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Star Wars in Japanese?

Postby Electrox3d » Tue 01.29.2008 11:03 pm

I'm learning Japanese, and I have found several american movies but released in japanese (like Shreak 3). I'm looking for Star Wars IV V & VI, the original 3 movies, not the new I, II, & III.

Does anyone have any idea if these even exsist with Japanese audio? I haven't been able to find anything about it.
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RE: Star Wars in Japanese?

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Tue 01.29.2008 11:16 pm

When I was there in 2003-4, a DVD boxed set of the original trilogy was out, and it was prominently displayed in several bookstores and places where they sold DVDs. I never checked to see if it had Japanese audio, but I would assume it does.
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RE: Star Wars in Japanese?

Postby saraLynne » Wed 01.30.2008 12:16 am

I saw a video clip on You Tube of Darth Vader saying, "Ore wa.. omae no..... CHICHI DA!"

That was awesome. ^_^

And, a more relevant bit, I haven't been able to get my hands on a copy of the whole thing myself, but once upon a time, I found a transcription of the original trilogy in japanese on some guy's website....
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RE: Star Wars in Japanese?

Postby Electrox3d » Wed 01.30.2008 2:27 am

Hehe, that Darth Vader saying sounds like something Jabba would say in the english movies.

Well, it sounds like it *might* be out there in some form or another. Does anyone have a good website in which Americans (or other folks in the world) can purchase Japanese audio verisons of american movies? I've seen a very small selection at my local asain movie mart, but I want a good selection to choose from. Doesn't matter if its Region 2 discs.
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RE: Star Wars in Japanese?

Postby OitaFish » Wed 01.30.2008 2:36 am

Amazon.co.jp has it. It looks to have both English and Japanese audio and subtitles. It is, of course, region 2. I don't know if they will ship to the US though....
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RE: Star Wars in Japanese?

Postby saraLynne » Wed 01.30.2008 2:51 am

My bad. I remembered the line incorrectly.....

"Chigau! Omae no chichi wa..... washi da!"

Hooray for linkies!
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RE: Star Wars in Japanese?

Postby guitarplayer7694 » Wed 01.30.2008 3:04 am

Electrox3d wrote:
Hehe, that Darth Vader saying sounds like something Jabba would say in the english movies.

Well, it sounds like it *might* be out there in some form or another. Does anyone have a good website in which Americans (or other folks in the world) can purchase Japanese audio verisons of american movies? I've seen a very small selection at my local asain movie mart, but I want a good selection to choose from. Doesn't matter if its Region 2 discs.

Ebay.com?
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RE: Star Wars in Japanese?

Postby Electrox3d » Wed 01.30.2008 4:03 am

guitarplayer: I have tried ebay, believe me. I'm not good enough to read kanji yet, I only know the Japanese alphabet when its written, so finding a site in japanese talking about language tracks is hard for me.

If anyone runs across anything that will ship to the US or is already here, please remember to post here.

Thanks!
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RE: Star Wars in Japanese?

Postby hungryhotei » Wed 01.30.2008 4:29 am

Electrox3d wrote:
If anyone runs across anything that will ship to the US or is already here, please remember to post here.

Thanks!


Did you miss Oita's post? I'm pretty sure Amazon should post to the US.
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RE: Star Wars in Japanese?

Postby furrykef » Wed 01.30.2008 4:46 am

OitaFish wrote:
Amazon.co.jp has it. It looks to have both English and Japanese audio and subtitles. It is, of course, region 2. I don't know if they will ship to the US though....


They very probably will. I ordered $100 of stuff from Amazon.co.jp a few weeks ago. They'll ship books, videos, CDs, and DVDs. Unfortunately, they won't ship anything else, like software.

The shipping price is fairly high, 2700 yen, no matter what you order, plus a handling fee of 300 yen per item. If you ask me, that means you should order enough stuff at once to make the most of that 2700 yen fee, since you only have to pay it once. Better to get everything you want in one order and pay the 2700 yen fee once, than to have to make a second order later and pay it again. That's why I ordered $100 of stuff :)

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RE: Star Wars in Japanese?

Postby Electrox3d » Fri 02.08.2008 7:35 pm

hungryhotei wrote:
Electrox3d wrote:
If anyone runs across anything that will ship to the US or is already here, please remember to post here.

Thanks!


Did you miss Oita's post? I'm pretty sure Amazon should post to the US.


Amazon didn't have any available (box set anyway) I ended up finding Ep IV, and V from amazon.jp, but they don't have VI. I found that at playasia.com or something like that.

I think all star wars versions are in very limited release in japan.
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