The "Purchasing Alternate Region DVDs" FAQ

major contributions by Jeff Kleist of Home Theater Forum and AutumnNights of DVD Forum... and many, many others.


 

Video Formats & TV Standards

The TV Standards

There are basically three TV broadcast standards. The result is that not all videos are compatible with all video players and TVs.

The 3 standards are:
* NTSC (used in USA, Canada, Japan & others)
* PAL (used in Great Britain, mainland Europe, Australia & others)
* SECAM (used in France, Greece, Russia)

Each TV system is different, NTSC uses 525 horizontal lines per image, wheras PAL and SECAM use 625 lines. The encoding system in PAL and SECAM are not campatible, hence we have three TV standards. These standards are widely used in other countries not listed above.

TVs and VCRs are usually wired to work with only one broadcast standard (e.g. PAL) so that a PAL TV and VCR will only correctly play PAL tapes and transmissions. The video tape format (e.g. VHS) has no bearing whatsoever on the ability of the TV to reproduce the signal. In other words, if you put an NTSC VHS tape into a PAL VCR, you will not get a viewable picture, and that goes for the other mediums like DVDs and laserdiscs. In some countries PAL/NTSC compatible TVs are sold commonly.

Country Most Common Language TV Standard
Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

China (P.R.)

Czech Repl.

Denmark

Egypt

Spanish

English

German

French/Dutch

Portuguese

English/French

Chinese

Czech

Danish

English/Arabic

PAL

PAL

PAL

PAL

PAL-M

NTSC

PAL

PAL

PAL

PAL

Finland

France

Germany

Great Britain

Greece

Hong Kong

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Finnish

French

German

English

Greek

English/Chinese

Hungarian

English/Indian

Indonesian

English

Hebrew

Italian

PAL

SECAM

PAL

PAL

SECAM

PAL

SECAM

PAL

PAL

PAL

PAL

PAL

Japan

Malaysia

Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Russia

Japanese

Malay/Tamil

Spanish

Dutch

English

Norwegian

English

Polish

Portuguese

Russian

NTSC

PAL

NTSC

PAL

PAL

PAL

NTSC

SECAM

PAL

SECAM

Singapore

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkey

U.S.A.

Venezuela

English/Chinese

English

Korean

Spanish

Swedish

French/German

Chinese

Thai

Turkish

English

Spanish

PAL

PAL

NTSC

PAL

PAL

PAL

NTSC

PAL

PAL

NTSC

NTSC

 

N T S C
N
ational Television System Committee

Lines/Field 525/60
Horizontal Frequency 15.734 kHz
Vertical Frequency 60 Hz
Color Subcarrier Frequency 3.579545 MHz
Video Bandwidth 4.2 MHz
Sound Carrier 4.5 MHz

 

P A L
P
hase Alternating Line

SYSTEM

PAL

PAL N

PAL M

Line/Field 625/50 625/50 525/60
Horizontal Freq. 15.625 kHz 15.625 kHz 15.750 kHz
Vertical Freq. 50 Hz 50 Hz 60 Hz
Color Sub Carrier 4.433618 MHz 3.582056 MHz 3.575611 MHz
Video Bandwidth 5.0 MHz 4.2 MHz 4.2 MHz
Sound Carrier 5.5 MHz 4.5 MHz 4.5 MHz

 

SECAM
S
equential Couleur Avec Memoire or Sequential Color with Memory

SYSTEM

SECAM B,G,H

SECAM D,K,K1,L

Line/Field 625/50 625/50
Horizontal Frequency 15.625 kHz 15.625 kHz
Vertical Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz
Video Bandwidth 5.0 MHz 6.0 MHz
Sound Carrier 5.5 MHz 6.5 MHz

 

DVD Regions

(To learn about DVD regions, read the FAQ below.)

These are the main 6 DVD regions (or "zones"):

1: U.S.A., Canada, U.S. Territories
2: Japan, Europe, South Africa, and Middle East (including Egypt)
3: Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong)
4: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean
5: Eastern Europe (Former Soviet Union), Indian Subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
6: China

Video Formats

There are primarily 3 video storage formats in common use, VHS, DVD and Laserdisc. These are storage formats like audio cassette and CD and are NOT to be confused with TV standards, since pre-recorded titles on those mediums are only 'formatted' for PAL or NTSC display. Laserdiscs are still a good format that gives good quality picture and sound, but the technology is dated and DVD has become the next logical step. It could be said that DVDs have picked up where Laserdiscs left off. Japan is perhaps the only remaining country (or mighty close to it) that is still producing some laserdisc titles (as of 2001). However, it's only a matter of time before the makers stop manufacturing the medium for good.

 

What makes the DVD format so special?

The picture quality is double that of VHS and you can get a lot of extra things on DVDs that VHS and even laserdiscs were never meant to support, for example more than three multiple audio tracks and a capacity to include up to 32 optional subtitles.

Can I watch your DVDs/videos in my country? + What is "regional encoding"?

Most of the DVDs that we carry are coded for Region 2. With DVDs, aside from having to deal with the NTSC/PAL/SECAM issue as with VHS tapes, one has to take the "regional encoding" issue into consideration. The world is sliced up into 6 DVD "regions (zones)", and regional encoding limits what countries a disc can be used in. For instance, a region 2 encoded disc will not playback on a player normally sold in region 1 countries and vice versa. However, DVD players of different regions can be obtained through some specialized dealers in many countries, as well as code-free and code-switchable players. Some major publishers started using an active region checking program code on their DVD titles which checks for the proper region setting in the player. This program is called Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE), and these "smart discs" employing RCE won't play on code-free players that are set for all regions. Manual code-switchable players that allow you to change the region using the remote control can play RCE discs (for now).

Are the titles English dubbed or carry English subtitles?

Unless otherwise specified in the product description, all DVD titles of Japanese movies and animes are in Japanese language only. In general, all DVD and video titles of non-Japanese movies carry language tracks in their original languages, unless a VHS title is specified as a "Japanese dubbed" version. Most DVD subtitles are optional (I.e. removable). Laserdiscs and VHS videos of non-Japanese movies have Japanese subtitles that are not removable as in the case of DVDs. However, letterboxed laserdiscs containing movies in Cinemascope and Panavision aspect ratio (2.35:1 or 2.40:1) usually carry subtitles on the bottom black bar so as not to obstruct the movie's image.

 

Aside from Regions, DVD also are noted by these categories:

DVD 5 one side, one layer

DVD 9 one side, 2 layers
DVD 10 is two sides, one layer
DVD 14 two sides, one dual layer, one single layer (never seen one)
DVD 18 is two sides, two layers, quite rare

 

Why buy discs from other regions? Because you’re getting screwed on many huge titles here in the US+ Canada! Your favorite TV shows are released in other countries while we are forced to wait forever for a US release just for syndication purposes. Sometimes the US distributor of a film does not have access to good materials, or they just lack the capital to do a film properly. This FAQ is designed for the beginner, as well as the veteran...


THE BASICS

1-Why can’t I play these DVDs right now?

Because in their infinite wisdom, the studios separated the world into 6 regions, so that they could release movies when they feel like it, instead of in a timely manner. That and to make sure that their foreign divisions make big money on their books, instead of just caring about the company bottom line. (I’m not bitter  ) Discs from other regions are locked out from working on players not in their home region, necessitating purchasing a new player or modifying existing ones. Buying a modchip kit for an existing player in the US is virtually impossible, and very expensive, so you’re better off just buying a new deck.

One of the big obstacles to watching these discs is that many countries, including most of Europe (UK, France (TVs are SECAM, but DVDs are PAL, Australia also uses PAL as well) are using the PAL TV standard, while North America and Japan use NTSC, and. 99% of Hong Kong DVDs are in NTSC even though the local standard is PAL
Thanks to most American’s indifference to the world around them, 99% of US televisions only support 1 standard, while a large percentage of foreign sets support NTSC and PAL.

2- So if they’re in PAL, AND a different region code, how can I play them anyway?

Well, if you’re looking for a set-top player, you have 2 good choices

1- Malata N996
This player is progressive scan, has Dolby Digital and DTS decoders built in, and features virtually flawless PAL to NTSC conversion. It also has some wonderful tweak modes for the hard-core user. On the downside, menus are somewhat in “Chinlish” and sometimes hard to decipher

Available from
http://www.avdeals.com -$289 shipped

2- JVC ??????

Not as tweakable as the Malata, but a well-known manufacturer and contains the same PAL/NTSC conversion chip as the Malata.

