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*** All of the following information comes courtesy of GizmoDVD and will be updated occasionally. Any errors should be addressed to him. They're all his fault.



Most of these releases sell for $12.95 - $17.95 and with the exchange rate, they only add up to a typical USA catalog release. Feel free to discuss any of these or any of the ones coming out. See Coupons at bottom of post. All titles are 1080p unless otherwise mentioned. I did make mention of 1080p titles if the cover art was wrong.

Currently Available:

* Amelie - (1080i, No Subtitles, Poor Menu Navigation; French TrueHD only) - with special features

* 15 Minutes (DTS MA, AVC) - NO special features

* 21 Grams - UNKNOWN

* A Nightmare on Elm Street (TrueHD) Heavy DNR. USA release likely to be the same transfer - NO special features

* Black Christmas (2006 version) - with special features

* C.R.A.Z.Y. (1080i, French TrueHD only) - with special features

* Cruising Bar 2 (French 5.1 PCM French DD5.1) - with special features (all in French, no subtitles)

* Cold Mountain (DTS MA, AVC, No subtitles) - NO special features

* DOA: Dead or Alive (DTS MA) - NO special features

* Fido (1080i with TrueHD) - with special features

* From Dusk Till Dawn (DTS MA) - NO special features

* Freddy Vs. Jason (DTS MA) - NO special features

* Good Will Hunting (1080p - box says 1080i but its a mistake) - NO special features - Confirmed for a USA Release in 2009

* Hostage - (1080p - box says 1080i but its a mistake) - NO special features - AR 1.78:1 - UK release is 2.40:1

* In a Galaxy Near You (Dans une galaxie près de chez vous 1 & 2) - (special features unknown)

* Passchendaele - with special features all in HD

* Ronin - (Special Features Unknown) - Officially released in USA

* Seed of Chucky (Child's Play) (1080i, DTS MA, AVC - Believed to be Rated cut) - NO special features

* Slither (AVC 1080i with TrueHD / For Comparison, the HD DVD was VC1 1080p with DD+) - with special features

* Sin City (DTS MA) - NO special features - Confirmed for a 2 Disc BD USA Release in 2009

* The Constant Gardener (DTS MA) - NO special features - Cover art claims there is but they are no where to be found on the disc

* The Butterfly Effect (DTS MA) *Directors Cut* (Box says 1 Hour 54 Mins but its a mistake) - NO special features

* White Noise 1 & 2 - (1080i, TrueHD) Both films on one BD50 Disc. with special features for both films

* Young People F***ing - with special features

* Traffic (3/3)

* Rounders (3/3) - Confirmed for a USA Release in 2009 NO special features

* Se7en (3/3) - (1080i. DTS MA) - 1.78:1= wrong aspect ratio. NO special features

* Brokeback Mountain (3/3) - Confirmed for a USA Release in 3/10/09

* Derailed (3/3)

* Requiem for a Dream *Directors Cut* (3/3)


Coming Soon:

* Knockaround Guys (4/7)

* Reindeer Games (4/7)

* Chasing Amy (4/7)

* Boiler Room (4/7)

* A Man Apart (4/7)

* Running Scared (4/7)

* Trainspotting (4/7)

* Trailer Park Boys The Movie (5/9)

* Cellular (5/9)

* The English Patient (5/9)

* Taxi Driver - Unknown when/if being released

Other:

Titles available from Distributer Alliance that is either identical to or worse then the American Blu-ray. These are simply here for reference and for some, they may be cheaper then tracking down the American Version:

District B-13 (Identical)

Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (Identical)

Silent Hill (Different Artwork on Disc and Cover - Identical otherwise)


Currency Converter - http://www.xe.com/ucc/

- As of 1/2/09 $10CANADIAN = $8.23USA


Coupon Code:

"Use coupon code MAPNEWNCSAVE to save $10 off 40 good for NEW accounts to Amazon.ca"
 

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These will play in our U.S. players? If yes, this is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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These will play in our U.S. players? If yes, this is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes...all of North America is the same region.


