Eija Margit Niskanen emniskanen
Thu Dec 10 07:41:09 EST 1998

yes this is how the disco scene is cut in the western version. In the
Japanese version it continues from there so that hazuma pushes the girl
away that starts dancing with Mitsuya. The scene is in the Japanese version
also not in the beginning, but after the scene where Bandai has found the
ex-cop in the Pinky Bar. Also, the ending is different! Eija

At 10:20 PM 12/9/98 -0500, you wrote:
>There is a shot of Mitsuya in the disco at the beginning, but he is
>dancing with a tall girl with a perm, and the young guy doesn't seem to be
>there, unless this is him dressed up?!
>On Wed, 9 Dec 1998, Alan Kita wrote:
>> Really?  I thought there was a quick glimpse of the Beat's cohort in the
>> disco...was the domestic version feature a longer scene?
>> Alan
>> Eija Margit Niskanen wrote:
>> > 
>> > Also, the U.S. version does not have the stuff about Mitsuya and
Hazuma (?
>> > I mean Beat Takeshi's professional killer colleague, the young guy)
>> > together in the disco, so you never realize watching the U.S. version,
>> > Mitsuya and Hazuma knew each other. Eija
>> > 
>> > At 06:00 PM 12/8/98 -0500, you wrote:
>> > >
>> > >I recently saw Gonin here in the States  and I realized that there is  a
>> > >scene missing from the version I saw in Japan on video.
>"One should always be a little improbable" - Oscar Wilde
>David J. Groom
>dgroom at umich.edu

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