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Three remastered Dragon Ball Z movies head to the big screen this fall

Relive the action-packed adventures of Goku and the Z-fighters

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Goku in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn.
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Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

Dragon Ball Heroes, the latest Dragon Ball series following the ending of Dragon Ball Super, comes out this summer. With a trailer out and a release date of July 1, Dragon Ball Heroes is drumming up excitement among longtime fans. With hype for new content comes nostalgia for the old, and some fans may be looking back on previous adventures. Luckily for nostalgic fans, they’ll get a chance to relive some of action from the early Dragon Ball films.

Three Dragon Ball Z movies from the 1990s have been remastered, and their English dubs will be released in select U.S. theaters this fall. This will be the first time these movies are shown on the big screen.

Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan will be released in cinemas on Sept. 15 and Sept. 17. The first of three films to feature the villain Broly, this movie follows Goku, Vegeta and their companions as they are invited to a new planet by survivors of their race, only to encounter the titular antagonist.

Later in the fall, the Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Double Feature will debut. The double feature hits theaters on Nov. 3 and Nov. 5.

The first film, Dragon Ball Z: Bardock — The Father of Goku, tells the story of Goku’s father, Bardock, who has the ability to see into the future and foreshadows the destruction of Planet Vegeta and the oppression of the Universe. Though he denies it at first, this ultimately motivates him to start a rebel force and save his infant son.

The second, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, centers around the dead coming back to life as a childlike monster throws the world into chaos. Goku, Vegeta, and the gang must defeat the monster and restore order to the universe. This is the film where Goku and Vegeta use the Fusion Technique for the first time — hence the name, Fusion Reborn.

These remastered movies will be presented by Fathom Events and Toei Animation. Tickets can be purchased on Fathom Events’ website starting June 27. Audiences will also receive an exclusive Broly trading card from Bandai’s Dragon Ball Super card game.

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