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Old 06-01-04, 03:28 PM
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DVD Prices in Paris, France?

I was just wondering if anyone has bought DVDs there, and how much they usually charge for movies? (FNAC? Virgin Megastore?) I am looking for:

Ed Wood (region 2)
Haute Tension (2 disc, french)
Return of the Living Dead 3 (region 2)
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I bought some movies on my trip in Barcelona, Spain. All of the DVDs are more expensive then buying here. Went to FNAC and most of the movies were 20+ Euros. I had better luck finding smaller Mom and Pop shops that sold them 10 to 15 euros.
You should try Carrefour, they are the French equivelent of Wal-Mart as I remember they had better prices then most of the bigger stores.
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You can also check online, here is a link to FNAC.

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Remember that 1 Euro is approx $1.20 so a 20 euro movie is really $24. Although the sales taxes are generally included in the price.

Tried to find Carrefour dvd prices online, but no luck.
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thanks for all the help. lucky for me I'm only picking up 3 DVDs max when I'm there.
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DVD here (in France) are around 24 Euros and more than 28 Euros for Collector Edition.
Yep, that's quite expensive.
Carrefour and Fnac or even Amazon.fr will have same range of price unless the title you're looking for is included into a promotional sales. For that, you should try several online stores.
Here some :
- Amazon.fr
- Alapage.fr
- Fnac.com (although i don't like them very much... seems they are more expensive than any other stores)

You can find very low prices here : cdiscount.fr but they don't deliver international so...
You can find good prices on ebay too but maybe that's not what you're looking for.
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OK, i have tried those 3 stores i've told you.
Forget Fnac
Amazon have all the 3 titles you're looking for and they seems to have the less expensives prices...
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haclong, thanks the suggestion, it is cheaper on amazon.fr. I'll probably decide once I get there in about a week or so.
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er...
Amazon don't have real store. That's only online store.
I should have misunderstood you. I thought you were looking for online store...
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Overall, I think that French discs are quite expensive - but they also tend to be very good in terms of actual technical quality, extras, packaging etc. (Except for one I bought yesterday - Brisseau's "Choses secrètes", which is a quite poor disc).
So sometimes it's not just about how much a disc costs, but what you actually get for the money

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Originally posted by Dazza
Overall, I think that French discs are quite expensive - but they also tend to be very good in terms of actual technical quality, extras, packaging etc.
Dazza.
Absolutely agree 100%.

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When I picked up True Lies and Scream in Barcelona, I bought them for their Anamorphic Transfers, which is something that is lacking on the Region 1 disks. I was very impressed with how clean both images were, however I did notice extras like dubbed language in Catalan and subtitles for just about every language in Europe, i'm sure these extras factor into the cost.
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I think I might end up just getting the Cannibal Holocaust Special Edition and the 2 disc Haute Tension, both have gotten pretty solid reviews overall. xploitedcinema.com has Ed Wood (r2) cheaper than I can get it in France.

thanks again for all the help everyone.
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Ed Wood (region 2) - you can get it for £7 ($13) in R2UK

French DVD are too expensive. A good site for online discount is www.cdiscount.fr (they introduced the idea of €1 DVD)
Their site is a mess though.

Check also www.dvdpascher.net for price comparison in France
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Watch out for cdiscount
First, i don't think they ship outside Europe, so be carefully
Second : they have a new product which is very cheap DVD but there is auto erasing DVD. Basically, that's kind of way to replace video renting network. So you buy a DVD not much expensive than a DVD rent, you don't have to return your DVD but once the package opened, the countdown begin and your DVD will be automatically erased after XX hours (can't remember)...
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Originally posted by haclong
Watch out for cdiscount
Second : they have a new product which is very cheap DVD but there is auto erasing DVD.
I was talking about proper DVDs at 1 Euro not the rental ones you described.

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=11114
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that's ok
I just want to make sure that there is no mistake here
just in case
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CDDISCOUNT does not ship to the US.

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what are some good stores in Paris, minus your FNAC and Virgin Megastore that sell a good selection of DVDs (especially the ones I'm looking for )
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maybe Album...
Wait... looking for the address...
It's in the Notre Dame Cathedral quartier...
It's in Rue Dante, 75005 Paris.
You have several Album store right there. Once, one of the store used to sell Laserdisc, VHS and DVD, some are R1 too ...
Just take a look.
Album is specialized now in comics and goodies but maybe their video store is still there...
If you go there, the street is in one way only for cars. The Album video stores used to be on the right pavement.
Since i'm buying my stuff online, i haven't got the opportunity to go there.
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