This release is the first licensed version of the original, Japanese-language print of BABY CART IN PERIL on DVD in the U.S. AnimEigo has since released the same title in a six-disc box set that contains all of the LONE WOLF AND CUB films. They also released an English-language version of the same movie under the title of SHOGUN ASSASSIN 3: BABY CART IN PERIL.
Buyers should steer clear of Artsmagic’s inferior version of BABY CART IN PERIL which was released in the U.K.
What the disc lacks in its unattractive cover art and menus, it makes up for in a clean 16×9 print, crisp original Japanese mono audio and carefully translated English subtitles.
Trailers – Original theatrical trailers for BABY CART IN PERIL, BABY CART IN THE LAND OF DEMONS, ZATOICHI AT LARGE, and ZATOICHI IN DESPERATION.
Program Notes – Four “pages” of film-related notes appear on the disc. It’s less than what the distrib usually provides, although their value is always limited by the research that goes into preparing the subtitle translation since that is what they are a direct byproduct of. In other words, the notes consist of explanations of various historical terminology found in the film’s script.
Format: Region 1 NTSC DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16×9 Widescreen (2.35:1)
Audio: Japanese 2.0
Length: 89 minutes
Release Date: 2004.06.08
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