Also, while not a major role, I should note that this is the very first time Naoko Watanabe plays the role of Chi-Chi. She succeeded Mayumi Sho, who left the role to take care of her newly born child. Watanabe's first outing as Chi-Chi was not a very impressive one. Her entire performance sounded like a bad impression of her predecessor and really failed to capture the down home charm that Sho brought to the role. I honestly didn't know who I was listening to upon this viewing as it sounded nothing like what Watanabe's voice would become and certainly didn't sound like Sho either.
But, despite the negatives that I have listed in regards to the Japanese version of Movie 4, it was still much better to watch without all of FUNimation's lame jokes thrown in. Despite the Dub's script getting the general story down-pat, it is otherwise absolutely littered with jokes and puns that really take all of the suspense out nearly every scene in a Movie that's not too good to begin with.
So there you have it. My thoughts upon watching the Japanese version of Movies 1-4 for the first time. While I'm not positive what my next entry will be about, I'm leaning towards the Bardock TV Special. So, until next time!