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Old 11-15-03, 04:58 PM
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Unique packaging?

Hi, I am looking for non region 1 dvd's that are in unique packaging, like the Hulk 3 disc set, and the Hero box set, and the r2 hero set that is coming out in Janurary,

Are there anyother dvd sets avaialble like this, I know about the 2 disc donnie darko, any others,

is there any place I can get the big wooden crate version of Spider man from France?
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I am looking for non region 1 dvd's that are in unique packaging
You'd have to look outside of the US, because we don't get any of the cool packaging here!

Seriously though, there are tons of releases out there that would probably qualify, so are you looking for anything in particular? Japan has a gazillion (yes, a gazillion) cool box sets, but most of them contain no English, or are VERY expensive. Korea seems to be the place to go for less expensive versions of the cool Japanese sets.
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There are some very cool unique, special Terminator 2, Total Recall, and Predator sets I've seen. I think they were Japanese...
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I do not care what genre it is, but they must have at least english subtitles or english dubs.

if you know where I can order any of them or have pics can you please post them here
thanks
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I have French T2 & Total Recall Tins. The tins come housed in a large clear padded plastic case with a big picture of Arnold as T2 with half his face missing and a red led that flashes in his 'robot' eye.

How about the Korean 'pizza' tin for Lord of the Rings. Korea has a few very cool and inexpensive wood boxes for some movies. Korean Band of Brothers military satchel, leather satchel for Dances with Wolves, Japanese was only fake leather.
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mrwilson do you know where I can get these dvd sets at?

I love the military satchel for BoB, I have not seen the leather stachel for Dances with wolves but it sounds great.

Do you have any of these items for sale or trade?


and if you have a list of the korean dvds that come in wood boxes that would be great
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ok, to name a few i came across:

R3 HK Twins Effect box set

R3 Korean My Tutor Friend box set

R2 Japan MIB 1 + 2 box set

R2 Japan Spiderman box set

R2 Japan Chicago box set

R2 Japan Red Dragon box set
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thanks ntuc, are these still available to order, and if so, where? that will ship to NY
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yup. for R3, u can order thru yesasia.com with free shipping.
R2 use amazon.co.jp but the site is in japanese. but it is not hard to order cos u can switch to english when u check out.
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thanks ntuc, do you know which ones have english tracks? and which ones have engilsh dubs?


and what is in the chicago box set it looks just like the same size as the region1 spider man box set, it this correct? if so what is in it?
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usually if it is a english show, it will have original english tracks in jap dvd. not too sure if it has any english subtitles.

the box contains "Chicago Special Edition"(2 disc: main feature + bonus extras), a lyric sheet, a deluxe booklet, a schedule notebook, a perfume bottle, a cigarette case, and fishnet tights.
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I usually get my Korean dvds from http://www.koreandvs.com/ I only have one wooden box but it is very high quality and was only $3 more than the dvd without the box! I can't for the life of me remember the title of that movie. It starts with CH though.

They also have the OOP Universal classic Horror movies in two Wooden Coffins. Three dvds are inside of each. Very cool.
http://www.koreandvds.com/dvddetail.html?id=10430
http://www.koreandvds.com/dvddetail.html?id=10431

I have this Bruce Lee set coming, the case looks cool but its probably just plastic.
http://www.koreandvds.com/dvddetail.html?id=5771

Dances with Wolves. I heard that its leather but don't know for sure. The Japanese one is fake leather.
http://www.koreandvds.com/dvddetail.html?id=11749
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here are sites that i get my korean dvds from:

yeondvd.com
mrkwang.com

japanese:

cdjapan.com
amazon.co.jp

french:

amazon.co.fr


or go to pokerindustries.com or dvdasian.com or yesasia.com
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Definately get the Dances with wolves set! It's very nice for the money. I know there are some great suggestions above, so to add to the list:

Save The Green Planet (limited Korean set)
Spirited Away Gift Set (limited Korean set)
Memories Of Murder (limited Korean set)
The Pianist (Hong Kong set with crystal piano)
Chihwaseon (Wood box set - Korean)
My Teacher Friend (Korean limited box)
Indiana Jones (I like the Korean releasethat comes in a digipack and include a medal or planner)
LEON (2 disc Korean set)
Beauty & The Beast (Limited Koeran set with red cover)
Black Hawk Down (Korean box)
Hero (Taiwan? release with 4 figures)
Finding Nemo (limited Taiwan release with stuffed Nemo & dts track)

All have English subtitles OR English language, depending on the movie.

I also recommend the following stores:

www.yesasia.com
www.dvdasian.com
www.thedvdetective.com
www.layoyo.com
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thanks mrwilson, dyerjp, and Sifu, these sets are great we need some more in the united states.

I love the ones that come with weird items in them, like a piano with the pianist, I don't care for the movie but give me a crystal piano, and I will buy it
I am sucker for nice packaging, and since I already have all of the region 1 releases I want, I thought time t collect the special packaging items.

the chicago one sounds great ciagrette case, and fishknit tights, that is awesome



if you guys know anymore let me know

I really want to find the spiderman set that comes in the wooden crate
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I also have a limted edition pink powerpuff girl lunchbox that came with 5 dvds of episodes, an inflatable PPG and other stuff from Japan.
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I really want to find the spiderman set that comes in the wooden crate
That set is long out-of-print, so you might want to check the French version of eBay.
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yeah I found one on regular ebay for around $150, is that a good price
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I've never priced that one, so I'm really not sure if it's a fair price or not, but considering it's hard to find, you may not have much of a choice.
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yeah i just logged bak into ebay and the auction ended, I alaways miscalculate the time when items are ending.

do you know of any japanese websites(that are in english) that ship to the us

thanks again you guys are a great help, and my creditors love you
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cdjapan is in english
amazon.co.jp, even though it is in japanese, it is the same setup as ordering through the american amazon
yesasia is in english and will usually carry the boxsets
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I just recently picked up the "Friend" Ultimate Edition from YesAsia. It's comes with a nice metal tin and an extra little insert thing which would probably be cool if I could read Korean. I haven't watched it yet, but I hear it's good.

Another good one is the Battle Royale: Director's Cut Tin available in the UK. I got it from Amazon.co.uk.
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thanks guys

dyerjp, how do you get cdjapan in english, when I visit the site, MS tries to download some kind of text support, but my POS computer won't allow the DL to work, so I only get japanese characters.


I just picked up the spider-man region 1 box set for $16 shipped on ebay
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corky,


use cdjapan.co.jp

my mistake on it earlier, cdjapan.com take you to a korean site.
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thanks, I thought it was hard to read

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