FATAL FURY I & II OVAs & THE MOTION PICTURE on R1 DVD By DISCOTEK MEDIA

KRONOS

B. Jenet's Firstmate
Sorry for the belated reply!

Thank you guys for picking up the release and the comments! We worked hard on it.

One thing that's not listed is that we added the missing signs to the subtitles and I fixed the names of the characters to be canonical to the games where I could (Like the name of Kim Kaphwan's son.)

I was able to also get the production art in there at the very last minute.



If it's old and standard def, like the Fatal Fury OVAs, we usually get Digibetas or even older 1 inch stuff sometimes (Pizza Cats comes to mind) and we'll get that transferred to prores. Sometimes the Japanese licensor may even send us m2v (MPEG2 for DVD) files. HD stuff, if it's on HDCam, it'll be also be transferred to Prores for us. A lot of the time we just get a hard drive with prores on it! I don't know what the source of Violence Jack is, unfortunately; didn't work on that!

Japan doesn't generally throw out the the film, though they've lost it in some cases. Like the original negative for Project Ako is nowhere to be found currently. Hoping to find it somewhere!!

Ashura, Thank you for taking the time to respond and giving insight to the raw materials used for certain releases..

I've been a fan of the first 3 Urotsukioji OVAs since the late '80's. At some point, I hope it gets an uncensored North American re-issue from a film master..

The combination of Yamato & Gundam theatrical staff made an erotic anime masterpiece.
 

KRONOS

B. Jenet's Firstmate
I finally got around to taking DVD stills of the Discotek/Eastern Star release of Fatal Fury: The Movie. Unfortunately, I do not have a blu-ray drive so I couldn't upload pics of that version. However, being that Discotek's releases are anamorphic and sourced from film the DVD & Blu-ray are heads and tails above all past home releases of this movie. The blu-ray offers a slightly crisper picture and more vivid colors than it's DVD counterpart. Enjoy.

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Ip Man

BBLLOOOO__HHAARRDDDDDD!!!!,
usually i don't care much for hd blu-ray releases of my favourite anime, but this looks pretty sweet.
 

karyuudo

Timid Neo Newbie
Sorry for the belated reply!

Thank you guys for picking up the release and the comments! We worked hard on it.

One thing that's not listed is that we added the missing signs to the subtitles and I fixed the names of the characters to be canonical to the games where I could (Like the name of Kim Kaphwan's son.)

I was able to also get the production art in there at the very last minute.



If it's old and standard def, like the Fatal Fury OVAs, we usually get Digibetas or even older 1 inch stuff sometimes (Pizza Cats comes to mind) and we'll get that transferred to prores. Sometimes the Japanese licensor may even send us m2v (MPEG2 for DVD) files. HD stuff, if it's on HDCam, it'll be also be transferred to Prores for us. A lot of the time we just get a hard drive with prores on it! I don't know what the source of Violence Jack is, unfortunately; didn't work on that!

Japan doesn't generally throw out the the film, though they've lost it in some cases. Like the original negative for Project Ako is nowhere to be found currently. Hoping to find it somewhere!!

Apologies for unearthing this almost 4 year-old thread. First up, thank you Ashura for the work you did to improve things for the releases of the FF OAVs and Movie. I wanted to know if Discotek has ever thought about asking the Japanese licencor if there was a possibility to release the entire soundtrack to the FF OVAs? I'm guessing they would probably only do this if it was profitable. It seems a shame that we're missing much of the great music and vocal songs from the first FF OVA.
 

BlackaneseNiNjA

-餓狼伝説弟子-
Apologies for unearthing this almost 4 year-old thread. First up, thank you Ashura for the work you did to improve things for the releases of the FF OAVs and Movie. I wanted to know if Discotek has ever thought about asking the Japanese licencor if there was a possibility to release the entire soundtrack to the FF OVAs? I'm guessing they would probably only do this if it was profitable. It seems a shame that we're missing much of the great music and vocal songs from the first FF OVA.

Whats up karyuudo, I’m with ya and would love to see a rerelease of the soundtracks to the Fatal Fury animated features, but I’m sure the demand would be much too low. Then again, there have been a slew of retro themed vinyl rereleases via companies such as Iam8bit and Limited Run Games so perhaps anything is possible. For now, the original japanese releases are all that are available for both of the Fatal Fury “Battle Fighters” TV specials and the Fatal Fury Motion Picture. The good news is that “Calling” from the 2nd tv special was included on the old release:

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Taiso

Remembers The North,
I own both of those discs as well, as well as the single for 'Angel' that was released on those nifty mini-discs that I'm sure I'm unable to play anymore.

