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Old 03-18-08, 05:46 PM
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Are Canadian dvds region 1?

I got all of The Trailer Park Boys seasons from Amazon US, but season 3 says out-of-stock, and no timeframe for a re-stock. Amazon.ca has it, but I wasn't sure if it was the same release. Are Canadian dvds also region 1? The TPB website wouldn't sell it to me in the US for some reason.
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Old 03-18-08, 05:47 PM
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Yes, Canada is Region 1
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Old 03-18-08, 06:02 PM
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With bilingual covers. It may have been released by a different company in CA.
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Old 03-18-08, 06:12 PM
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On the Canadian releases there is usually a little red Maple Leaf on the back also. But no difference in the content. I order from the US most of the time as Canadian web sites are way out of whack with the prices. Especially with our dollar being pretty well at par with the US dollar. We are both Region 1.

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Old 03-18-08, 06:21 PM
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Thanks. I just ordered season 3 & the movie, since it doesn't come out until next month in the US. Anyone who hasn't seen this show should check it out. It's like Weeds in a trailer park, with grown-up Beavis & Buttheads as the stars. Very smart "dumb comedy".
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Old 03-18-08, 07:57 PM
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Wait, this was a legitimate question?
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Old 03-18-08, 09:39 PM
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It's possible they could be region-free also.
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Old 03-18-08, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Numes
It's possible they could be region-free also.
Wait, what? Canada?

The Canada I'm in right now? Region free? Since when?
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Old 03-18-08, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Nick Martin
Wait, what? Canada?

The Canada I'm in right now? Region free? Since when?
It was kind of a smart-ass comment (my comment) since the question had already been answered. All I'm saying is that not all DVDs are even coded for a region, so there are undoubtedly many Canadian DVDs that have no region coding.
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Old 03-19-08, 02:15 AM
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All I'm saying is that not all DVDs are even coded for a region, so there are undoubtedly many Canadian DVDs that have no region coding.
Are there lots of American DVDs that are region-less? That's news to me.

Generally speaking, the differences between American and Canadian DVDs are as follows:

-Cover art. In recent years, Canadian releases have bilingual cover art (English and French) which is terrible in every way.

-Language tracks. True example: "Spider-Man 3" had English and Spanish audio for the American DVD, while the Canadian one had English and French instead. Spanish is typically replaced with French, be it audio or subtitles. Some have all three.

In RARE cases, certain audio tracks are dropped (DTS, commentaries) for a French language track.

The majority of DVDs have either American-made discs with Canadian-made packaging, or vice versa.

As you can see, French-language stuff ruins the original DVDs in one way or another. I FUCKING HATE THE FRENCH all over DVD cover art, and well, every product in Canada.

So for anyone who doesn't know, Region 1 isn't American, it's NORTH AMERICAN. 'kay? And somewhere else, too. Japan or something. I don't remember.

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Old 03-19-08, 03:09 AM
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FYI:

Region Countries
0 No Region Coding
1 United States of America, Canada
2 Europe, including France, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Arabia, Japan and South Africa
3 Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo and Indonesia
4 Australia and New Zealand, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America
5 India, Africa, Russia and former USSR countries
6 Peoples Republic of China
7 Unused
8 Airlines/Cruise Ships
9 Expansion (often used as region free)

from:
http://hometheaterinfo.com/dvd3.htm
which also has a color-coded map.
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Old 03-20-08, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Nick Martin
Are there lots of American DVDs that are region-less? That's news to me.
I didn't say there are lots of them. A lot of the smaller companies don't region code their DVDs.

I did a quick filter on DVD Profiler for Canadian DVDs. I made it through the numbers and the letter 'A' and there were 41 DVDs that had no region coding. Most were porn or music DVDs.

I'm sure you could multiply that by 10 or more for United States DVDs.
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I believe you can only ship-to a Canadian address when ordering from Amazon.ca. . . . correct?

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I believe you can only ship-to a Canadian address when ordering from Amazon.ca. . . . correct?
Incorrect. Unless you live in Afghanistan, Angola, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, or Sudan, then Amazon.ca can ship DVDs to you
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Originally Posted by Xbox69
I believe you can only ship-to a Canadian address when ordering from Amazon.ca. . . . correct?
No. I have ordered from amazon.ca before (and I'm in the US)

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/help/custome...&nodeId=915474
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Just a couple of weeks ago I ordered a DVD Set from Amazon.ca and received it - I am in Japan.
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I live in Canada and I rarely buy from Amazon.ca.

The prices on Amazon.com are a lot cheaper, sometimes by as much as 50-70%, no taxes, no import tax and while shipping is a bit on the high side, I still come out ahead.

YMMV
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Originally Posted by howwon
I live in Canada and I rarely buy from Amazon.ca.

The prices on Amazon.com are a lot cheaper, sometimes by as much as 50-70%, no taxes, no import tax and while shipping is a bit on the high side, I still come out ahead.

YMMV
Me too. Plus, the English-only covers is also a big selling point.
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