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xxmiyuxx



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:38 pm Reply with quote
That is a mighty fine package!!!

I just can't justify spending nearly $300 for a box set of DVD's that I cannot play unless I fork over an additional $100 for an all region DVD player. It's sad.... especially when I JUST GOT A DVD PLAYER YESTERDAY AS A GIFT.....damnit!
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vherub



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:05 pm Reply with quote
this is a nice package, it seems odd though that it is a r3 being produced in china- wonder if the market will eventually justify a r1 miyazaki boxset
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:35 pm Reply with quote
So I guess the lesson learned is that if you bootleg Ghibli movies enough times, Disney will actually release them in your country faster?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:53 pm Reply with quote
xxmiyuxx wrote:
That is a mighty fine package!!!

I just can't justify spending nearly $300 for a box set of DVD's that I cannot play unless I fork over an additional $100 for an all region DVD player. It's sad.... especially when I JUST GOT A DVD PLAYER YESTERDAY AS A GIFT.....damnit!
you can get a region free player for under 100 bucks my cyberhome ch 300 is region free via a code u use the remote to input. and it was only 40 at bestbuy.

alot of cheap dvd players are region selectable via either a remote code or a bios flash I suggesta a quick google search of your model.
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Sword of Whedon



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 5:57 pm Reply with quote
R3 is Hong Kong and the rest of mainland Asia
China mainland is...R5? None of their stuff is coded anyway, what little there is.

Even if there is an R1 set, all of the Japan/Asia versions have matching covers that look snazzy on a shelf. The US discs lack the synergy
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:36 pm Reply with quote
China's also R3.
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kgptzac



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:02 pm Reply with quote
what is this? does that mean those stuff are on sale in china or something??
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Sword of Whedon



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:23 pm Reply with quote
Just looked it up, Mainland China (everything but Hong Kong) is Region 6

The Studio Ghibli DVDs come out about 6-8 weeks after the Japanese release in region 3
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bluechibi



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:42 am Reply with quote
In the UK, region free DVD players (that can handle DivX and Xvid also) are the cheapest DVD players available, about $60US and getting cheaper and better all the time.

I suppose in the US there is no real need to have region free DVD players. Or perhaps the companies prefer there arent any, which is a shame as you cant buy lots of dvds that will never go to American not just animes but excellent French films or Korean films etc.

I'm sure in the US DVD Recordable players are cheaper, cheapest one in the UK is about $275 though that's a lot better than costing thousands. The price is still dropping though.

I would very much like to own this boxset, I might get it one day if I have enough money Very Happy dont know why there's one Ghibli missing though, now it's not a complete set.
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Sword of Whedon



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 1:35 pm Reply with quote
If you mean On Your Mark, it doesn't belong to Studio Ghibli. It was a work-for-hire commission by Chage & Aska. Disney/IVL does not own the rights to it. Previously for the LD "Ghibli ga ippai" (Ghibli's best) collection they sublicensed the title. Grave of the Fireflies is likewise not part of the Disney/Tokuma deal, and is owned by Warner Bros. in Japan
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dormcat
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:20 am Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
China's also R3.

Ahem. Confused

From http://www.sendit.com/help/help_dvd_regions

Sendit.com wrote:
Region 01

Canada, U.S., U.S. Territories.

Region 02

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, European Union, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (the Former Yugoslav Republic), Malta, Moldova, Principality of Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia,South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Kingdom (Channel Islands) Vatican City State, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Region 03

Southeast Asia, East Asia (including Hong Kong)

Region 04

Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, Caribbean

Region 05

Former Soviet Union, Indian Subcontinent, Africa (also North Korea, Mongolia)

Region 06

China

Region 07

Reserved

Region 08

Special international venues (airplanes, cruise ships, etc.)

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GATSU



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:44 am Reply with quote
Oh well.
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