Good places to buy non-Region1 dvd's online?

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  1. Chris PC

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    Just wondering where some good places are to buy non-region 1 dvd's. Now that I have an ALL REGION dvd player, I figure I will be filling in some gaps buy picking up some versions of dvd's that A) aren't available in Canada/USA and/or B) are available but the region1 versions are lame for whatever reason (ie non-anamorphic, missing content, worse transfer). And C) Just for the heck of it...

    Any suggestion of online places that have decent prices?

    thanx,

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    After much looking around and after many purchases over the years, I have found that both Bensonsworld and Amazon UK to be about the cheapest and most reliable sites in the UK.

    Bensonsworld which is a long standing Family business, has a good comprehensive list of up-coming R2 releases.

    Blackstar is recommended by many, but I have found them to be more expensive than the two I mentioned.
     
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    R2 UK : amazon.co.uk ; play.com

    R2 France : amazon.fr

    R3 : yesasia.com ; cdjapan.co.jp

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    Dvdbeaver.com provides an excellent region free information including reviews, comparisons, places to buy. Online retailers (with or without English interface) all over the world can be found here: http://dvdbeaver.com/film/FAQ.htm

    Another decent UK site:
    http://sendit.com/

    I would like to point out some Australian retailers:
    http://hmv.com.au/
    http://atlanticdvd.com.au/

    This is a Spanish retailer:
    http://www.dvdgo.com/home~category_p...EN~sec~1.h tm

    This is the Belgium based retailer (sells DVDs made in Belgium and Netherlands):
    http://oas2000.proxis.be/gate/jabba....urr=EUR&ctry=1


    Many region-free editions can be found on this US based site:
    http://xploitedcinema.com/

    Some interesting titles van be purchased on this Canadian site, for example, Russian Film Prestige editions:
    http://alldvd.ca/searchResults.do;js...=0&pageSize=10

    Also keep in mind that some European sites will deduct the VAT tax (17%) from the purchase price. Amazon.co.uk, amazon.fr, hmv.com.au, atlanticdvd.co.au, proxis.be, dvdgo.com are the ones I am aware of.
     
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    http://www.dvdfromkorea.com/ is a good site.

    They have some great region 3 special and limited edition packages for region 1 bare bones dvds: "Equilibrium" digipak with DTS, 2-disc "Conan the Barbarian" w/DTS, etc.

    Prices and postage aren't bad.
     
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    Cool. I just found out that there exists a Region4 anamorphic NTSC version of NIXON. Whether the transfer is any good, is another thing, but the non-anamophic Region1 sucks arse, so maybe the R4 is worth a try, if its available at a reasonable price. Its a Brazil title.

    The German NBK sounds like the hot tip. Its theatrical version is German audio only, but I don't that, since I have it in the Oliver Stone set [​IMG]

    So I need to find where I can snag German and Brazil dvd's [​IMG]
     
  7. Doug Bull

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    The Australian Region 4 site called HMV mentioned earlier, if anything like their Australian Retail Stores, are way over the top with their prices.
    It's like buying from Tower, only worse.

    Other nicely priced and reliable Aussie sites worth a look are,
    www.ezydvd.com.au and www.dvdorchard.com.au
     
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    Hi Doug,
    I am quite surprised to hear about your negative experiences at hmv.com.au. I have not had any problems ordering from them so far. In fact, I am pretty happy with their service and prices. I will definitely order from them again. They have titles that ezydvd.com.au either does not have, or has a long wait. I found their prices to be quite reasonable (at least for the stuff I have ordered) plus they deduct 17% VAT for US orders. I also liked that they e-mail often with the order status updates. The shipping cost is reasonable, they pack well and deliver quickly. Thank you for pointing out dvdorchard.com.au. I will keep it in mind for my future price comparisons/orders.
     
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