Different DVD versions of Violent Cop

Title: Complete Collection of Takeshi Kitano [Bootleg]
Production Company: [Bootleg]
Country: China
Release date: 2004-01-01
Region (Format): 0 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: see notes*
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: no info
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer
Notes: This is a DVD5 Chinese bootleg, not as "advertised" of the Bandai "Kitano Takeshi Kantoku Zenshu", but of Bandai DVD editions including both "Brother" and "Dolls", with the exception of "Violent Cop", which is a bootleg of Fox Lorber.

  • Where the original "Kitano Takeshi Kantoku Zenshu" is a box with 10 DVDs, the Bootleg is a "DVD" (VHS width) containing 10 DVDs in pair plastic wrapping. (see picture)

  • Where the original has gold base, the bootleg has a silver base.

  • Each DVD has the films poster printed on it.

  • "Violent Cop" has English subtitles and is a copy of the Fox Lorber DVD.

  • "Getting Any?" has English and Chinese subtitles and is a copy of the Summit DVD.

  • All other DVD's, "Boiling Point" to "Dolls" are copies of the Bandai DVD's.

  • They have original menu, but parts are disabled. Only play, chapters and trailer are available.

  • "Hana-Bi", "Kikujiro" and "Dolls" have Chinese, Japanese and English subtitles.

  • "A Scene at the Sea", "Kids return" and "Brother" have Chinese and English subtitles.

  • "Boiling Point" and "Sonatine" have no subtitles.

  • All DVDs has 2.0 Dolby Digital sound, except "Dolls" which is in 5.1 Dolby Digital.

  • The "Dolls" DVD has errors on it and has problem being replayed on stand alone players. The "Kikujiro" DVD has ghosting problems.

  

Title: Violent Cop (non-violent cover)
Production Company: Fox Lorber
Country: USA
Release date: 1999-12-14
Region (Format): 1 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English (fixed)
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: $29.98
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Theatrical trailers, extensive biograhies and filmographies, production stills gallery
Notes: Fox Lorber released two different editions of this film on DVD. One with a non-violent cover (this DVD) and one with a violent cover.
  

Title: Violent Cop (violent cover)
Production Company: Fox Lorber
Country: USA
Release date: 1999-12-14
Region (Format): 1 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: $29.98
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Theatrical trailers, extensive biograhies and filmographies, production stills gallery
Notes: Fox Lorber released two different editions of this film on DVD. One with a non-violent cover and one with a violent cover (this DVD).
  

Title: Sono Otoko kyobo Ni Tsuski
Production Company: Bandai
Country: Japan
Release date: 1999-04-25
Region (Format): 2 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: none
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: ?5000
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: none
Notes: none
  

Title: Kitano Takeshi Kantoku Zenshu (Complete Collection of Director Takeshi Kitano)
Production Company: Bandai
Country: Japan
Release date: 2001-01-25
Region (Format): 2 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: see notes*
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?40.000
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: A box set containing the first 8 films by Kitano ("Violent Cop" to "Kikujiro"). The 9th DVD is called "Brother Special" and has interviews and trailers. The box comes with a booklet about all films.
Notes: Where some etailers note subtitles, even English, others dont. However, it seems highly unlikely, that Bandai would make English subtitles for a limited box set only and then not update their stand alone DVD editions. Thus, only "Hana-Bi" and "Kikujiro" have subtitles, including English. There is no English subtitles on the "Brother Special" DVD. The box is also noted OOP (Out of Print). Click thumbnail to see entire set.
  

Title: Takeshi Kitano Collection
Production Company: Another World Entertainment
Country: Denmark
Release date: 2007-03-27
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: Dkr 299
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, lobby cards
Notes: Contains Violent Cop, Boiling Point and Sonatine. Each film also available on DVD.
  

