Hong Kong is now part of China, and the still in-principle 'communist' government has done an amazing job at fostering or allowing privatization. They still have a long way to go, but they are far from a pure socialist planned economy, and certainly are not "totalitarian". I think their slow and steady approach to growing a freer market and society look pretty good compared to the utter mess in the former Soviet Union.
As for the thread topic, I'm still confused, will there be an uncut release in NA, or would I need to order from elsewhere? Are they all multilingual or is there at least an English one with no subtitles I could get?