The only problem is the Canucks replace all of the "ow" vowel sounds on the English language track to "oo", e.g. "what's that all aboot? please come in the hoose. isn't it cold oot there, eh?" oh, and they add alot of "eh's" to sentences too. the only alternative is a French Canadian track which is basically the same but in French. if you can deal with those issues then the discs should play fine on your U.S. system.
 

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I wonder how Seven will turn out? If it's cheap enough, I'll pick it up as long as it isn't a total disaster. Who knows how long it will be until it sees a Blu release from New Line/Warner. It's one of my favourites! (up here in Canada we also add "u" to a lot of words to insure they're spelled properly).
 

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also beware of bilingual covers. there's a stupid law here that says discs with a french track has to have french packaging when sold in one of our provinces (states). some companies make separate packaging for that area, others just make the covers half english and half french for the entire country.
 

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also beware of bilingual covers. there's a stupid law here that says discs with a french track has to have french packaging when sold in one of our provinces (states).

"Stupid" is a too gentle word... Just another good reason for custom covers! The funny thing is when I go to Paris, there are full of R1 releases, which are of course the US ones, in english only.
 

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also beware of bilingual covers. there's a stupid law here that says discs with a french track has to have french packaging when sold in one of our provinces (states). some companies make separate packaging for that area, others just make the covers half english and half french for the entire country.

That drives me absolutely insane. I speak both. I don't need to read the title in both languages. I think almost everyone in the country speaks English, most Quebeckers included. When immigrants come to this country they adapt to English. If necessary, they should make *fewer* copies with French, and charge extra for titles in Quebec. Wolfe won, Montcalm lost, and yet we are *still* promoting this as "multiculturalism". It's one of the 2 biggest reasons when our dollar was high I ordered exclusively from amazon.com and was willing to wait 2-3 weeks for titles to get here (obviously it being much more affordable was good too). Custom covers is the way I'm going to go regarding those titles that have both languages covering half the cover art. My own person OCD i guess.


ON topic, I haven't seen Seven, but have heard great things. Hopefully it's a great price like Sin City was, it will be a blind buy for me.
 

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I think almost everyone in the country speaks English, most Quebeckers included.

Trust me, not every Canuck can speak English. And many Quebecois who can speak English won't do it. I've driven through Quebec pre-GPS days and mon Dieu, il y a beaucoup people who refuse to parle Anglais from tempts to temps. I grew up in New Brunswick, and there are even many there who can't speak English, or only very little. Get use to it after awhile I guess.
 

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I've always liked having dvds in their native language cover included.

although in the case of canda both versions should be offered rather then both on one cover. either via a fliping cover or just sell two versions. based on sales one region might get more copys of one or the other..


I've only imported a few films from canada as the shiping to the USA is high and they require SOD when droped off. I don't have time to wait around the mail box on the apox. days.


anyway I've imported amélie and dans une galaxie pres de chez vous. both very good films. the amélie film had no subs at all on the BD. I don't understand why they won't atleast put the native subs on their. french would work for me.
 

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Trust me, not every Canuck can speak English. And many Quebecois who can speak English won't do it. I've driven through Quebec pre-GPS days and mon Dieu, il y a beaucoup people who refuse to parle Anglais from tempts to temps. I grew up in New Brunswick, and there are even many there who can't speak English, or only very little. Get use to it after awhile I guess.

As my in-laws in Vancouver informed me 25 years ago: REAL Canadians do speak english.
 

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FYI..


The Alliance DVD releases of Se7en and Traffic were the 2 disc special editions. Traffic was the Criterion.


It would be HOT if we got both of those.
 

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I ordered 3 of these titles with expediated shipping for 68.81 Canadian dollars. Using an online currency converter this comes to only 58 U.S. dollars. Is this correct?


Thanks,

Tom
 
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