I received my Band of Brothers package from Amazon JP yesterday. Here are the specs for the import list:
Band of Brothers volumes 1-5 (Japanese Version)
English Audio: Yes DTS-HD 5.1 (and Japanese DTS-HD 5.1)
English Menus: No, Japanese only
Subtitles: Optional Japanese (2 types)
Extras: Japanese trailers for some episodes in each disc. Cast/Staff text information in Japanese. Documentary: "We Stand Together: The Men of Easy Company" on disc 5. Documentary has English audio with forced Japanese subs.
Case: Red HD DVD cases, slightly thicker than thin U.S. cases but thinner than DVD cases.
Quick menu translation referring to disc 1:
Main menu level:
Center left: Play both episodes back to back
Upper row: Play 1st episode ; Play 2nd episode ; Setup ; Cast/Staff
Lower row: Chapters for 1st episode ; Chapters for 2nd episode ; Trailers (for some of the episodes) ; Bookmark (instructions on how to use)
Setup menu (3rd option (out of 4) in upper row of main menu options):
Leftmost options: Audio: Original ; Japanese
Center options: Subtitles: Japanese #1 ; Japanese #2 ; None
Rightmost options: Menu control audio: On ; Off
Apparently scenes can be bookmarked by pressing B on remote control during playback, I didn't try it yet...
In the main content (10 episodes) you can control audio and subtitles from remote during playback as well. Default audio is original, and Japanese subs are ON by default but easy to disable.
Any title displays that appeared in the content were in English as expected.
HD DVD: 387 (new: Taking Lives ; list)Blu-ray: 262 (new: North Face (UK) ; list)HD DVD-R: 262 (new: Charlie Wilson's War ; list)