Different DVD versions of Fireworks

Title: Hana-Bi (Takeshi Kitano - Directors Suite)
Production Company: AV Channel / Madman
Country: Australia
Release date: 2005-09-21
Region (Format): 0 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 and 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: AUS$29.95
Additional material: Trailershow, Making Of featurette, Essay by Henrik Sylow
Notes: Transfer is 100% identical to previous release by Madman (November 3rd, 2003). The only difference is the addition of the 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack and essay.
  

Title: Hana-bi
Production Company: Thunder
Country: China
Release date: 2001-09-01
Region (Format): 0 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: none
Notes: Out of Print.
  

Title: Complete Collection of Takeshi Kitano [Bootleg]
Production Company: [Bootleg]
Country: China
Release date: 2004-01-01
Region (Format): 0 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: see notes*
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Notes: This is a DVD5 Chinese bootleg, not as "advertised" of the Bandai "Kitano Takeshi Kantoku Zenshu", but of Bandai DVD editions including both "Brother" and "Dolls", with the exception of "Violent Cop", which is a bootleg of Fox Lorber.

  • Where the original "Kitano Takeshi Kantoku Zenshu" is a box with 10 DVDs, the Bootleg is a "DVD" (VHS width) containing 10 DVDs in pair plastic wrapping. (see picture)

  • Where the original has gold base, the bootleg has a silver base.

  • Each DVD has the films poster printed on it.

  • "Violent Cop" has English subtitles and is a copy of the Fox Lorber DVD.

  • "Getting Any?" has English and Chinese subtitles and is a copy of the Summit DVD.

  • All other DVD's, "Boiling Point" to "Dolls" are copies of the Bandai DVD's.

  • They have original menu, but parts are disabled. Only play, chapters and trailer are available.

  • "Hana-Bi", "Kikujiro" and "Dolls" have Chinese, Japanese and English subtitles.

  • "A Scene at the Sea", "Kids return" and "Brother" have Chinese and English subtitles.

  • "Boiling Point" and "Sonatine" have no subtitles.

  • All DVDs has 2.0 Dolby Digital sound, except "Dolls" which is in 5.1 Dolby Digital.

  • The "Dolls" DVD has errors on it and has problem being replayed on stand alone players. The "Kikujiro" DVD has ghosting problems.

  

Title: Hana-Bi (Fireworks)
Production Company: AV Channel / Madman
Country: Australia
Release date: 2003-03-11
Region (Format): 0 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: AUS$29.95
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailershow, Making of featurette, Cast and Crew biographies.
  

Title: Fireworks
Production Company: New Yorker Video
Country: USA
Release date: 2000-06-27
Region (Format): 1 (NTSC)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: $29.95
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, Cast and Crew biographies and filmographies, art gallery and "Making of" featurette.
Notes: This version has been cut for violence.
  

Title: Hana-bi
Production Company: Bandai
Country: Japan
Release date: 1998-12-18
Region (Format): 2 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English and Japanese
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?5000
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, Cast and Crew biographies and "Making of" featurette.
  

Title: Kitano Takeshi Kantoku Zenshu (Complete Collection of Director Takeshi Kitano)
Production Company: Bandai
Country: Japan
Release date: 2001-01-25
Region (Format): 2 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: see notes*
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?40.000
Additional material: A box set containing the first 8 films by Kitano ("Violent Cop" to "Kikujiro"). The 9th DVD is called "Brother Special" and has interviews and trailers. The box comes with a booklet about all films.
Notes: Where some etailers note subtitles, even English, others dont. However, it seems highly unlikely, that Bandai would make English subtitles for a limited box set only and then not update their stand alone DVD editions. Thus, only "Hana-Bi" and "Kikujiro" have subtitles, including English. There is no English subtitles on the "Brother Special" DVD. The box is also noted OOP (Out of Print). Click thumbnail to see entire set.
  

Title: Hana-Bi (Festival Series)
Production Company: Sandrew/Metronome
Country: Denmark
Release date: 2008-02-07
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (16x9)
Price: Dkr 99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer
  

Title: Hana-bi
Production Company: G.C.T.H.V. / Arte
Country: France
Release date: 2001-09-24
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese and French (Dub)
Subtitles: French
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 (Pan/Scan)
Price: ?28.98
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: A "Making of" featurette (16 minutes), an interview with Takeshi Kitano (14 minutes), retrospective of Takeshi Kitano's movies (12 minutes), art gallery (Selection of Kitano's paintings used in the film) and a 12-page booklet (French).
Notes: The sound is MPEG-1.
  

Title: Hana-bi - Feuerblume
Production Company: Kinowelt
Country: Germany
Release date: 2004-09-21
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese and German (dub)
Subtitles: German
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?12.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Interview with Kitano, Behind the scenes, Trailer, Hidden features.
  

Title: Hana-bi (fiori di fuoco)
Production Company: Istituto Luce
Country: Italy
Release date: 2001-01-01
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese, 5.1 Dolby Digital Italian (dub) and DTS Italian (dub)
Subtitles: Italian
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?19.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, filmography and biography.
  

Title: Hana-bi
Production Company: Prime Time
Country: Nederlands
Release date: 2004-01-15
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles: Dutch
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 (Pan/Scan)
Price: ?9.99
Additional material: none
  

Title: Hana-Bi
Production Company: Tokyo Channel
Country: Nederlands
Release date: 2007-01-01
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: Dutch, French
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (4:3)
Price: ? 9,99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: None
  

Title: Hana-bi
Production Company: Solopan
Country: Polen
Release date: 2004-01-01
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: Polish
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
  

Title: Hana-Bi (Flores de fuego)
Production Company: Manga Films
Country: Spain
Release date: 2001-11-21
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese and Spanish (Dub)
Subtitles: Spanish
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: ?14.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, "Making Of" featurette and filmography
  

Title: Hana-bi
Production Company: Momentum Pictures Home Entertainment
Country: United Kingdom
Release date: 2001-01-26
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?19.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer and 27 minute Documentry about Kitano.
  

Title: Hana-bi
Production Company: Spectrum
Country: Korea
Release date: 2002-03-02
Region (Format): 3 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English and Korean
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: $24.95
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, Cast and Crew biographies and filmographies, art gallery, "Making of" featurette (Japanese with Korean subtitles) and a 56 page script booklet (Japanese and Korean).
  

Title: Kitano Takeshi Collection 1990~2003
Production Company: Alto Media
Country: Korea
Release date: 2006-04-25
Region (Format): 3 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese, 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese, DTS Japanse
Subtitles: English, Korean, None
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: $79,95
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Diverse
Notes: Contains all films directed by Kitano, from Violent Cop to Zatoichi.
  

Title: Фейерверк
Production Company: Premier Digital
Country: Russia
Release date: 2001-02-01
Region (Format): 5 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese and Russian (Voice Over), 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese and Russian (Voice Over)
Subtitles: Russian
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Price: RUB671
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailers, "Making Of" featurette