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Please list some Region 2 films that are not available in Region 1

Old 05-11-01, 01:25 AM
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I have:

Point Break
Jackie Brown
Lock, Stock, and two smoking barrels
Snatch
Girl on the Bridge---liked this one

I am just looking to get something not available in the U.S.
Genre does not matter. Does anyone have any favorite Region 2 films---hopefully available at http://www.amazon.co.uk since I have some GC's for that site.
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The SE of The Terminator is one.
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Miami Vice

This is the pilot and The Golden Triangle parts 1&2


The sound is only DD2.0 and it's FS, but that's highly likely to be the only version ever available.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...742530-8120613

It's relatively cheap, though.
I intend to watch my copy tonight, so if you want to know it's quality, let me know.

Len
Old 05-11-01, 05:13 AM
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...erm...

- Citizen Kane

- L.A. Without a Map

- Dick Tracy

- The Rainmaker (anamorphic transfer - the R1 isn't)

- The House Of Mirth

- Jeffrey (full-screen only)

- Arizona Dream

. . .




[Edited by Hendrik on 05-11-01 at 02:17 AM]
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Here is some titles I know:

UK:

Aardman Classics (The studio behind chicken Run / W&G)
What Have They Done To Your Daughters (Italian Giallo)
Chopper
Some Mike Leigh movies, budget releases:
Secrets & Lies
Life Is Sweet

Sam Peckinpah:
Cross of Iron (Anamorphic)
Convoy

Gangster No. 1

Some very good Hong Kong movies released by Hong Kong Legends:
Armour Of God (Jackie Chan)
Drunken Master (Jackie Chan)
The other titles in their catalog is supioror to the R1 releases.

Friends tv-series

Spain:

2 very good spanish movies with english subs:
Los sin Nombre (The Nameless)
Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley (Torrente, the Stupid Arm of the Law)

Blood Simple DC (Coen Brothers)
2-dvd pack with 2 old Paul Verhoeven movies:
Diary Of A Hooker / Turks Fruit

There is some classic movies out in spain released by Manga Films, I have no idea about the quality of these releases, but I have just ordered some of them to check it out:

Room Service (Marx Brothers)
African Queen (Bogart)
Bringing Up Baby (Cary Grant)
Gunga Din (Cary Grant)
and a lot of other.

France:
Smoke / Blue In The Face on 1 dvd (french subs can't be removed)

Denmark:

some (very budget dvd) spaghetti westerns with Terence Hill and Bud Spencer.






[Edited by Cowfeet on 05-11-01 at 01:25 PM]
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U.K.


* 8 Heads In A Duffel Bag
* Jet Li's Hitman
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Originally posted by Cowfeet
Here is some titles I know:
France:
Smoke / Blue In The Face on 1 dvd (french subs can't be removed)
Ohhh, that makes me want to cry. I love Smoke. I which Miramax would get going and release it for R1.
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In Region 2 Japan:

Elephantman
Lost Highway (widescreen)
Wild at Heart
Eraserhead
The Straight Story Collectors Edition (includes Lynch and Farnsworth interviews and has DTS sound)
John Waters' Cry Baby
Woody Allen's Shadows and Fog
The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb
State of Grace

plus many great Japanese films with English subtitles such as:

Shark Skin Man, Peach Hip Girl (apparently one of Tarrantino's favourites)
Samurai Fiction
Swallowtail Butterfly
Owl's Castle
Gemini


regards, Tim...

[Edited by hardtack on 05-13-01 at 06:25 PM]
Old 05-15-01, 08:01 PM
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Orgazmo
Eyes Wide Shut (Uncensored)
Erik the Viking
Salo

Just off the top of my head...
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LS&2SB is available R1, just not the directors cut.

Mad Max is available in R2 Japan with the original Aussie dialog.

those are the only one's I've kept track of recently.

then again, I guess Chopper just came out in R2 and R4, but I haven't seen it, so I can't say anything about it.

Tuan Jim
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Series
And I believe the Bill & Ted's Adventures saga.
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The Perez Family
Kind Hearts and Coronets
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Love Honour and Obey
Danger Mouse Episodes
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And how about this one:
Predator 2
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THE STING -widescreen is only available R2
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Originally posted by Len2000
Miami Vice

This is the pilot and The Golden Triangle parts 1&2


The sound is only DD2.0 and it's FS, but that's highly likely to be the only version ever available.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...742530-8120613

It's relatively cheap, though.
I intend to watch my copy tonight, so if you want to know it's quality, let me know.

Len
What I would like to know is: does it have the original music or have they changed it. There was talk of them changing it because they lost the rights.

BTW: What is the quality like?

TIA,
Jon.
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Originally posted by hardtack
In Region 2 Japan:

John Waters' Cry Baby

[Edited by hardtack on 05-13-01 at 06:25 PM]
Any sites with English front ends (and relatively cheap postage)?

Cheers,
Jon.
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The only Japan sites I am aware of are http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/ and http://www.sazuma.com/

Neither of these offer particularly cheap shipping unfortunately - if you know anyone who lives there or who might be going there for a holiday, you would be better off getting them to stop in at an HMV store or Seibu Wave and buying it (Cry Baby) across the counter.
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Originally posted by Cowfeet


2-dvd pack with 2 old Paul Verhoeven movies:
Diary Of A Hooker / Turks Fruit

Turks Fruit, i.e. Turkish Delight is available in Region 1 in excellent anamorphic transfer with Verhoeven's commentary.
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Originally posted by naughty jonny
Originally posted by Len2000
Miami Vice

This is the pilot and The Golden Triangle parts 1&2

-(snip)-

It's relatively cheap, though.
I intend to watch my copy tonight, so if you want to know it's quality, let me know.

Len
What I would like to know is: does it have the original music or have they changed it. There was talk of them changing it because they lost the rights.


As far as I can tell it's all the original music, with Phil's song timed exactly the way I remebered it. I watched this with great nostalgia.

BTW: What is the quality like?

TIA,
Jon.
Quality is pretty good, except for some grain in specific outdoor/high contrast scenes. The intro has some stains occasionally. To be perfectly honest, I have only had time to watch it once, and I was too busy sucking it up to really pay attention to the quality. Then again, if the quality was bad I would've noticed.

As for the sound: it works fine in DD2.0.

Hope this helps,

Len
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R-2 discs not available in R-1

Rush: Exit Stage Left (concert film)
Convoy (1978) Sam Peckinpah
Eraserhead
Straight to Hell/Back to Hell (from Alex "Repo Man" Cox) Straight to Hell is going to be released here by Anchor Bay; I don't know if it'll include the retrospective documentary Back to Hell, which is on the Japanese import.
Alligator (1980) Tongue-in-cheek horror film with Robert Forster and final screen appearance of Sue (Lolita) Lyon.
Colors (cop flick with Sean Penn/Robert Duvall.
Wild at Heart (Lynch) Actually, all of Lynch's Oeuvre is available in either Europe or Japan.
King Kong (original)
The Driver (1978) Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern
Profession: Reporter (1975) English Language film by Antonioni, with Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider.
Paris, Texas

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