FUNimation has finally confirmed that their re-release of the first DragonBall movie will indeed see the light of day this December.
Curse of the Blood Rubies is due out 28 December 2010 for a cheap MSRP of $14.98. Set to be included is the original and uncut Japanese version, which is one of the only series/movies-proper items that has never been released this way in North America. There is still no clear answer as to which English dub will be included (the original edited version from 1995 with the first cast, or an updated and unedited version with a recent cast).
Funimation has announced the cast for the updated english dub.
SON GOKU ..... Colleen Clinkenbeard
BULMA ..... Monica Rial
OOLONG ..... Bryan Massey
ROSHI ..... Mike McFarland
YAMUCHA ..... Chris Sabat
PU'AR ..... Brina Palencia
PANSY ..... Cherami Leigh
GURUMES ..... Jeremy Inman
PASTA ..... Kate Oxley
BONGO ..... Jonathan Brooks
SHENLONG ..... Chris Sabat
NARRATOR ..... John Swasey
This movie is largely a retelling of Goku's first encounters with Bulma, Oolong, Yamucha, and Roshi, with a new context added involving new characters like Pansy, Pasta, and Gurumes, a king who has been transformed into a monster.
This will be the fourth English dub of this movie thus far. The previous English voice for Goku in this movie was Saffron Henderson, who went on to play Gohan in Dragon Ball Z. Likewise, Colleen Clinkenbeard, who plays Gohan in Dragon Ball Kai's English dub will play Goku here. This will be Colleen Clinkenbeard's first real foray into voicing Goku as a child, as Stephanie Naldony had previously been the established voice for young Goku in the dub for the original Dragon Ball television series (and Gohan in Dragon Ball Z).
This is the first time American fans will get to see the movie in Japanese, in its original uncut format.
The Original Cover art from the 1986 American Home release
The new release coming in december