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Old 08-15-08, 11:06 AM
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What Imported DVDs Do You Have?

Let's see pictures or links of your imported versions of American movies. I don't have any so I can't start
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I have a few since I have a region free DVD player.

I have:

Bucky O'Hare: The Complete Series (Region 2)
Phantasm 5 Disc Box Set (Region 2)
Friday the 13th Uncut (Region 2)
Cannibal Holocaust (Region 2)
Power Rangers: Seasons 1, 2 & 3 (Region 2)
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (Region 3)

I think that is it, but I'm not 100% sure. You can see them in my DVDSpot collection.
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what kind of a region free dvd player do you have and where did you get yours from? I just very briefly checked on amazon and they seem to have some pretty good prices. I guess DVD player are pretty cheap now anyway. I'll gladly check out your collection. Thanks
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Here are mine:

Movies
Returner (R0: Hong Kong)
2009 - Lost Memories (R0: Korea/Japan)
Body Jumper (R0 PAL: Thailand)
999-9999 (R0 PAL: Thailand)
Dellamorte Dellamore (R2 PAL: Italy)
Fish Called Wanda: Special Edition (R2 PAL: UK)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (R2 PAL: UK)
Stacy: Asian Cult Cinema Collection
Save the Green Planet: Special Edition (R3: Korea)
Help! I'm a Fish (R2: UK)
Shaolin Soccer (R3: Hong Kong)
Webmaster (R3: Korea)
Visitors, The (Visiteurs, Les) (R3: Korea)
Twins Effect, The (R3: Korea)
Taxi (R3: Korea)
Taxi 2 (R3: Korea)
Taxi 3: Special Edition (R3: Korea)
Undead (R4: Australia)
Ransom: Special Edition (R4 PAL: AU)
Quiet Earth, The (R2 PAL: UK)
Drive (R2 PAL: UK)
Silver Hawk (R3: Hong Kong)
My Sassy Girl: Director's Cut (R3: Hong Kong)
Memories of Murder (R3: Hong Kong)
Tales of the Unusual (R0: Hong Kong)
Yamakasi (R0: Hong Kong)
Double Vision (Unrated) (R3: Korea)
Phi Hua Khard (R0 PAL: Thai)
Headless Hero 2 (R0 PAL: Thai)
Three (R0 PAL: Thai)
Unhuman (R3 PAL: Thai)
Six: 2-Disc Special Edition (R3 PAL: Thai)
Phee Mai Yaak Hai Khon Hen (3D) (R0 PAL: Thai)
Bangkok Loco (R3 PAL: Thai)
Wraith, The (R4 PAL: AU)
Arthur (R4 PAL: AU)
Hider in the House (R4 PAL: AU)
Psycho Beach Party (R4 PAL: AU)
Battle Royale (R0: Japan)
El Día de la Bestia (The Day of the Beast) (R2 PAL: Spain)
The Irrefutable Truth about Demons: Perfect Edition (R2 PAL: German)
Hardware / M.A.R.K. 13: Red Edition (R2 PAL: German)
Atomik Circus (R0 PAL: Thai)
Koi… Mil Gaya (R0: India)
Gayab (R0: India)
Kung Fu Hustle: 2 Disc Special Edition (R3: Hong Kong)
Army of Darkness (R3: Hong Kong)
Cypher (R2 PAL: UK)
Sars Wars (R3 PAL: Thai)
Dragon Blade (R0 PAL: Thai)
The Ugliest Woman In The World (R0 PAL: UK)
Revolver (R2/5 PAL: Russian)
Timecop (R4 PAL: AU)
The Lost World BBC Miniseries (R2: PAL)
Soul Searcher (R2:PAL)
2000 A.D.: Special Collector's Edition (R2: PAL)
Naked Weapon: Platinum Edition (R2: PAL)
Der Clown - Kinofilm zur Serie (R2: PAL)
Evil Aliens - Steelbook (Deutsche Version) (R2: PAL)
Company of Wolves (R2:PAL)
Dark Angel (aka I Come in Peace) (R2 PAL: UK)
Gladiatress (R2 PAL: UK)
Remo: Unarmed And Dangerous (R2 PAL: UK)
Last Seduction, The: Special Edition (R2 PAL: UK)
Le Boulet (R3: Korea)
Flashback (R0: Korea)
Angel-A (R2 PAL: UK)
Paperhouse (R2 PAL: UK)
Deep Rising (Octalus) (R2 PAL: Germany)
Thursday - Ein mörderischer Tag (R2 PAL: Germany)
True Lies: Special Edition (R2 PAL: Germany)
The Gate (R2 PAL: Germany)
Botched - Voll verkackt! (Steelbook) (R2 PAL: Germany)
Forklift Driver Klaus - The First Day on the Job: CE (R2 PAL: Germany)
I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle: SCE (R2 PAL: UK)
Maniac Cop 2 (R2 PAL: UK)
Rocketeer (R2 PAL: UK)
Death Machine (R2 PAL: UK)
Run (R2 PAL: UK)
Zombie Strippers (R2 PAL: Germany)
Phantasm II: The Ball Is Back (R2 PAL: UK)
Her Alibi (R4 PAL)
Innocent Blood (R4 PAL)
Howard the Duck (R2 PAL: German)
The Boneyard (R2 PAL: UK)