OPTION 2

Home Theater PC

You will need a program like DVD Genie(http://) or Region Killer (http://), and if your DVD-ROM drive is newer than the year 2000, you will need to download a new firmware for it. A good site that deals with putting together an HT PC is http://www.

Another side benefit of an HTPC is that you can run DVD Subber (http://www.dvdsubber.com), this program is mostly used for watching anime, but anyone can create a subtitle script for a film. This opens up a whole new world of foreign DVDs that you don’t have to depend on the studios for English subs.

If you’re looking for an HDTV and a multistandard set, you might look at the Sampo ???????? ($999). It is basically a 27” computer monitor, and supports all formats, the 16:9 squish, progressive scan, AND has a VGA input for an HTPC.

SPECIAL SECTION ABOUT HONG KONG MOVIES

In the US, most of these films are released by Disney and Columbia Pictures. Columbia has figured out that these movies need to be done properly, and has started their “Destination Films” line to release Asian media properly
Meanwhile, Disney (through Miramax and Dimension) continue to butcher these films in the extreme, releasing them severely edited and with totally new, dubbed soundtracks. To top this off, they are actively threatening exporters both domestically and in Hong Kong(where they have no rights to the films) with lawsuits if they continue supplying the US with DVDs.

HONG KONG LEGENDS

Think the Criterions Collection for Hong Kong film. Great transfers, extras and proper, original language tracks and subtitles. http://www.hongkonglegends.co.uk


Examples of BETTER RELEASES & OTHER REGION EXCLUSIVES OF US BASED MATERIAL

The African Queen- OAR+Commentary
UK

Ally McBeal- Full seasons
Japan
UK

Armageddon
UK& Australia- Equivalent to the Criterion version in the US. Anamorphic but lacks gag reel
Japan- Anamorphic and has a DTS release

Angel- Through season 2 released as of March 2002
UK & Australia- UK has custom “book” packaging while Australia comes in Keepcases

Battlestar Galactica (releases June 2002)
Australia

Betty Blue- anamorphic, director’s cut
Australia

Buffy the Vampire Slayer- Releases are roughly 3 seasons ahead of the US
UK & Australia. UK has custom “book” packaging while Australia comes in Keepcases

Dark Angel
Japan

ER
Japan

Escape from LA- anamorphic
Japan

Eyes Wide Shut- uncut
Everywhere but the US

Family Guy
UK

Farscape- through season 3
UK & Australia

Friends- through season ?
UK
Australia
Japan

Futurama
UK

From Dusk Till Dawn- Special Edition-anamorphic
UK
Japan (?)

Jackie Brown
Japan
UK (?)

Karate Kid-anamorphic and widescreen
Australia

Planet of the Apes movies –anamorphic
UK
Australia
Japan

Pulp Fiction
Korea- Anamorphic
Canada- Contains extras

Scream- director’s cut
Japan

South Park
UK & Australia- Proper in-order and all of them releases. Season boxes or singles

Stargate
Japan- Anamorphic DTS release (OOP)
UK- Anamorphic director’s cut

Stargate SG-1- Through beginning of season 5
UK & Australia


True Lies-anamorphic
Australia

The West Wing
UK


RECOMMENDED TITLES & FOREIGN RELEASES BUTCHERED IN R1

Only discs that are either in English or have English subs are listed. Hong Kong films have the company listed to help you avoid bootlegs

*-Falls Under Disney embargo, may be difficult to find

The Accidental Spy* (Jackie Chan)
Hong Kong- Universal Laser & Video

Avalon (Mamoru Oshii)
Japan- Bandai/Emotion

Battle Royale
Hong Kong- Universal Laser & Video

Drunken Master 2- aka Legend of Drunken Master* (US release missing the ending, soundtrack totally new)
Taiwan-Thrakal (Cropped from 2.35:1 to 1.85:1)

Fist of Legend* (Only the VCD has OSL on it, so that is what is listed)
Hong Kong VCD- Mei Ah

Godzilla
Japan- (NOTE, NO ENGLISH SUBS, but I felt it was important to mention it since it’s not available in the original form in the US)

Grave of the Fireflies (anamorphic, untranslated extras)
Japan- Warner

Jeffrey
UK

Kiki’s Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki)
Japan- (contains English dubtitles and the English dub. Best video quality)- Buena Vista
Hong Kong- (contains proper English subtitles and Chinese dubs)- IVL

Memories (Katsuhiro Otomo)
Japan- Bandai/Emotion

My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki)
Japan- (contains English dubtitles and the English dub. Best video quality)- Buena Vista
Hong Kong- (contains proper English subtitles and Chinese dubs)- IVL

Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki)
Japan- (contains English dubtitles and the English dub. Best video quality)- Buena Vista

Queer as Folk (UK original)
UK- (original music) Channel 4 video

Queer as Folk 2 (UK original)
UK- anamorphic, Channel 4 video

Shaolin Soccer, aka Kung Fu Soccer*(US cut will miss 30min, and have the soundtrack completely recreated)
Hong Kong- Universal Laser & Video

Warriors of Zu, aka Zu Warriors*- (US release will be butchered)
Hong Kong


WHERE TO BUY  (according to ...)
...Region
Region one
Canada :
Exclusives according to Canadian retailers
 http://www.dvd-plus.com/
(In the left-hand column under "The Site" click on "Canadian Editions")
 http://www.dv-depot.com
(In the left-hand column under "by category" click on Canadian)
 http://www.directvideo.com/
(A(n) (incomplete ?) list of exclusives appears in the left-hand column under "Canadian
DVD Exclusives!")
 http://www.esearchnshop.com/nadvd/s...rytype=canadian
Exclusives according to the dvd forums
 Canadian Exclusive DVDs
(While the above link is most likely the most comprehensive, here are some additional links :
º List of Canadian exclusive/superior releases
º Recommend some Canadian only releases )
U.S. :
 (cynthia's) List of Exclusive DVDs
("...an ongoing list of DVDs that are only available through certain websites, stores...")
 The Columbia House TV-Greats Club FAQ (aka really inexpensive DVDs)

 US DVDs not available in Canada
Regions two through six
 (cynthia's) DEFINITIVE List of DVDs EXCLUSIVELY available OUTSIDE the US - Part III

...16:9 and/or dts
DVDs that ARE anamorphic and/or in dts
 (codefree's) 16:9 / dts DVD Exclusives Outside Of Region 1
("This list consists of DVDs which are non-anamorphic or do not include dts tracks in region one, but are anamorphic and/or include dts tracks in other regions")
DVDs released in the U.S. that are NOT in the original aspect ratio
 Comprehensive NON-OAR DVD list
Shopping On-Line ...
...Retailers
Questions and/or Suggestions
 
 Italian questions? [Ask fedea!]
 Recommended etailers specialising in NON-Region One DVDs?
Coupons
 (Trigger's) One and ONLY International Coupon/Deal Swap & Bargain Discussion
Contact Information
 Customer Service Phone # Thread
...DVDs
Recommendations
 The one and only NON-R1 DVD personal recommendations thread
Reviews
 http://www.dvd-basen.dk/uk/home.php3
Database of international reviews of dvds from different regions/countries
 General review sites / Databases of links to movie reviews
º http://www.foreignfilms.com/
"...a general review site. It's kind of like an IMDB for foreign film junkies. No, it doesn't specifically relate to DVD's but I think if people can read reviews of the movies they'll get hooked - I know I've found several titles that I now want because of it...."
º http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?
Unaswered questions
 Int'l DVD/Movie Forum: some questions in search of answers
Benedict did an outstanding job of collecting many of the questions that have not yet been answered. If you have some time, take a look. You just might have the answer to one of the questions!
Asian-dvds/movies -- Discussion or Further Information
 OFFICIAL Newbie Help: HK DVD & Discussion (Part Two)
Previous thread(s) :
º (Trigger's) OFFICIAL Newbie Help: HK DVD & Discussion (Part One)
 Calling For Help - Newbie Thread Movie List Suggestions
 Now Taking Review Requests (Part III)
Previous thread(s) :
º Now Taking Review Requests....
º Now Taking Review Requests [Part Deux]
 One-and-Only Old School HK Kung Fu thread
DVD Regions or Regional Coding -- Information
 http://www.laserrot.com/info/lrinfo/dvdmap.html
 "Jim Taylor's official DVD FAQ"
PAL & NTSC
 Confused or having questions about PAL & NTSC ? Maybe this will help :
World Television Standards / Video Broadcast Standards : here and here     (Some more discussion here.)
Maps showing which country or countries are coded for which regions
 DVD Region Maps : here, here, and here.
(Information on) Playing DVDs from different regions
Malata dvd player
 One-And-Only Malata Problem Busting Thread [Part Five]
Older Malata threads :
º Malata and beyond: discussing the Region-Free DVD player options
º Malata and beyond: discussing Region-Free DVD player options [PART2]
º One-And-Only Malata Problem Busting Thread [Part Three]
º One-And-Only Malata Problem Busting Thread [Part Four]
Subtitles
 Adding subtitles while playing a dvd (live-action, anime, etc.) on your computer
Miscellaneous
For Sale
 One and ONLY International DVD - FS/FT
Rental
 Buy/Sell/Trade/Rent used (U.S. R1) DVDs
(Where to Buy) Replacement DVD Cases
 Official DVD Replacement Cover & Case Thread - Part VI
Defective and/or discontinued DVDs
 Links to information or discussion of ...
Other interests
 Comprehensive site w/ emphasis on dvds from around the globe : http://www.davisdvd.com/
 TV Shows and/or obscure heavy metal/hard rock on DVD (Reviews/news and/or retailers)
 Spaghetti Westerns
General note to everyone :
(1) Please be patient with me. It's a work-in-progress.

