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Dragon Ball Z Double Feature: Dead Zone / World's Strongest (Steelbook)


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  • Actors: Dragon Ball Z
  • Directors: Christopher Bevins, Chad Bowers
  • Format: Original recording remastered, NTSC, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Funimation
  • DVD Release Date: May 27, 2008
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00143XE5U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,707 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Contains two classic Dragon Ball Z movies that are remastered and restored on one action-packed DVD!

The Dead Zone:

Gohan has been kidnapped! To make matters worse, the evil Garlic Jr. is gathering the Dragonballs to wish for immortality. Only then will Garlic Jr. be able to take over the Earth in order to gain revenge for the death of his father.

Goku rushes to save Gohan, but arrives at the fortress just as Garlic Jr. summons the Eternal Dragon! Krillin and Piccolo try to help Goku, but their combined powers are no match for Garlic Jr., who creates a Dead Zone to suck the heroes into oblivion! Suddenly, Goku begins to show his hidden power, but will it be enough?!

The World's Strongest

The sinister Dr. Wheelo has been freed from his icy tomb! With his dedicated and devious assistant Dr. Kochin, these mad scientists are plotting to unleash their fearsome biotechnology and take over the world! Of course there's one hitch in the plan... Dr. Wheelo exists only as a brain in a jar!

The evil doctor must seek out a body on Earth that is as strong as his mind is amazing! Dr. Kochin and his android henchmen kidnap Piccolo and Master Roshi to determine who is the most powerful fighter on Earth!

Goku, Gohan and Krillin rush into action to save their friends, but Dr. Wheelo's minions are more than a match for them in battle. It looks grim when Piccolo falls under the disembodied villain's control, and Wheelo's next target for mental domination? Goku! Will our heroes keep their wits about them long enough to be victorious or will they lose their minds?

The Dragon Ball Z double feature is in a cool steelbook case!

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The Dead Zone (Ora no Gohan wo Kaese!! "Return My Gohan!!" 1989) and The World's Strongest (Kono yo de Ichiban Tsuyoi Yatsu: "This World's Strongest Guy," 1990) were the first two Dragon Ball Z features; eleven more would follow over the next several years. In both features, unsavory characters try to use the power of the Dragon Balls to obtain revenge and rule the Earth. After Shenglong grants him eternal life, Garlic, Jr., seeks to destroy Kami and avenge his father in The Dead Zone. When it becomes apparent he can't withstand the combined power of Kami and the Z-Fighters, Garlic creates a "Dead Zone," a sort of black hole that threatens to engulf everyone and everything. Gohan defeats him, turning the gift of eternal life into a terrible curse. Goku wisely decides not to tell Chichi about Gohan's newly discovered powers. In The World's Strongest, the Z-fighters are pitted against a resurrected mad scientist (rendered variously as Dr. Willow, Wheelo, or Uilo) and his hench-creatures. Goku asks the Earth's inhabitants to lend him the energy needed to destroy the evil genius. Both films feel like TV specials: Dead Zone is only 40 minutes long, World's Strongest, an hour. The viewer can choose English dialogue with US or Japanese music in stereo or the original Japanese tracks in mono. (The set is also being released in Blu-Ray.) (Rated TV PG: violence, brief nudity, minor toilet humor) --Charles Solomon

Customer Reviews

They're definatly made for the DBZ fan.
Amazon Customer
I am going to buy some of the other double features and they will look great together.
Marquezbayside
The thing is that I can't complain, unlike the other two guys review, I had it easy.
KingCong

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Vernarsky on May 30, 2008
It's awesome to know FUNImation is giving the same treatment to the movies as they are to the TV series. Now, I know a lot of people have been complaining and protesting the decision to make DBZ widescreen. But it's not the end of the world. I mean, sometimes the crops don't make that huge of a differance a majority of the time. Besides, it makes the whole viewing experience seem like a movie. Would I have prefered it if FUNImation released the series in fullscreen? Yeah absolutely, but the widescreen doesn't bother me.

