High Quality Dragonball Trailer Starring Justin Chatwin and Chow Yun-Fat

After all the rumours and negative buzz surrounding the upcoming live action Dragonball movie, I’m happy to report that we finally have our first look at an official teaser trailer. Apparently things are moving along well enough to release this, and the movie is still on track for its April 10th, 2009 release date. The trailer is fairly short and doesn’t show much in the way of special effects, which explains why the fantastical elements of the show are all but missing.

To be honest, it doesn’t look all that bad to me so far, although it doesn’t look like anything special either. It feels a bit goofy when Justin Chatwin finally appears in that orange gi, but then again, if he didn’t wear that at some point, the fans would have been pissed. I’m also not sure about the look they are going for with Piccolo (James Marsters)… ironically, it looks like something out of Buffy or Angel. What did you think of the trailer? You can catch a higher quality version over at thedragonballmovies.com.



  • dirrrtyfrank

    emmy rossum … she is very innocent … i like that

  • They don’t call him dirrrtyfrank for nothing.

  • Alex R. Cronk-Young

    It said the video is no longer available.

  • Eh

    High quality at dbthemovie.com or traileraddict.com

  • Just cut the shot of the ball in Goku’s hand, cut the character titles, change the color of the gi, and slap a different title at the end and I’d believe it was some generic action movie (and merely have no interest in seeing it). As a former huge fan this looks nothing like what a live-action Dragonball should look like AT ALL.

    Also, there’s a complete visual modification of the source that I can’t think of one logical reason to perpetrate: Piccolo is not white. GREEN!!! THE DUDE IS FUCKING GREEN! Hes an alien not a GODDAMN VAMPIRE!!!!!! Why the fuck did anyone make that happen? How could you even start to consider it?

    The Internets are now burning with the fires of hatred.

  • Um…where’s Vegeta? This movie cannot be good without Vegeta. Mind you, even if he were in it I’d still be hesitant, but come on…

    …where the hell’s Vegeta?

  • Ugggghhhhhh. I wanted this to at least be fun, but it looks so incredibly disappointing.

  • Morapi

    From the looks of things, there’s no way any special effects possibly still not yet added can save this movie now that the whole world is boycotting it

  • al

    As much as i dont plan on seeing this movie anymore, i can happily say i dont plan on seeing it less considering this trailer didnt contain a certain… vertically challenged connect the dots forehead, person?…
    BUT IM STILL NOT SEEING IT

  • Kamehameha

    WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH U PEOPLE DON’T U GET THE NEWS OR SOMETHING.U PEOPLE CALL U’R SELVES FANS IF U REALLY WERE A FAN U WOULD HAVE STICKEN TO THE NEWS AND AT LEAST KNOW THIS THAT THINGS WEREN’T GONNA BE EXACTLY AS IT IS IN THE ANIME AND COME ON HOW CAN IT BE IT WILL LOOK STUPID THEY WANTED TO MAKE IT MORE REAL LIFE LIKE AND THAT’S WHAT THEY DID AND GOKU AINT WEARING NO LIPSTIC GET A GOOD EYE.AND IT’S NOT EVEN DRAGONBALL Z IT’S DRAGONBALL THE FIRST SERIES REMEMBER EXCEPT EVERYTHING U’R COMPLAINING ABT KRILLIN AND ALL WILL BE IN THE NEXT MOVIE AND DON’T SAY IT WILL SUCK COZ U THINK IT WILL JUST GIVE IT A GODDAMN CHANCE IT AINT RUINING THE ANIME IT’S JUST AN ADOAPTATION AND IT WILL BE FINE.U’R NO DRAGONBALL FAN U’R DRAGONBALL Z FANS AND IF U CALL U’R SELF TRUE FANS U’R WRONG.JUST GIVE THIS MOVIE A CHANCE IT CAN BE BETTER THEN EXPECTED AND IF U WANT TO PROVE U’R SELF AS A TRUE FAN JUST GO WATCH THE MOVIE WHEATHER IT’S THE GREATEST MOVIE ON THE PLANET OR A MOVIE THAT SUCKS.AND PICCOLO AINT WHITE HE IS GREEN WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER

  • Unknow

    Dude ur saying like… just because we are fans we must watch it? cmon dude open ur eyes thats how they want to make their money because they want to use the reputation of the Dragon ball series. And why we are complaining about it , it is because they mess up soo much what we adore. Plz think twice before posting

  • anonymous

    The reason that Vegata’s not in there is because the Dragonball movie adaptation is not an adaptation of Dragonball Z, it’s an adaptation of Dragonball, the series before DBZ.

    Vegata was in DBZ.

    Either way, I’m probably going to see the movie for laughs rather than take it seriously.

    -anonymous