Aliens (DTS) - Japanese Region 2 Review.

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  1. Chris_Marin

    Chris_Marin Stunt Coordinator

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    We've taken a look at last week's Japanese Region 2 release of Aliens Ultimate Edition (DTS). You can find our highly detailed comparison review (against the US region 1) here.

     
  2. Peter Svensson

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    I bought this release and I would like to add that the packing is absolutely superb. Not as good as The Terminator - Ultimate Edition, which I think is the best looking digipack ever, but almost as good. The cover is shiny and sparkles a bit from "spacedust". Here´s pics of my edition in a swedish forum thread about "special" editions from Japan. Scroll down a bit. But it does look much better in reality.

    Aliens - Ultimate Edition
     
  3. Marty Lockstead

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    Chris,
    I'm assuming that the disc is already out of print, as I checked the website link. I don't suppose I'd be lucky enough to find a copy somewhere else (that ships to Canada) would I?
    Thanks,
    Marty[​IMG]
     
  4. Chris_Marin

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    Try Amazon, here.
     
  5. Shawn DuHast

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    CD Japan have it back in stock again AND the whole site is in English AND they will ship anywhere in the world.
    Ordered mine yesturday and have an Order Confirmation email.
    Air Mail seems to be a cheaper shipping option than EMS?? by about 600 yen.
    CD Japan - Aliens DTS 2disc Limited Sp Ed [​IMG]
     
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  7. Marty Lockstead

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    Shawn,
    I just tried your link and the site says that it's OOP again. Did cdjapan say that the supply was low when you ordered it?
    I'm also seriously considering the BLADE DTS edition as a side note.[​IMG]
     
  8. Jeff

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    Well all these places, that are mentioned here, are sold out. I didn't try the Amazon Japan site, because I can't read Japanese. If anyone finds another site that's selling it, please let us know.


    Update...I didn't know there was english as well for amazon.co.jp. I'll give it a try.

    Jeff
     
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    CDJapan does that a lot.

    Try this:

    Amazon.co.jp

    HMV.co.jp

    FYI, a search with for an English title almost always works with Amazon.
     
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    Both the disc itself and shipping is less expensive at amazonJP (it normally is), and if you look around, there's a Y500off-coupon available for first time customers (valid until the end of the month, I think). The Aliens set is on 'Usually ships in 24h' at the moment, so I would imagine it's not sold out (never experienced, nor heard about, them cancelling orders unless prohibited from shipping the item overseas).
    I'm waiting for my Q-head, which I expect to ship in a week.
     
  11. Shawn DuHast

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    Hi Marty, you're right it is now out of stock,CD Japan only had it back in stock for a week or so after selling out initially before release even........
    Blade DTS review for you: Blade DTS R2 Japan Review DVDDebate

    And

    Blade DTS R2 Japan DVD Therapy

    I know amazon jp & hmv jp are a bit cheaper but I've never been able to get their sites to work in English, CD Japan seems to have a good reputation on other websites and made the effort to put the site in English which made it easier for me so they made a sale......even though it cost a bit more I like to know what I'm doing and so far they've been good, email confirming order & one confirming DVD has shipped 3 days later......

    After seeing the pack shots on the link above I'm really looking forward to getting this one.......

    Another review of Aliens DTS R2 Japan Review DVD Therapy
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  12. JonathanG

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    wow, thanks guys, after reviewing everyone's post here I broke down and bought a copy from DVD Detective and watched it last night - great sharp (ungrainy) video and fantastic DTS soundtrack! Best $45 DVD purchase this month.
     
  13. Marty Lockstead

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    Jonathan,
    Does dvdetective ship to Canada? I found a handful of other titles that interested me on their site.
    Thanks,
    Marty.
     
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    Marty,

    They list Canada in their Countries list (in the Delivery section), so I would assume that yes they do.

    Jonathan
     
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    Thanks Jonathan, I just received an e-mail confirming that from the site itself. Does anyone happen know if that Aliens dts edition is limited at all? If so, what are the chances that www.thedvdetective.com will get more in stock? Thanks,
    Marty.
     
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    yes, the Jap R2 Aliens DTS is limited
     
  18. Jeff Mason

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    The DVDetective has more of these in stock right now.

    http://www.thedvdetective.com/Mercha...Category_Code=

    The initial screen says they're out, but if you click through to the description, it shows there are copies in. They also posted a message on their site recently saying they had more in stock.
     
  19. Marty Lockstead

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    I'm very happy to report that I just ordered the Aliens dts, Freddy vs Jason dts-es and Kill Bill Vol.1 (uncut R2 version, of course) from those folks at www.thedvdetective.com. I can't wait to check them out![​IMG] [​IMG]
    Thanks for all the information and help everyone.[​IMG]
    Marty.
    P.S. Now all I have to do is wait for of the others titles I wanted to get re-stocked.
     
  20. Marty Lockstead

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    I'm very happy to report that I just ordered the Aliens dts, Freddy vs Jason dts-es and Kill Bill Vol.1 (uncut R2 version, of course) from those folks at www.thedvdetective.com. I can't wait to check them out![​IMG] [​IMG]
    Thanks for all the information and help everyone.[​IMG]
    Marty.
    P.S. Now all I have to do is wait for of the others titles I wanted to get re-stocked.
     

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