I think it's happened a couple times, but not often. Most often you see people getting their R1 imports in the UK 2-4 weeks early because they ship them direct from the factory to the UK.
I know Battle Royal (Japanese film) came out on legit Hong Kong VCD a full month before the Japanese DVD
Mainly TV series:
Friends (Complete seasons), Buffy, Angel (ETA: end-2001, early-2002), The Prisonner (released last November),...
or movies released by "local" distributors (as opposed to European branches of US studios): Citizen Kane, King Kong, Heavenly Creatures, Jackie Brown,The Magnificent Ambersons (2001/11/29), ...
AFI Top 100 Films Home Theater Forum Challenge
AFI Movies Left To Watch: 34 33 32 31 30: Sound Of Music (3.5 out of 4) [Edited last by Vincent Matis on August 19, 2001 at 07:21 AM]