Is Star Wars - The phantom menace out in Europe?

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  1. Jorge O'Neill

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    It seems that it can be bought in many US stores. What about europe? Is it out anywhere, especialy in Portugal?
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  2. Thomas Lang

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    I seem to recall that the region 2 release of TPM should be around the same date as the US region 1 release. I know the danish region 2 release is october 16, the same as the region 1.
    The following is taken from the officiel press release:
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    The Wait Is Over: The First Star Wars Movie is on DVD
    STAR WARS: EPISODE I THE PHANTOM MENACE
    Worldwide DVD Release Begins October 16, 2001
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    Lucky for me I was able to get the US region 1 release october 4th [​IMG]
    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Jorge O'Neill

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    Thanks Thomas
    Anyway, I live in Portugal, and there no one here seems to know when it is going to be released here. My guess is that I will have to wait some time.
    Does anyone know of any version with Portuguese subtitles? That would make my life much easier
     
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    The official Brit release is Oct 15th, I believe. However, I saw it for sale this morning on a market stall (though the larger stores aren't releasing it until the official Monday date). However, I got my R1 copy today in the mail and greatly enjoyed watchigng it on my day off.
     
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    I heard that phantom menace would be a simultaneous international release, so expect it be out in europe around the same time as america. I heard most europeans (or is that just the british) have hacked players anyway, so even if it wasnt you could just import. Lucas has even made this one equal accross all regions meaning no regional version is better or worse, coupled with a simultaneous release, maybe the studios have found a real way to discourage importing.
     
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    Yesterday I saw both R1 and R2 release over here and of course I got the R1!
     
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    Yes, both versions are available in Europe .... way before the official street date.
    Ralph
     
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    well the R1 does have the significant advantage of running at the correct speed, unlike the r2 which runs slightly faster than the correct playing time. But apart from that they are equal.
     
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    Of all, the only one you would perhaps deem inferior is the UK R2 since the documentary is censored to retain the release's 'U' (Universal) certificate.
    I personally like the old boast much of the UK press gave touting the fact that the official release date in the UK for the DVD was one day before America, failing to take into account anyone in the UK would be able to obtain the R1 import a good few weeks before it streets anywhere anyway. [​IMG]
    Dan (UK)
     
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    I just saw my copy. Excellent DVD! [​IMG] I enjoyed a lot ... the extras, all of the them. Very nice. Especially the documentary feels magical in places. It really makes you wonder with this much magic behind the scenes, why ... (I'm going to stop because I don't have anything nice to add!)
     
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    I will be buying the NTSC DVD because of the time acceleration issue, but do not put down PAL so much. If anyone has Sky Digital, switch between CNN and Sky News and you will see a huge resolution difference that is noticable between PAL and NTSC. DVD doesn't usually matter.
     
  12. Jorge O'Neill

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    Unfortunately it will only be available in Portugal some time next month [​IMG]
    Can anyone confirm if any of the existing versions has Portuguese subtitles?
    Many thanks
     
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