I can confirm that this particular Japanese blu-ray has the extended Japanese version of The Protector, which was once only available on laserdisc!The Japanese version of The Protector is basically an extended version of Jackie Chans personal edit. If youre a Jackie Chan fan, you probably know the story.LONG STORY SHORT1. The Protector was Jackie Chans second American movie, after Battle Creek Brawl, and it was written and directed by James Glickenhaus.2. Jackie was already uncomfortable with production form the beginning. He didnt like the nudity, his Dirty Harry-like character, and the fact that he didnt have creative control. He also (correctly) felt that the movie was too slow-paced.3. Golden Harvest allowed him to make another edit of the movie for the Asian market. For this edit, Jackie Chan filmed an entire subplot with extra action sequences, removed the nudity (i.e. replacing the naked female drug workers with scientists wearing lab coats), trimmed the fat (cutting out excess footage), used alternative angles/shots, and dubbed the entire movie into Cantonese/Mandarin. Most famously, using re-shoots, he made the final fight between him and Bill Superfoot Wallace much more spectacular!4. Whats even more spectacular is that in spite of Jackie Chans version having an added subplot and more action sequences, he still managed to make HIS edit 5 minutes SHORTER than the Glickenhaus version. Therefore, Jackie Chans edit was much more faster-paced!I wont go into much more detail than that. However, this blu-ray has something spectacular: the extended Japanese version remastered into true HD!So, what are the differences between the Japanese version and the Hong Kong version?1. For all scenes taking place in the USA, you get the original English dialog! However, its different than the audio on Glickenhaus version. The Japanese versions is more raw, and the dialog definitely louder. Its not very refined. Definitely a mono track, but its mix of the music and sound effects is unique to the Japanese version.**ALSOWhen Jackie Chan asks the pedestrian where the bearded crook went, AND when that cop says Were with you, Billy, instead of it being in Cantonese, its actually dubbed into English, WITH Jackie Chans real voice!2. All scenes taking place in Hong Kong use the Cantonese dub, and on this blu-ray its a beautiful remastered 2.0 LPCM track! Original mono!3. Jackie Chan removed ENTIRE scenes for his edit. The Japanese version actually restores SOME of these scenes. Theres even one scene that is unique to the Japanese edit! However, the movie is still nudity-free.4. Therefore, because these scenes were included, some scenes have a slightly different Cantonese dub to change the context. However, with the exception of these particular scenes, the entirety of the movie follows Jackie Chans edit. Except for...5. THE OUTTAKE CREDITS: The Japanese version has the outtake credits that have become a staple of Jackie Chans films! The end credits are also English-language. It also has the Chip Taylor song One Up For The Good Guys playing.SUBTITLES: There no English subtitles (on this entire blu-ray). However, on the HD Japanese version there are vertical Japanese subtitles that appear on the right side of the screen (and sometimes on the left).