Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Bardock, The Father of Goku

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[ prequel of Dragon Ball Z (TV) ]

Related anime:
    Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock (manga) (spinoff)
      Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock (special) (adaptation)

Alternative title:
DBZ: A Final Solitary Battle! The Z Warrior Son Goku's Father Challenges Furiza
Dragon Ball Z Special 1 : Le père de Sangoku (French)
Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Le origini del mito (Italian)
Dragon Ball Z: El último combate (Spanish)
Dragon Ball Z: La batalla de Freezer contra el padre de Goku (Spanish)
Dragon Ball Z: O Pai de Goku (Portuguese)
Dragon Ball Z:Son-Gokus Vater [Das Bardock Special] (German)
Tatta Hitori no Saishū Kessen - Freeza ni Idonda Z Senshi Kakarrot no Chichi (Japanese)
Tatta Hitori no Saishū Kessen - Freezer ni Chō nda Z Senshi Son Gokū no Chichi (Japanese) 
The Lonely Final Battle
ドラゴンボールZ・たったひとりの最終決戦フリーザに挑んだZ戦士孫悟空の父 (Japanese)
Themes: aliens, fighting
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary:
Bardock, a low ranking Sayian warrior, is given the power to see into the future. Seeing both the fate of his race and that of his newborn son, Goku, Bardock attempts to lead a rebellion against the space tyrant Frieza in order to prevent the impending massacre of the Sayians.
Bardock, Son Goku's father, is a low-ranking Saiyajin soldier who was given the power to see into the future by the last remaining alien on a planet he just destroyed. He witnesses the destruction of his race and must now do his best to stop Freezer's impending massacre.
User Ratings: 1120 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 55 votes (dub:26, sub:17, ?:2, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:8
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 Excellent: 116 votes (dub:58, sub:42, edit.dub:3, others:13
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 Very good: 272 votes (dub:169, sub:79, ?:5, edit.dub:4, raw:2, others:13
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 Good: 341 votes (dub:209, sub:99, edit.dub:12, ?:7, others:14
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 Decent: 198 votes (dub:116, sub:66, edit.dub:9, ?:3, others:4
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 So-so: 73 votes (dub:43, sub:24, edit.dub:2, ?:1, others:3
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 Not really good: 35 votes (dub:24, sub:8, edit.dub:2, others:1
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 Weak: 16 votes (dub:9, sub:6, edit.dub:1)
 Bad: 11 votes (dub:8, sub:3)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 3220 users, rank: #290 (of 5999)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.073 (Good), std. dev.: 1.5475, rank: #2109 (of 5995)
Weighted mean: 7.009 (Good), rank: #2115 (of 5995) (seen all: 7.03 / seen some: 4.65 / won't finish: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.014 (Good), rank: #1935 (of 4548)
Running time: 47 minutes
Vintage: 1990-10-17
Opening Theme:
"Cha-La Head-Cha-La" by Hironobu Kageyama
Ending Theme:
"Hikari no Tabi" (光の旅) by Hironobu Kageyama and Kuko
Insert song:
"Solid State Scouter" by Yasunori Iwasaki
Trivia: We have 1
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Blu-Ray
    Dragon Ball Z Bardock/Trunks Double Feature BluRay (Blu-Ray) 2008-07-15 (from $14.99)
DVD (Region 1)
    Dragon Ball Z Bardok/Trunks Double Feature (DVD) 2008-02-19 (from $17.26)
    Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Bardock, The Father of Goku (DVD) 2009-09-15
    Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku (DVD) 2001-01-30

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Daisuke Nishio
Original Manga: Akira Toriyama
Animation Director: Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru

Assistant Animation Director: Masaki Sato
Sound Effects: Hidenori Arai
Theme Song Performance:
Hironobu Kageyama (OP & ED)
KUKO (ED)
Masako Nozawa as Bardock
Ryusei Nakao as Freeza

Banjou Ginga as Tooro
Jouji Yanami as Narrator
Kazuyuki Sogabe as Toma
Kinpei Azusa as Son Gohan
Kôzô Shioya as TotaPo
Masako Nozawa as Son Goku
Ryo Horikawa as Vegeta
Sho Hayami as Zarbon
Shozo Iizuka as Nappa
Takeshi Watabe as Pumbukin
Yukitoshi Hori as Dodoria
Yuko Mita as SelyPa

