Discotek Media
-From Rage Quitter 87's Fist of the North Star site

Discotek Media is a US company which licenses and distributes various movies, mainly cult films, Asian movies and anime series. As far as Fist of the North Star goes these guys are held in high regard by fans as not only did they release the 1986 movie on DVD, but they also released all of the Hokuto no Ken anime series -Hokuto no Ken and Hokuto no Ken 2 -on DVD across four box sets, making them the first company to manage to release the entire original series.

List of Discotek Fist of the North Star DVD releases:
Whilst all of Discotek's releases state that they are region 1 on the covers and discs, they are actually region 0 -which means they will play on any region of DVD player.

Fist of the North Star: The Movie
Released: May 19th, 2009
RRP: $17.99

Discotek's first ever FotNS release. The DVD features the remastered version of the movie, with new subtitles which sadly aren't that great. The subs are still readable but there are many translation errors. Extras include a couple of trailers, character profiles and an image gallery.
Fist of the North Star: The Movie
Released: 2010
RRP: $17.99

At some point in 2010, Discotek released a new version of the movie with much better subtitles than their previous release. The fact they did this was done with no announcement whatsoever, the only reason I found out it existed was from reading a topic at the Hokuto no Gun forums. The only other changes are to the front cover. Currently the easiest way to get this version is to order from the Discotek site itself, or their eBay store.
Fist of the North Star: The TV Series Volume 1
Released: July 27th, 2010
RRP: $49.99

Contains episodes 1-36, spread across 5 DVDs. The picture quality is great, with the episodes being remastered. Special features include an English dub (which was originally from the Manga Entertainment release), new subtitles, character bios and a trailer.
Fist of the North Star: The TV Series Volume 2
Released: November 22nd, 2010
RRP: $49.99

Contains episodes 37-72. As before, this is a 5 DVD set.
Fist of the North Star: The TV Series Volume 3
Released: July 7th, 2011
RRP: $49.99

Contains episodes 73-109 in a 5 disc set.
Fist of the North Star: The TV Series Volume 4
Released: November 8th, 2011
RRP: $49.99

Discotek's final set contains all of Hokuto no Ken 2, featuring 43 episodes on 6 DVDs.

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