CALLING is a tremendous song, btw
 

wataru330

Mr. Wrestling IV
I own both of those discs as well, as well as the single for 'Angel' that was released on those nifty mini-discs that I'm sure I'm unable to play anymore.

CALLING is a tremendous song, btw

Mini cd, ala Compact Disc the size of GCN games...or MiniDisc?

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Enquiring minds, want to know...because now I’m on the hunt!
 

KRONOS

B. Jenet's Firstmate
Mini cd, ala Compact Disc the size of GCN games...or MiniDisc?

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Enquiring minds, want to know...because now I’m on the hunt!

Cool to see this thread rise from the grave. Singles such as "Calling" from the Garou 2 anime OVA were also released as Mini CD/Maxi CD in Japan, and not as a Minidisc, which is pictured/different. Mini CDs are playable in standard CD players - but just smaller. When I owned Final Fight GUY as a teen for the Super Famicom, it came with a mini CD of a corny-AF arranged Final Fight music (the Sega CD destroys it). These were popular in Japan for a lot of single releases. More info here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_CD

https://www.discogs.com/ZiKill-Calling/release/14213688

https://vgmdb.net/album/7546
 

karyuudo

Timid Neo Newbie
Whats up karyuudo, I’m with ya and would love to see a rerelease of the soundtracks to the Fatal Fury animated features, but I’m sure the demand would be much too low. Then again, there have been a slew of retro themed vinyl rereleases via companies such as Iam8bit and Limited Run Games so perhaps anything is possible. For now, the original japanese releases are all that are available for both of the Fatal Fury “Battle Fighters” TV specials and the Fatal Fury Motion Picture. The good news is that “Calling” from the 2nd tv special was included on the old release:

Hey BlackaneseNiNjA, Yup I own all those CDs, too. Even managed to get the CD Maxi Single of 夜明けのレジェンド (Yoake no Legend) when it was released back in the day.

It's a real shame they omitted those vocal songs by Megumi Yuki. I actually attempted to reach out to her directly the other day via her Instagram to see if she had any information as to why they didn't release them. I haven't heard back, and I'm not holding my breath either on it. I may even attempt to reach out to Komei Sugano who helped produce the music to see if he's got any insight to what happened exactly.

The only thing I can think of is that there were some issues with securing her vocal tracks for CD distribution.
 

karyuudo

Timid Neo Newbie
Mini cd, ala Compact Disc the size of GCN games...or MiniDisc?

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Enquiring minds, want to know...because now I’m on the hunt!

Ah those mini-discs, they were really popular in Japan back in the day. Sadly they never caught on in the West... but I think we started picking up MP3s at that point.
 

Taiso

Remembers The North,
Turns out I had the single for CALLING as well, although I bought it used many years ago. I also own 'Sound Action' and TMP OSTs as well but those were already posted.

Anyway, there you go.

Certainly, they existed...

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karyuudo

Timid Neo Newbie
Turns out I had the single for CALLING as well, although I bought it used many years ago. I also own 'Sound Action' and TMP OSTs as well but those were already posted.

Anyway, there you go.

Certainly, they existed...

Nice, I never had the Calling single... but it was included on the Sound Action CD so I was fine with that. This reminded me also of a couple of other things I owned which were the Cyber Cassette Collection Battle Fighters Garou Densetsu The Sound Special 1 & 2.

I'm not sure if anyone is interested, but I was able to make an cassette to MP3 recording of both tapes years back. These are audio drama stories involving the characters from the OVAs so don't expect much more than that.

https://vgmdb.net/album/18108
https://vgmdb.net/album/18109
 

wataru330

Mr. Wrestling IV
Ah those mini-discs, they were really popular in Japan back in the day. Sadly they never caught on in the West... but I think we started picking up MP3s at that point.

Yeah man, I love my MD machines. I have some NetMDs that offered more time per disc by MP3ing the tracks onto them, if used w/ compatible units.
 

Taiso

Remembers The North,
Obari coming back is all right but FF2 is really the only good one of the bunch. The motion picture should have had better production values than it ended up having and everyone looks way too feline in it. FF2 struck that perfect aesthetic balance between IP consistency and art direction freedom.

Worth noting that Terry Bogard was also one of the earliest non mecha related characters to appear on the cover of Newtype magazine back when it was a worthwhile publication. I don't even know if it's being published anymore, TBH
 
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