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  • Audio Rating: B+
  • Video Rating: A-
  • Packaging Rating: D
  • Menus Rating: A-
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: 12 & Up
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: Geneon Entertainment (USA), Inc.
  • MSRP: 19.98
  • Running time: 60
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Dragon Ball Z

Dragonball Z Movie #2: The World's Strongest

By Chris Beveridge     December 24, 2003
Release Date: May 26, 1998

Dragonball Z Movie #2: The World's Strongest
© Geneon Entertainment (USA), Inc.

What They Say
Thanks to the Dragon Balls and his dedicated assistant Dr. Kochin, the evil Dr. Wheelo has been freed from his icy tomb. Now these mad scientists plot to take over the world with their fearsome biotechnology...There's just one hitch. Dr. Wheelo's body died, and now his brain is living in a glass jar!

Dr. Wheelo seeks the strongest, healthiest body in the world to be the new home for his magnificent brain, so Dr. Kochin and their android warriors kidnap Piccolo and Master Roshi trying to find the world's strongest fighter. Goku, Gohan and Krillin come to their friend's rescue, but Dr. Wheelo's henchmen are amazingly strong! To make matters worse, it seems that Dr. Wheelo not only wants to have Goku's body, but he already controls Piccolo!

Will our heroes save the day or lose their minds?!

The Review!
And so, the second DBZ movie finally makes it out... 2 months after the 3rd one? Go figure, but hey, who cares, it's Dragonball Z!

The second movie installment of the classic DBZ makes its debut, and I have to say, it's my favorite of the three. I've hard a fairly difficult time so far in getting into DBZ, mostly because we're dropped into it without all that much character background considering the extent of the series (200+ episodes).

But, at least they try to help with this in two ways. The character bios do help a lot, in showing the characters. Of course, it's nothing like watching the actual series. The other newest entry is the Battle Field, where they show some of the battles from various episodes and the movies. Quite a bit of fun.

Of course, they also include a Video Library... that's it, show me the VHS tapes. Grumble grumble.

The audio is similar to the previous two releases. It's done well for Dolby Surround, it's got both languages. I've got no complaints there.

Video? Smooth and very enjoyable. The only down part to it, with the storyline taking place in a snowy region is the white subtitles. But, we've seen that on anime before.

Story? Well, lots of fighting, a little more plot this time, or at least a little more coherent plot. If you enjoyed the other movies, you'll love this one.

Packaging? BAH. Pioneer.

Overall, a very definitely cool disc. Get it!

English Language,Japanese Language,English Subtitles,Character Information

Review Equipment
Toshiba CF36H50 36" TV, Pioneer 414 codefree DVD player, Sony STR-DE915 DD receiver, Monster S-Video cable and Sony speakers.


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