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Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins (新七龍珠 神龍的傳說, Xīn qī lóng zhū Shén lóng de chuán shuō; lit. '"New Dragon Ball: The Legend of Shenlong") is an unofficial Taiwanese live-action remake of the first Dragon Ball film The Legend of Shenlong (known as Curse of the Blood Rubies in the English version), made in 1991.

It was produced by Taiwan and shot in Nantou forests, with some scenes shot in Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Thailand.

Synopsis

The plot revolves around a rag-tag group of heroes, led by Son Goku ("Monkey Boy" in the English dubbed version) trying to stop the antagonist named King Horn from using the wish-granting Dragon Balls to rule the world.


CastEdit

Image Character Original Actor Dub Actor
Goku Live action 1 Monkey Boy
(Goku)
Charles Chen
BulmaTheMagicBegins Seetou
(Bulma)
Jeannie Hsieh
Piggy
(Oolong)
Pang San Pierre Tremblay
Westwood
(Yamcha)
Cheng Tung-Chuen Simon Broad
Turtle Man
(Roshi)
Huang Zhongyu
Jade
(Pansy)
Li Yijuan
King Horn
(King Gurumes)
So Yu Fung Rik Thomas
Zebrata
(Bongo)
Kong Lung Sing
Maria
(Pasta)
Eveline Oranje
Sparkle
(Grandpa Gohan)
Jin Tu
Dragon God
(Shenron)
Rik Thomas

NotesEdit

  • Due to the movies creation without the authorization of Toei or Akira Toriyama, the characters names are changed. Even despite being marketed with their original title, the Dragon Ball's are referred to as "Dragon Pearls".

Video ReleasesEdit

Distributor Year Format Region Country
Tai Seng Entertainment 2000 VHS NTSC United States Flag United States
DVD 1
NTSC
2007

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