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Postby Reza » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:56 am

Big Magilla wrote:I was so impressed that I ordered another one, which should be here tomorrow.

Why do you need two? In case one breaks down? The price is good though!

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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:26 pm

Penelope, I got my Coby DVD Recorder from RegionCodeFreeDVD.com in Elk Grove, Illinois for $199.00. I ordered it via FedEx two day delivery, It was sent out the next day and I had in three days after ordering. I was so impressed that I ordered another one, which should be here tomorrow. Supposedly thi sparticular recorder regualry sells for $499 but is on sale this week only. Funny, but that was the same sale they had three weeks ago when I ordered the first one!

Sons and Lovers, Two Rode Together and Viva Zapata! were the first region free DVDs I ordered and played. They look great!

OKri, the problem with adjusting existing players to be region free is that it's very complicated and you could end up destroying the damn thing so unless you're very sure of waht you're doing I wouldn;t attempt it.
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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:43 pm

I don't know, Eric, maybe Amazon - UK just doesn't like California addresses. I'll check out Benson's World as well.

I was successful in obtaining several titles from Amazon's retailers.

Reza, the title I was searching for was The Sun Also Rises, not a great movie but one I've had a certain fondness for since seeing it as a child. It's been available in any home video format in the U.S. It was just released on August 26th and is available from the retailers Precious Doll mentioned.
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Postby Eric » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:17 pm

Um, I've had no trouble getting amazon.co.uk to deliver to me in Minnesota.

Another very good retailer is Benson's World.

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Postby Okri » Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:34 pm

Before you make the purchase, Penelope, I'd find out if there were any cracks to make your DVD player a region free one first.

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Postby Penelope » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:58 am

I finally stepped up to a region free DVD player.


I would like to do the same; aside from the Carry On... films (not all of which are available in Region 1), there are other titles only found in other Regions that I'd like to get my hands on. I'm clueless, where can I purchase a region-free DVD player?
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Postby Reza » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:08 am

Big Magilla wrote:
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Big Magilla wrote:Four re-issues and the OK American Madness while we wait in vain for The Miracle Woman and The Bitter Tea of General Yen.

Ironically these two are available on Region 2 along with some other Stanwyck classics. However I am not prepared to buy the package just for The Miracle Woman given that I have some of the others already.

I finally stepped up to a region free DVD player. The problem now is obtaining software. I found an on-line source in New York that sells Region 2 and 4 DVDs at very reasonable prices. The problem is their inventory is limited. I thought Amazon.com- uk woudl be a resource but they will not deliver outside of Britain although some of their retailers will. Ironically the title I was searching for is available at Amazon.com-uk and six of their retailers, but none of them will ship outside of the u.k. and Europe. Ah, well.

Magilla,

Which title are you searching for?

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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:03 am

Thanks, Precious. I checked out the websites for Send It & Movie Mail. I can see where I could go broke in no time catching up!

Maybe Amazon - UK just won't ship DVDs to the U.S. They list rates for international shipping but when I click on any DVD title it adds to the shopping basket but when I go to checkout I get a message saying unable to deliver to the indicated address.
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Postby Precious Doll » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:10 am

Magilla,

That's odd about Amazon UK because I buy from them all the time and I don't live in the U.K.

Other good U.K. retailers are Send It & Movie Mail. There's also HMV UK.
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:57 pm

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Big Magilla wrote:Four re-issues and the OK American Madness while we wait in vain for The Miracle Woman and The Bitter Tea of General Yen.

Ironically these two are available on Region 2 along with some other Stanwyck classics. However I am not prepared to buy the package just for The Miracle Woman given that I have some of the others already.

I finally stepped up to a region free DVD player. The problem now is obtaining software. I found an on-line source in New York that sells Region 2 and 4 DVDs at very reasonable prices. The problem is their inventory is limited. I thought Amazon.com- uk woudl be a resource but they will not deliver outside of Britain although some of their retailers will. Ironically the title I was searching for is available at Amazon.com-uk and six of their retailers, but none of them will ship outside of the u.k. and Europe. Ah, well.
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:37 am

Yes, they are busy restoring the 1929 version which was released on laser disc in the early 90s with most of the soundtrack missing. It has apparently been found!
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Postby Penelope » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:18 am

I heard a rumor on another forum that sometime next year, Warner was going to issue a box set of all 3 Show Boat films (1929, 1936, 1951)...anybody else know anything about this?
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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:13 pm

To be sold as an exlusive at Best Buy from Sep 19th is Universal's new Classic Sci-Fi Collection to include The Incredible Shrinking Man, Tarantuala, The Mole People, The Monolith Monsters and Monster on the Campus. Retail price is $29.95. I don't know what's so classic about the last two titles, but The Incredible Shrinking Man is a genuine classic whose DVD release is long overdue.
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Postby anonymous1980 » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:20 pm

A bootleg is simply a copy of an original DVD. In other words, a PIRATED disc.

I wouldn't BUY a DVD of that price unless I know it's an original copy. I would never add a pirated disc onto my collection. I'd borrow it and view it, sure but I never add it to my collection. (All DVD's in my collection are genuine DVD's).

The thing is, Kurosawa movies and other foreign/classic/art house films need people to buy them so they can make more of them. If I buy a pirated copy, then I would be doing the producers of foreign/classic/art house films a great disservice for not patronizing their business and the production of foreign/classic/art house films would be greatly reduced and thus reducing the chance for more people to view them.

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Postby Reza » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:37 pm

anonymous wrote:
Reza wrote:I picked up most of these titles here for about $1.75 each.

They have to be bootleg copies (or very used copies).

What exactly is a ''bootleg copy''?

Whatever they are, these DVDs I find here have excellent picture and sound quality.

I suppose I'm supporting piracy when I buy a film here. But please don't tell me that you would pass on the chance to pay $1.75 for Kurosawa's High and Low and instead buy it off Amazon for $37?


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