In the mid-late 90s trying to capitalise on the succ(ess) of Dragon Ball in their country of Malaysia a company named Speedy Video Distributors Sdn. Bhd. (The latter two words, “Sendirian Berhad” meaning “Private Limited”), decided to release the spin-off movies of the franchise dubbed in English through their retail stores nation-wide. The release of these movies, while sanctioned by T.A.E./A.I. (presumably Toei Animation Europe), were poorly-dubbed with masters allegedly coming from Mexico, Saban getting a cut of 25% for every movie sale, and English-speaking employees themselves providing the voice acting for the movie.
Basically, shady stuff - and only in 2012 did footage of these dubs come to light.
In any case, these movies would eventually see a compilation release consisting two volumes (contained in a DVD sized box despite the contents being a VCD folder) which The Apollo Dub Archive was lucky enough to obtain. Their VCD covers - or at least a portion of all of them - are on the box as are a list of the movies included, which the latter goes as follows:
-The Legend of Shenron
-Sleeping Beauty In Devil Castle
-Dragon Ball Z
-The Strongest Guy In The World
-Super Battle In The World
-Super Saiya, Songoku
-The Strongest Rivals**
-Fight ! 10 Billion Power Warriors
-Super Battle of 3 Super Saiyas
-The Burning Battle**
-Super Guy in the Galaxy
-Attack! Super Warriors
-Explosion of Dragon Punch
-The Way of The Strongest
** - Video will not work. Please use other sources if you wish to watch said movies in Speedy dub.
All of these movies were ripped by yours truly from our VCDs, meaning that “Dangerous Rivals” - which supposedly had audio/video syncing problems ten minutes in - can now be seen how it’s supposed to.
Of these, however, one was not dubbed by Speedy - that is, “The Legend of Shenron” which simply uses a dub produced by BLT. The movies “Sleeping Beauty in Devil Castle”, “Attack! Super Warriors” and “Explosion of Dragon Punch” were never uploaded on the Internet until we got a hold of this compilation release and released it through our website.
Enjoy these releases for what you can! I don’t know much about Dragon Ball, but I do know these movies are a gold mine for drinking games and comedic video compilations. Do also check out our website for more obscure/lost English dub releases and join our Discord server to catch up on our releases.