(2)Here are some of the things that I am trying to find the time to implement :
 information on the retailers such as VAT, shipping costs, feedback, ...
(So far I only have retailerinfo for five Australian retailers
Just click on "Australia", then click on "RETAILERINFO"
beside the name of the retailer in which you are interested)
(Hopefully) This will continue to evolve (whenever I am able to find the time) in form and function.
Let me know if you have any positive and/or negative constructive criticism/feedback,
or if you find any missing retailers, forums, review/news-sites,
and any important miscellaneous info.

Thanks !

Mainstream Retailers
Specialised Retailers
Anime                                 reviews/news
Asian dvds/vcds                 reviews/news , forums
East Indian                        reviews/news
Non Mainstream or Horror      reviews/news ,
                                                      forums
Soundtracks/Music: Anime, Asian, and Videogames
Argentina         reviews/news , forums Australia         reviews/news , forums
Austria             reviews/news , forums Belgium          reviews/news
Brazil Canada          reviews/news , forums
Chile               reviews/news Czech Republic     reviews/news
Denmark         reviews/news , forums Finland
France : Retailers with English Interface / French only        reviews/news , forum
Germany: Retailers with English Interface / German only   reviews/news , forums
Greece             Hungary Italy                reviews/news
Resources
Bargains,Sales and/or Coupons for
                   Australia , Canada , France , UK , U.S.
CurrencyExchange Easter Eggs (Int'l Listing)
PriceComparison for Australia , France , Denmark
Germany , Neth. , Spain , UK , U.S. , International
Region Comparisons among R4, R2, R1 and/or R0
Retailer Reviews for   Canada , France , UK , U.S.
Shipping and Tracking Information (Int'l Listing)
Translation Int'lDVDReviews
Mexico                                      forums Netherlands    reviews/news , forums
New Zealand  reviews/news Norway           reviews/news
Poland Portugal          reviews/news , forum
Russia              reviews/news Spain                                        forums
Sweden          reviews/news Switzerland    reviews/news
U.K.                reviews/news , forums Venezuela
Retailers of U.S. (R1) titles: -- in Australia , -- in Canada , -- in Denmark
Retailers of U.S. (R1) titles: -- in Puerto Rico , -- in Switzerland , -- in the UK
Retailers of U.S. titles -- in the U.S.                             reviews/news , forums



Retailers -- Asian DVDs and/or VCDs

Retailers of Asian DVDs and/or music located ... :
For more asian retailers, check here : http://web.ukonline.co.uk/maiandrea...a/hk_online.htm

...In Canada
http://www.hkdvd.ca (Is the site still operating ?)
http://www.krdvd.com/

...In Germany
English Interface :
http://charmes.de/index.htm

non-English Interface :
http://www.adrenafilm.de
http://www.threecee.de

...In Hong Kong
http://hongkong.pe.kr/frame8.html (It is based in Hong Kong, right ?)
http://www.3d-express.com/
http://w w w . 8 5 2 s t a r . c o m
(For some reason the web-browser decides to replace "8 5 2 s t a r . c o m" with "*******", so I had to insert spaces. Remove them in order to have the correct link)
http://www.av89.com/av89/ or http://www.av89.com/index.html or http://www.av89.com/home-e.html
http://www.coolashop.com
(If for some reason the site doesn't appear in English, then in that case click on the word "English" at the top of the page)
http://www.dddhouse.com
http://www.dvdshelf.com/
http://www.goodswell.com or http://www.goodswell.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv
http://www.hivizone.com
http://www.hongkongmovie.com/ or http://b2b.hongkongmovie.com/eng_as.../order_form.asp (It is based in Hong Kong, right ?)
http://www.jpopwww.com/index.htm

 

...In Indonesia
English Interface :
http://www.indonesianmusic.com/
(Click on "Main Catalog" in the left-hand column.
Then click on "Indonesian Films VCD" in the left-hand column)
http://www.ojolali.com/
(In the upper-right-hand corner you can click on the word "English"; unfortunately very little of the site is translated into English)

non-English Interface :
http://www.disctarra.com/tarra/eshop.asp
(This site sells dvds and vcds)
http://www.ojolali.com/

...In Japan
English Interface :
http://www.amotokyo.com/
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp
http://www.hmv.co.jp/
(Click on "English" at the bottom of the site for the English Interface)

non-English Interface :
http://www.amazon.co.jp
Note : Here is a guide http://imaginatorium.org/books/aj.htm on buying from amazon.co.jp

...In Korea
English Interface :
http://koreapop.com/music/bands/ (Sells Korean dvd/vcd movies and Korean music)
http://www.asiandb.com/
(Apparently this site used to be http://koreapop.com/music/bands/ until it merged into http://www.asiandb.com )
(Sells Korean dvd/vcd movies and Korean music)
http://www.koreandvds.com
http://www.sayodvd.com/
http://www.yeondvd.com/

non-English Interface :
http://dvdstore.co.kr/
http://www.cafedvd.co.kr/
http://www.dvd.co.kr/
http://www.dvdtitle.co.kr/
http://www.madmad.co.kr/ (Is this a retailer ?)

...In Malaysia
http://www.sensasian.com

...In Switzerland
http://www.fantastic-movies.com/
(English Interface) (What is the region-code of the (mainstream) DVDs that it sells ?) (mainstream & non-mainstream : "Hong Kong Action, Star Trek, Italian Gore, Trash, W.I.P., & More". (What's "W.I.P." ?) (Also sells new & used LaserDisc)
http://www.moviestar.ch/
(Sells mainstream dvd titles)(They also have a section for asian dvds. Click on "DVD Asian")

...In Taiwan
http://www.dvdmall.com.tw/ (ships only to Taiwan ?)
http://www.tcr.com.tw/ (Music)
http://www.tcr.com.tw/VCDDVD.shtm (VCD/DVD)
Note : For a walkthrough in how to use this site, check out Yangshouwen's guide : http://members.lycos.co.uk/yangshou...alkthrough.html

...In Thailand - English Interface
http://www.thainetcity.com/ (vcds, dvds, & music)

...In the UK
http://www.dvdclub.ukf.net/ (specialises in Asian titles)
http://www.easterndvd.com/
(Or http://www.easternheroes.co.uk/ for tapes, books, & magazines)

...In the U.S.
http://clubvcd.com/ (Based in California)
http://www.annyoung.com/ (Specializes in Korean dvd movies and Korean music) (Based in California)
http://www.asiafilm.com (Based in Texas)
http://www.asiancult.com
http://www.asiandiscs.com/
http://www.asianxpress.net/
http://www.aznfilms.com or http://www.aznfilms.com/default.php
http://www.bluelaser.com/ or http://www.hongkongdvd.com/
http://www.dvdasian.com
http://www.hkflix.com/
http://www.hkvideo.com/index.html
http://www.homay.com
http://www.hooloo.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Hooloo or http://www.hooloo.com (Click on "E" for English Interface)
http://www.fivestarlaser.com/ or http://store.fivestarlaser.com/cgi-...erce/index.html or http://www.motionandsound.com
http://www.imarnet.com/ (Specialises in Asian music on vhs,ld,vcd,cd)
http://www.motionandsound.com or http://www.fivestarlaser.com/ or http://store.fivestarlaser.com/cgi-...erce/index.html
http://www.pokerindustries.com
http://www.sasugabooks.com/
http://www.tektickerdvd.com/
http://www.tokyopop.com/
http://www.angelpop.com or http://www.yesasia.com
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East Indian

