Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie

7.21 h 41 min199613+
Based on the legendary video game series. This anime classic follows Ryu, a talented fighter who may be the greatest in all of the world, and Bison, the evil mastermind searching for Ryu's talents.
Gisaburo Sugii
Skip StellrechtEddie FriersonLia Sargent
English [CC]
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Kirk ThorntonTom Wyner
Ken FujitaLaurence GuinnessMitsuhisa HidaKenichi ImaiHiroshi InagakiFutoshi NishimuraAkio SakaiIkuro SatoTakeshi Sekiguchi
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D. WoodsReviewed in the United States on July 8, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
The definitive collector's edition!
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Revamped in 1080p! They even went back and made the pg13 version in HD for us oldschool fans! They pulled out all the stops for this one. Though I must note I acknowledge the films age, the grain on the dark scenes is pretty bad and I think should have been cleaned up. The transfer otherwise is pretty good.

Once you get your hands on the settings you can pick any of the various audio tracks to customize your experience. You've got the cut..uncut..unrated and UK unrated and Japanese and what else can you expect? They also give us an English dub with the Japanese score if you want to do it that way. You can even customize the subtitles a little too. (Which have been made more accurate)
This team painstakingly went through and gave us a real uncut feature. Think about the cut versions audio not lining up with the uncut film... yes..they fixed that too!

I had the vhs when I was a kid and it felt like a lot of blood and Chun-Li scenes were curiously, possibly edited and missing and they all definitely were.

This is a good paced movie with good action and a real western direction. There is a little drama built into it to give the story a bit more meaning.

This is serious fan service. They have special features on the disk explaining all of this, as well as facts, artwork used by the animators, trivia and more fun stuff.

It comes with a sleeve cover that collector's will appreciate and it is not indicated here on Amazon. Support this product and buy it!

I paid just under 13 for this and it is a steal at that price. And since, I've seen it dip under 11.50. Usually this goes for closer to 20 and it's worth it at that price.

