DVD Import Question

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  1. Al.Anderson

    Al.Anderson Cinematographer

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    I searched and I can't believe I can't find a previous topic here or in the basics area, so I must have screwed up - but here goes anyway.

    I would like to get a R2 DVD since it's not available here. (And I'm only slightly embarrassed that it's Flash Gordon, 1980!) Now I understand that I'd need a region free player (or to reset my PC's DVD; but I'd rather watch it on my HT). But what about the PAL encoding? Is a region free DVD player able to decode NTSC and PAL, or am I missing something.

    While I'm at, two other questions. My take is that the R2 Flash Gordon is a better release than the older US 199x release. Can anyone confirm that? (Else I might as well try and get the US release on eBay.)

    And on the topic of eBay, there seems to be a Brazilian region-0 release available. Is that a pirate; and if not, is it any good? Thanks.
     
  2. Mike Wadkins

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    its not a bad picture its OAR very cheep just no extras

    for the pc get "dvd region free" its faultless as far as i have found
     
  3. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

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    Great questions!

    The best spot at HTF for this stuff is the Regional DVD forum.



    Most likely a pirate...alot of (but not all) Brazilian or Hong Kong Region 0 titles are boots. A post or search of the Regional DVD forum usually will get you good responses.

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. Al.Anderson

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    Okay, now I AM embarassed! I go into HT:Film and HT:TV all the time and never noticed the one right below it - Regional. Thanks for the advice!
     
  5. Michael Elliott

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    I noticed you're from PA so I might as well recommend xploitedcinema.com for all your import needs. Tony is located in OH so it should only take a day to get your orders. I've ordered well over 100 discs from him without a single problem.
     
  6. Jeff_HR

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    I'll second the recommendation for XploitedCinema. Great outfit. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Todd Robertson

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    may I third that? Tony is the king....and my #1 import provider. great service and super fast shipping...plus killer communication skills.[​IMG]
     
  8. Ray_R

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    Do they take money orders?
     
  9. Michael Elliott

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    Yep. CC, money orders or checks.
     

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