Retailers of East Indian DVDs, VCDs, and/or music located ... :

...In Canada
http://www.canadaflix.com/

...In the UK
http://www.asianmovies4u.co.uk/index.html
http://www.bollywooddvd.co.uk/ (Is the site still operating ?)
http://www.netasia.co.uk/shop/dept.asp?deptid=5 (Click on "Latest Films")

...In the U.S.
http://www.anytamil.com/ "Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam DVDs, CDs, VCDs." (Site indicates addresses in the U.S. & India)
http://www.cdguru.com/
http://www.dholia.com/index.asp
http://www.festasy.com/sale/
http://www.indiancdstore.com/dvdstore.asp
http://www.indiaplaza.com/videostore/dvd/ or http://www.indiaplaza.com
http://www.indiaweekly.com
http://www.nehaflix.com/ (Based in Virginia)
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Non-mainstream, Hard-to-find, Horror, or Obscure dvds

Retailers of Non-mainstream and/or horror located outside the U.S.
...In Austria
º http://www.dtm.at
 
º http://www.medienhandel.at/

...In Denmark
º http://www.absurd-online.dk/

...In the Netherlands
º http://www.chainsaw.demon.nl
(Note : They finally updated their website/interface !)
º http://www.proxis.com or http://www.proxis.nl (Located in the Netherlands (?) )

...In Switzerland
º http://www.cyber-pirates.org (They also apparently specialise in out-of-print)
º http://www.fantastic-movies.com/
(English Interface) (What is the region-code of the (mainstream) DVDs that it sells ?) (mainstream & non-mainstream : "Hong Kong Action, Star Trek, Italian Gore, Trash, W.I.P., & More". (What's "W.I.P." ?) (Also sells new & used LaserDisc)

...In the UK
º http://www.cryptofhorror.com/
º http://horrorvideo.co.uk/
º http://www.monstermovies.co.uk/
º http://www.sexgoremutants.f9.co.uk/shop.html
º http://www.videohorror.co.uk/


Retailers of Non-mainstream and/or horror located in North America :
http://digitalterror.8m.com/dvdstore.html
http://www.alternativecinema.com
http://www.crimsoncultvideo.com
http://www.diabolikdvd.com
http://www.directvideo.com
http://www.laserexchange.com
http://www.lasersedge.com
http://www.lasertown.com/ (Click on "dvd" then "import")
http://www.lfvw.com
http://www.movietyme.com/digitalfixxx/home.shtml (from the http://www.movietyme.com/ site)
http://www.ohthehorror.com
http://www.sazuma.com *
http://www.scarecrow.com
http://www.shockingimages.com/
http://www.witchinghourvideo.com

* Warning ! In the case of sazuma, I feel it necessary to warn you that it receives only the worst reviews on their service probably at least 95% of the time on every single message-board that I've ever been on.
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Worldwide list of mainstream retailers

Argentina Retailers :

The sites that appear to accept international orders (Info. as of march05,02 based on what I could determine via language-translation sites) :
º http://www.dvdventas.com.ar/
if you click on "Ayuda", you are taken to a "Preguntas Frecuentes"(, i.e. FAQ) In it, there is mention of different methods of payment that are accepted. Towards the bottom of the page under the title "Zona Geográfica Días hábiles para la entrega" is a list of what countries to which dvdventas will ship. Therefore, this list seems to indicate shipping to all parts of the world. But I could not find a part of the site that lists specific shipping&handling fees. I also could not determine what is the significance of the click-able list of Latin American countries on the title page (Info. last updated on March05,02)

º http://www.dvdmovies.com.ar/
"Formas de Pago" is forms of payment; "Preguntas Frecuentes" is Frequent Questions". If you click on "Preguntas Frecuentes" and then "Compras", you'll find more information on both handling of credit card information & ordering (more information on this can also be found here: http://www.dvdmovies.com.ar/terminos.html ), and wording that leads to the assumption that international orders are accepted : "y 35 pesos a países del resto del mundo" or "35 pesos to countries of the rest of the world". Further information (though still vague regarding international orders) can be found here: http://www.dvdmovies.com.ar/s-cart/...s-exterior.html (Note: using http://www.dvdmovies.com.ar/Medio.html seems to cause the site to load incorrectly with a lot of the site missing) (Info. last updated on March05,02)

º http://www.musimundo.com or http://www.musimundo.com/librosol/inicio.cfm
(The site for me loads VERY slowly. Aside from that, I'm impressed with the layout/arrangement of the site and its contents. There's an FAQ/Help section if you click on the "?"-icon in the upper right corner. There's a table half-way down the page detailing the shipping&handling fees to different parts of the world (It appears that this site delivers worldwide) )

The Argentina retailers that do not seem to have any identifiable or clear statement or information regarding international orders :
º http://www.dvdnext.com.ar/
seems to be incomplete or at least not operating correctly (Info. last updated on March05,02)

º http://www.lk-tel.com.ar or http://www.lk-tel.com.ar/home.asp
The only information regarding international orders that I could find was under "FAQ"-link. With a rough translation of the text under "Cómo debo de hacer para abrir una cuenta en Lk-Tel si quisiera poner un videoclub?: ", it appears that this site is a club that you must join first. And that each potential order is dealt with on a case-by-case basis depending on the location. (Info. last updated on March05,02)
Australia Retailers :
 For the Australian retailers that offer shipping by DHL (http://www.dhl.com.au/),
here is a brief explanation of it as offered by http://store.yahoo.com/dvdcrave-au/info.html#Ordering :
"When choosing DHL (http://www.dhl.com.au/) there are several advantages.
Obviously the major benefit is the speed of the delivery which is 2 Days to most Capital Cities
all around the world. Also the tracking system which allows you to see exactly where you order is in transit, and when to expect it. With DHL (http://www.dhl.com.au/), a signiture and name is required when being delivered, so this will also prevent any lost and stolen parcels. From a safety and security point of view, DVD Crave recommend you chose DHL International Express as your delivery option."

http://www.atlanticdvd.com.au/ :
http://www.chaosmusic.com or http://www.chaosdvd.com/DVD/ :                      RETAILERINFO
http://www.devoted.com.au or http://www.devoteddvd.com.au :
http://www.dvdcrave.com or http://store.yahoo.com/dvdcrave-au/index.html :  RETAILERINFO
(Daniel Venning of dvdcrave.com of Australia is answering questions in a thread called "The Official DVD Crave Thread" in the thedvdforums.com "Supplier" forum (reg. req'd) ) coupon/discount for interdvd.co.uk
http://www.dvdguide.com.au :       RETAILERINFO
http://www.dvdstop.com.au/ :       RETAILERINFO
http://www.ezydvd.com.au :          RETAILERINFO
http://www.fbo.com.au/ or http://www.familyboxoffice.com.au
http://www.hmv.com.au/
http://www.ozdvdwhs.com.au/
http://www.revolutiondvd.com.au/
http://www.totaldvd.com.au

Retailers of Australia titles located outside of Australia :
http://www.dc-dvd.net or http://www.dc-dvd.net/index.php (Located in UK) (Sells R1, R2, & R4 titles)

Australia retailers that do NOT ship internationally :
º http://dstore.com.au (Info. last updated on Feb2,02)
º http://topshop.com.au (Info. last updated on Feb2,02)
º http://www.dvd-downunder.com/
[International Orders : Site does not say "NO" but doesn't say "YES", either](Info. last updated on Feb2,02)
º http://www.discentertainment.com.au/
[International Orders : I could not find any explicit information, so I assume the answer is "NO"](Info. last updated on Feb2,02)
º http://www.dvdpacific.com.au/
[International Orders : I could not find any explicit information, so I assume the answer is "NO"](Info. last updated on Feb2,02)
º http://www.videoshift.com/dvd/
[International Orders : I could not find any explicit information, so I assume the answer is "NO"](Info. last updated on Feb2,02)
Austria Retailers :
http://www.dtm.at
 
