Putting together a Region DVD FAQ

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  1. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Can people list their favorite shops for other region discs? I have Stores for the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan

    Looking for Africa, French,German stores (besides Amazon) and South American stores that ship internationally.

    Thanks!
     
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    ...for instance...
    - Argentina
    http://www.dvdmovies.com.ar/
    - Brazil
    http://dvdworld.com.br/dvdworld.hts
    - Chile
    http://www.deremate.com/index.html
    - Czechia
    http://www.dvdcz.com/indexvkpes.htm
    - Finland
    www.viihdekauppa.com
    - Germany
    http://www.glasnost.yaksha.com/cdshop/dvd/index.htm
    - Netherlands
    www.dvdoutlet.nl
    - Sweden
    http://www.dvdirect.net/
    Disclaimer: ...so far, have no experience with any of the above (but I did order a DVD from Glasnost - confirmed, but not yet received)...
    . . . [​IMG] . . .
     
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    For France you may add to Hendrik's list : www.fnac.com
    Didier.
     
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    ...note, however, that often enough the Belgian DVDzone2 sells not the French release of certain DVDs, but the 'Benelux' release - which means different content/Packaging...
    example: French Memento = anamorphic 2.35:1 / Belgian version features a dts soundtrack, and an anamorphic transfer, but has been cropped to 1.85:1...
    . . . [​IMG] . . .
     
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    Jeff,
    Your FAQ may also like to warn buyers that $2Warner releases R4 (Australia) titles in the NTSC format - despite the fact that the offical broadcast standard in Australia is PAL.
    (Just in case buyers from Europe assume that R4 Australia is PAL [​IMG] )
    Angela
     
  8. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Thanks for the warning, but since most UK people are equipped for NTSC, at least the ones that import, (a trend Warner has obviously noticed in Australia) I don't think it's an issue. It's more of an issue for Americans that don't realize there are different TV standards
     
  9. Chris Xolotl

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    That's why I have the Malata. Pop any DVD in and it plays automatically. It doesn't care if it's PAL/NTSC/Region 6 etc..

    I hate to say it but on the other forum there is quite an extensive list of international e-tailers. Must be going on six pages or so.

    But, I suppose a recommended list is better for here.

    Don't forget to list the various Amazon stores (.fr,.de,.co.uk etc). Great sources of information.
     
  10. Darren Lewis

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    Just in case you haven't got them, I source nearly all of my region 1 & 2 DVDs from www.play247.com
     
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    Us people located in the U.S... Don't bother going to Play247 they don't ship here. Too bad though, great prices
     

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