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post #1291 of 1368
Anyone know where I would be able to find the French Sofia Coppola 4-movie box set? It looks like it's out of stock on amazon.fr and the sellers are charging $100 for it... it can't be OOP already?

http://www.amazon.fr/Sofia-Coppola-B...SIN=B004OT7PNS

Errr, what is the difference between the amazon and http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Sofia-...Blu-ray/21040/ ? Hmmm....

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post #1292 of 1368
I see that the Sylvester Stallone flick JUDGE DREDD is available on BD in Germany and is playable in Region A.

I figure I might place an order from amazon.de and am wondering what other BD titles in Germany can play in USA BD players. I'd like to buy two or three discs to keep the shipping per disc down to a reasonable level.

One other thing, I've found that when ordering from amazon.fr, I have to pay for expedited shipping, because their standard carrier (DHL) can't find its butt from a hole in the ground and returns my orders to amazon.fr as "undeliveralbe." Never have this problem with expedited shipping. Any little "gotchas" like this to watch out for with amazon.de?

Thanks!
post #1293 of 1368

Berlin Calling


Watership Down


David Lynch Box


When We Leave

If you only want 1 title you can get in on the German group buy at Blu-ray.com.
http://forum.blu-ray.com/trading-for...uy-thread.html
post #1294 of 1368
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Originally Posted by Robert Simandl View Post

I see that the Sylvester Stallone flick JUDGE DREDD is available on BD in Germany and is playable in Region A.

I figure I might place an order from amazon.de and am wondering what other BD titles in Germany can play in USA BD players. I'd like to buy two or three discs to keep the shipping per disc down to a reasonable level.

One other thing, I've found that when ordering from amazon.fr, I have to pay for expedited shipping, because their standard carrier (DHL) can't find its butt from a hole in the ground and returns my orders to amazon.fr as "undeliveralbe." Never have this problem with expedited shipping. Any little "gotchas" like this to watch out for with amazon.de?

Thanks!

Are you sure Judge Dredd is playable in Region A? Last I heard was that it's Region B-locked.
post #1295 of 1368
Blu-ray.com says the German Judge Dredd is playable in Regions A and B, with C untested.

On the other hand, the French Judge Dredd is not only locked to Region B, it's also 1080i/50. So not only would it not play, the copy I ripped and burned to a blank BD wouldn't play, either.
post #1296 of 1368
Confirmed, the German Judge Dredd is Region A/B.

It did lock up my Sony player on the first attempt to play it, though. Had to power off the player, reboot, and then it played fine.
post #1297 of 1368
The screencaps I've seen look pretty good actually. Is the German version DTS-MA?
post #1298 of 1368
Yup. German Judge Dredd is DTS-MA. Looks and sounds awesome.
post #1299 of 1368
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Yup. German Judge Dredd is DTS-MA. Looks and sounds awesome.

Yep. It is a GREAT disc.

Diane Lane in HD.

I think some of the extras and previews are in PAL though so may cause some hiccups on Region A players.
post #1300 of 1368
Anyone make an order from Amazon Spain (www.amazon.es) yet? Poking around a little, beyond carrying Spain-specific releases, they actually have some pretty decent prices on French and German Blu-rays - in some cases far cheaper in than going straight to the FR and DE stores.
post #1301 of 1368
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Originally Posted by Robert Simandl View Post

On the other hand, the French Judge Dredd is not only locked to Region B, it's also 1080i/50. So not only would it not play, the copy I ripped and burned to a blank BD wouldn't play, either.

You should add that info to the Blu-Ray.com page for the French release. It doesn't have any info currently.
post #1302 of 1368
I just thought I'd report that I ordered Strange Days on BD from amazon.de on September 16. The disc was shipped via DHL Global Mail and it arrived yesterday.

Maybe DHL Global Mail is finally able to find addresses now?
post #1303 of 1368
I've never had a problem with DHL when ordering from Amazon de, uk, or ca. It's only when ordering from amazon.fr that problems always pop up.
post #1304 of 1368
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Originally Posted by Robert Simandl View Post

I've never had a problem with DHL when ordering from Amazon de, uk, or ca. It's only when ordering from amazon.fr that problems always pop up.

I had the problem with amazon.co.uk - but just once. Amazon.fr failed every single time.
post #1305 of 1368
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I've never had a problem with DHL when ordering from Amazon de, uk, or ca. It's only when ordering from amazon.fr that problems always pop up.

My only problem with DHL is that once or twice they actually had the nerve to directly bill me for the customs duties that I'm theoretically supposed to pay every time. I thought it was voluntary - like a tip or a donation!
post #1306 of 1368
Candyman Blu Ray is coming out October 10th in the UK! I just got an email from Amazon.co.uk about pre ordering it, so I went ahead and did, $18.13 shipped.

Anyone know anything about this release? Any reason it might not be good?
post #1307 of 1368
I am trying to decide on importing the UK release of this title as my player can switch regions. Could anyone who has the UK edition verify that the subtitles are switchable? They seem to be burnt-in on the U.S. copy, which has no extras, according to reviews on Amazon US. The French release features selectable English/French subtitles but it is missing one of the extras listed on the UK version.