http://www.groundzero.at/
http://www.geizhals.at/ (Does this site sell DVDs ?)
Belgium Retailers ... English Interface :
º http://www.dvdzone2.com/
(has English and French interfaces) Sites sells French and Dutch DVDs. Here is the FAQ The site ships worldwide (Info. last updated on March05,02)
º http://www.tsc-dvd.be/
Site is in English and sells Region 2 dvds (manufactured from which country ? I could not determine that). The titles appear to consist (almost) entirely of Hollywood movies. Ordering information can be found here : http://www.tsc-dvd.be/orderinfo.php Information on which countries may order (the U.S. is not listed) is here : http://www.tsc-dvd.be/viewtransportationcosts.php (Info. last updated on March05,02)
Belgium Retailers ... non-English Interface :
º http://www.dvdkoopjes.com/
(Is this a Belgium or a Neth. retailer ?)
º http://www.dvdzone2.com/
(has English and French interfaces) Sites sells French and Dutch DVDs. Here is the FAQ The site ships worldwide (Info. last updated on March05,02)
Brazil Retailers :
English Interface :
http://www.cdbrazil.com/cdbrazil.htm, http://www.cdbrazil.com/faq.htm , http://cdbrazil.com/dvds.htm
"Haven't found what you are looking for? Don't hesitate to contact us -- CDBRazil.com can supply you virtually ANY CD/DVD/Video released in the Brazilian market!" (Info. last updated on March05,02)
http://www.dvdbrazil.com or http://www.dvdbrazil.com/comersus/s...ersus_index.asp

non-English Interface :
http://dvdworld.com.br/dvdworld.hts
http://www.dvdinternet.com.br/ (Will ship internationally)
http://www.levox.com.br/ (Is the site still operating ?)
Canada Retailers :
http://dvdmode.com/ (It IS a Canada retailer, right ?) (appears to offer coupons/specials for dvdtalk members ?)
http://dvdpassion.com/index.asp
http://members.home.net/laserquest/
http://www.absound.ca or http://www.absound.com
http://www.cdplus.com or http://www.cd-plus.com
http://www.cnl.com
http://www.chapters.ca
http://www.cinebox.net
http://www.directvideo.com
http://www.dv-depot.com
http://www.dvd-plus.com
http://www.dvd-source.com
http://www.dvdboxoffice.com
http://www.dvddynamic.com
http://www.dvdhype.com (rentals only)
http://www.dvdimport.com
http://www.dvdlaserman.com
http://www.dvdsoon.com
http://www.dvdtitlewaves.com
http://www.entertainme.ca or http://www.entertainme.com
http://www.futureshop.ca or http://www.futureshop.com
http://www.hbc.com
http://www.hmv.com or http://www.hmv.ca
http://www.hollywebdvd.com/ (rentals only ?)
http://www.laserland.com/source/
http://www.movie-madness.ca
http://www.moviesource.com
http://www.northamericandvd.com
http://www.rogersvideo.ca
http://www.thunderdvd.com
http://www.totalactionuniverse.com
http://www.videoflicks.ca or http://www.videoflicks.com
http://www.videomatica.ca
http://www.video-now.com/ (Is the site still operating ?)

Sites that let you search by dvds exclusive to Canada :
http://www.dv-depot.com
http://www.directvideo.com
Chile Retailers :
http://www.asuoficina.cl/
http://www.bazarvirtual.cl/
http://www.fiera.com (it appears to service many (latin-american) countries ?)
http://www.dvdmagico.com/chile/index.htm (or http://www.dvdmagico.com/peru/index.htm for Peru)
Czech Republic Retailers :
(Note: As of March14,02, None of these Czech Republic retailers has an English Interface)
http://dvd-shop.602portal.cz/ or http://dvd_shop.602portal.cz/
http://www.dvdexpress.cz or http://www.dvdexpress.cz/express/defaultexpress.htm
http://www.dvdkatalog.cz/ (It has links to two sites. What is the function of this site ? http://www.dvd-bazar.cz/ )
http://www.filmcity.cz or http://www.filmcity.cz/inshop/scripts/shop_NF.asp?
http://www.vltava.cz/
Denmark Retailers :
(Note: As of March14,02, None of these Denmark retailers has an English Interface)
º http://dvdpusheren.dk/ (Site sells R2 and, apparently, R1 titles. It also sells PS2 & XBOX games) (The site seems to take a LONG time to load)

º http://www.dvdoo.com / http://www.dvdoo.com/dvdoo/start.asp / http://192.38.242.50/dvdoo/start.asp

º http://www.dvdproshop.com/ or http://www.proshop.dk/proshop/ / http://www.proshop.dk/proshop/Default.asp (Sites sells R2 and, apparently, R1 titles. It also sells PS2 & XBOX games)

º http://www.dvdstudio.dk or http://www.dvdstudio.dk/index.php

º http://www.metroshop.dk/frontpage.asp (Click on "Produkter" then on "DVD-Film")

º http://www.moviemerchandise.dk/ (Site sells R2 and, apparently, R1 titles. It also sells PS2 & XBOX games)

º http://www.prc-data.dk/

º http://www.r1dvd.dk/shop/ (Site appears to sell R1, R2 (Denmark & UK), & R4 titles)

º http://www.softfair.dk/

FWIW, there're some (limited) ratings/comments for Denmark retailers here:
http://www.kaffeeinside.de/dcd/DVD/Haendler/Daenemark/
Finland Retailers :
http://www.filmifriikki.fi/
http://www.kotiteatteri.com/Koti/Uusi/kotiteatteri.htm
http://www.viihdekauppa.com/
France Retailers ... English Interface :
Retailers of French titles located in France that offer an English Interface :
http://www.cybercd.fr/ (Seems to specialise in music)(Has English, German, Spanish Interfaces)
http://www.dvd-z2.com/ (Has English & French Interfaces)
http://www.dvdshoppingcenter.com
http://www.espacedvd.net/ (Is the site still operating ?)
http://www.espacevideo.com/ (Click on the flag in upper-left corner)
http://www.vo-only.com/ (Has English & French Interfaces)

Retailers of French titles located outside of France that offer an English Interface :
http://www.dvdzone2.com/ (The store is Belgium-based)(A retailer that sells dvds from, among other countries, France)

France Retailers ... French interface :
Retailers of French titles located in France :
http://www-org.lacinquieme.fr/boutique/dvd/index.cfm
http://www.actualis.com/sommaires/sommaire_dvd.htm
http://www.alapage.com/
http://www.amazon.fr
http://www.avideo.com/fr/index_0.asp or http://www.bestdvd.com/fr/index_0.asp
http://www.bestofdvd.com
http://www.cdiscount.com/
http://www.cdmail.fr/fr/catdvd.htm
http://www.cdneufokaz.com/dvd/dvd.asp
http://www.choosit.org/cgi-bin/choo...P&fi=dvdpascher (is there a shorter address than this ?)
http://www.cinebox.net/index-laserland.htm
http://www.cinestore.com or http://www.cinestore.com/html/first_home.php
http://www.colombustore.com/
http://www.cultureprix.com or http://www.cultureprix.com/cp/recherche.asp
http://www.cybercd.fr/ (Seems to specialise in music)(Has English, German, Spanish Interfaces)
http://www.cyberdvdfilm.com/
http://www.dvd-z2.com/ (Has English & French Interfaces)
http://www.dvd.fr/
http://www.dvdhorizon.com/
http://www.dvdscore.com/
http://www.dvdshoppingcenter.com
http://www.dvdw.net/
http://www.dvdway.com/
http://www.espacedvd.net/ (Is the site still operating ?)
http://www.espacevideo.com/
http://www.first-shop.com/fr/
http://www.fnac.com or http://www.fnac.fr
http://www.futureland.fr/
http://www.homecinedvd.com/ (Also sells R1 titles)
http://www.illel.fr/
http://www.kiosquevideo.com/
http://www.levillagemultimedia.com/lvm/home.asp
http://www.monsieurcinema.tiscali.fr/dvd/
http://www.musicbox.fr or http://www.musicbox.fr/cgi-bin/musicbox
http://www.neteco.com/
http://www.passionsport.com/cgi-bin/index.pl
http://www.pere-noel.fr
http://www.priceminister.com/
http://www.rueducommerce.com/home/
http://www.surcouf.com/
http://www.tf1video.com/
http://www.topachat.com or http://www.topachat.com/micro/
http://www.vo-only.com/ (Has English & French Interfaces)

Retailers of French titles located outside of France :
http://www.dvdzone2.com/fr (The store is Belgium-based)(A retailer that sells dvds from, among other countries, France)
http://www.notarco.ch/ (Based in Switzerland)(French Interface)
Germany Retailers ... English Interface :
http://www.computeruniverse.net/ Note! Much but not all of the site is translated into English when you click on "English" in the upper-righthand corner

http://www.jpc.de/ (Click on the flags to translate the site into English, French, German, and Netherlands languages.
Note! Much but not all of the site is translated into English after you click on the flag) (The site also sells music & books)

