The Japanese DVDs of the first 3 movies (including the 2011 reprints, according to Dogasu's detailed movie guide which should pretty much resolve any question of what languages included in each release) included the 4Kids dub as an audio track. The 'English subtitles' in these movies are the dub dialogue - not a direct translation. The Blu-ray box set released late last year doesn't include these.
There aren't any other Blu-ray releases of the movies in Japan. There's only the one that came out last November and, as stated earlier, that one didn't have the English audio on it.Originally Posted by sonic10158
Now the DVDs, yes, but only for movies 1-3. Media Factory hasn't been including the English dub on their DVDs for any of the movies since then.
What you came across was probably someone ripping the video from the Blu-rays and then taking the English audio track from the American (or Canadian, Australian, etc.) DVDs and tacking that on there as an extra. The legit release of the Blu-ray only includes the Japanese tracks.
Well, I bought it, so that's at least one.Originally Posted by Silktree
The Blu-ray set wasn't meant to be something you buy for your kids. It's a product meant for older collectors who can afford to drop half a grand on a thirteen movie set.
Arceus Gap. Movies 1-3 are still out of print in the US.
Mewtwo would look really cool.
Gotta Catch 'Em All!
Arceus movie was finally released in the US, and the first 3 movies still have the dub track on them. The Blu-ray versions probably omit the English dub because the box set is just the movies, no extras. (Similar, I s'pose to how those crappy Echo Bridge DVDs and Blu-rays are missing all the special features, too)
I'm not really saying for the older fans. They left because they matured. But I really think the younger generation would enjoy it. I grew up with the old movies. Saw all of them in the theaters. And I don't think any of the new movies nearly match up to them. I just feel that it would be so cool to see the older movies animated at their best. At the time, they were the best of their time. I don't think that it would be great, or even a classic. But it would sell. And I don't think that there would be any real problems with them.
Gotta Catch 'Em All!
Actually, there would be a ton of problems. They wouldn't be able to name half the Pokemon in the first few movies. :p