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English Language Movie Releases

Below is a chronological listing of every English language release of the Patlabor movies 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 Mobile Police

Patlabor Mobile Police VHS Cover Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company: Manga Entertainment
Format: PAL, VHS Dubbed in English
Runtime: 99 minutes
Catalogue Number: MANV1080
Release Date: 5 June 1995
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: First English language release of any Patlabor anime anywhere in the world. Contains the original English dub which is rather liberal and inaccurate in some spots. New cover artwork commissioned by Manga Entertainment strangely has the SV2 "2" symbol on Noa's helmet and sleeve mirrored.

 

Patlabor Mobile Police (Subtitled Version)

Patlabor Mobile Police (Subtitled Version) VHS Cover Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company: Manga Entertainment
Format: PAL, Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles
Runtime: 99 minutes
Catalogue Number: MANV1091
Release Date: 19 June 1995
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: A rare subtitled version from Manga Entertainment UK of an anime title from the mid 1990's. The only other times I can recall them doing this was for "Akira" and "Ghost in the Shell".

 

Patlabor 1 Mobile Police

Patlabor 1 Mobile Police VHS Cover Country of Origin: USA
Company: Manga Entertainment
Format: NTSC, VHS Dubbed in English, Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles
Runtime: 99 minutes
Catalogue Number: MGV 634801 (Dub), MGV 635485 (Sub)
Release Date: 25 July 1995
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Contains Japanese theatrical trailers and TV spots hidden as Easter Eggs.

 

Patlabor 2 the movie

Patlabor 2 the movie VHS Cover Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company: Manga Entertainment
Format: PAL, VHS Dubbed in English
Runtime: 109 minutes
Catalogue Number: MANV1106
Release Date: 6 November 1995
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Contains the original English dub which is much more accurate than the first film. On the back cover, the picture from the film of the Bay Bridge exploding is upside down.

 

Patlabor 1&2

Patlabor 1&2 VHS Box Set Cover Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company: Manga Entertainment
Format: PAL, VHS Dubbed in English
Runtime: 209 minutes
Catalogue Number: MANV1102
Release Date: 6 November 1995
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Box set of both films in a double VHS keep case.

 

Patlabor 2 Mobile Police

Patlabor 2 Mobile Police VHS Cover Country of Origin: USA
Company: Manga Entertainment
Format: NTSC, VHS Dubbed in English, Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles
Runtime: 113 minutes
Catalogue Number: MGV 635555 (Dub), MGV 635575 (Sub)
Release Date: 21 November 1995
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Essentially a port of the UK release. Back cover has completely different artwork from UK release.

 

Patlabor Mobile Police

Patlabor Mobile Police VHS Cover Country of Origin: Australia/New Zealand
Company: Manga Entertainment (Siren)
Format: PAL, VHS Dubbed in English
Runtime: 99 minutes
Catalogue Number: MANV1044
Release Date: 1995
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Essentially a direct port of the UK release. Siren Entertainment sublicensed the entire Manga Entertainment catalogue from Polygram who had the Australian distribution rights to Island Video (who owned Manga at the time) during the mid 1990's. The tape was also released in New Zealand.

 

Patlabor 2 the movie

Patlabor 2 the movie VHS Cover Country of Origin: Australia/New Zealand
Company: Manga Entertainment (Siren)
Format: PAL, VHS Dubbed in English
Runtime: 113 minutes
Catalogue Number: MANV1053
Release Date: 1996
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Essentially a direct port of the UK release. Siren Entertainment sublicensed the entire Manga Entertainment catalogue from Polygram who had the Australian distribution rights to Island Video (who owned Manga at the time) during the mid 1990's. The tape was also released in New Zealand.

 

Patlabor Mobile Police

Patlabor Mobile Police VHS Cover Country of Origin: Australia/New Zealand
Company: Manga Entertainment (Madman)
Format: PAL, VHS Dubbed in English
Runtime: 99 minutes
Catalogue Number: MANV1044
Release Date: 1999
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: A second Australian release of Manga's English dub of "Patlabor the movie". By 1998 Siren's rights had lapsed, and newcomer Madman Entertainment had sublicensed Manga's catalogue. The tape was also released in New Zealand.

 

Patlabor 2 the movie

Patlabor 2 the movie VHS Cover Country of Origin: Australia/New Zealand
Company: Manga Entertainment (Madman)
Format: PAL, VHS Dubbed in English
Runtime: 113 minutes
Catalogue Number: MANV1053
Release Date: 1999
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: A second Australian release of Manga's English dub of "Patlabor 2 the movie". By 1998 Siren's rights had lapsed, and newcomer Madman Entertainment had sublicensed Manga's catalogue. The tape was also released in New Zealand.

 

Patlabor 1 the movie

Patlabor 1 the movie DVD Cover Country of Origin: USA
Company: Manga Entertainment
Format: NTSC DVD, Region 1 Japanese Dialogue and English Dub with English Subtitles
Runtime: 99 minutes
Catalogue Number: 660200405427
Release Date: 25 July 2000
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Contains Japanese theatrical trailers and TV spots hidden as Easter Eggs.

 

Patlabor 2 the movie

Patlabor 2 the movie DVD Cover Country of Origin: USA
Company: Manga Entertainment
Format: NTSC DVD, Region 1 Japanese Dialogue and English Dub with English Subtitles
Runtime: 113 minutes
Catalogue Number: 660200405526
Release Date: 26 September 2000
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Contains Japanese theatrical trailers and TV spots hidden as Easter Eggs.

 

WXIII Patlabor the movie 3

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

Notes: Contains optional English subtitles. Bonus features include TV commercials and theatrical trailers.

 

WXIII Patlabor the movie 3 Special Edition

WXIII Patlabor the movie 3 Special Edition Cover Country of Origin: Japan
Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format:
NTSC DVD, Region 2 (2 discs), Japanese Dialogue with English and Japanese Subtitles
Runtime:
102 minutes
Catalogue Number:
BCBA-1289
Release Date:
25 September 2002
Availability:
Out of Print

Notes: Only disc 1 contains optional English subtitles. Disc two contains two "Making of" featurettes, 1997 pilot film, art gallery and the "Say Young 21" radio programme which includes the animation layouts for the movie. A complete storyboards book and interview and "making of" book is also included.

 

WXIII Patlabor the movie 3 (Rental Version)

WXIII Patlabor the movie 3 (Rental Version) DVD Cover Country of Origin: Japan
Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format:
NTSC DVD, Region 2, Japanese Dialogue with English and Japanese Subtitles
Runtime:
102 minutes
Catalogue Number:
BCDR-0015
Release Date:
25 October 2002
Availability:
Not for retail sale

Notes: Essentially the same as the previous retail DVD releases. Contains optional English subtitles. Bonus features include TV commercials and theatrical trailers. Not available for retail sale, for video shop rental only.

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