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Old 07-23-02, 11:32 AM
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Are these region free DVDs official?

I wanted to get Ichi the Killer and Drunken Master 2 but DDDHouse only has region 3 versions.

I have seen region free versions on Ebay, I wanted to know if these are official or most likely bootlegs. I only ask because DDDHouse usually has a region free version if there is one.

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Old 07-23-02, 11:42 AM
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For DM 2, there is a Thakral region-free version, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it is not a bootleg. Hard to tell sometimes unless you have it in your hand and even then it may be difficult. First thing you'll want to do is to compare the cover with the cover as supplied in the AsianDVDGuide.
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I know for a fact there are more boots of DM2 and FOL out now. In fact, you'd be hard pressed (pun intended) to find a legitimate one. Caveat Emptor

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Never ever buy anything off ebay - nobody is honest or legit there anymore.
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Originally posted by Trigger
Never ever buy anything off ebay - nobody is honest or legit there anymore.
It's not quite that bad... maybe 1 in 10 is honest.
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Originally posted by codefree


It's not quite that bad... maybe 1 in 10 is honest.
Nah. Maybe in the Asian DVD area. Overall, I think it really is over 90% honest sellers and bidders.

You get into niche / hobbyists / collector's items / sports.... where there is $$$$ to be made off bootleg crap then that's where I'd be careful.
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where would I be able to find region free versions of these dvds that are legit other than Ebay, are there legit region free versions even available ( for Ichi)?
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hkflix.com (dvdtalk sponsor)
pokerindustries.com
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Originally posted by axolotls return
hkflix.com (dvdtalk sponsor)
pokerindustries.com
Neither has a region free Ichi, so I'm assuming an official one doesn't exist
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Region Free

Nope. There are no "legit" copies of Ichi the Killer that is Region free. The Region 0 Thakral release of DM2 is uncut, but the picture looks pretty terrible. Aznfilms.com has a Region 3 animorphic version, but I don't know if it's cut or not. I didn't check, but Ichi the Killer they sell is the same as HKFlix or Poker.
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Re: Region Free

Originally posted by sexygal910
Nope. There are no "legit" copies of Ichi the Killer that is Region free. The Region 0 Thakral release of DM2 is uncut, but the picture looks pretty terrible. Aznfilms.com has a Region 3 animorphic version, but I don't know if it's cut or not. I didn't check, but Ichi the Killer they sell is the same as HKFlix or Poker.
Actually the Thakral picture isn't too bad though it's in the wrong aspect ratio - cropped to 1:85:1.

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