Originally Posted by stevesns69
I was curious if anyone can give me a little assistance to an import newbie on a few titles that I want to get imported on HD DVD. I don't know if the first page is completely updated or not, but I did look at it first and I'm still worried about some titles. For example are the French Studio Canal releases the only titles with pitch issues? Are the German, Dutch, and UK titles have any major issues? I ordered T2 Ultimate coming out later this month and just got Equilibrium, so I need to grab a few before they disappear. I'm interested mainly in Saw (uncut) because I already have the other ones. Also interested in Running Scared, The Gift, 1408, Alone in the Dark, Under Siege 2, Bug, Death Sentence, Tristan + Isolde, The Last Legion, The Island, Leaving Las Vegas (UK release), The Jackel, and Total Recall (UK release). If anybody owns any of these can you please chime in about pitch problems or any other issues such as forced subs? Thank you in advance.
From your interest list I have:
- Running Scared (German version - get that one rather than the Dutch)
- The Gift
- Death Sentence
- Tristan & Isolde
- The Last Legion
- The Island
- Leaving Las Vegas (I have Finnish, same as UK and French)
- Total Recall (French, same as UK)
Total Recall has the pitch issue, UK version is the same as French when it comes to disc content. None of them have forced subs. I understand Leaving Las Vegas has pretty bad PQ, I've yet to watch it though.
The Jackal and Alone in the Dark are Concorde releases so they are also free of pitch problems and have no forced subs. I actually have both of them on the way from Amazon Germany too (ongoing sales items).
With The Last Legion subs can't be turned off from the menu but they can be turned off by remote during playback without a problem.
You can currently import many of these very cheaply from Australia (Studio Canal releases, Universal releases in Australia) and many of the German ones are in sale in Amazon Germany too with cheap prices.