Different DVD versions of Getting Any?

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: Getting Any?
Production Company: Summit
Country: Taiwan
Release date: 2002-01-01
Region (Format): 0 (NTSC)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English and Chinese
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: $16.95
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Takeshi Kitano Biography & Filmography (In Chinese), Synopsis (In Chinese).
  

Title: Getting Any?
Production Company: DreamQuest Films
Country: USA
Release date: 2002-11-19
Region (Format): 1 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: $24.95
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Alternative ending, trailer, biography and filmography. It is not, as it says the directors cut, but simply the uncut version, which the other copies are as well.
Notes: The alternative ending isn't really an alternative ending, but rather a bonus for those who sat thru the credits, as it followes the end credits.

Where the film ends with "fly man" (or more accurately "grasshopper man") being beaten to death on a huge pile of shit, the "alternative ending" has him jumping from rooftop to rooftop over Tokyo, only to be pierced to death on the Tokyo Tower. [collage - click to view]

As far as I know, this ending is intact on all other DVD versions, except this one, where it has been moved to the extra material section.
  

Title: Minn?-yatteruka
Production Company: Bandai
Country: Japan
Release date: 1999-06-25
Region (Format): 2 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: none
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?5000
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: none
  

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: Getting Any?
Production Company: Cheyenne Films
Country: France
Release date: 2003-11-20
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: French
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: ?29.98
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Trailers, Interview with Kitano, "Making of" featurette, Posters and Photos.
  

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: Kitano Takeshi: Collection
Production Company: Second Sight
Country: UK
Release date: 2008-10-06
Region (Format): 2 (PAL)
Sound:
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio:
Price: ?49.95
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Notes: This box contains the following: Violent Cop, Boiling Point, A Scene at the Sea, Sonatine, Getting Any? and Kids Return, plus the documentary Takashi Kitano ? The Unpredictable by Jean-Pierre Limosin. Violent Cop and Boiling Point include 5.1 audio and commentaries by Chris D, author of Outlaw Master of Japanese Film.
  

Title: Getting Any?
Production Company: Eastern Cult Cinema / Artsmagic
Country: United Kingdom
Release date: 2004-04-24
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: Interview with Kitano (14:40), Japanese theatrical trailer (2:48), Alternative cover designs (8), Stills gallery (20). English subtitles on Interview and Trailer, presented in full screen.
  

Title: 北野武狂想曲
Production Company: Universal Laser
Country: Hong Kong
Release date: 2002-10-01
Region (Format): 3 (NTSC)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English and Chinese
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: HK$82.00
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Biography and filmography
  

Title: Getting Any?
Production Company: Enter One
Country: Korea
Release date: 2004-10-15
Region (Format): 3 (NTSC)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Japanese
Subtitles: English and Korean
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Price: $29.95
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: Biography, filmography and trailer.
Notes: The first of three releases of the "Kitano Takeshi Collection".

A DVD 5 edition.
  

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: Снял кого-нибудь
Production Company: Premier Digital
Country: Russia
Release date: 2002-01-01
Region (Format): 5 (PAL)
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Japanese and Russion (Voice-Over)
Subtitles: Russian
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Price: RUB344
Etailer: [suggested etailer]
Additional material: none