Someone on another mesageboard says it is ilegal to buy films from another region than your own country. The way i understood about it is that it is legal to buy region 1 films but it is ilegal for a shop in the uk to sell them. However this is what he said Its illegal to sell in any other region, and guess what, its illegal to watch as well. To the letter of the law anyway. Idea being that since most region 1 films get released before the cinema box office has finished its profits run in region 2, you are harming the profits of the cinemas.. Whole point why reigon encodings were introduced, why else do you think they exist?