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Cheap DVDs from Asia - Any good?

Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by work_with_me_ba, May 10, 2005.

  1. work_with_me_ba

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    Mod Edit: Link to pirate DVD site removed.
     
  2. Seth Gecko

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    I'd personally steer clear - I'd have to say 100% Pirate - due clearly to these 2 points (that are from their website).

    Some of our cover art mentions 2 DISCs. We do NOT ship 2 disc sets. We only send the disc with the movie. If it is important for you to receive all of the special features with your movie, we recommend that you shop at some of the more expensive alternatives.

    4. Special Features: Most of our DVD-9 DVDs contain the special features associated with your title. However, the DVD-9 format has some space limitations on the disk itself, and all special features may not be present depending on the title.
     
  3. Marc

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    these will be pirate dvd's, why not shop somewhere like cd-wow or dvdsoon where you can get proper dvds at cheap prices, rather than waste your money on this tat?
     
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    Stick to what you know, this site looks distinctly dodgy, you dont even get the box!!!
     
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    Hah! Just goes to show what utter cr*p you get with foreign pirate dvds. My mother-in-law lives in Indonesia and used to bring dvds back with her when she came to visit. She would always insist they were genuine dvds bought from a reputable shop out there but I have always proved her wrong.

    Examples:

    AI
    (She brought this 1 month BEFORE the world premiere!) It was missing the 1st 5-10 mins of film with no features whatsoever and VERY dodgy sound.:mad:

    Big Fish
    Lovely menu, but you cannot actually access the special features section on the menu (probably because there aren't any!) And most importantly, the last 10-15 mins of the F***ing film was missing:mad:

    Entrapment
    Again, no special features and end of film missing (Why is it always the films with a twist ending or quick climatic ending that has this problem!!):mad:

    Spongebob Movie
    The cover says it is the movie. What the disc contains is a sring of episodes from the TV series.:mad:

    Incredibles
    No features whatsoever. Very poor colour, sound (the box says DTS but the sound is hardly mono!):mad:

    Pinnochio
    The dvd ends just as the famous final song 'wish upon a star' starts it's first opening verse for F*** sake!!!:mad:

    Oh, I could go on!!! I keep telling her not to bother bringing them but would she listen. It is worth noting that I have since bought ALL (except spongebob, as it's not out yet) the above AGAIN because of the quality of the pirate copies. Just goes to show.:rolleyes:
     
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    The thing that annoys me most about the pirate DVD's I've seen. Is the missing DTS sound track.
     
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    Missing:

    DTS
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    Stereo
    Even a clear Mono sound sometimes :mad:
     
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    First of all appologies to the mods. for the infringement with the website. Felt it would be difficult to ask people about it without them seeing for themselves.

    Many thanks guys for your responses! Think I will stick to CDWOW! Didn't realise that a) that is was a pirate shop or more importantly b) that they don't actually have decent soundtracks or all of the flim!

    Once again cheers for your responses!

    WWMB
     

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