Chie Satou as Saiya-jin C
Hirohiko Kakegawa as Saiya-jin A
Jouji Yanami as Doctor
Michio Nakao as Saiya-jin E
Shinobu Satouchi as Saiya-jin D
Yuji Machi as Saiya-jin B
Japanese companies
Broadcaster: Fuji TV
Development: Toei Chemical Industry
Recording Studio: Tavac Studio
Sound Effects: Fizz Sound Creation
English staff
English cast
Translation: Steven J. Simmons
Executive producer: Gen Fukunaga

Additional Paint Editing:
Byron Watson
Carly Hunter
Assistant Voice Director: John Burgmeier
Closed Captioning Engineer: Jordan Allen
Cover Design: Rick Lebo
Editing Assistant: Jeremy Jimenez
Mix Engineer: Evan O'Conner Jones
Version Editor: Daniel Mancilla
Voice Direction: Christopher R. Sabat
Voice Recording Engineer: Moises Vega
Linda Young as Frieza
Sonny Strait as Bardock

Christopher R. Sabat as
Nappa
Vegeta
Zarbon
Linda Young as Fasha
Mike McFarland as Tora
Sean Schemmel as Goku
Stephanie Nadolny as Goku(baby)

Chris Cason as Doctor(Revised Dub)
Christopher R. Sabat as Grandpa Gohan
Chuck Huber as Guard
Dale D. Kelly as Narrator
Dameon Clarke as Demetrious
Kent Williams as Carass Commander
Kyle Hebert as
Horned Gang Leader
Narrator(Revised Dub)
Mark Britten as Doctor
Phil Parsons as Nappa(Revised Dub)

English companies
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia)
DVD Authoring: Vision Wise Inc.
Internet Streaming: Nicktoons Network
Post Production: FUNimation Entertainment
Recording Studio: FUNimation Studios
French staff
French cast
Voice Direction: Pierre Trabaud
Patrick Borg as
Baddack
Son Gokû
Philippe Ariotti as Freezer

Brigitte Lecordier as
Son Gokû(baby)
Végéta(child)
Celine Monsarrat as Celipa
Eric Legrand as
Panboukin
Végéta
Georges Lykan as Totepos
Mark Lesser as Zarbon
Philippe Ariotti as
Nappa
Tomas
Pierre Trabaud as
Dodoria
Sangohan(old)
French companies
ADR Production: SOFI
Broadcaster:
Mangas
MCM
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director:
Gloria Rocha
Mario Castañeda (Latin America Dub)
Translation:
Ivars Barzdevics (Spain dub)
Jesús Vallejo

Theme Song Performance: Manel Català (Catalan dub)
Angel Corpa as Freezer(Spain dub)
Antonio Villar as Bardock(Spain dub)
Armando Réndiz as Grandfather Gohan
Circe Luna as Celipa
Enrique Cervantes as
Freezer
Tooro
Gabriel Pingarron as Doctor
Jordi Vilaseca as Freezer(Catalan dub)
Josep Maria Mas as Bardock(Catalan dub)
Laura Torres as Goku
Mario Castañeda as Bardock
Mario Sauret as Dodoria

Alberto Hidalgo as Vegeta(Spain dub)
Aleix Estadella as Zarbon(Catalan dub)
Alejandro Albaiceta as Toma(Spain dub)
Amadeu Aguado as Nappa(Catalan dub)
Ana Cremades as Goku(Spain dub)
Enric Serra Frediani as Tooro(Catalan dub)
Idilio Cardoso as Tooro(Spain dub)
Joan Sanz as Vegeta(Catalan dub)
Jordi Vila as Dodoria(Catalan dub)
José Manuel Seda as Zabon(Spain dub)
Marc Zanni as Son Goku(Catalan dub)
Rafael Cuevas as Nappa(Spain dub)
Ricardo Brust as Toma

Alberto Hidalgo as
Saiyajin #2(Spain dub)
Toteppo(Spain dub)
Alejo De La Fuente as
Dodoria(Spain dub)
Saiyajin #1(Spain dub)
Antoni Forteza as Toma(Catalan dub)
Arturo Mercado as Zabon
Enric Isasi-Isasmendi as Narrador
Francisco Alborch as Doctor #2(Catalan dub)
Idilio Cardoso as Soldier(Spain dub)
Jorge García Tomé as Narrator(Spain dub)
José Lavat as Narrator
Luis Daniel Ramirez as Vegeta (child)
Manuel Duarte as Pambukin(Spain dub)
María Dolores Seco as
Selypa(Spain dub)
Vegeta (Young)(Spain dub)
Pep Ribas as Panpukin(Catalan dub)
Pepe Galván as Saiyajin sala recuperación(Spain dub)
Ramon Puig as Doctor #1(Catalan dub)
Rene Garcia as Vegeta(old)
Ricardo Hill as Dodoria

