Received the Japanese release of this movie today. Got in the CDJapan sale, so paid less that £10 delivered.
Warner would appear to have the Lionsgate/Miramax catalogue in Japan, as evidenced by a number of recent releases.
This looks similar to the Dutch release, however, no one has stated whether or not the Dutch disc is interlaced, which this Japanese release is, (60hz)
Points to an older broadcast master being used. Serviceable, considering how awful all the DVD releases were.
BD-25, DTS-HD-MA 5.1. AVC encoding. Bitrate stays in the mid to low 20s, for the most part.
I can see Echo Bridge doing a straight port of this, Stateside. Cheap tarts that they are.
Region free, btw.
Cover:Edited by raoul_duke - 1/3/13 at 12:02pm