Germany Retailers ... German Interface :
http://discshop.com/dvdwelt/
http://smm.de/ or http://www.smm.de
www.4brains.de or http://shop.4brains.de/default.php (Sells DVDs & videogames for PC & various videogame systems)
http://www.abc-dvd.de/ or http://www.dvd-shop.biz/
http://www.amazon.de
http://www.avides.com or http://www.avides.com/start.php
http://www.bol.de (Sells DVDs, music, (e)books, & videogames for various systems)
http://www.buch.de or http://www3.buch.de/ (Sells DVDs, books, & music)
http://www.buchkatalog.de/ (Sells DVDs but seems to specialise in books)
http://www.buecher.de/ (Sells DVDs, music, & books)
http://www.computeruniverse.net/ (Site offers English & German Interfaces)
http://www.delta-shopping.de or http://www.delta-shopping.de/index_start.php (Sells DVDs and PS2 games.)(The site mentions "DVD Shop - FSK18". What's that ?)
http://www.deltavideo.de/ (The site appears to be the same as http://www.delta-shopping.de. Is it ? If not, what's different ?)
http://www.direktdvd.de/
http://www.dvd-around.de/
http://www.dvd-forum.de/ (Click on "Suche & Shop" to proceed to the on-line store)
http://www.dvd-laden.de/
http://www.dvd-now.de/
http://www.dvd-royal.de/ (Sells DVDs, Videos, CDs, & books)
http://www.dvd-shop.biz/
http://www.dvd-station.de/
http://www.dvd-versand.de/
http://www.dvd-vitrine.de/
http://www.dvd1.de or http://www.dvd1.de/shop800.php3
http://www.dvdhaendler.com/
http://www.dvdmann.de or http://www.dvdmann.de/cgi-bin/index.cgi
http://www.dvdmedia.de/
http://www.dvdparadies.de or http://www.dvdparadies.de/cgi-bin/index.pl
http://www.flyer-media.de/ (The site mentions "DVD Shop - FSK18". What's that ?)
http://www.froeschl.de/ or http://www.froeschl.de/shop
http://www.game-it.com (Sells DVDs & videogames for various systems)(Appears to be affiliated with Electronics Boutique ?)
http://www.glasnost.yaksha.com/cdshop/dvd/index.htm
http://www.jpc.de/ (Click on the flags to translate the site into English, French, German, and Netherlands languages)(The site also sells music & books)
http://www.karstadt.de/
http://www.laserhotline.de/ (Site appears to sell Japan DVDs, German & U.S. DVDs, & laserdiscs. Do they ship internationally ?)
PowerDVD's : http://www.dvd1.de or http://www.dvd1.de/shop800.php3
http://www.primusmedia.de/
http://www.weltbild.de (Sells DVDs, music, books, software)
FWIW, there're some (limited) ratings/comments for German retailers here: http://www.kaffeeinside.de/dcd/DVD/...er/Deutschland/
Germany Retailers .. Sites about which I have questions or need clarification :
http://shopping.gamigo.de/ Does it sell any DVDs ?
http://www.dvd-fink.de, http://www.dvd-fink.de/oxford-start.html, or http://195.227.4.194/oxford/index.html (What is it ? Does it even offer on-line shopping ?)
http://www.dvd-tausch-ecke.de/ (What is it ?)
http://www.gameworld.de/ Does it sell any DVDs ?
http://www.gamechannel.de Does it sell any DVDs ?
http://www.hobbyfabrik.de/ Is it still operating ?
http://www.masonicrecords.de/ (Is it still operating ? The only thing I see is a blank blue screen)
http://www.mega-star.de What is it ?
http://www.okaysoft.de/ Does it sell any DVDs ?
http://www.quelle.de or http://www.quelle.de/hp4.html Does it sell any DVDs ?
What is http://www.dvdathome.de/ ? To what kind of sites do the webrings at the bottom-left of the page take me ?
What does the "shopinfo.net" logo represent ? What are all the etailers that have it ? (http://www.dvd-now.de does)
Greece Retailers :
http://www.digitalshop.gr/ (Is this a retailer or a review/news site ?)
Hungary Retailers :
http://www.xpress.hu/
Italy Retailers ... English Interface :
http://www.dvd.it (Click on "English Version" at the top part of the screen)


Italy Retailers ... non-English Interface :
http://www.abravideotr.it/
http://www.casadeldisco.com or http://shop.casadeldisco.com/catalog/default.php?
http://www.cdbox.it/
http://www.dvd.it
http://www.dvdclub.it
http://www.dvdit.oop.it/Default.asp (There is a flag to click on at the top of the page. I assume that this is supposed to translate the site into English, but nothing seems to change)(Also, the site seems to be incompletely loading)
http://www.dvdland.it or http://www.dvdland.it/principale.asp (There is a flag to click on at the top of the page. I assume that this is supposed to translate the site into English, but nothing seems to change)
http://www.dvdonline.it/
http://www.dvdplanet.it/index.jsp
http://www.dvdsat.it/
http://www.dvdweb.it or http://www.dvdweb.it/index.mv
http://www.dvd2k.it/
http://www.genesi.com/


Italy Retailers .. Sites about which I have questions or need clarification :
http://www.movievideo.it/ (What is it ? Is it even a dvd-retailer ? The link loads a cryptic page that just seems to offer only cover-art)
Mexico Retailers :
http://www.buymax.com.mx or http://200.53.54.34/
http://www.decompras.com
http://www.mixup.com.mx
http://www.sanborns.com.mx
http://www.submarino.com.mx
Netherlands Retailers ... English Interface :
http://www.ceedeeveedee.com/ (Site offers an English Interface (under construction) & a Neth.-language Interface)
http://www.proxis.com or http://www.proxis.nl (The site offers English, French, & Neth.-language Interfaces)

Netherlands Retailers ... non-English Interface :
http://hot-orange.com (is it still operating ?)
http://www.all-region-dvd.com/ (Is this a Neth. retailer ?)
http://www.alternate.nl (In the left-hand column click on "entertainment" then "dvd")
http://www.bol.com or http://www.bol.com/index.html (This site provides links to the different international bol.com sites in : China, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, UK)
http://www.bruna.nl
http://www.bseendvd.nl or http://www.bseendvd.nl/shop/index.php
http://www.ceedeeveedee.com/ (Site offers an English Interface (under construction) & a Neth.-language Interface)
http://www.cult.nl/cult/index.asp
http://www.dvdiva.nl/
http://www.dvdoutlet.nl or http://www.dvdoutlet.nl/cgi-bin/web_store/web_store.cgi
http://www.dvdshop.nl/
http://www.dvdstore.nl/
http://www.freerecordshop.nl or http://www.freerecordshop.nl/shop/home/home.asp (Click on "vision" to see the dvd&video section)
http://www.hebjevoormij.com/ (Is this a retailer ? And is it a Neth. retailer ?)
http://www.movie-plaza.nl/ or http://www.image-studio.nl/movieplaza/
http://www.nlstore.nl/default.htm
http://www.nr1.nl/
http://www.proxis.com or http://www.proxis.nl (The site offers English, French, & Neth.-language Interfaces)
http://www.rodirect.nl or http://www.rodirect.nl/displayers/index.asp
http://www.rodisc.nl
http://www.vanleest.nl or http://www.vanleest.nl/pages/category.asp
New Zealand Retailers that ship internationally :
http://www.dvdvideoplanet.com/ (Sells R4 & R1 (?))
http://www.marbecks.co.nz/

FWIW, you can find some limited retailer ratings here : http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/te...ings/erate.html


New Zealand retailers that ship internationally BUT only to certain countries or with restrictions :
http://www.dvdnz.com/
(On the front page down towards the bottom where the shipping charges are listed,
these are the only countries listed: New Zealand, Australia, Pacific Islands, Indonesia & Malaysia) (So I assume that all other international orders are not accepted): )


