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Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might

original title: Doragon bŰru Z: ChikyŻ marugoto chŰ kessen

Comparison:

  • First US Release
  • Uncut Version
Release: Jun 27, 2015 - Author: MajoraZZ - Translator: Mr Miau - external link: IMDB
Comparison between the First US Release and the Uncut Version.

When the Dragon Ball Z came to the US, they were at first censored in some scenes.
Movie number three (The Tree of Might) was especially affected by this, including cuts, retouching and redrawing. Movie number 7 (Super Android 13) was the least altered movie, only 0,16 seconds were replaced with a special effect.

Movie 3 Ė The Tree of Might:

The editor really had a go at this movie. Besides regular censoring like cuts, he copied some shots from one part of the movie to another. Some scenes have been quite stretched because of this.

In order to tell the two different kinds of alterations apart, they will be formatted like this:
- Cuts with a censoring background will be written in plain black
- Extensions in the US version will be written in blue

There are 46 alterations in total. 19.5 seconds were censored, however, the cut version is 131 seconds longer because of its unnecessary extensions.
4:25
The US Version repeats a few scenes which have already been shown.
US Version 8 Sec. longer



7:22
The US Version shows shots in which Shenlong appears out of the Dragonballs.
This footage is not included in the Japanese version and has to stem from Funimation or the anime.
US Version 22,5 Sec. longer



7:42
The US Version shows Shenlong from more perspectives.
The footage is used at a later point again.
US Version 22,5 Sec. longer



7:48
A shot of Shenlong is shown a second time in the US Version, even the eyebrow movement is identical.
US Version 2,5 Sec. longer



10:37
There is some additional footage in the US Version again, a panning shot showing the universe.
US Version 12 Sec. longer



14:40
There is some additional footage in the US Version again, a slow tracking shot over Piccolo.
US Version 11 Sec. longer



15:23
The shot was slowed down in the US Version.
US Version 1 second longer



16:45
The black screen was shortened in the US Version.
2 Sec.



17:14
The US Version shows a shot of Master Kaio, which can be seen again later.
US Version 3 Sec. longer



17:20
A previously shown shot of Kaio was reused with new dialog. He says that the earth is in danger but Goku and the and others might be able to save it.
US Version 31 Sec. longer



17:38
The US Version reuses a shot again. There is no dialog and it seems that the running time was supposed tob e lengthened.
US Version 3 Sec. longer



21:28
The US Version shows the shot of Kaio calling for Goku again.
US Version 12 Sec. longer



21:48
Here, the US alteration can even be called logical.
The US voiceover speaks a lot slower than the Japanese one, which is why the scenes had to be repeated so the dialog can be finished.
US Version 13 Sec. longer




26:53
As in movie number 7, the hit was softened by the use of special effects.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release




32:29
The US Version shows a close-up of Piccolo.
US Version 0,5 Sec. longer



34:00
Tales grabs Gohan at either the head (Uncut) or the neck (US Version).
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release




34:02
Now he grabs him at the shoulders instead of his head.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release




40:05
Gohanís naked drop had of course be removed from the US Version.
2 Sec.



40:15
Gohanís groin was covered up with a lighting effect.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release




40:23
Son-GokuĎs hand was moved in the US Version in order to cover up Gohanís genitals.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release




40:17
The shot was zoomed in (but the penis can still be seen).
1,5 sec.

UncutFirst US Release




43:14
The punches were censored in the US Version and covered up with white special effects.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release




44:54
Ditto.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release




45:42
Ditto.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release




46:20
Gokuís injuries in the face were removed.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release




46:31
Ditto.
No difference in running time



46:46
The first real violence censoring:
Tales kicks Goku in the back.
0,5 Sec.



46:52
When Tales steps on Gokuís head, the US Version only hints at it: Tales can be seen bending over. This footage was taken (simply copied) from the dialog later.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release



47:08
A part of the dialog is missing.
9 Sec.



47:12
Tales takes his foot off Gokuís head.
The US Version starts when he is already standing straight.
1,5 Sec.



47:48
Some blood was removed.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release




49:07
Some blood was removed.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release




49:28
Ditto.
No difference in running time



49:41
Ditto.
No difference in running time



49:47
A hit was again covered up and Kuririnís saliva removed.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release




49:49
After the hit, the US Version does not show the rest of the shot with the fist still in the gut.
3 Sec.



50:14
Some blood was removed.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release




50:25
Ditto.
No difference in running time



50:38
Ditto.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release




50:44
Ditto.
No difference in running time



50:55
Ditto.
No difference in running time



53:12
Ditto.
No difference in running time



53:39
Ditto.
No difference in running time



53:46
Ditto.
No difference in running time



54:14
Ditto.
No difference in running time



56:22
The US Version shows Master Kaio being happy again.
US Version 7 Sec. longer



57:16
A bush was inserted in order not to have to show Gohanís penis.
No difference in running time

UncutFirst US Release

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