Thanks!!
post #1308 of 1368
I've done a search on both google and AVS, but I can't seem to find a definitive answer. I found a lot of results indicating the US release is region free, but I can't seem to find any confirmation whether this is also true of the UK release.

Amazon UK are having a Disney sale, and I would like to pick up a couple of titles.
post #1309 of 1368
Not sure about the region status but keep in mind, that the UK edition of The Incredibles, is missing the extras disc.
post #1310 of 1368
As long as it has the movie disc, I'm good with that

But thanks for the info.
post #1311 of 1368
Wall-E: US / UK Region Locked

Incredibles: All release region free but the non-US versions doesn't feature several special features. Disney is not only good at marketing but also at short-changing customers.
post #1312 of 1368
Well, I give up... most of the other titles I'd like to get seem to be region locked. Disney sure don't make it easy to buy their movies at affordable prices.
post #1313 of 1368
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Well, I give up... most of the other titles I'd like to get seem to be region locked. Disney sure don't make it easy to buy their movies at affordable prices.

I've given up on Disney too in this matter regarding of where to get the BDs cheaper for the kids - the audio options too are the most highly specific to a certain region of all studios.
post #1314 of 1368
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Originally Posted by Cinema Squid View Post

Anyone make an order from Amazon Spain (www.amazon.es) yet? Poking around a little, beyond carrying Spain-specific releases, they actually have some pretty decent prices on French and German Blu-rays - in some cases far cheaper in than going straight to the FR and DE stores.

Just received Bizet's Carmen from them (actually, it came from Amazon France, but I bought it from the Spanish site because the price was lower). Paid 8 for postage. No DHL, no customs hassles.

BTW, I can now confirm, the French release of Carmen is all-region, has switchable English and French subtitles, DTS Master Audio 5.1 and the making-of feature from the DVD version. U.S. and U.K. editions have fixed English subs (big no-no for me!) plus an extra featurette, also seen on the previous DVD, which is mostly a wandering hand-held camera roaming through the filming.
post #1315 of 1368
Anyone out there got a copy of Studio Canal's director's cut edition of LE PACTE DES LOUPS (Brotherhood of the Wolf), from France? I'm hoping you can clear up an issue with the English subtitles before I buy?

The back cover indicates that the disc does have English subs, but that they are for the "sourds et malentendants" - in other words, the deaf and hard of hearing. Now, I begrudge the deaf and hard of hearing nothing in this respect, and hope that ALL Blu-rays will feature such subs, but these things are usually included alongside regular 'dialogue-only' subs for hearing viewers. And even though the French disc is the only one to feature the director's cut, I'm not keen on struggling to watch the movie whilst being constantly distracted by subtitled cues for 'off-screen music' and 'door slamming', etc., none of which are essential for viewers without hearing difficulties.

Could anyone with access to the disc clarify what kind of subs are included on the disc, regardless of what it says on the packaging? Many thanks in advance.
post #1316 of 1368
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Originally Posted by Vincent Shaw View Post

Anyone out there got a copy of Studio Canal's director's cut edition of LE PACTE DES LOUPS (Brotherhood of the Wolf), from France? I'm hoping you can clear up an issue with the English subtitles before I buy?

The back cover indicates that the disc does have English subs, but that they are for the "sourds et malentendants" - in other words, the deaf and hard of hearing. Now, I begrudge the deaf and hard of hearing nothing in this respect, and hope that ALL Blu-rays will feature such subs, but these things are usually included alongside regular 'dialogue-only' subs for hearing viewers. And even though the French disc is the only one to feature the director's cut, I'm not keen on struggling to watch the movie whilst being constantly distracted by subtitled cues for 'off-screen music' and 'door slamming', etc., none of which are essential for viewers without hearing difficulties.

Could anyone with access to the disc clarify what kind of subs are included on the disc, regardless of what it says on the packaging? Many thanks in advance.

I own the disc and I checked a few passages with the English subtitles on. They are regular English subs and definitely not HoH, so you can buy with confidence.
post #1317 of 1368
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I own the disc and I checked a few passages with the English subtitles on. They are regular English subs and definitely not HoH, so you can buy with confidence.

I'm much obliged to you, Jojos - from your description, I can, indeed, "buy with confidence", as you say. Many thanks!
post #1318 of 1368
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Originally Posted by Vincent Shaw View Post

I'm much obliged to you, Jojos - from your description, I can, indeed, "buy with confidence", as you say. Many thanks!

You're most welcome
post #1319 of 1368
Probably the best place for this: I bought the UK Chris Ryan's Strike Back S1 BD set off Amazon US, and both my PS3 and a Sony NSZ-GT1 hang on a black screen when trying to load either disc in the set, even with BD-Live Internet access disabled. My Pioneer BDP-51FD loads them right up without a fuss. Has anybody else run into this particular quirk with this set?
post #1320 of 1368
I don't have that set but I'll guess the studio logos and/or copyright warnings are in 25fps PAL framerates and that's what your Sony equipment can't handle.

I get the same thing with my Judge Dredd BD from Germany. It's region-free, but the 25fps studio logo gives my Sony BX-37 fits. My PAL-capable Oppo 95 player in another room has no problem with it.
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