Television
Spaced: 3 Disc Collector's Edition (R2 PAL: UK)
New Captain Scarlet: Series 1 (R2 PAL: UK)
Lavender Castle: The Complete Collection (R2 PAL: UK)
Mile High: The Complete 1st Series (R2 PAL: UK)
Mile High: The Complete 2nd Series (R2 PAL: UK)
Maddigan's Quest (R2 PAL: UK)
Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased): The Complete Series (R2: PAL)
Life On Mars: The Complete Season One (R2 PAL: UK)
Life On Mars: The Complete Series Two (R2 PAL: UK)
Farscape: The Ultimate Collection (R2 PAL: UK)
Respectable: Series 1 (R2 PAL: UK)
The Adventures Of Tintin - 75th Anniversary (R2 PAL: UK)
Charlie Jade - Complete Season 1 Box Set (R2 PAL: UK)
Space Precinct: Volume 01 (R2 PAL: UK)
Space Precinct: Volume 02 (R2 PAL: UK)
Space Precinct: Volume 03 (R2 PAL: UK)
Space Precinct: Volume 04 (R2 PAL: UK)
Space Precinct: Volume 05 (R2 PAL: UK)
Space Precinct: Volume 06 (R2 PAL: UK)
Space Precinct: Volume 07 (R2 PAL: UK)
Space Precinct: Volume 08 (R2 PAL: UK)
Space Precinct: Volume 09 (R2 PAL: UK)
Space Precinct: Volume 10 (R2 PAL: UK)

By the way, if anyone has volumes 11 and 12 of Space Precinct that they'd like to sell for a reasonable price, please let me know!

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Old 08-15-08, 08:55 PM
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I only have one, Scream Uncut (Japan/R2).

I wanted to purchase Jurassic Park Superbit (Japan/R2), Kill Bill Uncut (Japan/R2), Grindhouse (Japan/R2), and Iron Monkey Uncut (UK/R2), but I don't like paying a lot for DVDs, and I ended up purchasing the US editions instead.

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Old 08-15-08, 09:25 PM
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I have the R3 300 steelbook. I think that's it. I mostly import for foreign films.
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I bet that 300 one is nice. I'm looking for some imported versions of American films like 300 or Braveheart...just different ones...researching and shopping for imported cds has led me to imported dvds.

what sites do you guys use? I've used amazon's chinese site for cds...just placed my first four orders last weekend...with a little difficulty I've heard of cdjapan.co.jp, dvdfromkorea.com, amazon.cn and gouduo. are you guys familiar with any of those sites?
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Amazon is a pretty safe bet. I've ordered from their French, German, and UK sites. I use sendit.com for everything British.

