Dragon Ball Z - Bardock the Father of Goku - (UNCUT) [VHS]
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- Amazon Sales Rank: #35936 in VHS
- Released on: 2000-11-01
- Rating: NR (Not Rated)
- Number of discs: 1
- Formats: Animated, Color, Special Edition, NTSC
- Original language: English
- Running time: 110 minutes
Bardock was one of the Saiya-jin Frieza used as mercenaries to conquer other worlds. Although he was only a "low level" warrior, Bardock grew so powerful that Frieza and his lieutenant Doodoria feared he might become a threat to them. Doodoria brutally murdered the other members of Bardock's squadron; Frieza destroyed the entire Saiya planet--Vegeta, Nappa, and Goku (né Kakarot) were the only survivors. Before he was killed, the fish-like, Tooro cursed Bardock with the ability to see the future, including his own brutal death. But his new psychic powers enable Bardock to establish a mysterious bond with his infant son, who will grow up to defeat the monstrous Frieza. Bardock the Father of Goku uses some of the same characters as the popular "Dragonball Z" TV series, but the continuities don't necessarily match. The one-hour TV special, which first aired in Japan in 1990, has been so heavily edited that it feels fragmented. The viewer is never told who Goku's mother is or why the infant is sent into space in a tiny ship, and the rock soundtrack can't quite marry the scenes that are often jarringly cut together (the uncut version supplies three extra minutes of footage that answers some of these questions). Suitable for ages 8 and up for cartoon violence, the uncut version suitable for teens. --Charles Solomon
From the Back Cover
When a low-class Saiyan soldier named Bardock unexpectedly inherits the ability to see into the future, his life takes a dramatic turn for the worse. Haunted by visions of his own end as well as the destruction of his entire planet, Bardock sets off on a nightmarish race with fate to avert the impending disaster. But Bardock seems to be stumbling along in a maze of hopeless despair until a vision of his baby son, Kakarot, as a grown man inspires him to make a change and confront his destiny head on!
Bardock Special, Awesome Storyline
Bardock... Yay! Dubbing.... Aaaaah! The story of this movie is absolutely awesome, detailing the events before the destruction of Planet Vegeta, and hinting at events to come. Bardock, the true father of Goku (Kakkarotto) is an amazing character and even more so towards the end of the movie when he goes up against Freeza and all of his minions. THough, I have several problems with the script and voice acting. It really bothered me that the names of Bardock's crew/friends were different from the Japanese version. Celipa became "Fasha", Toma became "Tora", and I don't remember what Funimation changed Panboukin and Totepo to. The voice acting, for one, they could have had better voice actors for some of the characters. I didn't have a problem with The VAs for Bardock, Toma, and Panboukin, but Celipa (Fasha) sounded like she was on helium, and Totepo sounded like he was trying to be stupid. Fortunately, the voice actor of Freeza remained true to the TV show (point for FUNi). I just wish that they could have at least done the same for Dodoria and Zarbon. Though, Zarbon didn't sound too bad. And now for the music. Though, I'm not a big fan of heavy metal alternative type music, the electic guitar riffs went well with the basic concept of the movie and certain scenes. Though, the guitar was a little too harsh during certain scenes. That aside, the story was excellent from the point where Bardock has psychic abilities violently "bestowed" upon him by the Kanasei to the rather nostalgic conclusion when Kakkarotto lands on Earth(Eee-arth according to the movie LOL). Uncut versions are always better than the cut versions. OVerall, it's a good buy and a must have for any Dragonball Z fan.
this dragon ball z movie rules!
This is a great movie for all u dbz fans out there. It tells the story of Kakoratt's father Bardock. It is a very interesting story and even has a few good battles in it. This wont be seen on cartoon network's toonami for a long time and when it is, it going to be edited so i suggest you get the uncut version. Peace. ^-^
Bardock, the Father of Goku
This short movie tells the story of Goku's father, and how Goku got on Earth. Bardock and his crew are low-class fighters that take over planets for one of the strongest villains in the universe, the one and only Frieza. On one of the planets Bardock receives a power that becomes a gift, and a curse. This power allows Bardock to read minds and to see the future. Once Bardock receives this power he realizes that Frieza is coming to destroy the Saiyan home planet, Planet Vegeta only because he is afraid a Saiyan might rise and become the ultimate fighter... a Super-Saiyan. After a few visions Bardock attempts to defend his home planet even by himself. In one of his visions he sees himself fail but also sees a kid.. a kid named Kakarot, rising and becoming a great warrior. Kakarot turns out to be Goku, Bardock's son. As Bardock gets closer to his and the planet's fate.. he sees visions of his son rising and matching up with Frieza and even defeating him. After this Bardock receives his fate, and sends a few words to his son, Kakarot. This movie also shows scenes from when Goku battles with many of his foes at the very end. Only one drawback, besides the dubbing, the movie was too short! I think if they stretched it a bit, or showed more of the future (when Goku goes up against Frieza) I would have given it 5 stars. No doubt though, any Dragonball fan should buy this movie! It's an absolute HAVE for the collection!