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Comparing versions/Costing out "Battle Royale" DVD

Old 06-24-02, 02:06 PM
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Costing out "Battle Royale" DVD

I see that many people are interested in learning what the hoopla is all about, so I checked HKFlix.com this afternoon and see that Battle Royale (SE) is now available for $32.95. At present, the DVDtalk.com coupon for HKFlix.com isn't working, so I don't know if it is possible to get free shipping or not. I also checked Amazon.co.uk, and see that it is available for USD $31.59 (or, if you prefer, 21.07 pounds); and this includes shipping to the U.S. However, Amazon.co.uk offers a 3.00 pound reduction (USD $4.50) for first time customers. (See the pop-up ad.)

To summarize:
1. HKFLIX.com - $32.95 + shipping
2. Amazon.co.uk - $27.09 (first time customers; includes shipping to US)

Savings: $5.86
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Old 06-24-02, 02:14 PM
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Here is a unlimited use 3 pound coupon:

Originally posted by samuelowens
Unlimited use 3 quid Amazon UK coupon expiring 31 July: BYPK-A4H7-E3P5
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Old 06-24-02, 04:20 PM
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i definitely got this movie for $5 US from dddhouse.com
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Old 06-25-02, 05:22 AM
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thanks for the coupon, i just made my first order from amazone.co.uk for this dvd. however, when i went to order the movie, it said the price was 17.99 pounds, i added it to my shopping cart and began the checkout and the price was reduced to 15.30 pounds. then i added that coupon and with shipping, the total came out to be 15.38. Maybe they just reduced the price of the dvd recently...maybe i got lucky....

anyway the total came out to be around $23.13 US
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still cant beat $5 though
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Old 06-25-02, 06:16 AM
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I didn't think the R3 version was substandard at all. I found it to be quite nice. I love this film. I may get the UK version if I can find it cheap enough... if not, the R3 version is plenty good to satisfy me.
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Old 06-25-02, 06:18 AM
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What about Bensonsworld having it for 15.99 pounds?
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Old 06-25-02, 10:24 AM
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The reduced price is because VAT is removed for non-European countries. And the coupon basically pays for the shipping charge.



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Old 06-25-02, 12:08 PM
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Are you sure it's the NTSC version?
No, they don't carry the new one (NTSC). The only one they have is the 1st Tartan release from 21 Jan 2002.
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Old 06-25-02, 03:41 PM
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Wow, I guess I'm the only one who forked out $40 for the R2 (Japan) Battle Royale Complete Version. Eigo nanka iranee ze!
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Old 06-25-02, 03:52 PM
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No, they don't carry the new one (NTSC). The only one they have is the 1st Tartan release from 21 Jan 2002.
How do you know? Also, is the only difference that one is PAL and the other is NTSC? Also, is there any other place that carries the new one? Also, how can you tell which place has which DVD?
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Old 06-25-02, 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by Trigger
How do you know?
From Bensonsworld:
Released by : TARTAN VIDEO (Catalogue No: TVD3353)
Release date: 21 Jan 2002
From Amazon.co.uk

DVD Release Date: 21 January, 2002

DVD Release Date: 27 May, 2002


Originally posted by Trigger
Also, is the only difference that one is PAL and the other is NTSC?
No, see the side by side comparisions at BulletsnBabes for the 4 different releases.


Originally posted by Trigger
Also, is there any other place that carries the new one? Also, how can you tell which place has which DVD?
I only know of Amazon.co.uk, and the date is the only way I know.
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Old 06-25-02, 06:36 PM
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I got mine from Kevin at Bensonsworld. You have to special order it since it is not on the site. With their free shipping the total came to $30.00 (19.99 pounds) Make sure you state you want the new NTSC (TVD3385) version released this past May.
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Old 06-25-02, 07:40 PM
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Originally posted by Crazy Aoshi
Wow, I guess I'm the only one who forked out $40 for the R2 (Japan) Battle Royale Complete Version. Eigo nanka iranee ze!
I'd love to get that SE, but it has no subs--thus would be pointless for me...

The NTSC Tartan disc is great, and definitely worth the trouble to acquire. Got mine for $27 shipped to the US from Amazon.
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Old 06-25-02, 09:31 PM
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hmm, I broke down and ordered it... (dummy me! I forgot to use the coupon!)
But when I check my order, I see this:
Items Ordered Price

1 of: Battle Royale [DVD]

15.30
- Availability: 1 on hand
I wonder if that means, "one on hand" for my order? Or "one" total in their inventory?

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Old 06-25-02, 09:55 PM
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The R3 disc is fine for me. I didn't notice any flaws and the picture looked quite good to me. I'm sure the new UK version is slightly better but it's not worth triple the price to me. As for it being R0, I could care less....all my players are region-free.

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for the price, the R3 DVD from Universe is just fine.
Good subtitles and DTS soundtrack.
But the issues are:
1) the image is somewhat soft
2) the image has a blue tint to it

The Tartan NTSC version is a better choice, as it has subtitles, and the image quality is about as good the the best version available, the Japanese release, but this has no subtitles.



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I ordered mine from Amazon.co.uk (for 15.38 pounds = $23.13 with the coupon) on Monday. 24 hours later I got an e-mail from them that it was shipped. Can't wait to receive it.
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Hello:

I've been reading around but still a bit confusing, but does the
TVD3385 have any languages or subtitles, the amazon uk doesn't list any
thanks

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TNX for the coupon


I`ve the RC3 of BR...great DVD for ~$ 5




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Originally posted by abydos
I've been reading around but still a bit confusing, but does the
TVD3385 have any languages or subtitles, the amazon uk doesn't list any
It's Japanese language with English subs.
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Old 07-10-02, 04:57 PM
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I think my Visa did not charge me for the conversion. When I placed the order, there was a hold for $23.13 placed on my card. When I looked today at my online statement, there is a charge for $23.81 from Amazon.co.uk. Either the extra 68 cents is the exchange charge or it could be that the pound value increased from the time I placed the order to the time my credit card was actually charged. This is still a bargain (at $23.81) compared to what other places are charging for this Region 0 release.

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Old 07-10-02, 05:52 PM
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Great deal. That 68 cents is the conversion fee (standard 2.9% that I get on my cards).
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Old 07-12-02, 09:21 AM
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Hmm, appears to be limited availability now... (Mine came in a week ago, thanks!)

We are currently unable to offer this title. It may be out of stock with the studio or out of print. If you would like to purchase this title we recommend that you occasionally check this page to see if it has become available.
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Old 07-12-02, 02:18 PM
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Just got mine today. That was pretty good: I ordered it on Monday, it shipped on Tuesday and I receive it on Friday. This is quick for something shipped from England to the US. First time ordering from them (Amazon.co.uk) I have to say that I am satisfied and they sure are quick.
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