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Japanese Movie Releases

Below is a chronological listing of every Japanese release of the Patlabor movies (including Mini Pato) on every format they were released on. Note: Please do not ask me where bootlegs and/or downloads can be found. If you email me regarding bootlegs or downloads, don't expect any response.

Patlabor the movie

Patlabor the movie Laserdisc Cover

Patlabor the movie VHS and Beta Cover Patlabor the movie VHS and Beta Reverse Cover
Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Formats:
NTSC Laserdisc (CLV format), VHS, Beta, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime:
99 minutes
Catalogue Numbers:
BES-430 (VHS), BEB-430 (Beta), BELL-300 (Laserdisc)
Release Date:
16 December 1989 (VHS), 25 January 1990 (Laserdisc)
Availability:
Out of Print

Notes: "Visual File" featurette included as extra on laserdisc as well as 24 page "Meet the Movie" booklet. VHS and Beta sleeves are reversible with alternate artwork.

 

Patlabor the movie

Patlabor the movie Memorial Edition Laserdisc Cover Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format:
NTSC Laserdisc (CLV format), Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime:
99 minutes
Catalogue Number:
BELL-300
Release Date:
April 1992
Availability:
Out of Print

Notes: Memorial Edition with new sleeve artwork to celebrate the sale of one million Patlabor videos.

 

Patlabor the movie

Patlabor the movie VHS Cover Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format:
NTSC VHS, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime:
99 minutes
Catalogue Number:
BES-898
Release Date:
25 June 1993
Availability:
Out of Print

Notes: VHS re-release to coincide with the theatrical release of "Patlabor 2 the movie".

 

Patlabor the movie 2

Patlabor 2 the movie Pan and Scan Version VHS Cover Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format:
NTSC VHS, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime:
113 minutes
Catalogue Number:
BES-819
Release Date:
22 November 1993
Availability:
Out of Print

Notes: Pan and Scan version of the film.

 

Patlabor the movie 2

Patlabor 2 the movie Laserdisc Cover

Patlabor 2 the movie VHS Cover Patlabor 2 the movie VHS Reverse Cover
Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Formats:
NTSC Laserdisc (CLV format), VHS, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime:
113 minutes
Catalogue Numbers:
BELL-642 (LD) BES-975 (VHS)
Release Date:
17 December 1993
Availability:
Out of Print

Notes: Widescreen VHS and LD versions. VHS sleeve is reversible with alternate artwork.

 

Patlabor the Movie Complete Works LD Box

Patlabor the Movie Complete Works LD Box Cover Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format:
NTSC Laserdisc (5 CAV discs), Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime:
281 minutes
Catalogue Number:
BEAL-740
Release Date:
21 January 1995
Availability:
Out of Print

Notes: Contains the first two Patlabor movies with their trailers and TV commercials (discs 1 - 4) in high quality CAV format. Disc 5 contains "Making File 1" which includes interviews with staff intercut with various stills of production material. Also include is CG fly-arounds of the SV2 station and AV-98 Ingram taken from the "Patlabor Digital Library Vol. 2" CD-ROM. Also included is a 100 page book called "Making File 2" which includes interviews with staff, production notes, synopsis of the films and articles on modern day (1995) robotics in Japan.

 

The Seven Dogs' War LD Box

The Seven Dogs' War LD Box Cover

Patlabor the movie Laserdisc Cover Patlabor 2 the movie Laserdisc Cover
Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format:
NTSC Laserdisc (6 CLV discs + 2 CDs), Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime:
616 minutes
Catalogue Number:
BELL-942
Release Date:
25 October 1996
Availability:
Out of Print

Notes: Contains seven films directed by Mamoru Oshii including the first two Patlabor movies. The box set also contains the films "Urusei Yatsura: Only You", "Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer", "Maroko" (movie edit of the 1989 six part OVA "Gosenzosama Banbanzai" with additional footage), "Angel's Egg" and the OVA "Twilight Q2 : Meikyu Bukken File 538". Also included is two CDs, a 30 track audio CD "The Dog's Ear" by Kenji Kawai, and CD-ROM "The Dog's Eye" with photos by Haruhiko Higami.

 

Patlabor the movie 1 and 2 Sound Renewal Version

Patlabor the movie Sound Renewal Version Laserdisc Cover

Patlabor 2 the movie Sound Renewal Version Laserdisc Cover
Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format:
NTSC Laserdisc (CLV format), Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime:
99 minutes (movie 1), 113 minutes (movie 2)
Catalogue Numbers:
BELL-1310 (movie 1), BELL-1311 (movie 2)
Release Date:
18 December 1998
Availability:
Out of Print

Notes: Contains Dolby Digital remix of both movie's audio tracks.

 

Patlabor the movie 1 and 2

Patlabor the movie DVD Cover

Patlabor 2 the movie DVD Cover
Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format:
NTSC DVD Region 2, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime:
99 minutes (movie 1 ), 113 minutes (movie 2)
Catalogue Numbers:
BCBA-0027 (movie 1), BCBA-0028 (movie 2)
Release Date:
18 December 1998
Availability:
Out of Print

Notes: Contains Dolby Digital 5.1 channel remix of both movie's audio tracks. For the first year both movies came in special "Laserdisc sized" packaging. This was part of a promotional push to entice Laserdisc buyers to take up the format. "Wings of Honneamise", "Memories" and "Macross: Do You Remember Love" were also released in similar packaging.

 

Patlabor the movie 1 and 2 Sound Renewal Version

Patlabor the movie Sound Renewal Version DVD Cover

Patlabor 2 the movie Sound Renewal Version DVD Cover
Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format:
NTSC DVD Region 2, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime:
99 minutes (movie 1), 113 minutes (movie 2)
Catalogue Numbers:
BCBA-0505 (movie 1), BCBA-0506 (movie 2)
Release Date:
26 June 2000
Availability:
Out of Print

Notes: Essentially the same as the previous release except with the "Sound Renewal" label.

 

Minipato

Minipato DVD Cover Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format:
NTSC DVD Region 2, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime:
70 minutes
Catalogue Number:
BCBA-1232
Release Date:
25 July 2002
Availability:
In Print

Notes: Contains "Making of" featurette and TV commercials.

 

Patlabor the movie (Rental Version)

Patlabor the movie (Rental Version) DVD Cover Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format:
NTSC DVD Region 2, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime:
99 minutes
Catalogue Number:
BCDR-0003
Release Date:
25 July 2002
Availability:
Not for retail sale

Notes: Essentially the same as the previous retail DVD releases. Not available for retail sale, for video shop rental only.

 

WXIII Patlabor the movie 3

WXIII Patlabor the movie 3 DVD Cover

WXIII Patlabor the movie 3 VHS Cover
Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Formats:
NTSC DVD Region 2, VHS, Japanese Dialogue Only with English and Japanese Subtitles (Subtitles for DVD Only)
Runtime:
102 minutes
Catalogue Numbers:
BCBA-1288 (DVD) BES-2933 (VHS)
Release Date:
25 September 2002
Availability:
Out of Print

Notes: DVD contains optional English and Japanese subtitles. Bonus features include TV commercials and theatrical trailers.

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