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Old 05-11-04, 12:02 AM
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Looking for a few foreign legit dvds, need help

Thanks to the informative folks here at dvdtalk, I just found (on ebay) "Hero," which I enjoyed. The other dvd's I'm looking for are Infernal Affairs, Battle Royale 2 and Shaolin Soccer. I've found several on ebay, but can't be sure if they're bootlegs. If someone has scans of the covers I should look for, I'd appreciate it. For the record, I've got a Region 1 player only. Thanks.
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Old 05-11-04, 12:17 AM
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Check out the International Forum - there are threads on all those tiles which you can probably locate with a search. (and if you're enjoying the HK movies, go region-free to increase your options!)
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Well, I checked the International forum, but could only find discussion about other region discs. So if anyone has any info about region 1 or region 0 discs of these films, let me know. Thanks!
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Old 05-11-04, 05:55 AM
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Infernal Affairs
Infernal Affairs II
Infernal Affairs III

These are all original HK versions, not bootlegs.
The prices are in HK dollars, which and come out to about $14 each. The dvds for parts 2 and 3 (and maybe 1 too, I forget) are listed as Region 3, but they are in fact Region 0.

Shaolin Soccer

You really should get a region free player, especially if you like asian movies (though even if you don't, everyone needs a region free player).
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Old 05-11-04, 09:42 AM
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Thanks for the links. Want to point me to a good region free player?
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Again, look in the International Forum. Everything you want to know about region free players and DVDs from other regions.
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I have the Philips 726 and love it. I found it at Sears $60 a few weeks ago.

I heard you can find the Philips 727 on clearance at some targets it the same as the 726 but add a optical out.

To make these multi-region follow the instructions on this site
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks.ph...&Search=Search

Here is some reviews on the 726
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers....=&orderby=Name
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Originally posted by Markja
I have the Philips 726 and love it. I found it at Sears $60 a few weeks ago.
If the 726 is one of the ones I have (I think it is but need to double check) it doesn't do proper PAL > NTSC conversion so I would avoid it. The 727 does though.
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Battle Royale 2 Two-Disc region 3 dvd cheap at DDDHouse.com!
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Yeah, DDDHouse is the best. And cheap as hell too. Although you probably shouldn't get the Hong Kong release of Shaolin Soccer, but the Korean one. I read something about it having a better transfer there. Search for it in the international forum.
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Yeah, the HK Shaolin Soccer has some small problems on it. The DTS track is great, but the picture has some small pixelation here and there. I haven't seen the Korean release yet, but it's 2 disks, with all the extras shoved on the second one, so it should be better.
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