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Old 02-10-14, 11:00 AM   #51
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Re: What DVD's 1rst prompted you to get a Region Free DVD player?

Farscape.

The R2 DVDs were years ahead of their R1 counterparts.. I mean literally, you could get Season 1 about 3 years earlier from the UK than from the US. Also, the R1 disc were all issued as "Starburst" editions (or some such nonesense) which were little more than "best-of" collections. The R2 DVDs were released in 4-5 episode sets, the episodes were sequential, each set in a pair of Amarays that themselves came in a beautiful box, and the backside artwork for the 5 boxes that comprised a season made a single image.

Here's S1:


Oh, and they were much less expensive as well.
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Old 04-27-14, 09:09 PM   #52
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Re: What DVD's 1rst prompted you to get a Region Free DVD player?

I don't think it was any one particular title. I got into Korean films in a big way right at about the same time I switched from VHS to DVD (around 2002). I had already rented through the meager selection at my local Blockbuster and through the few Korean titles on Netflix. I knew that many Korean DVDs were R3 and that, along with my love of HK film, meant region free was the only practical option for me to see all those films I was hearing good things about. My first DVD player was a Sampo.

Having said that, it is possible that my very first R3 DVD was Battle Royale.
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Old 02-05-15, 02:31 PM   #53
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Re: What DVD's 1rst prompted you to get a Region Free DVD player?

..it was hammer's release of dracula (1958) 3 disc release on blu-ray...outstanding
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Old 02-07-15, 12:13 PM   #54
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Re: What DVD's 1rst prompted you to get a Region Free DVD player?

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Farscape.

The R2 DVDs were years ahead of their R1 counterparts.. I mean literally, you could get Season 1 about 3 years earlier from the UK than from the US. Also, the R1 disc were all issued as "Starburst" editions (or some such nonesense) which were little more than "best-of" collections. The R2 DVDs were released in 4-5 episode sets, the episodes were sequential, each set in a pair of Amarays that themselves came in a beautiful box, and the backside artwork for the 5 boxes that comprised a season made a single image.

Here's S1:


Oh, and they were much less expensive as well.
I am still bitter about Farscape and ADV.

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Old 02-08-15, 03:36 PM   #55
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Re: What DVD's 1rst prompted you to get a Region Free DVD player?

I rarely use my region free player, but my reason for getting one was a promo DVD about The Office that I picked up in a magazine when I visited London.
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Old 02-10-15, 09:28 PM   #56
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Re: What DVD's 1rst prompted you to get a Region Free DVD player?

The Masters of Cinema line, basically.
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Old 02-12-15, 01:34 PM   #57
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Re: What DVD's 1rst prompted you to get a Region Free DVD player?

I believe that my first one was Father Ted: Series 3. I bought the first two domestically, and Series 3 was taking too long to come out here, so I imported that bad boy.
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Old 03-24-15, 11:34 AM   #58
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Re: What DVD's 1rst prompted you to get a Region Free DVD player?

Kim Ki-Duk's Bin-jip which got fired me up about Korean movies.
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Old 04-03-15, 07:16 AM   #59
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Re: What DVD's 1rst prompted you to get a Region Free DVD player?

Dallas the complete Series at Amazon UK for $80, had to grab a player for my mom, she loves the show.

I have "other" routes of watching my int. DVD's and do not need any dvd player
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