Now, the movies are great. If anyone else got the double-feature release, they would've noticed the inner packet has a two-star dragonball on it (the Trunks/Bardock feature has a one-star ball). The movie also features a preview for the next double-feature release, Tree of Might/Lord Slug, which will probably be released around the same time the Season Six box set comes out. If that's the case, I think we can expect 7 steelbook releases from FUNImation. After Tree of Might/Lord Slug, it will probably go with the two Cooler movies naturally. Then I think they should release Super Android 13/Bojack Unbound together so that way the next release would be the Broly trilogy. This would leave the final installment as Fusion Reborn/Wrath of the Dragon. I'm really looking forward to this.
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By AKJ on September 1, 2008
This is a great set, the first 2 DBZ films in an awesome steelbook! Some things might not make sense (like how people know about gohan but are all surprised when the series starts later). This is because the movies aren't really canon (they weren't ever in the original manga by Akira Toriyama), so the stories are basically in a different universe, the most obvious example is "History of Trunks". But it makes little difference, because the films are still great ol' DBZ! A must for any DBZ fan. World's Strongest is a great film with a more mediocre storyline but same old great action. One thing I feel I have to mention is the audio track, every single remastered DVD that funimation has put out EXCEPT this has "English 2.0, English 5.1 with Japanese music, Japanese mono" THIS dvd has all of that except English 2.0 is English 5.1 as well! I really wish they released everything else like that. But I guess it's because they redubbed it and figured what the hell (though they redubbed the first couple box seasons as well so I'm at a loss). I also have to say this is quite a steep price ($25 at this moment) but if you want it, you better get it the best you know how! Also comes with commentary, IT'S AWESOME!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 30, 2008
Yes for the season sets and the TV specials widescreen is bad. That was a bad move on FUNi's part. Though for this release, Widescreen is OK. Ya wanna know why? In Japan the DBZ movies were animated 4:3 (Which is what we got on DVD and VHS previously) but the movies were cropped 16:9 for theatrical showing. All the essential action is animated in the area that nothing important is cropped. So it really boils down to this. If you have a widescreen TV or not. I dont, so i didnt like the widescreen season sets, but if watched on a widescreen TV it dosent matter.

The Movies are top notch. They're definatly made for the DBZ fan. There meant to be enjoyed as entertainment not art, so the animation is kinda sloppy. But its all in good fun. If you have a widescreen tv get this DVD or if you can, the blu-ray. If you have a 4:3 TV, the first strike box will do just nicely.
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By Eneigdra11 on July 26, 2013
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I have to admit I'm a sucker for Dragon Ball Z. This series and Sailor Moon introduced me to anime so I have a very soft place in my heart for it. I hadn't seen Dead Zone before and I was pleasantly surprised with how good it was. Goku's son, Gohan, has been kidnapped and Goku has to rescue him. Piccolo is also looking for the same guys because he has a bone to pick with them. It turns out that Goku and Piccolo have to work together to defeat a villain that actually managed to gain immortality! I like this setup and I like that it has more humor in it than some of the later movies and episodes of the show later would have. All I will say is; poor Krillin!
As for the second movie, The World's Strongest, it was pretty cool, but I didn't like it as much as Dead Zone. The story's some tale about a mad scientist wished back to life who wants a newer and stronger body to take over the world with. I'm not going to lie, the story stinks! The action is there and it saves this movie from being stale and contrived. I wholeheartedly recommend this set to any DBZ or anime fan, especially for the movie, Dead Zone!
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If your a dragon ball z fan you will love this movie. It is a must for your home collection. It is early dragon ball z.
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By Anonimus on January 9, 2013
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I have been a DBZ fan for a long time world's strongest is was creepy with a brain in a mechaical body and deadzone creepy and good first movie for the city
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Dead Zone was the first film released for the Dragon Ball Z franchise, and it introduces an evil character who is referenced in a few of the episodes of the fourth season of the Dragon Ball Z anime series. In this film, Garlic Jr. is wanting immortality in order to take revenge for his father's death and to rule the world. Garlic Jr. wants to acquire this by gathering all seven of the Dragon Balls and summoning Shen Long, the Eternal Dragon. Goku's son Gohan has the four-star Dragon Ball on the top of his hat, and Garlic Jr.'s henchmen kidnap Gohan. The film shows Goku trying to save Gohan, and how he ends up forming an unexpected alliance with his archnemesis, Piccolo.

The disc for the Dead Zone film contains two bonus features. The first is labeled as "Original Feature Commentary," which provides an audio commentary track for the film from voice actor Chuck Huber and ADR director Chris Sabat. The second feature is labeled as "Trailers"; in this selection, there are links to trailers for The Galaxy Railways, Blue Gender, Glass Fleet, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

The World's Strongest was the second film released for the Dragon Ball Z franchise, and it has to be seen as a kind of "alternate timeline" story to the Dragon Ball Z anime series. In this film, a scientist named Dr. Kochin gathers the seven Dragon Balls and summons Shen Long. Kochin requests that his mentor, Dr. Wheelo, and his lab be released from the frozen ground where they are buried in the Tsumisumbri Mountains; Shen Long grants the wish. Then, bio-men and Dr. Kochin come to Kame House, thinking that Master Roshi is still the strongest man in the world. Roshi and Bulma are kidnapped by Dr. Kochin's men. While in caprivitiy, Bulma lets slip that Goku is now the strongest man in the world.
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I got all 4 seasons and the Double Feature Steel Book. Normally id just get the movies as well, since there out. But i love these friggin steel books, they look so great in my anime collection. If i were you id get the Steel Books since you already have the first. There gonna re release every DBZ... Read More
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