Dragon Ball Z: Showdown is the eighth volume of the original Pioneer Dragon Ball Z DVD and VHS releases. It includes three installments from the Saiyan conflict: episodes 23, 24, and 25. It was also included with The Saiyan Conflict box set, which collected volumes 1-8.
- Goku vs. Vegeta...A Saiyan Duel - Goku must now face Vegeta, the prince of the planet Vegeta, the strongest Saiyan warrior, and a villain so ruthless he destroyed his own partner, Nappa, for being injured. When Goku's double Kaio-Ken attack fails, Goku breaks his promise to King Kai and uses the triple Kaio-Ken. Vegeta becomes so angry he decides to blow up the Earth!
- Vegeta...Saiyan Style! - Vegeta realizes that "Kakarot" is stronger than he expected, so he uses the ultimate strategy – transforming to a giant ape. Goku is in great danger! On the way to Master Roshi's, Gohan and Krillin sense Goku's crisis and hurry back to help him. Meanwhile, Goku decides to try his other new technique, the Spirit Bomb. But does he have enough time to gather the energy!?
- Stop Vegeta Now! - As the giant ape almost crushes Goku, Yajirobe manages to cut off its tail! A furious Vegeta now attacks the other three warriors, while Goku tells Gohan to fight against Vegeta to give Goku a chance to give the Spirit Bomb to Krillin. As Vegeta corners Gohan, Krillin throws the Spirit Bomb at Vegeta!