Different DVD versions of Brother

Title: Brother - A Mafia Japonesa
Production Company: LW Editora
Country: Brazil
Release date: 2000-10-11
Region (Format): 0 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese / English and POrtoguese (dub)
Subtitles: English and Portoguese
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: R$47.70
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, filmography, production notes.
  

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: Brother
Production Company: Recorded Picture Co / 21st Century Pictures
Country: Australia
Release date: 2000-01-01
Region (Format): 0 (PAL)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese / English
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 (Pan/Scan)
Price: $AU24.95
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Featurette (2:13), Behind the Scenes (4:55), Interviews: Takeshi Kitano (4:49), Masayuki Mori (1:48), Jeremy Thomas (3:55) and Omar Epps (4:02), Kitano biograhy, filmography, directorial comments (text), Omar Epps biography."
Notes: The cover mistakenly suggests 113 minutes running time. The correct running time is 108 minutes, due to 4% PAL Speed-Up.
  

Title: Brother
Production Company: Columbia Tri-Star
Country: USA
Release date: 2002-01-02
Region (Format): 1 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 and 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese / English
Subtitles: English, French and Spanish
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: $24.95
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer
Notes: This version is the US theatrical version, which was heavily cut for violence (over 1 minut) to be in accordance with MPAA demands for a "R" rating.
  

Title: Brother
Production Company: Bandai
Country: Japan
Release date: 2001-06-25
Region (Format): 2 (NTSC)
Sound: 5.1 and DTS Dolby Digital Japanese / English
Subtitles: English and Japanese
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?5000
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Teaser, trailer, x3 TV Spots and "Making of" featurette.
  

Title: Brother
Production Company: Sandrew Metronome
Country: Denmark
Release date: 2002-06-11
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 and 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese / English
Subtitles: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (16x9)
Price: Dkr199.00
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer
  

Title: Aniki mon fr?re
Production Company: TF1 Vid
Country: France
Release date: 2002-06-19
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese / English and French (dub)
Subtitles: French
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?11.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: none
Notes: The DVD was discontinued and is now OOP. It was continued by Une Vid?o.
  

Title: Aniki mon fr?re
Production Company: Une vid
Country: France
Release date: 2003-01-08
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 5.1 and DTS Dolby Digital Japanese and French (dub)
Subtitles: French
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?21.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: none
  

Title: Brother
Production Company: MO Asia
Country: Germany
Release date: 2001-07-19
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital German (dub)
Subtitles: German
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?9.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, slideshow
Notes: There are two different versions of this DVD: FSK 16 (90 minutes) and FSK 18 (109 minutes). Both are now OOP.

A DVD-5 edition.
  

Title: Brother
Production Company: Cult Film Entertainment
Country: Germany
Release date: 2002-07-26
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital German (dub)
Subtitles: none
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: ?9.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: none
  

Title: Brother (FiV?r)
Production Company: InterCom
Country: Hungary
Release date: 2002-06-18
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese / English, 2.0 Dolby Digital Hungarian and Polish (dub)
Subtitles: Hungarian, Polish, Serbian, Slovenian and Czech
Aspect ratio: 1.85
Price: HUF5490
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
  

Title: Brother
Production Company: Keyfilms / DNC
Country: Italy
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese / English and Italian (dub)
Subtitles: English and Italian
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?23.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: none
  

Title: Brother
Production Company: A-Film Home Entertainment
Country: Nederlands
Release date: 2002-02-21
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese / English and French (dub)
Subtitles: Dutch and French
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?5.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Featurette "Scenes By the Sea", Theatrical Trailer, Filmography
Notes: Appears to be a Benelux version of the UK Cinema Club DVD.
  

Title: Kitano Collection
Country: Nederlands
Release date: 2006-08-17
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: Dutch, French
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (4:3)
Price: 49.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: None
Notes: Contains Sonatine (1993), Getting Any (1995), Kid's Return (1996), Brother (2000), Dolls (2002) and Zatoichi (2003).
  

Title: Brother
Production Company: Sandrew Metronome
Country: Norge
Release date: 2002-04-24
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese / English
Subtitles: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (16x9)
Additional material: Trailer
  

Title: Takeshi Kitano Evolution
Production Company: Evolution Entertainment
Country: Schweiz
Release date: 2003-03-24
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese / English and German (dub)
Subtitles: German (see notes)
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: ?53.98
Additional material: Trailer (1:52), Diasshow (2:34)
Notes: A limited boxset (2600 sets) with Violent Cop and Gonin. OOP and Sold Out.

The film is dual language originally (Japanese and English). On this DVD, the Japanese language is maintained and accompanied by forced German subtitles, while the English language is dubbed into German.
  

Title: Brother
Production Company: Columbia Tri-star
Country: Spain
Release date: 2001-10-09
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese / English and Spanish (dub)
Subtitles: Spanish
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Price: ?24.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, "Making of" featurette, filmography
  

Title: Brother
Production Company: Sandrew Metronome
Country: Sweden
Release date: 2002-04-24
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 and 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese / English
Subtitles: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (16x9)
Price: SKr189
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer
  

Title: Brother
Production Company: Cinema Club
Country: United Kingdom
Release date: 2002-01-13
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese / English
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?9.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, Cast and Crew interviews, "On location" featurette and the Documentary "Scenes By the Sea" profiling 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano (48 mins).
  

Title: Gangster: The Yards, Brother, Ghost Dog
Production Company: Cinema Club
Country: United Kingdom
Release date: 2002-09-30
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese / English
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?17.99
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, Cast and Crew interviews, "On location" featurette and the Documentary "Scenes By the Sea" profiling 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano (48 mins).
Notes: A 3-DVD Box containing the Cinema Club DVD of Brother.
  

Title: 大佬
Production Company: Universe Laser
Country: Hong Kong
Release date: 2001-08-17
Region (Format): 3 (NTSC)
Sound: 5.1 and DTS Dolby Digital Japanese / English
Subtitles: English and Chinese
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: HK$30
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: none
  

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: Brother
Production Company: Shock
Country: Australia
Release date: 2000-01-01
Region (Format): 4 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese / English
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: $AU24.95
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Featurette "Scenes By the Sea"
  

Title: Брат якудзы
Production Company: Premier Digital
Country: Russia
Release date: 2001-01-01
Region (Format): 5 (PAL)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese / English and Russian (voice-over)
Subtitles: Russian
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: RUB835
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailer, "Making Of" featurette