Originally Posted by IrmoGamecoq
I see your point, but that's not a good list to tempt me (I do have Battle Royale coming from Netflix).
While I do enjoy the occasional foreign film, almost all of the obscure ones I've been persuaded to try out have been disappointing, so I don't imagine it would be that different with the *really* obscure ones (i.e. ones that don't get a US release).
Besides, I've got a list a mile-long of movies waiting to be watched (via Netflix, the library, etc) so I'm probably good for awhile anyway.
This Descent stuff is disturbing though. I guess what we can hope for is an "unrated" version of the DVD that doesn't contain the US theatrical release.
Well, while we're listing off reasons to go region-free, there's also a ton of English movies with DTS tracks-- Alien Quadilogy, Heat, Blade, SoTL, Ronin, ID4, etc. from R2 NTSC-land. The Japanese Ultimate Editions always rock.
If you liked Shaun of the Dead, I highly recommend "Spaced," a three-season British sitcom, written and starring the crew from Shaun. Due to rights issues, Spaced will probably NEVER see the light of day in the states.
I also recommend "Taxi" (no, not the Jimmy Fallon crap), produced by Luc Besson, as a fun little non-R1 gem.