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Can some one recommend some reputable online shops selling legit copies of Samurai films either based out of Canada or out of the US (but willing to ship to Canada...hopefully without having to pay duty)?

I'm looking for films like the 2011 film Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai. It's already out on BD in Germany and the UK. Just not in North America.
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http://www.amazon.com/Harakiri-The-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B005D0RDCU/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1340564452&sr=1-2&keywords=Hara-Kiri

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Thanks but you posted a link to the 1964 Criterion DVD version. Which I might end up buying too to compare to the version (2011) I'm referring to.

http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/26550317/0/Hara-Kiri-Death-Of-A-Samurai/ListingDetails.html?searchstring=hara-kiri&searchsource=0&searchtype=allproducts&urlrefer=search

I think it's coming soon to North America because the www.amazon.com site mentions that the soundtrack CD is not yet available. But there IS mention. So that is on the way. I'd assume the same time as both the DVD and Bluray versions of Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011).

The 2011 version was done by the same director as 13 Assassins.
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you can try yesasia.com... I buy DVDs/Blu-rays from them and have no issues from customs or duties... I find that Japanese source films are expensive and they usually have the same release available in Hong Kong or Korea for a lot less...

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Now I need to find a reliable mult-region bluray player (which should also play DVDs). Any recommendations guys?

And if only I could find a good Canadian online shop selling Japanese/Chinese/Korean BD/DVD. Legit versions not copies.
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If any one is interested....you can buy multi-region Bluray players on www.amazon.ca.
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