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Old 02-17-2007, 05:03 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Import HDDVD's

At another site I saw some discussion on USA people buying import HDDVD's that are not available here in the states.

They are using a site called: www.xploitedcinema.com which I understand is located in Ohio.

The disc reviews were good as far as PQ and AQ so I went to the site to see what is available.

They have 21 titles. All seem to have English even though they are released by foreign companies.

The pricing runs from $33 to $44.

The audio spec's are either DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1) or DD Plus 5.1

As HDDVD is a Region Free format these discs will play in our players.

QUESTION.........

I have a Toshiba A2 with Optical out for audio going into a Sony 7.1 DD/DTS receiver. Will these discs provide me 5.1 sound?

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Old 02-17-2007, 05:26 PM   #2
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:28 PM   #3
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Ive bought Total Recall and Equillibrium(released in China as Rebellion,so thats what it says on the cover) and although it took about a week to arrive,which is odd since I live in PA and they shipped the package from OH...but whatever although the prices are crazy high...if you really want one of those flicks its worth it. Havent seen much new added to the list lately....
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:10 PM   #4
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HD DVD is not region free. I went to amazon UK and was going to buy Harry Potter only to find out that it is only good in region 2. I was under the impression that HD DVD was region free????
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All HD DVD's on Amazon UK are listed region 2.
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:14 PM   #6
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But as I understand it the players are region free...so I dont think it matters.
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:24 PM   #7
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No, it wont matter. Plenty of people have the UK version of HP already.
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:52 PM   #8
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HD DVD is not region free. I went to amazon UK and was going to buy Harry Potter only to find out that it is only good in region 2. I was under the impression that HD DVD was region free????
Harry Potter plays fine on US HD DVD Players
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:05 PM   #9
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So have other imports Ive bought
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All HD DVD's on Amazon UK are listed region 2.
It does not matter what they are listed as. They probably just copied the text from the SD DVD descriptions, and I believe this IS what they did. I happen to have been one of those people who bought this movie from Amazon UK, and it plays fine in my A1. If you have a HD-DVD player I would suggest that you buy this movie from there if it interests you because it looks great and sounds incredible with DtHD.
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Yea me neither.... I have HP and 2 other imports...no problems at all.
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:12 PM   #12
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EXCELLENT I'm buying today!!!!!!! Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:22 AM   #13
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Default 2/23/07 updated list of Import HD DVD's coming soon

I "borrowed" this list from another forum. These are HD DVD's that have a release date not a TBA date. They all have English sound tracks.

Interesting to see what is being or should I say not being released here in the USA but will be available in Europe.