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Three Black NoisesReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is the best version of the film ever in the US!
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Finally, we get a full release of the film from studio eastern star; on blue-ray no less.
This easily trumps the dvd from 2006.
Not only does it contain the same english dub from the UK as well as the Japanese dub found on that release, but it also contains an english dub with the original background score!
On top of that, it contains three mixes of the UK dub with the rock score, but it also contains a music only track of the japanese score!
The third mix of the english UK dub is the censored version found on the 2000 and 2006 DVDs, the street fighter anniversary collection for the playstation 2, and on movie networks like HBO and the like.
The first two tracks offer the original dub found on the VHS versions of the movie when it was released by sony wonder and renegade home video back in the 90s in two different audio mixes with varying levels of profanitty.
It should be noted that the new english dub with original score does use the exact same lines from the other dubs, so all fighter names are the same as in those versions.
Still, this is the closest we'll likely ever come to a completely faithful version of this film in english.
Though the feeture presentation is more than worth the asking price, the extras aren't half bad either.
First and formost is the PG13 cut of the film first released on VHS; long opening logos included.
It was also remastered with the same HD footage as the main feeture, and it even has an option to watch it with Japanese score.
Aside from that we also get an alturnate take real of English lines, a history of the different versions of the film, trailers in English and Japanese, art galories and more.
We even get clean end credits as well as home video opening credits.
Overall, the best version of the film to date!
58 people found this helpful
BruceReviewed in the United States on June 21, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Best Street Fighter II Movie For Fans Of The Property
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This is the best that Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie has ever looked. I still have my DVD that was released back in 2006, but this film is remastered in its original Japanese length entirety as with the U.S. and UK voice and music edits. This is where the edits can get slightly confusing. There are three edits, overall. They edited the english (both American and UK) voice ADR recording and soundtrack to fit the full length of the Japanese edit, which was a great step to make for this Blu ray. The two English edits are pretty similar, and then they have the original Japanese edit. What they did was basically take the original Japanese edit of film, and apply it to both English ADR edits, and somehow it worked great. So we get a super clean film with three ADR track edits. Then we get a fourth edit; the U.S. ADR Edit with the Japanese edit and Japanese Soundtrack. I would've preferred a Japanese voice edit with the Japanese cut, and the U.S. and UK Song Soundtrack and Music Score composed by Cory Lerios and John D'Andrea, in with the Japanese dialog track, and here's why . . . I always felt the American and UK dialogue sounded so childish, and unnecessarily edgy with its bad language. When I watched the Japanese version on my DVD from 2006, it was very serious, sort of sophisticated with its plot, and the subtitles were extremely different in tone from the dialog of the English versions. But my problem with this version is with the Japanese soundtrack . . . it's full of vanilla J-Pop and the songs and music score are so non-appropriate to the situations they are supposed to underline. The best example is the fight between Chun-Li and Vega. The song that is played to the scene is CRY by Naofumi Suhara and performed by Big Life. It's a sad song, and seems like it's supposed to play to the tragedy of Chun-Li being severely beaten and killed by a brutal killer, Vega. Except, THAT isn't how the scene plays out. Chun-Li proves to be more of a match for Vega and kicks the snot out of him before she defeats him and sends him through a wall. The U.S. and UK SOUNDTRACK has KMFDM's ULTRA. It adds the proper danger and threat, without compromising Chun-Li's capability, or the proper action underscore of the scene. The other piece that I felt the U.S./UK SOUNDTRACK really captured the proper spirit was the introduction scene of Guile. The film cuts to Patterson Air Force Base where Guile is landing an F16 fighter jet, and is about to be introduced to Chun-Li. The music in the original Japanese sound score was like Kenny G scoring a movie. The U.S. and UK versions had a guitar riff and rhythm beat that reminded you of the vibe of Top Gun, which is how it should be. The Songs and music are seriously mismatched in the original Japanese version, and it makes me wonder what was running though the minds of the composer and director when they were working their way through the film. The music throughout should sound worldly, tribal, and full of verve, not 80's teen comedy or Eric Serra's The Big Blue score. It should be rockin' in places and tranquil in others. The music playing to Bison's entrance at the Shadaloo (Shadowlaw in the English versions) base should sound the way it is in the English versions; intense, intimidating, sinister, and full of intrigue. The Japanese version makes no sense, it sounds too tranquil and weird in a bad way. Weird in that it sounds like a Jedi is walking down corridors, and not a Sith Lord walking down DARK corridors. The only voice actor I like in the English versions is Tom Wyner, because he was appropriately menacing, and the man had a HEAVY voice. When you see his character, he has this huge jaw, and massive physique, and his voice seemed to do that image justice. Ryu really didn't fit for me. At times he sounds like he belongs in Goodfellas, because the inflection the actor chose was very Italian mafioso at times. Ken . . . too whiny, and not fast talking enough. He should sound like a showman with pinoche, and not have a voice at a scratchy pitch that could crack glass. The actress that portrays Chun-Li sounded too stilted and choppy. There wasn't a single line she read aloud that had any smooth rhythm to it. The others play out pretty much the same way, so I'm not leaving anything out by not covering each one. Like I stated before, get a mix that includes the American Soundtrack with the Japanese dialogue and subtitles, and I will consider THAT Blu Ray release a COMPLETE VERSION.

