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Old 01-02-12, 11:19 AM   #1
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Non-U.S. Amazon deals (.co.uk, .ca, .de, .fr, dot-you-get-the-idea)

I've been shopping region free boxsets on Amazon.co.uk, and there are some really good deals on there. Shipping takes longer than Amazon.com for obvious reasons but is very reasonable.

Alien Anthology: ~$23

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alien-Anthol...5524015&sr=8-1

Batman Anthology: ~17

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Batman-Pictu...5524047&sr=1-1

X-Men Quadrilogy: ~$20

http://www.amazon.co.uk/X-Men-Quadri...f=pd_cp_d_h__1

Spider-Man Trilogy: ~ $23

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spider-Man-T...pd_sim_d_h__49

Also decent deals on boxsets for:

Matrix
Harry Potter
Star Wars
Bourne
Back to the Future
Planet of the Apes
Lethal Weapon

Be sure to do your homework on what's included compared to US versions and make sure you're getting region free. I'm very happy with the Alien set.
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Old 01-02-12, 11:41 AM   #2
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And;

BattleStar Galactica - $68 delivered

I cant post links - but that is the delivered cost to NY

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Old 01-02-12, 12:07 PM   #3
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BattleStar Galactica - $68 delivered

I cant post links - but that is the delivered cost to NY
How'd you get it to $68 -- did you order other things? Single item Delivered price is 44.74 which is a hair under $70 with a Fee Free CC.

Just got to love Amazon Converter rate of 1.612 instead of the published 1.550.

UK Battlestar Galactica Complete Series (Region Free)
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Old 01-02-12, 12:10 PM   #4
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Millennium Trilogy Extended is great Price compared to US version as well
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Old 01-02-12, 12:43 PM   #5
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Millennium Trilogy Extended is great Price compared to US version as well
I looked on the site, it says these discs are Region 2/3, will they play on a regular player that's not region free here?
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Old 01-02-12, 12:50 PM   #6
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My order total was 44.74 (actually used my UK CC, so that was my actual payment)

But converted to dollars

Oh, actually I now get $69.38 (1.55), but never realised Amazon used a different rate - though as I say, I paid in Sterking anyway
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Old 01-02-12, 01:06 PM   #7
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I looked on the site, it says these discs are Region 2/3, will they play on a regular player that's not region free here?
Rule 1-- never trust Amazon UK on Region Codes/Locks

BUT -- reports from several sources show the UK Trilogy is Region B locked and will not play on Region A machines.

The bonus DVD in this set is Region 2/PAL
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Old 01-02-12, 01:17 PM   #8
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Thanks, hariseldon! I'm glad I asked first.
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Old 01-02-12, 02:30 PM   #9
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Yeah, like I said in the OP...do a bit of homework first. For the most part, you'll find at least one review on Amazon confirming US compatibility if that's the case.
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Old 01-02-12, 04:09 PM   #10
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Torchwood complete series 1-4 can be had for $61 and change. That's much better than the $63 for series 1-3 from amazon.com.
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Old 01-02-12, 05:50 PM   #11
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I'm sure this has been asked one thousand times, but let me make it one thousand and one... A "Region Free" disc set will play on any US player? I have a Sony, -I don't know if that's Region A or Region Free ...but in theory will it play "Region Free" sets?

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Old 01-02-12, 06:11 PM   #12
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Short answer -- yes if they are truly region free then they should play on your Region A Sony.

Longer answer -- even all Region free disc aren't exactly the same. If the material is encoded 1080i50Hz then your Sony's (even PS3) will be in trouble -- ex: Special Edition Planet Earth, BBC Life, many TV shows). It also doesn't guarantee that all the extras which often are SD will play.

I think almost all the sets mentioned in this thread are 100% OK with the exception of the Milennium Trilogy.

The DVD is most DoublePlay, Triple Play will almost always be Region 2 locked and PAL so those aren't playable on normal US players (too many region free DVD players to count however).

As far as I can tell most Digital Copies on Region B releases will not work on folks with US accounts though this is more confusing even.

