Japanese Audio/subs on US Blue Ray Disks

If you were like me, and completely unaware of it, it might upset you just a hair to know that beautifully done Japanese was within your fingertips for potentially some of your favorite movies, or at least movies you’re willing to watch. A handful of BD( Blue ray Disk) movies from America is set up with pesky ‘hidden’ audio tracks in a few more languages.

So First off, here is a list of some well known blue ray movies from America that have hidden Japanese audio(sub) tracks presented on a forum that I’ve pulled here.

  • Appleseed Exmachina : Audio
  • Batman Begins : Subtitles / Audio
  • Batman Gotham Knight : Subtitles / Audio
  • Beetlejuice : Subtitles / Audio
  • Blade Runner : Subtitles
  • Bourne Trilogy, the (UK) : Subtitles / Audio
  • Constantine : Subtitles / Audio (need to put player settings to Japanese)
  • Dark Knight, the (UK) : Subtitles / Audio
  • Death Race (UK) : Subtitles / Audio
  • Dragon Ball Z Broly double feature : Audio
  • Dragon Ball Z Dead Zone/World’s Strongest : Audio
  • Dragon Ball Z History of Trunks/Bardock Father of Goku : Audio
  • Dragon Ball Z Tree of Might/Lord Slug : Audio
  • Dragon Ball Z Cooler double feature- : Audio
  • Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13 / Bojack Unbound : Audio
  • Dragon Ball Z: Broly Triple Feature : Audio
  • Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn / Wrath of the Dragon : Audio
  • Diebuster : Audio
  • Dirty Harry : Subtitles / Audio
  • Eraser : Subtitles / Audio
  • Every Which Way But Loose : Subtitles / Audio
  • Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete : Audio
  • First Knight : Subtitles / Audio
  • Freedom : Audio
  • Gauntlet, the : Subtitles / Audio
  • Gunbuster : Audio
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets : Subtitles / Audio
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire : Subtitles / Audio
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix : Subtitles / Audio
  • Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone : Subtitles / Audio
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban : Subtitles / Audio
  • Hellboy II (UK) : Subtitles / Audio
  • How the west was won : Subtitles
  • Hulk (2003) : Subtitles / Audio
  • Interview with the Vampire : Subtitles / Audio
  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade : Audio
  • Kill Bill Vol 1 : Subtitles
  • Kill Bill Vol 2 : Subtitles
  • Kingdom of Heaven : Subtitles
  • La Haine (EU) : Subtitles
  • Letters From Iwo Jima : Audio
  • Lost Boys; the : Subtitles
  • Matrix Ultimate collection, the : Subtitles / Audio (need to put player settings to Japanese)
  • Mummy Trilogy, the (UK) : Subtitles / Audio
  • Natural Born Killers : Subtitles / Audio
  • Ocean’s 11 : Subtitles / Audio
  • Ocean’s 12 : Subtitles / Audio
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest : Subtitles
  • One Piece Movie 8: The Desert Princess and the Pirates – Adventures in Alabasta : Audio
  • Outbreak : Subtitles / Audio
  • Paprika : Audio
  • Perfect Storm : Subtitles / Audio
  • Samurai 7 : Audio
  • Serenity (UK) : Subtitles / Audio
  • Shinobi Heart Under Blade : Audio
  • Signs : Subtitles / Audio
  • SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers The Next : Audio
  • Speed Racer (UK) : Subtitles / Audio
  • Sweeney Todd (EU/HK) : Subtitles / Audio
  • Tekkon Kinkreet : Audio
  • V for vendetta : Subtitles / Audio
  • Van Helsing (UK) : Subtitles / Audio
  • Wings Of Honneamise, the : Subtitles / Audio
  • Wanted (UK) : Subtitles / Audio
  • Yukikaze : Audio
  • Zodiac – Director’s Cut (EU/AU) : Subtitles / Audio

You can also, simply search the Blue ray web site and use filters to find dvd’s from your country with Japanese audio and subs.

Out of these, I personally have bought V for Vendetta and Batman Begins, because that is the only ones in the store from the list. They were a lowly $10 a piece. That’s a nice price tag for Japanese language, movie I like, and quality of Blue Ray.

However, now I shall talk about the more saddening parts. When I came home super excited about watching Batman and V, I popped them in my play station 3 without any hesitation.

Where was the Japanese? I got really upset, I couldn’t find them, on either video. So I went online, and most people who could see it had either a Japanese region Blue ray player, or had set their PS3 to Japanese. Well, this is where I was getting sad, simply because I had my PS3 set to Japanese. I decided not to give up, as many people wouldn’t talk about it if it weren’t true, so I delved into my PS3 settings and realized there was a setting for default language of the actual Blue ray disks themselves. After popping that setting in Japanese, my disks then played in Japanese and had both audio and subs.

I wasn’t impressed with the subs for V for Vendetta because they weren’t exact subs. The audio was really good however, and didn’t distract me from the goodness of the movie. I really like the voice actor for V too. I haven’t watched Batman Begins just yet, but I’m looking forward to see who they have voicing Batman.

So if you have a BD player that isn’t from Japan, go ahead and check to see if there is a language, default setting, that can switch it to Japanese, and make sure to set the BD settings in your PS3 to Japanese as well.

In my area, a lot of these bds were between $10-20 a piece. That’s a pretty decent price, if you consider what it would take to get a Japanese BD from Japan sent over! I hope everyone enjoys this knowledge if it is new for you, as I certainty was super happy to find out myself! Interview with the Vampire up next! yay!

2 Responses to “Japanese Audio/subs on US Blue Ray Disks”
  1. yuricfurusho says:

    thank you!

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