Two classic Dragon Ball Z movies remastered!
Cooler's Revenge: Saving the universe can be tiring business! So after their big battle with Frieza on Namek, Goku, Gohan, Krillin, and Oolong decide to take a little camping trip for some rest and relaxation back on Earth. But their peaceful weekend is soon interrupted by a menacing force. Frieza has a brother – Cooler! And with his powerful Armored Squadron, he has come to Earth seeking revenge. Cooler will not rest until the man who destroyed his brother is vanquished, even if that means blowing up the entire planet! Goku was able to tap into his hidden powers and transform into a Super Saiyan once before. The question is, now that the Earth is threatened by Frieza’s older (and stronger) brother – can he do it again?
The Return of Cooler: New Namek is besieged by an enormous evil entity – the Big Gete Star – a ‘living planet’ of metal that sustains itself by devouring entire worlds. Fearing for the existence of his people, Dende, the new guardian of Earth, turns to Goku and his friends for help. The Z-Fighters spring into action in an effort to save the new Namekian home world from this invading menace, but their fight won’t be easy! The Big Gete Star has an army of powerful Cyclopean Guards at its disposal, and what’s more, at the heart of this metal giant lurks an old enemy… Cooler! Stills from Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge (Click for larger image) Stills from Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (Click for larger image)
The fifth and sixth Dragon Ball Z
features Cooler's Revenge
(Tobikkiri no Saikyou tai Saikyou
--"Fantastic Ultimate Strength vs. Ultimate Strength," 1991) and The Return of Cooler
(Gekitotsu!! 100 Oku Pawaa no Senshi-Tachi
--"Crash!! The 10 Billion-Power Fighters," 1992) rank among the most popular titles in the long-running series. Goku, Gohan, Krillin, and Oolong set off on a camping trip, but their outing turns into a battle royal when they're attacked by the minions of Cooler. The older and nastier brother of Frieza, whom Goku destroyed in Season #3 of the broadcast series, Cooler is out for vengeance. Piccolo helps Gohan fight off the sidekicks, but the centerpiece of the film is the duel between Super-Saiyan Goku and Cooler, who looks like a purple version of Frieza. A mighty Kamehameha blast disintegrates Cooler, but a metallic version of him appears when the planet of New Namek is attacked by the monstrous space ship Big Gete Star. Dende asks Goku for help, and the Z Fighters answer the call. They're met by a squadron of giant robots, whom Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo take out. Cooler makes the mistake of trying to drain the Saiyan life energy from Goku and Vegeta (who's arrived unexpectedly). The circuitry of the Big Gete Star overloads, enabling Goku and Vegeta to crush the robotic Cooler. Usually, Dragon Ball Z
balances fantastic action with slapstick comedy, but the "Cooler" films are almost entirely devoid of humor. (Rated TV PG. suitable for ages 8 and older: violence) --Charles Solomon