Originally Posted by Brian81
Do any of the Japanese releases (Jersey Girl, Band of Brothers, Machinist, Equilibrium, Resident Evil, Oliver Twist, Underworld, etc) have menus in English? I can navigate most menus in other languages but ones that aren't Indo-European like Mandarin, Japanese, etc are a total loss for me.
Some of them have top level menu icons in English, some in Japanese. Sub-menus are more often in Japanese only. There's not that much to navigate though, typically the menus have "Play", "Chapters", "Setup" and "Extras" options on the main level and you can just start to play from the first menu option that's highlighted first by default and turn the Japanese subs off by your remote while the movie starts playing without using the menu for that. It wouldn't take long to figure the whole menus out by pure experimentation either. Identifying all the extras could be a little more difficult but there aren't that many extras on many of these releases.
The import sticky here has the information about menu language for some of these titles on its first page and there is a quick translation for BoB floating around in the import sticky as well (the one I wrote). I can provide a direct link if needed.