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Region 3 - whatsuup?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by bertha, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. bertha

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    Been idley surfing cdwow & they have a lot of Region 3 dvd's goin cheap - any special reason for this & are region 3 discs normally cut?

    I particularly toyed with the thought of getting True Lies..not too keen if it's cut like the Region 2...any info would be welcomed with open arms...ta


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  2. James45

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    just the way things work out cd-wow and dddhouse are great, just make sure what you order in widescreen, many R3s are pan and scans.
     
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    Possibly something to do with exchange rates as well.
     
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    I bought about 6 or 7 R3 DVDs from cd-wow in their sale.

    All of them but 1 were identical (cover and disk) to the R1 releases :) The ones that were identical were the Columbia-Tristar DVDs.

    Bargains :smashin:
     
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    R3 discs are more realistically priced domestically than their R1 or R2 counterparts. I believe piracy is something to do with it (aswell as exchange rates etc) in that there's virtually no enforcement of copyright law in the far east and so illegal pirated clones of the official releases outsell the official discs in many cases. The prices of official product are low to help try and woo people back to kosher discs from cheap copies. There are exceptions though - things like Harry Potter are often more expensive than the Western versions.
     
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    According to dvdcompare.....

    Note - At the moment, the version released is uncut. At Rewind, we are unable to confirm whether or not this disc will be recalled at any point soon

    AFAIK, the said recall never actually happened, and the versions still on sale are still uncut.
     

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