The American cuts/dubs of these films do exist. Sadly, the companies behind region 1 disks just don't want to invest into searching or renting these film prints. I can see their point, seeing these are special interest film.
Tamura wrote:My new pen pal who sent me YONGARY in Korean along with the complete cast and crew list in order to help me restore the Korean version of that film gives me a salt crystal-sized amount of hope that some collectors are actually nice and willing to cooperate, a Honda-esque message that doesn't get through to hoarders.
That's reassuring. Sadly, most collectors won't lend/rent out their prints. The reason being, if the film is available to the public through home video, that renders their film prints less desirable. This same situation came about when dealing with game prototype hoarders. If they allowed their games to be copied to the internet for the fans, their disks no longer have profit value.
I heard rumor that when MGM was releasing their region 1 Yongary disk, they were told the negative had been lost.