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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by MrFurious, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. MrFurious

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    play have changed the region1 section to playusa???they say about a wider selection and lower prices,does this mean longer deliverys and maybe no more franch on the covers?
     
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    Seem the same prices to me, Futurama S1 R1 is still just over the £18 mark. Buffy is the same price at £35/£36.
     
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    i think the only change is that the R1 section is now an R1 dedicated shop. The prices are the same, the still post to the UK, & the customer accounts are unchanged.
     
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    I would imagine that is as much about keeping the UK distributors happy as anything else, they must have been under a lot of pressure to stop selling R1 material as it gradually slipped further and further down the dropdown menus.
     
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    I don't get it though: you can still order stuff for the same price, with free postage! What difference has the webiste change made?

    When I first started looking at this forum, I bought most of my DVDs on the high street, in sales. Now I buy almost exclusively online, mainly because of the huge number of titles available on R1 compared with R2.

    I can't think of another industry that makes so much money, yet is so poorly thought of by its customers (other than the music industry, obviously).
     
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    i bet they still get their DVD's from Canada though, so we'll still have to put up with those blasted french covers!!
     
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    Fancy wanting to have your own language on your dvd's eh ?

    Shootings to good for them.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Are people seroiusly bothered about bilingual covers? is it that important?
     
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    It's never bothered me at all. Loads of mine don't even have English on the covers.
    For me it's the film I buy it for, not the cover. I wouldn't really be bothered if they were in blank jewel cases personally
     
  10. James45

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    I appreciate the design of movie posters and covers and from that respect bilingual covers look terrible. I prefer one or the other not both.

    Surely being called Play USA it would breach the trades description act if they supplied Canadian discs.
     
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    umm if people read what play say then quote`they now ship to america as well as europe..thats really the only difference..they probably had to do the other site for company purposes..dunno but a guess.. still not the cheapest thought
     
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    same here i also don't see the attraction of "extras"

    adrenochrome.
     
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    I think the reason they have made it a separate shop is to open their sales to the US market. Why the US market couldn't have simply used the regular play.com site, i don't know
     
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    Yeah, right now it's just the minor nuisance of not being able to add R2 and R1 DVDs to you cart at the same time. But I have seen Play gradually downplaying the fact that they sell R1 DVDs to the UK. Can't say that I blame them though.

    Odd though, I've ordered several R1 discs through Play and haven't got a bilingual Canadian cover yet. Must be hit or miss.
     
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    The dvd manufacturers have different policies regarding bilingual covers, which is why some dvds have French on the covers and overs don't.

    If you don't like the Canadian bilingual versions, Movietyme.com stock American and Canadian versions of the same films and let you specify which you prefer, although the American dvds are slightly more expensive.
     
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    i ahve used movietyme for dvds that i only want american covers on.I wouldnt like to get the indiana jones boxset and have two sets of writing on the covers
     
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    French covers you say?

    I dont know about you lot, but i have a few DVDs that are R1 (Jay and silent bob for example) that came in french. Im not sure how i found it, but when I pulled the sleeve out, it was english on the other side.....
     
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    Play clearly plan to start accepting payment in US and Canadian dollers soon too (currently greyed out on www.playusa.com)
     

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