|Butterfly & Sword (San lau sing woo dip gim)||R1|
There have been three Region 0 releases of the film: US, Hong Kong and Taiwanese. The US version has an audio commentary by Tai Seng boss Frank Djeng and Hong Kong film expert/author Ric Meyers. It is in 1.85:1 NTSC, non 16x9, and includes a Cantonese dts, as well as Mandarin and English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio tracks. It has the shorter ending (see the censorship section) but the original ending is included as an extra. Running time is 86:44 NTSC. The Taiwanese release has the original ending (running time 87:25 NTSC) but is in a cropped aspect ratio of 1.45:1, non 16x9 and has burnt in English and Mandarin subtitles (at the same time). The Hong Kong version has the shorter ending and is framed at 1.70:1 NTSC, non 16x9. Our Region 2 / 4 version is the cut version which lacks the original ending. With the ending as an extra, the US version is the most complete.