1. 2001 A Space Odyssey (French release)
2. 3 Days Of The Condor
3. 300 (French release)
4. A Clockwork Orange (French release)
5. Alexander
6. American Haunting, An (Maleficio Spanish release)
7. Apocalyto (UK release)
8. Arizona Dream (German and French releases)
9. Army in the Shadows, The (Armee im shattern 1967 German and French release)
10. Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur y los Minimoys Spanish release)
11. Asterix and the Vikings (2006 Spanish release)
12. Basic Instinct (French release)
13. Blade Runner (French release)
14. Blood Diamond (French release)
15. Brave Story (2006) (Japanese release *no English subtitles)
16. Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le pacte des loups French release)
17. Brothers Grimm, The (2005 Spanish & Japanese release)
18. Children of Men (UK release)
19. Clockwork Orange, A (French release)
20. Crash (Spanish release)
21. Dead Pool, The (French release)
22. Dirty Harry (French release)
23. Don't Look Now, We're Being Shot at (La grande vadrouille 1966 French release)
24. Downfall, The (Der Untergang Theatrical version Spanish release *Spanish subtitles only)
25. El Cid: La leyenda (2003) (Spanish release)
26. Elephant Man, The (French release)
27. Elephants Dream (German release)
28. Enemy At The Gates / Stallingrad
29. Enforcer, The (French release)
30. Equilibrium (Japanese release)
31. Eyes Wide Shut (French release)
32. FIFA World Cup - All The Goals Of Germany 2006 (UK release)
33. Finding Neverland (Japanese release)
34. Flags of our Fathers (French release)
35. Fog, The (1980) (French release)
36. Fragile: A Ghost Story (Japanese release)
37. Freedom (Japanese release)
38. Gangs of New York (Spanish release)
39. Ghost of Mae Nak (Thai German release)
40. Gift, The (2000) (Japanese release)
41. Goal! (2005) (Japanese release)
42. Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, The (1966 Spanish release)
43. Goonies, The (French release)
44. Graduate, The (1967) (French release)
45. Haine, La (UK and French releases)
46. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (French release)
47. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (UK release)
48. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (French release)
49. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (French release)
50. Holiday, The (2006) (UK release)
51. Island, The (2005 French, Spanish and UK release)
52. Jarrett, Keith-Tokyo Solo 2002: 150th Concert in Japan (Japanese release)
53. Jersey Girl (Japanese release)
54. K-19: The Widowmaker (Spanish release)
55. Killing Me Softly (2002 Japanese release)
56. King Kong (1976) (French release)
57. L.A. Confidential (French release)
58. La Grande Vadrouille (French release)
59. La Haine
60. Le Pacte De Loups (French release)
61. Leaving Las Vegas (French release)
62. Leaving Las Vegas (French release)
63. Leopard, The (Ill gattopardo 1963 Spanish release)
64. Les Choristes
65. Letters from Iwo Jima (French release)
66. Machinist, The (Japanese release)
67. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (French release)
68. Magnum Force (French release)
69. Man About Town (2006 Spanish release)
70. Matrix Reloaded (French release)
71. Matrix Revolutions (French release)
72. Matrix, The (French release)
73. Million Dollar Baby (French release)
74. Mulholland Drive (French release)
75. Music and Lyrics (French release)
76. Naqoyqatsi: Life as War
77. Natural Born Killers (French release)
78. Ocean's eleven (1960 French release)
79. Ocean's eleven (2001 French release)
80. Ocean's twelve (French release)
81. Oldboy (Japanese release *Japanese subtitles only)
82. Oliver Twist (2005 Japanese and Spanish releases)
83. Out of Time (2003 Japanese release)
84. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (German release)
85. Pianist, The (2002) (UK release)
86. Piano, The (1993) (Spanish release)
87. Point Break (1991) (Spanish release)
88. Poltergeist (French release)
89. Prestige, The (UK release)
90. Prête-moi ta main (French release)
91. Rambo 2 (UK release)
92. Rambo 3 (UK release)
93. Rambo: First Blood
94. Ran (1985) (*possibly no English subtitles) (French and German releases)
95. Reaping, The (French release)
96. Reign of Fire (Japanese release)
97. Renaissance (2006) (French and German releases)
98. Rides-Volume 1 (2004) (German Release)
99. Rides-Volume 2 (2004) (German Release)
100. Ritenour, Lee - Overtime (Japanese release)
101. Rocky Balboa (UK release)
102. Running Scared (German Release)
103. Saw (Spanish release)
104. Saw II (Spanish release)
105. Saw 3 (UK release)
106. Serpico (French release)
107. Shining, The (French release)
108. Shinobi (2005) (Japanese release *Japanese subtitles only)
109. Sky Fighters (Les Chevaliers du ciel in France)
110. Sudden Impact (French release)
111. Taylor, James-(Musicares Person Of The Year Tribute UK release)
112. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (theatrical version French release)
113. Three days of the Condor (French release)
114. Total Recall (French release)
115. Traffic (French release)
116. Two Brothers (no English track?)
117. Underworld Evolution (Spanish release)
118. An Unfinished Life (Spanish release)
119. Volcano High (Japanese release) (*Japanese subtitles only)
120. Volver (Spanish release)
121. Voyage Au Bout De L'enfer (French release)
122. We Were Soldiers (French release)
123. Wizard of Oz, The (French release)
124. World's Fastest Indian
125. XXX (Japanese release)
126. Zidane: A 20th Century Portrait (Zidane: portrait du 21ème siècle French release *no English subtitles)
127. Zodiac (French release)
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Yea cool list bro....its really interesting that this is even happening. As you stated they will have English soundtracks so why not a NA release....Ive ordered 3 import flicks and while they play fine and all,Ive had to pay on average 35 bucks for each one....kinda hurts the pocket but I really had to have Total Recall "Im not Quaid!!"
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Yeah, That list contains some Heavyweights. Will be interesting to see which ones hit the US market.
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