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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
There's now official pre-orders up. The limited edition set is "Only @ Best Buy" in the US, and an "Amazon Exclusive" in the UK.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/star-wa...?skuId=6393929
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-S.../dp/B082WXCSKN

$198.43 shipped to the U.S. from Amazon UK.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

Are Disney discs usually region locked? If not I might put in a pre-order at Amazon UK.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

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Are Disney discs usually region locked? If not I might put in a pre-order at Amazon UK.

It says Region Free over at BD dot com - there's a dedicated thread to it.

https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread...=324306&page=4

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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

The lack of usable MA digital copies makes the UK version worth at least $50 less.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

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The lack of usable MA digital copies makes the UK version worth at least $50 less.
Not to the physical media only crowd.

EDIT - I'm not getting the set, so I have no vested interest in the final outcome, just helping folks save money.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

I just want a box set that will sit on a normal media shelf.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
It says Region Free over at BD dot com - there's a dedicated thread to it.
I think that's only in reference to the UHD Blu-ray discs, which are always going to be region-free, because UHD Blu-ray doesn't have any regions. There's still the potential that the 18 Blu-ray discs in the set are region locked.

The Blu-ray.com database says this:
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Star-...lu-ray/259350/
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4K Blu-ray: Region free
2K Blu-ray: Region B (A, C untested)
That said, many major Blu-rays are region-free nowadays. I've bought Disney/Pixar/Marvel/Star Wars Blu-rays (mostly 3D/2D) from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and UK, and all the recent ones have been region-free. So it's very likely the Blu-rays will be region free, but it's not guaranteed.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

Disney Blu-rays are region free.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
Disney Blu-rays are region free.
Not always. Ratatouille 3D Blu-ray in the UK is Region B locked. It's a rare occurrence, and that Ratatouille disc is from 5 years ago, but it's not outside the realm of possibility. The likelyhood that this set will be region locked is low, and thus it could be considered a "safe bet" it'll be region free, but it's never known for certain unless the distributor announces it as such, or someone gets a copy and tests it.
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo View Post
I just want a box set that will sit on a normal media shelf.
You have a few years to wait, then.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

Wonder if there will be a different non-exclusive set announced. I would guess so as I donít see why Disney would release the films on 4K but only as an exclusive set to a particular retailer.
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Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
Wonder if there will be a different non-exclusive set announced. I would guess so as I donít see why Disney would release the films on 4K but only as an exclusive set to a particular retailer.
They did something similar with the Marvel Infinity Saga Collector's Edition UHD set that came out, limited edition, exclusively at Best Buy:
https://comicbook.com/marvel/2019/11...box-set-order/

This set might be a bit different. With the Marvel set, the UHD releases were already available separately, so it wasn't the only way to get UHD copies of the films. We also know that the UK is getting "standard edition" Blu-ray and DVD sets. It may be that there's a cheaper "standard edition" UHD set, but they're holding back on announcing it so that Best Buy can get a lot of pre-orders.
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Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
Wonder if there will be a different non-exclusive set announced. I would guess so as I donít see why Disney would release the films on 4K but only as an exclusive set to a particular retailer.
They like money, so of course there will be, though maybe some things stay exclusive to this set.
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Yeah, just wasnít sure if maybe the 4K set was exclusive and that there maybe would be a standard Blu-ray set or what. I think Iíll get the set, probably from Amazon UK. Normally I donít go for the big sets anymore, but itís Star Wars and I donít own any of them and itís a nice looking set.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

Ordered from Amazon UK. The app is showing my total in GBP, but I selected the option to turn the currency converter on. I havenít ordered anything from them in a while and canít remember is that just how it shows in their system or do I need to modify the order so Iím charged in US dollars?
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

Best Buy has a deal today and tomorrow - Buy $150 in eGift Cards and get a $15 bonus that can be used in February.. Can be used up to 3 times. You could buy two, use them now on this and get $30 for later. Not quite as cheap as the UK set but you would get the digital codes
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

When the UK Brexits out of the EU, their economy will tank, and the Star Wars blu-ray set will be able to be had for about $10 US when the pound devalues.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

As much as I want the 4K for the first 6 movies, I'll set this one out until I have the original unaltered versions of Episodes IV-VI (which may be never). My Blu-rays will do for now.
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Yeah, sitting this one out too but because I don't like the PT. As much as I'd love to the the original OT, I doubt it will happen in my lifetime.
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Iím probably just going to get a copy of the Harmy editions at some point. Iíd rather not have to resort to that, but theyíre putting me in a corner with it if I ever want to own the films in higher quality than my DVD set (which still has alterations anyways).
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I heard there's a 4k version of the OT.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

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Ordered from Amazon UK. The app is showing my total in GBP, but I selected the option to turn the currency converter on. I havenít ordered anything from them in a while and canít remember is that just how it shows in their system or do I need to modify the order so Iím charged in US dollars?
I always let it charge me in GBP because there's an added convenience/converter charge of some kind added if you let the U.S. calculator do the math. This charge may appear on your CC statement NOT on your Amazon UK invoice, so be cautioned on that.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
I heard there's a 4k version of the OT.
There are 4k versions of Star Wars and Jedi out there. Empire is coming eventually. Depending on your tolerance of grain, these are generally preferable to Harmy's versions, which are pretty out of date at this point.
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Re: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray; 3/31/20)

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I always let it charge me in GBP because there's an added convenience/converter charge of some kind added if you let the U.S. calculator do the math. This charge may appear on your CC statement NOT on your Amazon UK invoice, so be cautioned on that.
If you pay in USD and eat the higher Amazon exchange rate, does that then lock you into that total price? If you have months out pre-orders, the general currency exchange rate can fluctuate enough , especially on a high ticket item like this, that it might actually end up being naturally higher by the time of release than the total cost you initially signed off on. Earlier this year, even into late spring/early summer IIRC, the exchange rate was around 1.22/1. The last couple months at least it's been hovering around just under 1.3/1. Some pre-orders I made I know where when the currency was lower.

It amounts to pennies more per dollar, but it's just something I've been curious about. With the much higher international postage rate changes coming next year, my importing days are likely to be much fewer and farther between anyway.
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If you pay in USD and eat the higher Amazon exchange rate, does that then lock you into that total price? If you have months out pre-orders, the general currency exchange rate can fluctuate enough , especially on a high ticket item like this, that it might actually end up being naturally higher by the time of release than the total cost you initially signed off on. Earlier this year, even into late spring/early summer IIRC, the exchange rate was around 1.22/1. The last couple months at least it's been hovering around just under 1.3/1. Some pre-orders I made I know where when the currency was lower.

It amounts to pennies more per dollar, but it's just something I've been curious about. With the much higher international postage rate changes coming next year, my importing days are likely to be much fewer and farther between anyway.
If you pick GBP it locks the price in the day you pre-order/order it. It has for me and I've been ordering for years. It's the conversion to USD that charges you and that took me a while to figure it when I saw it on another forum, so I just stick with GBP. Also, with a higher priced set like this the waiving of the VAT taxes lowers the price even more.

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