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Old 06-05-11, 07:09 PM   #1
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Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

I'm placing an order there and want to get the most out of the crazy shipping cost. Any films/tv shows only on DVD in Germany?
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Old 06-05-11, 09:01 PM   #2
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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

Varies wildly according to your preferences. I dare not make any suggestion, since every single time I checked Netflix's list of preferences for my zip code, mine were completely off.
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Old 06-05-11, 10:05 PM   #3
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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

I use amazon
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Old 06-05-11, 11:58 PM   #4
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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

Try www.grooves-inc.com They're Swiss, English-friendly, with cheaper shipping and I've used them successfully.

The original of The Mechanic (Kalter Hauch) is English-friendly too, and will play in "A;" the same company will publish Mr. Majestyk in the near future. The Thirteenth Warrior has forced German subs.

I have the Blu of El Cid too - haven't watched it yet. I have Salvador (locked "B"), Pursuit of The Graf Spee (Panzerschiff Graf Spee) ("B") and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada too
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Old 06-06-11, 09:40 AM   #5
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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

Here's what's sitting in my Amazon.de basket for a rainy day:

Five Graves to Cairo is a WWII spy thriller by Billy Wilder.

The Female Comedy Teams set that got good reviews here is a German release.
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Old 06-06-11, 09:41 AM   #6
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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

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Varies wildly according to your preferences. I dare not make any suggestion, since every single time I checked Netflix's list of preferences for my zip code, mine were completely off.
Well, thanks for posting!
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Old 06-06-11, 04:52 PM   #7
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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

One on my list, Mabel Cheung's documentary of Jackie Chan's family history, Traces of a Dragon

http://www.amazon.de/Traces-Dragon-J.../dp/B0009QSXA4

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traces_of_a_Dragon
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Old 06-07-11, 02:04 AM   #8
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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

Usually German TV shows are horrible but "Im Angesicht des Verbrechens" is quite a gem. It deals with the Russian mob in Berlin and a young German cop with Russian-Jewish roots who has ties with both parties. According to Amazon the German DVDs have English subtitles!

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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

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Try www.grooves-inc.com They're Swiss, English-friendly, with cheaper shipping and I've used them successfully.

The original of The Mechanic (Kalter Hauch) is English-friendly too, and will play in "A;" the same company will publish Mr. Majestyk in the near future. The Thirteenth Warrior has forced German subs.

I have the Blu of El Cid too - haven't watched it yet. I have Salvador (locked "B"), Pursuit of The Graf Spee (Panzerschiff Graf Spee) ("B") and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada too
If I am reading this correctly you are stating that the original Mechanic with Bronson will play in A region and Mr. Majestyk will as well? I must know how you know for sure. I really want to purchase them. I am talking about the blu rays listed on Amazon.de. Not the regular DVD's.
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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

The Edgar Wallace sets are excellent, although around 20% of the films don't have English subtitles.
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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

Yes, even with the English sub issues, the Wallace Krimi sets are well worth checking out.
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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

The German disc of The Mechanic is english-friendly, but locked to B.
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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

There appear to be R2/Spain imports on Amazon.de of the two Milo Manara TV movie series: The Click and Butterscotch, presumably in their original versions (the US releases that came from this series were converted to "stand-alone" movies and retitled).

There's also a Dutch import on there: Da Ali G Show: Da UK Sereez (the complete British TV series episodes that were cut-down for compilation releases in the UK)
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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

Resurrecting a 6 year old thread, HUZZAH!

I should have probably started a new one. ANYWAY...

Made an order from Amazon.DE recently and on the possibility that somebody wants these titles as well, I figured I post it.

1 Prison Break - The Final Break [Blu-ray] | 7,39
1 Fatale Begierde [Blu-ray] | 8,40
1 Double Dragon - Classic-Cult-Edition [Blu-ray] |5,86

Versandkosten (Shipping) 3,72
GESAMT (Total): 25,37 or $27.88 American.


1. Prison Break Final Break is ridiculous to find stateside at a reasonable price, so I am more than glad to buy the region free version at $8. Furthermore, the size of European cases will go nicely with my 4 seasons I bought from Best Buy recently.

2. Fatale Begierde is Unlawful Entry, a much underappreciated gem staring Kurt Russell and Ray Liotta. First time it's been in Blu-Ray anywhere (only been out about a week), and from everything I've been able to find, it is region free.

3. Finally, Double Dragon, the very 90's movie (to put it nicely) based off the video game with Scott Wolf & Alyssa Milano in its only region free release. I'm a sucker for anything Alyssa (except Public Enemies, go google it).

For $9 and some change per disc including shipping? I don't mind waiting 2-3 weeks at all. Furthermore, that's 2 more dvds I can get rid of or make the blu's into "combo packs". Sold.
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Old 03-09-17, 02:03 PM   #16
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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

they have the rec 4 movie set for 30 USD$ shipped...bluray.. not bad

(update: only german subtitles for a spanish speaking movie!! whoops... not for me)
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Re: Anything worth checking out from Germany/Amazon.de?

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1 Prison Break - The Final Break [Blu-ray] | 7,39 €
1 Fatale Begierde [Blu-ray] | 8,40 €
1 Double Dragon - Classic-Cult-Edition [Blu-ray] |5,86 €

Versandkosten (Shipping) 3,72 €
GESAMT (Total): 25,37 € or $27.88 American.
Got it last night, so nearly 3 weeks which is not too bad especially since that's what Amazon said the projected delivery date would be. (Which begs the question...the last two orders, one through Amazon.uk and then Amazon.de were both DEAD on their delivery date. How the heck do they get that right without a tracking #?)

Anyway, little notes on Fatale Begierde (Unlawful Entry) and Double Dragon. Both are region free as reported, and unfortunately neither have English subtitles. (Both have German subtitles which can be switched on and off) Both come in regular US Style thin non-eco cases. (Prison Break was in the European style sized case which fit nicely with my season sets). I didn't get a chance to watch them for longer than a few minutes a piece but Double Dragon looked pretty darn good and had a bevy of extras. I'm not sure I can say the same of Unlawful Entry though...it wasn't bad, but it looked a little rough. Then again, the dvd wasn't great shakes either..so maybe it's the master. Also, for those who care Unlawful Entry had the German title (Fatale Begierde) in the opening credits and on the case, it's in reverse, so it looks weird on the shelf. Double Dragon is an easy pick up based on what I saw if you liked the movie (or like a good trainwreck) but unless you are a die hard Kurt Russell fan (like myself), I'd probably stay away from the German release of Unlawful Entry. Hopefully Kino or Twilight Time pick that one up at some point.

So, at least for the time being I'll keep my dvd copies of those two films too (I've done a combo pack with both of them). Double Dragon for subtitles and Unlawful Entry for subtitles and a director's commentary.
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