oolong / Haiya Dragon / Bubbles (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ... Puar (voice)
Jôji Yanami ... Kaiô-sama (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ... Rezun / Shenlong (voice)
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ... Rakasei (voice)
Yûji Machi Yûji Machi ... Daîzu (voice)
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Storyline

A Saiyan named Turles has come to Earth in order to plant the Tree of Might, which will sap all of the life from earth in order to bear fruit that will greatly increase the strength of whoever eats it. Goku and the Z Warriors cannot let this happen and duke it out with Turles's group for the sake of the planet. Written by charles

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball Z The Movie: The Tree of Might See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,633,074
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Only theatrical movie in the Z series to feature a Great Ape transformation. See more »

Goofs

Gohan doesn't detransform when Turles destroys the Power Ball. This contradicts every other Great Ape transformation in the entire series, in which if the moonlight source is eliminated, detransformation happens instantly. See more »

Quotes

Turles: He is a Saiyan. Saiyans never perish. They just skewer!
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Crazy Credits

While other DBZ movies just used whatever opening went with the show at the time the movie was release, Tree of Might features a specially-made opening, featuring the Z-Fighters gathering the Dragon Balls to restore the destroyed forest. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two version were released in the USA. One version was a three-part mini-series for the series syndication run. It was edited for violence and Gohan's nudity when he changes back from transforming into the massive ape. An uncut version was released on video and DVD which was more faithful to the original Japanese version. See more »

Connections

Follows Dragon Ball (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Marugoto
(Ending theme)
Composed by Chiho Kiyooka
Lyrics by Dai Satô
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama & Ammy
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More like a super episode than a movie. Not totally satisfying.
15 July 2006 | by tornado_trendySee all my reviews

While whatever little happens in this movie is top notch and nothing less than spectacular, it only lasts for 1 hour and ends up less than satisfying especially after the screwed up ending. The fight scenes are the best of any DBZ episode and the special effects are superb. However, there's really not much story and too much time is wasted on the usual 'staring' present in DBZ. To illustrate how good the few scenes and action are, take note that the majority of the scenes in the DBZ series title song are from this movie. The animation standard is much better than the average DBZ episode. A major shortcoming is that Turles and his team spend too little time fighting. They should have had much longer fight scenes when it came to his team and they were too easily defeated. However, I prefer this to the Brolly movie any day. There is very little in this movie but that little is top notch stuff. Definitely a must see. Is it a must purchase? I really can't say the same.


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