The Joy of Torture/DVD

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  • Released in 2005
  • Region 2
  • 96 min
  • STUDIO: Toei
  • PICTURE: 2.35:1 Anamorphic NTSC
  • SOUND: Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 (384 kbps)
  • SUBTITLES: No Subtitles
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Production Stills | Teaser Trailer (1:38) | Theatrical Trailer (2:41)
  • DVD COMMENTS: This Toei release is remastered and looks very good. The progressive transfer is colourful, sharp and free of edge enhancement. Extras consist of picture gallery and original trailer and teaser. The teaser trailer is notable for featuring a few seconds of behind the scenes footage of the cast and director Ishii. No subtitles are included.


  • Released in 2005
  • Region 2
  • STUDIO: Japan Shock
  • PICTURE: 2.35:1 Non-Anomorphic PAL
  • SOUND: Japanese Mono | German Mono
  • SUBTITLES: English, German and Dutch subtitles
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Trailer | Bonus Trailers | Slideshow | Collectable Cards
  • DVD COMMENTS: Japan Shock offers the movie with English subtitles, but the non-anomorphic image in not very good. It's soft and filled with edge enhancement. The Japanese DVD by Toei is miles ahead of this, although this release isn't downright terrible.
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