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Old 01-24-08, 11:41 PM
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1408 on Blu-Ray - is this legit?

http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/14...y-p-13395.html

I've never heard of this retailer...and NONE of the major retailers that I've searched have this title listed.
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Old 01-24-08, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by abrg923
http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/14...y-p-13395.html

I've never heard of this retailer...and NONE of the major retailers that I've searched have this title listed.
XPloited Cinema is a reputable seller of imported HDM. No worries there.
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Old 01-24-08, 11:54 PM
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Given that it's an import, what differences am I looking it between a US BRD and it? (I've never bought an imported movie before)
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I would try to find out about the extras. If they're in PAL you'd be unable to watch them. If that wouldn't matter to you it would be fine.
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Old 01-25-08, 12:32 AM
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Its a BD, PAL and NTSC don't matter since the extras are on the same disc as the film.

The only problem would be if the HD transfers were taken from a PAL source. That would cause pitch issues. So far, only Studio Canal has had this problem. No other European distributors have the problem.

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Only major differences would be language and subtitle options.
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I don't care about the subtitles...the film says it's in English, though, so that would mean no language differences, right?
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Yeah even though it says it's in English, it's actually in Greek!
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Old 01-25-08, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by emachine12
Its a BD, PAL and NTSC don't matter since the extras are on the same disc as the film.
Even though they're on the same disc, if they're in standard definition, the video still is encoded as PAL or NTSC.

If the extras are in HD, then it would be different.
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Old 01-25-08, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by abrg923
I don't care about the subtitles...the film says it's in English, though, so that would mean no language differences, right?
Its not jsut subtitles is forced subtitles that are the issue. Usually though the movies are put out with their native language as a track. You may have some issues with the Menus being in the native language, but with some releases (ie Studio Canal) have an option to select which language you want the menus in.

From what I saw on HDD the HD DVD version has subtitles that can be turned off when listening to the English language track. So that may also hold true for this release.
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Originally Posted by Ph8te
Its not jsut subtitles is forced subtitles that are the issue. Usually though the movies are put out with their native language as a track. You may have some issues with the Menus being in the native language, but with some releases (ie Studio Canal) have an option to select which language you want the menus in.

From what I saw on HDD the HD DVD version has subtitles that can be turned off when listening to the English language track. So that may also hold true for this release.
Eh...if this is the case, I'll wait for a US release...not willing to take the chance. Thanks!
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Old 01-25-08, 01:20 AM
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Old 01-25-08, 01:43 AM
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Xploited absolutely rocks! Great service. I love my T2 HD DVD!
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If this had forced subtitles, xploited would say so like they do with T2 theatrical cut. Xploited is probably the best niche DVD retailer around.
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Several people on other forums have the HD DVD version already, and that version has no forced subtitles (subs are present at the start of the movie but easy to turn off).
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Yeah, but what about the original menus? If those aren't in English...pass.
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Old 01-25-08, 10:34 AM
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English menus.

Tony always lists all the details in the item description; if something has forced subs or no subs, etc, it will say so right there.

Orders always ship within 24 hours and often same day of order; I can't recommend them (Xploited) highly enough.
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Alright...I'll take a shot. Are they good with returns?
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Old 01-25-08, 03:07 PM
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Shipped within 2 hours...that's impressive.
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Originally Posted by abrg923
Alright...I'll take a shot. Are they good with returns?
If its at decent price, I'll take it!
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Huh?
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Old 01-25-08, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by abrg923
Huh?
It means he'll buy it from you if you consider returning it.
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Return = get full refund.
Selling = not get full refund.
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There is a disclaimer on the product page that he cannot accept returns due to player incompatibility. I think that's fair, considering it costs him money just to import this stuff.

Their return policy is stated on the site, and is typical for media. Unopened = full refund. Opened has to be defective for a refund. Now, if the menus are goofy or the movie is unplayable, I suppose you could make an argument that the disc is defective, but I think these import Blu-Ray's are definitely buyer beware.
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return - may not take them, should have asked questions prior to purchase.
sell - may be only resort if not pleased.


was only offering, apologies for your troubles.
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