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- 2K restoration from the original negative by Fortune Star
- High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations of the 91-minute Hong Kong Theatrical Cut and the 99-minute Extended Japanese Cut via seamless branching
- Original lossless Cantonese and English mono audio on both cuts, plus Mandarin on the Theatrical Cut and Cantonese with alternate score on the Extended Cut
- Optional English subtitles for both cuts
- Brand new commentary by Frank Djeng & FJ DeSanto on the Extended Cut
- The Making of The First Mission and The First Mission: Pre-Release Event, two extended featurettes made to promote the Japanese release by Shochiku
- Archive interview with star Jackie Chan
- Archive interview with star Rocky Lai
- Two archive interviews with director/star Sammo Hung
- Archive interview with cinematographer Arthur Wong
- Alternate English credits as The First Mission
- Trailer gallery, including the ‘music video’ trailer by Su Rui
- Image gallery
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sam Gilbey

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing by Dylan Cheung and David West

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The Street Fighter Trilogy

 

  • Brand new 2K restorations of The Street Fighter and Return of the Street Fighter from 2K scans of the original camera negatives by Arrow Films
  • Newly remastered High Definition presentation of The Street Fighter's Last Revenge by Arrow Films
  • High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentations
  • Original lossless mono Japanese and English versions for all three films
  • Optional English subtitles for the Japanese soundtracks and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella

     Disc 1: The street fighter

  • Brand new 2K restorations of the original Japanese and American versions of the film from the original camera negatives
  • Brand new audio commentary by Asian film specialists Andrew Heskins and James Mudge of easternkicks.com
  • Street Fighting Man, a 30-minute interview with Sonny Chiba
  • Cutting Moments, interview with director Jack Sholder discussing his role in creating the legend of Sonny Chiba
  • Original Japanese and U.S. theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery

     Disc 2: Return of the street fighter

  • Brand new 2K restorations of the original Japanese and American versions of the film from the original camera negatives
  • Brand new audio commentary by Jonathan Clements, author of A Brief History of the Martial Arts
  • Original Japanese theatrical trailer and U.S. teaser and theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery

     Disc 3: The street fighter’s last revenge

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the original Japanese and American versions of the film
  • Original Japanese and U.S. theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery

     FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the films by Mark Schilling and Chris Poggiali

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Awesome news. Looks like Arrow is going all the way. The Shout release only had the English language prints (and from what I hear, dubtitles, though I haven't confirmed this myself. EDIT: this info seems incorrect. Just tested the opening scene and the subs appear legi) whereas Arrow seems to have both the Japanese and US versions. And new scans from the original camera negative? That's surprising. Seems like they have turned down Toei's existing 2K masters and done their own for the first two films. Shame about the 3rd film not being a new scan. Speaking of the 3rd film, that's a totally underrated entry full of style and witty dialogue. And Reiko and Etsuko!

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23 minutes ago, Takuma said:

Awesome news. Looks like Arrow is going all the way. The Shout release only had the English language prints (and from what I hear, dubtitles, though I haven't confirmed this myself) whereas Arrow seems to have both the Japanese and US versions. And new scans from the original camera negative? That's surprising. Seems like they have turned down Toei's existing 2K masters and done their own for the first two films. Shame about the 3rd film not being a new scan. Speaking of the 3rd film, that's a totally underrated entry full of style and witty dialogue. And Reiko and Etsuko!

I own the Shout! set and it was a hodge podge for the 2 sequels. The Japanese version I think was missing a lot of the Japanese version footage for the final movie of the trilogy and the upscale footage wasn't so great. The Shout! set is very much not English only prints as the first two are arranged and edited differently than their Japanese counterparts. Shout! had a disclaimer at the start of each movie stating it was as such.

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Correction to my earlier post: the info about Shout having dubtitles seems incorrect. I just tested the first scene and the subs seem legit.

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5 hours ago, panzer said:

The Street Fighter Trilogy

 

  • Brand new 2K restorations of The Street Fighter and Return of the Street Fighter from 2K scans of the original camera negatives by Arrow Films
  • Newly remastered High Definition presentation of The Street Fighter's Last Revenge by Arrow Films
  • High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentations
  • Original lossless mono Japanese and English versions for all three films
  • Optional English subtitles for the Japanese soundtracks and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella

     Disc 1: The street fighter

  • Brand new 2K restorations of the original Japanese and American versions of the film from the original camera negatives
  • Brand new audio commentary by Asian film specialists Andrew Heskins and James Mudge of easternkicks.com
  • Street Fighting Man, a 30-minute interview with Sonny Chiba
  • Cutting Moments, interview with director Jack Sholder discussing his role in creating the legend of Sonny Chiba
  • Original Japanese and U.S. theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery

     Disc 2: Return of the street fighter

  • Brand new 2K restorations of the original Japanese and American versions of the film from the original camera negatives
  • Brand new audio commentary by Jonathan Clements, author of A Brief History of the Martial Arts
  • Original Japanese theatrical trailer and U.S. teaser and theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery

     Disc 3: The street fighter’s last revenge

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the original Japanese and American versions of the film
  • Original Japanese and U.S. theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery

     FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the films by Mark Schilling and Chris Poggiali

I will happily 17th-dip (I've actually lost count :wink:) and get this set!

Fingers crossed that they somehow managed to find the original, uncut English dubbed audio- not the patch-work English dub that was on the US laser disc/VHS release and all subsequent bootlegs that was missing and bungled some of the movie's best lines. The only official release that had the complete English dub track was the Shout Factory release thanks to our very own (rarely seen, but still loved) @wigsplitta.

Nice artwork on this set by Tony Stella, too!

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BornToDefense

I still have some godawful bootleg DVDs of these movies and I've been due for an upgrade for a while, this looks like this is it.

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ironfistedmonk

I'm ashamed to say I've never seen the Street Fighter movies, nor the Executioner films, are these must see movies?

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