The point of releasing this movie was for people who never had a Dreamcast due to it being unsuccessful because of the PlayStation 2, that are playing Shenmue II first, to know what happened before Shenmue II. The movie had the game's cutscenes, but put into a suspenseful movie-like form.
A fan (Mr 357) has recreated the entire movie in full HD with widescreen support and captured much of the missing content that was missing from the original movie. It is online at YouTube.
- Throughout the movie many sound effects were replaced with new ones compare to the original game itself.
Ruth Hollyman - Nozomi Harasaki
Jerry Ledbetter - Mark Kimberly
Alex Hayns - Smith Bradley
Rob Croker - Terry Ryan
Ann Slater - Xia Xiu Yu