Spanish companies
Broadcaster:
America TV (Perú)
Canal Caracol (Colombia)
Cartoon Network L.A.
K3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Televisa Canal 5 (Mexico)
Distributor: Cloverway, Inc. (Latin America)
Dubbing Studio:
Alta Frecuencia Sevilla España (Sevilla, Spain)
Intertrack S.A. de C.V. Mexico (Latin America Dub)
DVD Distribution: Manga Films (Spain)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director:
Fabrizio Mazzotta
Paolo Torrisi (2nd edition)
Translation: Irene Cantoni
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo

Dialogues:
Luciano Setti
Manuela Scaglione (2nd edition)
Tullia Piredda (2nd edition)
Mixing: Moreno Grossi Pometti (2nd edition)
Synchronization: Giancarlo Martino (2nd edition)
Transcription: Stefano Di Modugno (2nd edition)
Video Post-Production: Marco Sestan (2nd edition)
Gerolamo Alchieri as Freezer
Gianfranco Gamba as Freezer(2nd edition)
Luca Biagini as Bardak
Marco Balzarotti as Bardak(2nd edition)

Claudio Moneta as Zarbon(2nd edition)
Corrado Conforti as Vegeta(kid)
Daniela Fava as Seripa(2nd edition)
Diego Sabre as Panbukin(2nd edition)
Francesco Bulckaen as Zarbon
Franco Chillemi as Toteppo
Laura Boccanera as Seripa
Lorenzo Scattorin as Toma(2nd edition)
Luca Bottale as Dodoria(2nd edition)
Mario Scarabelli as Narrator(2nd edition)
Michele Kalamera as Narrator
Nino Scardina as Toolo
Pietro Ubaldi as Toteppo(2nd edition)
Riccardo Lombardo as Nappa(2nd edition)
Roberto Stocchi as Dodoria
Sergio Matteucci as Nappa
Vittorio Guerrieri as Panbukin

Andrea Ward as Goku
Antonio Paiola as Grandpa Gohan(2nd edition)
Federica Valenti as Goku(kid; 2nd edition)
Gianluca Iacono as Vegeta(2nd edition)
Lorenzo De Angelis as Goku(kid)
Oliviero Dinelli as Grandpa Gohan
Paolo Torrisi as Goku(2nd edition)
Patrizio Prata as Toolo(2nd edition)
Italian companies
Distributor:
Dynamic Italia
Mediaset (2nd edition)
Dubbing:
Coop. Eddy Cortese
Merak Film (2nd edition)
Translation: C.I.T.I. (2nd edition)
German staff
German cast
(none)
Thomas-Nero Wolff as Freezer
Tommy Morgenstern as Bardock 

Andreas Müller as Mitarbeiter
Ann Vielhaben as Seripa
Björn Schalla as Bardock
Gerald Paradies as Nappa
Gerd Holtenau as Arzt 1
Helmut Gauss as Dodoria
Jörg Döring as Arzt 2
Klaus Lochthove as Soldat
Oliver Feld as Zarbon
Oliver Siebeck as Vegeta
Rainer Doering as Pambukin
Tommy Morgenstern as Son Goku
Uli Krohm as Tooro
Wolfgang Thal as Grandpa Gohan
German companies
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Dubbing Director: José Parisi Jr (Brazil)
Daoiz Cabezudo as Narrator


Afonso Amajones as Zarbon
Alfredo Rollo as Nappa
António Semedo as
Dodoria(PT)
Narrator(PT)
Carlos Campanile as Freeza
Cristina Cavalinhos as Celypa(PT)
Gilberto Baroli as Dodoria
Henrique Feist as
Bardock(PT)
Son Goku(PT)
João Loy as Vegeta(PT)
Paulo Espirito Santo as Tooro(PT)
Renato Márcio as Son Gohan
Ricardo Spínola as
Freezer(PT)
Grandpa Gohan(PT)
Nappa(PT)
Zarbon(PT)
Rita Almeida as Goku (Young)
Rodrigo Andreatto as Vegeta (Young)
Tatiane Keplemaier as Seripa
Wellington Lima as
Bardock
Son Goku

Portuguese companies
Dubbing Studio: Parisi Vídeo (Brazil)
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