Cd-Wow is a good site for UK and other regions.
Old 08-15-08, 11:24 PM
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I have complete faith in any amazon site. Their Japanese site and German site are the only ones that I haven't used. I've received packages from amazon.uk in as little as four days and I just received an order from amazon.fr yesterday and that took about a week.

Hey Van, I'll definitely keep you posted on how the amazon.cn orders go. Do you guys have any pictures of your imports?
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that reminds I SHOULD update my DVDAF collection
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Bigger Than Life
Blast of Silence
The Blue Dahlia
Bonjour Tristesse
Born to be Bad
Cluny Brown
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover
Creepshow 2 SE
Friday the 13th
(Uncut)
The Glass Key
Hellzappopin'
Hot Blood
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Johnny Guitar
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Margin for Error/ A Royal Scandal
Party Girl
Pink Narcissus
The Reckless Moment
Sunrise
They Live SE
The Thing from Another World
(w/Carpenter commentary)
The Tin Star
Wild River

Bonjour Tristesse
, The Incredible Shrinking Man and Tin Star are all identical to the OOP R1 versions, though far cheaper to purchase.

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Old 08-16-08, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
Creepshow 2 SE
Which region is this if you don't mind me asking? Recently, someone told me to forget about the region 1 releases of this title and to seek out an overseas SE release - but neglected to tell me which region. Thanks.
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Which region is this if you don't mind me asking? Recently, someone told me to forget about the region 1 releases of this title and to seek out an overseas SE release - but neglected to tell me which region. Thanks.
Sorry, I meant the first Creepshow. I'm not sure what release your friend is referring to - the R1 and R2 editions are identical, and a DVDAf search for Creepshow 2 didn't turn up anything else.
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The majority of my imported films are from Korea and to a lesser extent, Japan, Britain, Italy and China - but here is what I have originating from Hollywood and why ...

Alien (R2Japan 2D Ultimate) - Released prior to the R1/DTS/Extras/Theatrical and Director cuts.
Aliens (R2Japan 2D Ultimate) - Released prior to the R1/DTS/Extras/Theatrical and Director cuts.
Alien 3 (R2Japan 2D Ultimate) - Released prior to the R1/DTS/Extras/Extended cut.
Band of Brothers (Bootleg of R3 Korea LE Military Bag release) - Collectible. Found out it was a boot well after purchase. Got it cheap.
Boondock Saints (R2Denmark SE) - Released prior to the R1/Full bitrate DTS/Unrated.
Dances with Wolves (R3Korea LE Faux Leather Case) - Full bitrate DTS/Theatrical and Directors cuts/Extras/Collectible.
Equilibrium (R3Korea) - Packaging really.
i, Robot (R2Japan LE with Sonny Head) - Collectible.
Incredibles (R3Taiwan LE) - Collectible/Jack Jack plush doll
Independence Day (R2Japan 2D Ultimate) - Theatrical and Special Edition cuts/Packaging.
Kill Bill Vol 1 (R2Japan LE) - Uncut House of Blue Leaves and anime chapters/Collectible.
Lost Highway (R2French LE) - Transfer improvement/Soundtrack/Extras.
Monsters Inc. (R2Japan LE) - Collectible/DTS.
The Machinist (R2Sweden) - Full bitrate DTS.
Predator (R2Japan 2D Ultimate) - Released prior to R1/Extras/Packaging.
Predator 2 (R2Japan 2D Ultimate) - Released prior to R1/Extras/Packaging.
Terminator (R2Japan 2D Ultimate) - Packaging/Collectible.
Titanic (R2UK 5D Deluxe LE) - Extras/Ghost of the Abyss documentary.

