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I've never ordered from overseas..

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by JeremyR, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. JeremyR

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    I know HD DVD's are region free. Where are the best places to order HD DVD's from overseas? I'm thinking about keeping my eyes peeled for some sales, and I know there were titles from studios like Fox, Sony, etc. that were released on HD DVD overseas. Of course, I want to make sure the menus/etc and language are all in English, and I don't really even know how to check that. Does anybody have any input?
     
  2. John Hermes

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    Check out this company here in the U.S. He imports a lot of the overseas stuff.
    Xploited Cinema
    I have ordered SD DVDs from Amazon uk. They were fast and I had no problems.
    The guy from above will list stuff like languages and subtitles in this descriptions.
     
  3. Clinton McClure

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    I ordered Terminator 2 HD-DVD this afternoon from Amazon UK. Roughly $20 after shipping. I said I wouldn't but did anyway. No self-restraint, I tell ya.
     
  4. Ensign Eddie

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    You probably can't go wrong with any of the Amazons.

    However, let me pass along one tip. Some credit cards charge a currency exchange fee over and above the exchange rate. For instance, I think CHASE's fee is 3% right now. I learned that the hard way when I ordered the Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman sets from Australia (www.ezydvd.com.au).

    For foreign orders I now use a Capital One card because it doesn't have an extra fee.

    I'm sure there are other cards out there that also don't have a fee. Although sometimes it's hard to figure out just by looking around at the card websites.
     
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    Currently, there's a nice promo on Amazon.de Many Columbia HD DVDs are selling for 9,97EURO. I've recently purchased Chronicles of Riddick, Children of Men, Casino, Red Dragon, King Kong, Apollo 13, and a couple more.
     
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    Just make sure to check out the reviews and specs (if available). E.g. all Euro/Australia HD DVDs of "King Kong (2005)" are missing "U-Control - Picture-In-Picture" commenrary and e.g. "Mr. Bean's Holiday"-releases are missing Dolby TrueHD-track. Stuff like that. Since Europe/Australia often has to add like zillion dubs and subs, some extras/HD-audio might´ve been removed..

    And same goes to Blu-ray!
     
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    Thanks for the input. I'll keep my eye on those.
     
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    I have my eye on Capricorn One on Blu-ray from Amazon.uk. Its a region 0 title. I use a VISA debit card for all my online purchases. I never use a credit card for that stuff. If i cant afford it now, i dont need it. But i have never used my debit card for overseas purchases.
     
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    I'm very tempted by the French release of 3 Days of the Condor on HD DVD!

    Doug
     
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    I'm with you here. If I don't have the cash in my bank account, I don't buy it.

    Doug
     
  11. Ensign Eddie

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    A very sensible approach (I wish my sister would learn it [​IMG]). However, I would imagine it's possible that debit cards may also have that extra fee I spoke about. It can pay to do the homework.

    BTW, I use my credit cards instead of cash. I assure you that I have the money in the bank to pay it off every month. Credit cards are just a tool (as are debit cards). It's all in how they are used.
     
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    French subs are "forced" on that one.
     
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    DAMN!
     
  14. Jari K

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    You never know with those crazy French.. [​IMG]

    "Serpico" has also forced subs at least, and there are also some others (which I can´t remember at the moment).
     

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