Title: Violent Cop
Production Company: Another World Entertainment
Country: Denmark
Release date: 2007-09-10
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: Dkr 99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, lobby cards
  

Title: Violent Cop / Kids Return - ?dition Collector 2 DVD
Production Company: Studio Canal
Country: France
Release date: 2001-11-20
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese and French (Dub)
Subtitles: French
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: ?29.98
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: None
Notes: Part of a two disc "?dition Collector" with Kids Return. Introduction by Jean-Pierre Dionnet.
  

Title: Violent Cop - Eastern Edition
Production Company: Laser Paradise
Country: Germany
Release date: 2001-12-01
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese and German (dub)
Subtitles: German
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Price: ?9.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: none
Notes: none
  

Title: Violent Cop
Production Company: Mondo Home Entertainment
Country: Italy
Release date: 2003-01-01
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese, Italian (dub) and German (dub)
Subtitles: Italian
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: ?19.90
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, documentry about Kitano, filmography, biography, stills gallery and production notes.
Notes: Release date is posted as January 1, 2003. Real date is unknow, only 2003 is correct.
  

Title: Violent Cop
Production Company: Evolution Entertainment
Country: Schweiz
Release date: 2003-03-24
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese and German (dub)
Subtitles: German
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Price: ?53.98
Additional material: Eastern Trailershow (8:41)
Notes: A limited boxset (2600 sets) with Brother and Gonin. OOP and Sold Out. The DVD is identical with the "Laser Paradise" edition.
  

Title: Violent Cop
Production Company: Manga Films
Country: Spain
Release date: 2001-11-21
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese and Spanish (Dub)
Subtitles: Spanish
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: ?17.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, filmography
Notes: none
  

Title: Violent Cop
Production Company: SAV
Country: Spain
Release date: 2004-04-23
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: Spanish
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: ?11.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Filmography, biography, trailer.
Notes: This is a copy of the same source as the UK MIA: Menu and all, even the bitrate has the exact same configuration.
  

Title: Pack Beat Takeshi Kitano
Production Company: SAV
Country: Spain
Release date: 2004-04-23
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: Spanish
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: ?30.00
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Filmography, biography, trailer.
Notes: A tripple pack by SAV containing Violent Cop, Boiling Point and Sonatine. Completely identical with the MIA pack.
  

Title: Kitano Takeshi: Collection
Production Company: Second Sight
Country: UK
Release date: 2008-10-06
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound:
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio:
Price: ?49.95
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Notes: This box contains the following: Violent Cop, Boiling Point, A Scene at the Sea, Sonatine, Getting Any? and Kids Return, plus the documentary Takashi Kitano ? The Unpredictable by Jean-Pierre Limosin. Violent Cop and Boiling Point include 5.1 audio and commentaries by Chris D, author of Outlaw Master of Japanese Film.
  

Title: Violent Cop
Production Company: MIA Video Entertainment Ltd.
Country: United Kingdom
Release date: 2001-12-03
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: ?19.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Theatrical trailers, extensive biograhies and filmographies, production stills gallery
Notes: none
  

Title: The 'Beat' Takeshi Trilogy
Production Company: MIA Video Entertainment Ltd.
Country: United Kingdom
Release date: 2001-12-03
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: ?57.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Theatrical trailers, extensive biograhies and filmographies, production stills gallery
Notes: A tripple pack by MIA with Boiling Point and Sonatine.
  

Title: Kitano Takeshi Collection 1990~2003
Production Company: Alto Media
Country: Korea
Release date: 2006-04-25
Region (Format): 3 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese, 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese, DTS Japanse
Subtitles: English, Korean, None
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: $79,95
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Diverse
Notes: Contains all films directed by Kitano, from Violent Cop to Zatoichi.
  

Title: Violent Cop
Production Company: AV Channel
Country: Australia
Release date: 2005-03-16
Region (Format): 4 (PAL)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: AUS$29.95
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
  

Title: Жестокий полице&
Production Company: Premier Digital
Country: Russia
Release date: 2001-01-01
Region (Format): 5 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese and Russian (Voice Over)
Subtitles: Russian
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Price: RUB344
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailers, filmography
Notes: The DVD is a DVD5.