It still behooves you to check the release threads and read the UK reviews in which somebody invariable asks the question "Will it play on Region A,"


Check for 50Hz compatibility of your equipment
Bluray 50Hz

Check region status (often mentions region status, 50Hz if known, and known extra problems
Bluray Region Coding

Check here and at bluray.com reviews and forums for discussion and almost always someone will have checked once the set has been released.
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Old 01-02-12, 07:07 PM   #13
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weird, no idea about the millennium trilogy

i have region free player, so i didnt hestitate to buy it, that being said, it usually requires a code to play region B stuff, though just tested again and i dont have to enter the region B code for these to work.
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Mission Impossible is 17 pounds sterling but I might hold off since I don't really like the second one and I'm sure a new set will include #4.
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Single item Delivered price is 44.74 which is a hair under $70 with a Fee Free CC.
What credit card do you have? I thought they all charged a 3% conversion fee nowadays...
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Mission Impossible is 17 pounds sterling but I might hold off since I don't really like the second one and I'm sure a new set will include #4.
Its only $19.99 on the US site. That is much cheaper than 17 pounds
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What credit card do you have? I thought they all charged a 3% conversion fee nowadays...
Many cards don't and apparently the number is increasing. I have a Capital One during when my Chase Sony card switched banks so it was a nice little bonus.

None of Capital One cards have a fee.
Discover dropped it fee a couple months ago, but it's limited acceptance overseass

Chase Cobranded -- Hyatt, Marriott(?), British Airways, United, and I think a few other Hotel and airline brands are now free

American Express Platinum -- many of their premium cards

Citi Preferred

Schwab Visa (not sure it's available anymore for new customers)

I think this site is pretty up to date.
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^ Thanks for that. I have a Citi Visa Signature Card. Perhaps that doesn't have the foreign transaction fee. I'll have to look into it...

EDIT: Darn, it does have a fee. I do have a Discover Card, but it's a Walmart Discover Card, so not sure if that follows the same fee guidelines. I think I may get a Capitol One card before my next overseas vacation...
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Its only $19.99 on the US site. That is much cheaper than 17 pounds
Good point: I forgot I'd been following the U.S. thread for a while and decided not to buy, but I revived my interest in the set when my kids showed some willingness to see the films.
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Ordered the Millennium Trilogy Extended Ed. on 12/20. It shipped on 12/21 and I received it today. Total for me was $29.13 plus any possible fees from my card.

Shipping wise, not too bad considering it shipped during the holiday season.
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Torchwood complete series 1-4 can be had for $61 and change. That's much better than the $63 for series 1-3 from amazon.com.
Considering the quality of Miracle Day I'd rather pay 2 extra bucks to not have it... sure, I'll probably add it to my collection in the future, but it was just not good ol' BBC Torchwood.

It should be completely compatible with all Blu-ray players, too, since it was shot primarily in North America... in 24p (and none of that 1080i/50 crap), AFAIK.
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Not a blu-ray deal, but Amazon UK currently has the 9-DVD Harold Lloyd collection for under $17 shipped:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harold-Lloyd...5630716&sr=1-1

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Not a blu-ray deal, but Amazon UK currently has the 9-DVD Harold Lloyd collection for under $17 shipped:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harold-Lloyd...5630716&sr=1-1

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Not bad if you have region free player which can convert PAL (or a multisystem compatible setup).
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For anyone interested, The Godfather trilogy goes for around $35 shipped. Pretty good bargain, albeit slightly less agressive.
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Not a blu-ray deal, but Amazon UK currently has the 9-DVD Harold Lloyd collection for under $17 shipped:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harold-Lloyd...5630716&sr=1-1

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Peter, thank you so much for posting this deal! It turned out to be $15.00 shipped! A fantastic bargain given that the U.S. set is OOP and going for over a hundred dollars in the Marketplace. This set is comparable, missing only two of his sound films.

Amazon UK does NOT take Discover and I wasn't able to use my Cap One card to waive the conversion fee so I went with an AMEX at 2.7%.
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