New Zealand retailers that do NOT ship internationally :
http://www.acquire.co.nz/acquire/ (click on "other" then "dvds")
(The site does not address the question of whether or not it handles international orders. So, for now, I will assume the answer is "no") (Info. last updated March21,02)
http://www.arovideo.co.nz/ (Supposedlyl sells DVDs. Doesn't appear to handle any international orders)
http://www.flyingpig.co.nz/ (Is it still in operation ?)
http://www.maximum.co.nz/dvd/default.ASP or http://www.maximum.co.nz/dvd/
(The site does not address the question of whether or not it handles international orders. So, for now, I will assume the answer is "no") (Info. last updated March21,02)
http://www.movieshop.co.nz/ (No longer operating ?)
http://www.united-video.co.nz/ (They do not handle international or on-line orders)
http://www.videoezy.co.nz/ (They do not (appear to) handle international or on-line orders)
http://www.whitcoulls.co.nz/ (They do not handle international or on-line orders)
Norway Retailers :
http://www.dvdklubben.no/shop/ (It used to be http://www.dvdklubben.com )
Poland Retailers :
http://www.dvd.pl (Is it still operating ?)
http://www.empik.pl/ or http://www.empik.com
http://www.merlin.com.pl or http://www.merlin.com.pl/sklep/sklep/strona.ksiazka (click on "filmy" for the dvd area)
http://www.vivid.pl/
Portugal Retailers :
http://lmaudiovisuais.lusomundo.net...indexVideos.jsp (This is a retailer (of dvds), right ?)
http://www.fnac.pt or http://www.fnac.pt/default.asp
http://www.maugenio.com/
http://www.worten.pt or http://www.worten.pt/worten/main/home.jsp
Russia Retailers :

Retailers of Russian titles located in Russia :
http://www.24x7.ru/ - ships via UPS
http://www.bolero.ru/ - ships via UPS
http://www.ozon.ru/ or http://www.ozon.ru/searchresult.cfm...8&maincatalog=1
http://www.ruscico.com/

Retailers of Russian titles located outside of Russia :
http://www.mundolaser.com/ruso.htm (Spain retailer - Carries some titles)
http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/default.asp? (U.S. retailer of Russian music&video)
http://www.st-p.com/ (Located in New York, U.S.)

Russian Retailers that do NOT ship outside of Russia :
http://shop.dvd.ru/data/catalog.php3
http://www.dealmore.ru/
http://www.dvd100.ru/
http://www.dvdclub.ru/
South Africa Retailers :
http://www.caledonian.co.za/ (Doesn't appear to ship outside of South Africa)
http://www.dvdsa.co.za/
Spain Retailers ... English Interface :
http://www.dvdgo.com


Spain Retailers ... non-English Interface :
http://cine.elcorteingles.es/
http://www.alivedvd.com/
http://www.centromail.es
http://www.dvdgo.com
http://www.fnac.es
http://www.mundolaser.com/
http://www.submarino.com/default.asp
http://www.tododvd.com/
http://www.veo-veo.com
http://www2.casadeldvd.es/scripts/e...cgi?tran=166193 (does anyone know a shorter address than this ?)
Sweden Retailers ... English Interface :
DVD Sverige - http://www.dvdsverige.com (Click on the flag at the top of the screen)


Sweden Retailers ... non-English Interface :
http://www.hobe.se/~jocke/svenskapostorder.html (This site has links for different categories such as retailers, etc.
The following are taken from http://www.dvdforum.nu/ ( "The best swedish DVD-site." It's a buyer's guide in swedish.)
http://dvdexpress.se
http://www.americanlaser.se
http://www.arval.se - Arval Elektronik
http://www.bartillbehor.nu/dvd - Reines DVD Shop
http://www.bestsound.se
http://www.buylando.se
http://www.discshop.se ("I only use [them] .. not sure if they ship abroad. Excellent service though!")
http://www.duit.nu/dvd/
http://www.dvd.se
http://www.dvd-center.se
http://www.dvd-shoppen.com
http://www.dvd4you.se
http://www.dvdirect.net
http://www.dvdmagasinet.se
http://www.dvdsverige.com
DVD-Center i ?ebro - http://www.dvdmusik.com/
http://www.dvdnorden.com/
http://www.filmbutiken.nu
http://www.filmchock.com
http://www.filmzone.se
http://www.filmzonen.com
http://www.fixaren.com
http://www.hifikit.se
http://www.hkms.cjb.net - Hong Kong Movie Society
http://melodyline.se
http://www.mmshop.nu
http://www.movium.com
http://www.multimediacenter.nu/
http://www.poxer.com
http://www.royman.net
http://www.uppsaladvdcenter.se
Switzerland Retailers ... English Interface :
º http://www.directmedia.ch/ (Does the site sell R2 Germany or R2 France dvds ?)(Has English, French, German, Italian interfaces)

º http://www.fantastic-movies.com/ (English Interface) (What is the region-code of the (mainstream) DVDs that it sells ?) (mainstream & non-mainstream : "Hong Kong Action, Star Trek, Italian Gore, Trash, W.I.P., & More". (What's "W.I.P." ?) (Also sells new & used LaserDisc)


Switzerland Retailers ... non-English Interface :
º http://shop.smal.net/index.asp?smalnetparid=17528

º http://www.1a-dvdshop.ch/ (Sells R2 & R1 titles. Also sells videogames)

º http://www.coin-op.ch/ / www.zonedvd.ch (Sells R2 & R1 titles. Also sells videogames)

º http://www.directmedia.ch/ (Does the site sell R2 Germany or R2 France dvds ?) (Has English, French, German, Italian interfaces)

º http://www.dvd-power.ch/ (Does the site sell R2 Germany or R2 France dvds ?) (Sells R2, R1, & (some (?) ) R0 titles)

º http://www.jukebox.ch/

º http://www.moviestar.ch/ (Sells mainstream dvd titles)(They also have a section for asian dvds. Click on "DVD Asian")

º http://www.notarco.ch/ or http://www.notarco.ch/notarcovsm (French (only ?) Interface) (The site sells only R2 France dvds ? (and not R2 Germany dvds ?) )

º http://www.uoe.ch/ (German (only ?) Interface) (Site sells R2 & R1 dvds)

FWIW, there're some (limited) ratings/comments for Swiss retailers here: http://www.kaffeeinside.de/dcd/DVD/...nd_Oesterreich/
U.K. Retailers that ship internationally :
http://discshop.com/dvd/home_body.asp
http://www.amazon.co.uk
http://www.bensonsworld.co.uk
http://www.blackstar.co.uk
http://www.blockbuster.co.uk/
http://www.choicesdirect.co.uk
http://www.dvd-uk.com/
http://www.dvdgaming.com/
http://www.dvdstreet.infront.co.uk/ or http://www.dvdstreet.co.uk
http://www.dvdwild.com/
http://www.dvdworld.co.uk/
http://www.encoredirect.co.uk/
http://www.euphoricsounds.com/ (specialises in SACD & DVD-Audio)
http://www.interdvd.co.uk/ (also sells R1) (Peter Robinson of http://www.interdvd.co.uk/ of UK is answering questions in a thread called "The Official InterDVD Sticky Thread" in the thedvdforums.com "Supplier" forum (reg. req'd).) coupon/discount for interdvd.co.uk
http://www.whsmith.co.uk/

UK retailers that ship internationally BUT only to certain countries or with restrictions :
º http://www.101cd.com or http://www.101cd.com/Home/index.asp
º http://www.dc-dvd.net or http://www.dc-dvd.net/index.php
(Also sells R1 & R4 titles) "We are currently unable to deliver outside of Europe. Any orders placed for despatch to non-European destinations will not be processed." (Info. last updated Feb24,02)

º http://www.dvdsource.co.uk/
"We are only able to ship to addresses in the following countries: United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands." (Info. last updated Feb24,02)

º http://www.play.com/ or http://www.play247.com
(Sells UK & R1 dvds)
"Delivery within Europe is free of charge. PLEASE NOTE: we only deliver to the following countries: Andorra, Austria, England, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, San Marino, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican, Wales"
UK retailers that do NOT ship internationally :
º http://dvdsforafiver.com/
[The site does not address the question of whether or not it handles international orders. So, for now, I will assume the answer is "no"] (Info. last updated Feb24,02)
º http://prismdirect.co.uk/video/
[The site does not address the question of whether or not it handles international orders. So, for now, I will assume the answer is "no"] (Info. last updated March02,02)
º http://www.dvd.co.uk/
"Dvd.co.uk only ships to addresses in the UK, and postage and packing is free of charge." (Info. last updated Feb24,02)
º http://www.dvdaddicts.co.uk Or www.dvdaddicts.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
(Limited service of R2 titles)(This site used to be http://www.dvdaddicts.org.uk)(The site does not address the question of whether or not it handles international orders. So, for now, I will assume the answer is "no") (Info. last updated Feb24,02)
º http://www.dvdoptions.com/
[The site does not address the question of whether or not it handles international orders. So, for now, I will assume the answer is "no"] (Info. last updated Feb24,02)
º http://www.dvdpopcorn.com or http://www.dvdpopcorn.com/home.html
"Please note that we only ship to addresses in the UK (including BFPO) and the Channel Islands." (Info. last updated Feb24,02)
º http://www.dvdplus.co.uk or http://www.dvdplus.co.uk/cgi-bin/dvdplus.storefront
"We do not currently ship overseas but watch this space for developments." (Info. last updated Feb24,02)
º http://www.filmbuyer.com/
"Filmbuyer is shipping to the U.K only for the time-being." (Info. last updated March02,02)
º http://www.filmworld.co.uk/
"The site is no longer in operation. We do apologize for any inconvenience."
º http://www.mx2.org/
[The site does not address the question of whether or not it handles international orders. So, for now, I will assume the answer is "no"] (Info. last updated March02,02)
º http://www.splashdvd.com
(Special Note: This retailer used to be http://www.under18.org.uk)
[The site does not address the question of whether or not it handles international orders. So, for now, I will assume the answer is "no"] (Info. last updated Feb24,02)
 
