I've been dying to get this for some time, and this past week managed to win an auction for it on ebay. When it arrived, the package claimed it was R3, yet it plays in my player just fine, and the quality is top notch. I'm sure it's just a matter of whoever produced the DVD copying the packaging as well. I'm glad I checked it out before shooting a nasty email to the guy who sold it to me. As for the movie, not only am I glad that I finally got to see it, but I'm definitely glad that I purchased the DVD instead of somehow renting, borrowing or downloading it. While I didn't consider it as shocking and mind-blowing as some of the reviews I read (AICN comes to mind), I still found it to be a well-crafted movie with a moving story. It also left me wanting to watch it again. I think the hype over it not (ever!) being released in the US is overblown. Sure, you've got a classful of Junio High kids killing each other, but that's where the similarities to any of the school-shooting tragedies ends. I know, a lot of people won't care about that--they'll just focus on the killing/violence aspect--but I would definitely recommend the movie to anyone who can take the violence (I personally just viewed it as a plot device). On a side note, there was a preview on the disc for Tales of the Unusual. I'm now just as eager to see that as I had been to see BR. Especially the cell phone story. Unfortunately, it looks like it's only gotten an R3 release so far.