The Movie itself is a wonder to behold, visually and for its story. It globe spans from Seattle WA, to Japan, to India, to Las Vegas NV, to Thailand and the Thai Laos Border. The background paintings are exquisite to the eyes, and the animation is top notch. The character designs are a bit dated, but they look close enough to the game designs to do the work justice. The story is one we've seen in the games from the late 80's to early 90's from Capcom. It covers Ryu's esoteric journey, the discovery of self as a martial artist. It has Ken's journey of finding that perfect fight with the only person he WANTS to test himself with, his old friend Ryu. It's about Chun-Li's path of Justice, and Guile's quest for vengeance against M. Bison, who had Guile's air force wingman Charlie, brutally killed while on a mission. It features all the Street Fighter II characters such as Blanka, E. Honda, Dhalsim, T. Hawk, Cammy, Balrog, Dee Jay, Fei Long, Zangief, and of course Sagat who gets the curtain call scene at the beginning of the movie with Ryu. Here you'll witness the fabled moment when Ryu defeated Sagat, and how Sagat got that huge scar across his chest. This movie is rich with Street Fighter lore, built from the years prior. It's THE Movie that we should've received in theaters instead of that ridiculous cash grab that exploited Raul Julia, Jean Claude Van Damme, and Kylie Minogue as Cammy (for some stupid reason). But THIS Blu Ray is the one to get, because the transfer is NOT cheap and disappointing. The versions presented here are crystal clear and have never looked better. The ADR editing was supervised by the original ADR mixer, Les Claypool who went on in the previous years to work on music and sound for South Park and Robot Chicken. People forget he used to do work for anime dubs. Get this version before it's gone, because we might not get another one this great.
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Nib GuruReviewed in the United States on December 12, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not the original aspect ratio
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This clearly isn't a new scan or remastered film transfer. Someone took Sony's tom-foolery and upscaled it as best as they could. You get the uncut version, which is good and the sound and video are light years better than the DVD, but the details aren't there for what you'd expect from the HD format. Because it uses Sony's transfer, the image is zoomed in to fill the screen, and it's OVERLY DARK!!!

Seems I will wait another decade until someone decides to remaster this, and release in it's 1:33:1 original aspect ratio.
12 people found this helpful
Mach TwoReviewed in the United States on June 21, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
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There is absolutely NO REASON WHATSOEVER for this to be offered only in dubbed format. The original Japanese version with subtitles is LIGHT YEARS better than this tripe. What pathetic, manufactured excuse could you possibly come up with to justify not offering the original format with subtitles? This is literally a raping of the integrity of this movie, and everyone who put effort into making is (sans the craptastic dubbing and even worse music). Release the subtitled version, for the love of all things holy.
8 people found this helpful
BatmanReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wow! Hidden Gem. Original fans of the game won’t be disappointed
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Wow. I grew up with this game. Just hit 40 now and found out about this movie randomly. Was looking for cartoons to watch with my kids.

***CAUTION*** there’s language and nudity. Yes I said nudity. Luckily I was quick to the remote.

This was one of the best movie adaptations of a game I’ve seen. Good story line, decent character development and a good ability to work in all of the characters and their signature moves without appearing to be ridiculous or out of place.

It gave off a 90s movie vibe, but stood there rest of time and had a surprisingly excellent soundtrack.

If you liked the original game (the 2nd one because of the added characters), you’ll appreciate this movie.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 12, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Video Game Movie Ever Made
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Recently, my 12 year old commented that there had never been a decent movie based on a video game franchise.

As a dad I knew exactly what I needed to do in this situation. So I ordered the Blue Ray, ripped it to the Plex server, and proved him wrong! As an added bonus, the quality of the Blue Ray was incredible.

IMPORTANT - Make sure you rip the version with a slightly shorter duration if you plan on sharing the movie with the entire family.
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Joseph J. CarrollReviewed in the United States on March 1, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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We have all played the games, but the story behind the game is something altogether different. In this classic anime, we get to see many of the fan favorite characters and how life works for them before we get to the action. The story centers around Ryu and Ken, and the fact that Bison wants to harness their power for his own evil gains. But Bison is being pursued by Chun-Li and Guile and must send out his assassins to buy him time to complete his scheme. Vega is sent to deal with Chun-Li in a full scene that designed to be every fanboys dream. Bison captures Ken, and works to brain wash him to fight Ryu. Honda meets Ryu and helps him out, to be rewarded with a fight with Balrog to completehis part of the tale at the end. Guile catches up to Bison just as he catches up with Ryu, and in the climax Bison finds out the hard way that Ken and Ryu together are a deadly combination.
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