Any region 2 DVD seller in USA????

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jose Solorzano, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. Jose Solorzano

    Jose Solorzano Auditioning

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    Hi all,
    I've been looking for a USA e-tailer which sells both region 1 and 2 DVDs. I'm mainly interested in buying R2 from Spain and UK.
    By the way, could someone indicate if the following DVD are available in anamorphic format:
    - Mulholland Falls
    - The piano teacher
    - All that jazz
    - Casino
    Thanks in advance
    Jose
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Virtually no US based etailer carries non Region 0/1 DVDs, and those that do usually import them as they're ordered. You're better off finding a Spanish etailer who ships internationally
     
  3. Mark_vdH

    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    Don't know about your titles.
    DvdGo is a great Spanish e-tailer, with an English and Spanish interface, and they ship everything through SEUR courier service (the Spanish equivalent of DHL).
    Shipping to the US:
    Up to 0.5 Kg (aprox. 4 dvd's) will cost you €10.55 (about the same in US$), and from 0.5 to 1 Kg (up to 8 dvd's) will cost you €15.02.
    [shameless plug] If you are interested in the great Spanish 2-disc version of Tesis (AKA Thesis), by Alejandro Amenábar (The Others, Abre Los Ojos/Open You Eyes), I suggest you take a look in the For Sale/Trade section of this forum, as I put it up for trade today (I can't understand the Spanish-only supplements) [​IMG] [/shameless plug]
     
  4. Jose Solorzano

    Jose Solorzano Auditioning

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    Mark_vdH:
    You got PM.
    cheers
     
  5. Jon Robertson

    Jon Robertson Screenwriter

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  6. Jack Kelsey

    Jack Kelsey Agent

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    Please note that the DVD Forum does everything they can to dissuade companies from selling DVD's which are NOT of the same region they are located in.

    They actually can resort to law suits, etc. as DVD contracts include text that allows the DVD manufacturers to specify what region DVDs may be sold by a distributor and/or retailer.

    The whole 'Region' matter is totally despicable. It 'hurts' in the USA re free use of all kinds of special DVDs with various languages, content, etc. But it is a TOTAL SCANDAL in Europe and other 'non-region 1' areas because of the much greater quantity of Region 1 DVDs being produced.

    It's just a pity that consumer organizations have not yet been able to get their act together to make a legal case of these restrictions based on 'restraint of trade' clauses in most trade legislation. (Much of that due to the lack of 'class suit' possibilities outside the US).
     

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