Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan

1993 [JAPANESE]

Action / Animation / Fantasy / Sci-Fi

IMDb Rating 7.4/10 10 11433 11.4K

Plot summary

While the Saiyan Paragus persuades Vegeta to rule a new planet, King Kai alerts Goku of the South Galaxy's destruction by an unknown Super Saiyan.



August 02, 2023 at 08:50 PM

Director

Shigeyasu Yamauchi

Top cast

Christopher Sabat as Vegeta / Piccolo / King Vegeta / Bubbles
Masako Nozawa as Son Gokû / Son Gohan
Sean Schemmel as Goku / King Kai
Vic Mignogna as Broly
720p.BLU
660 MB
1280*720
Japanese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 11 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ericstevenson 9 / 10

As epic as they got for awhile

The "Dragonball Z" movies are certainly good, but they ran into this huge problem. They were just too short! These things were as short as 40 minutes sometimes! They are probably the shortest films I have seen in modern times that have been considered feature length, but not this one! Okay, 72 minutes still isn't that long, but this really feels like a movie based on "Dragonball Z". We get introduced to Broly and it's great that we actually get movies that have a recurring villain. We even get a great backstory when we realize he placed literally next to Goku on the day he was born!

I love the allusions to Bardock too. The other main villain is named Paragus. It didn't take too long to figure out that his name was a pun on "Asparagus". I admit that it does seem a stretch to have the villain named "Broly" as a reference to broccoli. They even themselves point this out, so it was fun. The pacing was great and the artwork is as good as anything featured on the show or other movies. I love how they try to make this story personal. Master Roshi shows off his muscles, but still doesn't get to fight. This is why the more recent movies are even better. ***1/2

Reviewed by gigan-92 10 / 10

The Best DBZ film??

This is the longest DBZ film at just over 70 minutes, but is it also the best?? I'm sure any fan of the series who's watched this movie has asked themselves this question. It is indeed possible. Funimation has, just like all the other (45-51 minute films) films, re-released it beautifully remastered and seen the way it was meant to be. Also it is unedited so you'll see all the details of the Legendary Super Saiyan's background. Perhaps that is why it is pretty damn close to being the best if not so. The story goes pretty deep into the history of these villains, deeper into the barbarity and violent nature of the saiyans themselves. The screenplay makes you wait for the final confrontation but when the action does start it never lets up. Fueling the intense fight is incredibly bad-ass music by Pantera, Doosu, Haji and several other bands. Not to mention an impressive new opening theme by Tendril.

Broly himself, voiced by Vic Mignogna, is a menacing new villain and his transformation scene is fantastically dark. His power is beyond comprehension, most likely far above the level of Perfect Cell, seeing as how he makes light of the entire Z-team not just one-on-one but all at the same time as well. Does he know any limits?? He demonstrates a very different style of fighting that I enjoyed. Also starring is Paragus (Dameon Clarke), Broly's estranged father. By the time the film concludes a diabolical plot is unraveled and a contest of strength turns into a test of who will survive the longest.

Reviewed by Aaron1375 8 / 10

The only Dragonball Z movie that actually feels like a movie.

This Dragonball Z movie actually has a very decent runtime of an hour and nine minutes. That may not seem like a long movie, but compared to other Z movies it is a nice bit of time indeed. Why does the simple increase of length help the movie? Well for one thing they had time to set up the movie while still having a decent fight at the end that is just not another 2 minute fight where someone powers up and decimates their opponent like in the first film with Cooler. This one has a strange mysterious alien getting Vegeta to his planet. He is a Saiyan and he wishes that his prince return to the new Vegeta planet. Well he is not really interested until told of the legendary Super Saiyan warrior creating havoc. The thought of challenging this warrior leads Vegeta onto the ship to the new planet with quite a few Z warriors in tow. A bit more buildup to follow, when I first saw this one I was very worried that there would not be enough time for a decent fight, but thankfully the longer running time meant there could be one giant fight between the Z fighters and Brolly who was the legendary one. Still, while it is good it has its faults as well. For some reason Vegeta is completely out of character here. He shows fear of this warrior and freezes up at the sight of him basically conceding they had no chance against him. This is not something Vegeta has ever done in the regular series. This is the same warrior who usually goes after the much stronger foes still thinking he is going to win. I also did not like the way this Super Saiyan is taken out, but that has more to do with how he is presented later (he would appear in one other film and sort of another one). Overall, though this one is very nice has a great fight and great humor as I loved the scene where Master Roshii challenges Brolly.

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