Dragonball: Evolution

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Overview

James Wong adapts the rich mythos of the Dragonball series that grew from a manga into various popular animated series with this 20th Century Fox production starring Justin Chatwin. The plot revolves around Goku Chatwin, Earth's greatest champion, who must defend the planet against an invading race of alien warriors hell-bent on dominating the universe. Wong directs from his own script, with Kung Fu Hustle's Stephen Chow producing. Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Marsters co-stars as the film's villain, Piccolo,...
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Overview

James Wong adapts the rich mythos of the Dragonball series that grew from a manga into various popular animated series with this 20th Century Fox production starring Justin Chatwin. The plot revolves around Goku Chatwin, Earth's greatest champion, who must defend the planet against an invading race of alien warriors hell-bent on dominating the universe. Wong directs from his own script, with Kung Fu Hustle's Stephen Chow producing. Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Marsters co-stars as the film's villain, Piccolo, with Jamie Chung playing Chi Chi and Emmy Rossum portraying Bulma. Hong Kong legend Chow Yun-Fat rounds out the cast as Master Roshi, Goku's mentor in the film.
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Special Features

Goku's Workout featurette; Goku's Quest game; Deleted scenes; Brian Anthony "Worked Up!" music video; Gag reel; Fox Movie Channel presents Making a scene; Fox Movie Channel presents Life After Film School with Justin Chatwin
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • UPC: 024543599906
  • Original Release: 2009
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  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 66,118

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Justin Chatwin Goku
James Marsters Lord Piccolo
Jamie Chung Chi Chi
Emmy Rossum Bulma
Eriko Mai
Joon Park Yamcha
Chow Yun-Fat Master Roshi
Randall Duk Kim Grandpa Gohan
Ernie Hudson Sifu Norris
Texas Battle Carey Fuller
Megumi Seki Seki
Ian Whyte Oozaru
Richard Blake Agundes
Jon Valera Moreno
Technical Credits
James Wong Director, Screenwriter
Poping Auyeung Casting
Thomas Calderón Editor
Stephen Chow Producer
Charles Daboub Jr. Art Director
Matthew Friedman Editor
Alec Gillis Makeup Special Effects
Carla Hool Casting
Bruton Jones Production Designer
Rodney Liber Co-producer
Robert McLachlan Cinematographer
Marc Niro Art Director
John Papsidera Casting
Ben Ramsey Screenwriter
Mayes C. Rubeo Costumes/Costume Designer
Miyako Sonoki Casting
Rich Thorne Co-producer
Lina Todd Casting
Akira Toriyama Executive Producer
Brian Tyler Score Composer
Tim Van Rellim Executive Producer
Chris Willingham Editor
Tom Woodruff Jr. Makeup Special Effects
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    terrible terrible movie

    this whole movie stinks another dumb popcorn flick the story is dumb the action scenes are dumb everything is dumb the dumbest thing about this movie is that justin chatwit is goku the only actor that saved this terrible movie is ernie hudson aka winston zeddermore from the ghostbusters

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Horrible Movie

    I would not buy this movie, even if you don't know much about Dragonball or Z. This movie is a very poor adaptation, FOX went with a low budget for the film, they changed Goku's behavior around 180 degrees. It is a bit entertaining but that surely dies out real fast. The special effects weren't very good either. Save your money for a better movie then this, you'd just be wasting it on this pitiful of an excuse so called Dragonball movie. Oh and don't be fooled by the added Z-Edition, it's nothing special.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Horrible Movie

    I would not buy this movie, even if you don't know much about Dragonball or Z. This movie is a very poor adaptation, FOX went with a low budget for the film, they changed Goku's behavior around 180 degrees. It is a bit entertaining but that surely dies out real fast. The special effects weren't very good either. Save your money for a better movie then this, you'd just be wasting it on this pitiful of an excuse so called Dragonball movie. Oh and don't be fooled by the added Z-Edition, it's nothing special.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

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    this movie seriously does stink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

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    this movie stinks i hate this movie with a firey passion!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie stinks its one of the worst movies ever made its boring its dumb and yes it is stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

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    justin chatwin is one terrible actor

    this movie stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! justin chatwin cant act at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2011

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    this movie stinks justin chatwin stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this is the worst db movie ever made its dumb lame and boring and totally unwatchable this movie stinks save your money and buy something else this movie stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2011

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    this movie stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie stinks this not a good movie it stinks justin chatwin is a dumb choice to play goku i rather stick to watching the anime movies instead of this piece of trash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2011

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    this movie stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    justin chatwin is the worst choice to play goku!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2011

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    this movie stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie stinks justin chatwin is the worst actor on earth this movie is a waste of time and money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

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    The only reason it's one star is because I can't rate it zero.

    With that much being said I HATE this movie! It doesn't DESERVE to be called Dragonball! The Demon King Piccolo didn't show up until the end of the Dragonball series! Why didn't Piccolo make children? Where is Piccolo reincarnated? Where's Yajirobe? Where's Lunch? Where's Emporer Pilaf who FREED Piccolo? Where's The Red Ribbon Army? Where's Kuririn?Where's Fortune Teller Baba?
    I rest my case.
    Not everyone can make a Dragonball movie.We were better off without one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2011

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    this movie is super weak and lame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie seriously does stink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    DBE is Good Foundation

    This a good movie actually. It is a basic action/adventure flick with good visuals, comedy and fast paced. It is cliche' beacuse it has elements of Spiderman and other school and action adventure but that is becuase of Dragonball franchise that came out before this stuff was cliche. Just because its been done before and you been there, if you liked it the first time you were there ain't bout time for a visit. The haters are those who are no ok that Hollywood put their mark on it and made Goku white. But if you can overlook that, it's a nice escape.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 23, 2012

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I don't care what anyone else says!

    I really enjoyed this film! It could possibly be because I was just so excited they actually made a live-action DB movie, but I thought it was really good! It was fast paced, but you got the gist of what they were trying to show. I thought the actor that played Goku did a good job when it came to his personality when he was younger. Bulma was pretty amusing too. I think it was good that they didn't do a super literal interpretation on her character and gave her just a strand of blue instead of a full head of blue hair. They prolly should have picked a younger looking actor for Yamucha though. Either way, I think this is going to be another one of those movies that I watch all the time. I hope that they do another one soon!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Not as bad as everyone says

    This movie was honestly not as bad as everyone says it is. As a Dragonball fan, I found plenty of "in" references for fans and enjoyed watching it. However, this is definitely just a popcorn flick, nothing groundbreaking here.

    The movie was fast paced, and the performances were all very enjoyable with plenty of humor and action interjected to make sure we aren't bogged down with substandard plot and scripting.

    Sure, this is a very watered down, mainstreamed version of Dragonball, but if you can get over the fact that this isn't the greatest movie of all time, just a popcorn flick, then you will be fine.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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