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Old 06-24-01, 09:31 PM
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Just as an info Amazon.co.jp has started selling Region 2 dvd's on its website.I havent had time to check it out but I got an email saying they have stocked with dvd's.
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Now if only there site were in English.
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Use altavistas babelfish on it.

It won't make it extremely readable, but it will be much better than the japanese (if you can't read japanese)
Old 06-25-01, 08:14 PM
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Originally posted by codefree
Now if only there site were in English.
Thats why I am not buying anything there, I got a couple of coupos also from them but I am lost on using them
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I can help anyone wanting to buy stuff from amazon.co.jp - I may want to add in a disk though if you're prepared to pay postage. Let me know.
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Originally posted by Hanaji
I can help anyone wanting to buy stuff from amazon.co.jp - I may want to add in a disk though if you're prepared to pay postage. Let me know.
What's their price on Mimic w/Mira Sorvino? I may wish to order that title since it's 16X9 unlike the R1 version.
Old 06-27-01, 10:33 PM
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Here is a coupon JPMVDLAUNCHP for Amazon.co.jp
Its JPY 500 off for a purchase of JPY 5,000, can be used once only on music and DVD sections. Anyone also can use it.
It expires on the 30th of June.
Old 06-28-01, 01:43 AM
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yeah...I hope a translation option is installed for Amazon Japan (anybody know the price of Afterglow, or if its even listed?)....I wish I could dig up some other sites instead of sazuma, cdjapan, laserexchange and rpm......Yes well...
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I have checked for Afterglow under any spelling I can think of in Japanese with no luck. It's either not called that in Japanese (possibly) or is not available.
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Mimik is 4800 yen here:-

http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/...621872-1142765
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Originally posted by Hanaji
I have checked for Afterglow under any spelling I can think of in Japanese with no luck. It's either not called that in Japanese (possibly) or is not available.
Thanks Hanaji....I appreciate the endeavor....With the strange nature of Japanese discs (one minute OOP, the next still available)you may be right...I've seen it listed at sazuma and another place....I also tried to translate afterglow and do a search, but no luck myself...Thanks again.
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It's there at tower.co.jp at:-

http://www.towerrecords.co.jp/tower/...tID/PCBE-00020

and so I thought I'd give it one more go on amazon - and here it is:-

http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/...936139-3259536

Stranger spelling thatn I thought and they were well off on the English. Glad to be of assistance.

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Hanaji
[B]It's there at tower.co.jp at:-

http://www.towerrecords.co.jp/tower/...tID/PCBE-00020

and so I thought I'd give it one more go on amazon - and here it is:-
[QUOTE]


Old 06-29-01, 12:23 AM
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can US residents order from either amazon or tower's japanese site? I'm interested in getting the R2 stargate 16x9/DTS disc which both places list for 6800 yen/$55 USD

thanks in advance
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Originally posted by mdX
can US residents order from either amazon or tower's japanese site? I'm interested in getting the R2 stargate 16x9/DTS disc which both places list for 6800 yen/$55 USD

thanks in advance
Checked with Amazon.co.jp and they do ship to the overseas and for USA its 900 yen for first DVD and additional is 300 yen.Here is the link
http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/...917#separately
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thanks, is there an easier way to translate than babelfish?
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Don't know of any great translators. Jim Breen's page is good but it's more designed for those studying Japanese. You can paste in a page of text and it gives you each word translated - so not a word for word, sentence by sentence thing. It may be of use to someone though. It's at:-

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/wwwjdic.html
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Nil By Mouth is right here at Amazon.co.jp - don't know about cheap though!!

http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/...936139-3259536
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Originally posted by Hanaji
Nil By Mouth is right here at Amazon.co.jp - don't know about cheap though!!

http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/...936139-3259536
!!



I must admit....I tried various way to find that punk....Even under director, but it was a blank....I miss my old Japanese friend as well....(I deleted my post to not look that much of an ass )
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He he - I searched for Niru in katakana and got it first time. I then searched for "nil by mouth" in English and got it too. Thought it might be called something else in Japanese though but it seems not. I'm from English by the way, not Japanese as you might be suggesting.
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Originally posted by Hanaji
He he - I searched for Niru in katakana and got it first time. I then searched for "nil by mouth" in English and got it too. Thought it might be called something else in Japanese though but it seems not. I'm from English by the way, not Japanese as you might be suggesting.
Referring to your post with the url for the 'nbm' disc---Actually with shipping Nil by Mouth only comes out to around $45....That is quite a discount considering I was use to paying close to $70 over the last few years for Lost Highway, Eraserhead and Leon....
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I've only ever got 2 R2 Japanese DVDs for the wife - 1 in a swap and one in auction (T2 and Leon). Both after the better R1s came out and so the price had dropped a bit. As you know there are virtually no discounts and the postage is huge in Japan - it's not the best place in the world to have to get disks from!!

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