Used to have quite a few others but have since sold them off.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
Sorry, I meant the first Creepshow. I'm not sure what release your friend is referring to - the R1 and R2 editions are identical, and a DVDAf search for Creepshow 2 didn't turn up anything else.
No problem at all .. thanks for the info. Yeah, DVDCompare sums up what you are saying. The only plus side to the UK Anchorbay release is the DTS soundtrack whereas the U.S. seems to have released a couple more extras.

It's been awhile since I had that discussion, but I believe I recall this person saying the release came with a comic book and it may have been limited. I'll have to revisit this and dig a little further.
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Half my collection is probably non-Region 1, but here is the list of my American movies/tv DVDs found in other countries with better video/audio quality or just not existing on USA NTSC Region 1 yet:

1492: Conquest of Paradise (Germany PAL, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
Arizona Dream (France PAL, Anamorphic, DD 4.0 English)
Armageddon (France PAL, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
Barry Lyndon (France PAL, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
Blade Runner (UK PAL, 5-disk steelbox, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
Borat (UK PAL, Anamorphic, DTS English)
Bugsy Malone (UK PAL, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
Con Air: Theatrical Version (France PAL, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
Conan the Barbarian/Destroyer (France PAL, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
Crying Freeman (France PAL, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
Full Metal Jacket (France PAL, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
Iron Man Complete Series (1990s Marvel) (UK PAL, Full Screen, Stereo 2.0 English)
Judge Dredd (Germany PAL, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
Khuda Ke Liye aka In the Name of God (Pakistan NSTC, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
M.A.S.K. Complete Series (Australia PAL, Full Screen, Stereo 2.0 English)
Modern Times/The Great Dictator/The Gold Rush/The Kid (France PAL, DD 5.1)
Mortal Kombat (France PAL, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
My Name Is Nobody (Germany PAL, Anamorphic, Stereo 2.0 English)
The Adventures of Tintin (UK PAL, Full Screen, Stereo 2.0 English)
The Avengers Complete Series (1990s Marvel) (UK PAL, Full Screen, Stereo 2.0 English)
The Mysterious Cities of Gold Complete Series (UK PAL, Full Screen, Stereo 2.0 English)
Tintin's The Mystery at Shark Lake (France PAL, Full Screen, Stereo 2.0 Engish)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (France PAL, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
The Rocketeer (UK PAL, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
Titanic (UK PAL 4-disk, Anamorphic, DTS-ES English)
Transformers: Generation 1 Seasons 1-4 (UK PAL, Full Screen, DD 2.0 English)
True Lies (France PAL, Anamorphic, DD 5.1 English)
Ulysses 31 Complete Series (Spain PAL, Full Screen, DD 2.0 English)

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A few more I forgot to mention:

David Holzman's Diary
Portrait of Jason
The Savage Innocents


The excellent MoC version of Savage Innocents has unfortunately been recalled and replaced with a horrific, edited budget edition, but it is still available from third party sellers on Amazon.co.uk. Well worth tracking down for Nicholas Ray fans. I suppose I should also include Tabu in my list, since I believe it is an American production, though it has no dialog of any kind.
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I've imported a few DVDs of U.S. films. Usually b/c of better specs or features, but sometimes just to add on to an order of other (non-U.S.) DVDs.

From Korea (mix of R3 and R0)

Anaconda -- Superbit
Cat People -- SE
Cliffhanger --SE w/ DTS (and I like the cover better)
Robocop -- 2-disc "Director's Edition"
Soapdish
True Lies -- anamorphic (the R1 is not)
Wayne's World
Wild at Heart -- fully uncensored (I also want the R1 CE for the special features, but this one was only $3!)
Conan the Barbarian
Death Race 2000
The Magnificent Seven

From Japan

Kill Bill: Volume 1 / Volume 2 -- full color uncut.

From Europe (R2)

Ally McBeal - The Complete DVD Collection -- Box set from England. I don't think this was ever issued in R1
Blade Runner -- 5-disc metal tin.
Creepshow -- 2-disc SE
Drive -- uncut w/ lots of special features. The R1 version was heavily cut and bare-bones.
The Frighteners -- German 4-disc.

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