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Old 05-18-06, 11:16 PM
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Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie -7/18/06

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie on July 18th. The disc will come with a fullscreen transfer of both the original Japanese master with never before seen scenes and the UK edition with a soundtrack by KMFDM. Audio will include English and Japanese Dolby Surround 5.1 & 2.0 tracks, while extras include interactive player cards (character bios with easter egg of signature moves), UK trailers, TV spots and a still gallery. Retail will be $19.98.

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Old 05-18-06, 11:38 PM
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Fullscreen? IIRC, the Japanese version was W I D E S C R E E N. But, I am so glad it'll have the Japanese track. I HATED the hard rock BS that the US/UK versions have.

"never before seen scenes"? hmm...more Chun-Li in the shower?
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This movie is widescreen and should be presented that way. I guess I'll hang on to my Japanese laserdisc a little longer.

The previous U.S. release was missing a few seconds of Chun-Li in the shower, so I'm going to assume that will at least be restored.
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Yeah, wtf is with the fullscreen BS?
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Old 05-19-06, 12:21 AM
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Is this the same thing that was included on the XBox Street Fighter Collection?
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i like your football play analysis drawing there!
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Old 05-19-06, 01:31 AM
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The previous U.S. release was missing a few seconds of Chun-Li in the shower, so I'm going to assume that will at least be restored.
I thought the current U.S. release was supposedly uncut?
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i like your football play analysis drawing there!
MSPaint BOYEEEEEEEEEEEE. BOOYAH!

Anyways...I shot AB an email. Let's see what they say. Not that i'm doubting Mr. Jenkins, but can anyone confirm that this was W I D E? I only have a vague memory from a VHS boot of the original Japanese version back in the mid-90s..
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I've been waiting for a better version for a while. I dont support menu-less dvds. Lets hope this aspect ratio thing gets cleared up though. Does anyone have a widescreen version that they can post caps from?
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I thought the current U.S. release was supposedly uncut?
Well, it claimed to be uncut, but Chun-Li's shower scene was still censored. If I remember correctly, they left in the shot of her from the back but cut the frontal shot.

It's a bit difficult for me to get screen grabs, but I definitely remember the import laserdisc being letterboxed. This movie was shown in theatres in Japan.
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Here is a "random" screen shot i just grabbed from the old widescreen release:


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There is absolutely nothing "random" about that.
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There is absolutely nothing "random" about that.


I too have the Japanese laserdisc, and the OAR of this movie is 1.85:1, and the previous US release DVD is cut. Not to mention all the music changed. Funny thing is I'm a long-time KMFDM fan, but the original soundtrack for the SF Movie is really good - changing it was blasphemy. I have 20-some KMFDM CDs if I want to hear them.

I also have both of the Japanese OST CDs if anyone's interested in hearing them.
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Anchor Bay have clarified that this DVD will be letterbox.
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So it's non-anamorphic? That's just as dumb as far as i'm concerned. I'll pass.
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Originally Posted by Ralph Jenkins
This movie is widescreen and should be presented that way. I guess I'll hang on to my Japanese laserdisc a little longer.

The previous U.S. release was missing a few seconds of Chun-Li in the shower, so I'm going to assume that will at least be restored.
Was there a difference between the Japanese Laserdisc, and the U.S. Laserdisc?

Did the U.S. Laserdisc have the cuts, or was that just on the DVD?
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Whoo Hoo! This is one of my first anime feature experiences! I remember passing around a fansub thru the entire school because EVERYONE loved SF2 back then. I couldn't stand the U.S. version with it's weird frame and cut scenes, the awful voices, and the butchery they did with the soundtrack. I bought the Laserdisc (japanese), the DVD (japanese $50 for barebones ), both soundtracks (japanese....like $40 each!) and even a HK release (had horrible subtitles). I'm glad to finally see this as I thought it would never happen by now.

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As far as I recall, in additon to removing a full frontal shot from the movie, there was also slight extensions to scenes between Sagat and Bison that got cut and a few other snippets here and there. The cuts amounted to about three or four minutes but they are in the from of little extra shots here and there.

So is this gonna be a 1.66:1 transfer windowboxed in an anamorphic 1.78:1 frame or will this simply be a letterboxed non-anamorphic transfer?

As for KMFDM, didn't they only contribute one song to the English dub track? I remember a song from Korn in the end credits, a song from Silverchair (I think that's what they were called) when Ken was driving to meet Eliza, and songs from other bands as well.

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Originally Posted by RocShemp
As far as I recall, in additon to removing a full frontal shot from the movie, there was also slight extensions to scenes between Sagat and Bison that got cut and a few other snippets here and there. The cuts amounted to about three or four minutes but they are in the from of little extra shots here and there.

So is this gonna be a 1.66:1 transfer windowboxed in an anamorphic 1.78:1 frame or will this simply be a letterboxed non-anamorphic transfer?

As for KMFDM, didn't they only contribute one song to the English dub track? I remember a song from Korn in the end credits, a song from Silverchair (I think that's what they were called) when Ken was driving to meet Eliza, and songs from other bands as well.
Yup. Neither the PG-13 nor "unrated" US versions are truly uncut. I actually did a picture in picture comparison of the US and a fansubbed copy of the Japanese version. There were little stupid cuts everywhere! I actually like the US version better, except for the cuts. I'm just glad both versions will be on there! Anchor Bay? It seems to me that Manga Video is releasing this! It's on manga.com! OK, I did not know that they were the same company! Was that always the case?

Here are the songs from the US version:

Them Bones- Alice in Chains
Blind- Korn
Israel's Son- silverchair
Evil Dancer- Black/ Note
Cuz I'm Like Dat- Smokin' Suckaz Wit Logic
Halucinations? (Dream World Mix)- In the Nursery
Ultra- KMFDM
Mantra- Intermix
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Whoa, whoa, whoa! Hold on a second! I just re-read everything and it seems there will be two separate cuts of the movie on this! That's not what I want! Meaning if you want to watch the full shower scene, you have to watch it in Japanese. So I guess I will go ahead with my project of making my own version- Japanese video with selectable English or Japanese audio and a variety of subtitles.
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I will stick to my pirated DivX. Widescreen, Japanese subs, AND 100% uncensored! Can't beat that.
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Yeah, it may be worth it just for the 5.1 sound though.. maybe. I'm pretty sure all other releases were 2.0
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The problem is that due to the cuts in the English version, the English audio may not synch up with the Japanese video. But they do claim the English version will have "never been seen scenes" as well.

I'm pretty sure all the U.S. versions were cut, including the laserdisc. However, I never actually owned a copy of the U.S. version.
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Right now I own the US Laserdisc, the US DVD, the US unrated VHS, the US PG13 VHS, the UK VCD and the Japanese DVD with fan created subtitles. The DVD and LD are the same, the UK cut is a little different; all three widescreen (non animorphic). The VHS's are fullscreen and the PG13 VHS version is probably was used for Street Fighter Anniversary Collection. All of the US supposedly "uncut", I mean "unrated" versions are the same. Other than the shower scene, they cut things like parts of Ryu and Fei-Long walking away from each other, little reaction shots and stuff like that.

I made a VHS tape of the US DVD version splicing in scenes from a bootleg Japanese VHS that I called Super Special Edition Turbo. Every scene that was cut in the US version has no dialouge! It would be extremely easy for them to add silence or music from the Japanese version into the English soundtrack.

I haven't done a full comparison of the UK to the US like I have US to Japanese, but I think the only thing that is different is the shower scene. There are four versions of that scene. PG13, "unrated", UK and Japanese. Because of the PAL speedup a comparison is almost impossible.

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