º http://www.tesco.com/
"Unfortunately, we can only deliver products from our online stores to addresses within the UK." (Info. last updated Feb24,02)

Special Note: All http://www.under18.org.uk or http://www.under18.org.uk/search.cfm customers should now use the new address http://www.splashdvd.com
Retailers of U.S. titles -- Located in the U.S. :
(Note: On March10,02, I visited all these sites. All the ones listed below apparently ship worldwide)

http://www.abbyroad.com/
http://www.amazon.com coupon/discount for amazon.com
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
http://www.bestprices.com or http://www.uln.com/cgi-bin/vlink
http://www.bigwheelonline.com/
http://www.buy.com or http://www.us.buy.com/
http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/
http://www.digitaleyes.net/
http://www.djangomusic.com/ (django site says it sells used dvds. So does it buy used dvds ?)
http://www.dvdempire.com
http://www.dvdexpress.com/
http://www.dvdlair.com
http://www.dvdland.com or http://www.dvduniverse.com
http://www.dvdpacific.com
http://www.dvdplanet.com
http://www.dvduniverse.com/ or http://www.dvdland.com
http://www.jetdvd.com/cgi-bin/jetdvd.storefront or http://www.jetdvd.com (This site took a LONG time to load)
http://www.kencranes.com/
http://www.movietyme.com/ (Site indicates addresses in US & UK)
http://www.themovie-store.com/
http://www.towerrecords.com/

U.S. retailers that do NOT ship internationally :
http://www.overstock.com
http://www.Reellove.com (Located in Oklahoma) "We do not ship Internationally."
http://web.domaindlx.com/dvdmagic/ or http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStri...3/dvdmagic.html
(I do not know whether or not they handle international orders. I haven't checked yet)

http://www.800.com is now http://www.circuitcity.com (Former 800.com customers who want more information on this change can click on '800.com FAQ' under 'Help and Service') "Due to our manufacturer distribution agreements, we are not permitted to ship the products we sell to addresses outside the USA."

Retailers of U.S. titles -- Located in Australia :
http://www.discentertainment.com.au/
Retailers of U.S. titles -- Located in Canada :
http://www.dvdimport.com
http://www.dvdpizza.com/ (click on "Go To DVD Store")
Retailers of U.S. titles -- Located in Denmark :
º http://dvdpusheren.dk/ (Site sells R2 and, apparently, R1 titles. It also sells PS2 & XBOX games) (The site seems to take a LONG time to load)

º http://www.dvdproshop.com/ or http://www.proshop.dk/proshop/ / http://www.proshop.dk/proshop/Default.asp (Sites sells R2 and, apparently, R1 titles. It also sells PS2 & XBOX games)

º http://www.moviemerchandise.dk/ (Site sells R2 and, apparently, R1 titles. It also sells PS2 & XBOX games)

º http://www.r1dvd.dk/shop/ (Site appears to sell R1, R2 (Denmark & UK), & R4 titles)
Retailers of U.S. titles -- Located in Puerto Rico :
http://www.videos.net/stardustdvd/
Retailers of U.S. titles -- Located in Switzerland :
http://www.1a-dvdshop.ch/ (Sells R2 & R1 titles. Also sells videogames)
http://www.coin-op.ch/ / www.zonedvd.ch (Sells R2 & R1 titles. Also sells videogames)
http://www.dvd-power.ch/ (Does the site sell R2 Germany or R2 France dvds ?) (Sells R2, R1, & (some (?) ) R0 titles)
http://www.uoe.ch/ (German (only ?) Interface) (Site sells R2 & R1 dvds)
Retailers of U.S. titles -- Located in the UK :
http://www.dc-dvd.net or http://www.dc-dvd.net/index.php (Also sells R4 & R2 titles)
http://www.dvdaddicts.org.uk/
http://www.dvdconcept.com/
http://www.dvdmod.com/shop/search.html (located in the UK ?)
http://www.interdvd.co.uk/
http://www.moonandwolfdvd.co.uk or http://moonandwolfdvd.netfirms.com/
http://www.movietyme.com/ (Site indicates addresses in US & UK)
http://www.play.com/ or http://www.play247.com (UK) (Sells UK & R1 dvds)
http://www.ringos.co.uk/ (Sells US, UK, R4 & some R3 dvds)
http://www.webdvduk.com/
Venezuela Retailers :
http://www.enkamino.com/
http://www.patilla.com or http://www.patilla.com/index/p_home.asp (It IS a retailer in Venezuela, right?)
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Buy/Sell/Trade/Rent (U.S. R1) DVDs :

http://www.dvdpost.com/
http://www.ebay.com
http://www.half.com
http://www.secondspin.com or http://www.secondspin.com/index.cfm

Rental :
http://www.dvdavenue.com/
http://www.dvdovernight.com/dvd/home.html
http://www.netflix.com/Default
http://www.rentmydvd.com/
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Coupons

Australia :
º Daniel Venning of dvdcrave.com of Australia is offering a coupon/discount in the thread "DVDCrave.com discount for thedvdforum members " in the thedvdforums.com "Bargain" forum (reg. req'd)
"Just letting everyone know the much requested 5% discount for forums members is BACK!
As previous the discount code is os.5%off "

º You could also try checking http://www.dvdplaza.com.au (such as the information you find when you click on "Specials" at the top of the site), in particular the "Deals & Bargains" forum (reg. req'd, though, before you are allowed to read any of the forums with the exception of the "All Things DVD" forum)

Canada :
http://www.goldfishlegs.com/
http://www.redflagdeals.com/

France :
http://www.dvdpascher.net/guide/coupon.php3
http://www.dvdworldreport.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi (click on the section 'Promotions et Coupons de réductions')

UK :
º http://www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk/forum...t.asp?Forum=223 (A forum for discussion or provision of coupons/vouchers)

º http://www.thedvdforums.com (reg. req'd) (It has a "Bargain" forum for discussion or provision of coupons/vouchers for North American, UK, and/or European retailers)

º Peter Robinson of http://www.interdvd.co.uk/ of UK is offering a coupon/discount in the thread "The Official InterDVD Sticky Thread" in the thedvdforums.com "Supplier" forum (reg. req'd).
"[...]there will be from this moment on an exclusive discount for DVD Forum members. We will manually issue a £2 per DVD discount on all films ordered from our Region 1 section and 'Round The World' (basically everything except Region 2 DVDs). To qualify for this offer orders must be placed online and in the Name field 'DVD Forums' must be entered after the surname e.g. "Peter Robinson DVD Forums" It does get better still, the £2 discount is a minimum discount but this could be increased by ourselves at the time of processing your order if we have received keener prices on the purchase of the goods or we just don't fancy earning that day."

U.S. :
http://dealdude.com/
http://www.bargainflix.com/
http://www.bigbigsavings.com/ (At top of page, click on "Categories". Then, towards bottom of page, click on "Movies/DVDs")
http://www.couponcollect.com/
http://www.couponparadise.com/
http://www.dealcatcher.com/ (Also has categories for "Rebates", "Compare Prices", & "Forums")
http://www.dvdcouponpost.com
http://www.fightdivx.com/
http://www.incredibledvd.com/
http://www.totaldeals.com/ (Click on "Movies & Videos" in column on the left)

http://www.dvdbargainupdate.com/

There is a thread for vouchers/coupons in the thread [DVD] Amazon.com Vouchers in the thedvdforums.com "Bargain" forum (reg. req'd)

Don't forget to check dvdtalk's "DVD Bargains" forum for any deals, bargains, and/or coupons
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Currency Exchange :

http://www.xe.net/ucc
http://www.xe.net/pca
http://www.oanda.com/
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Defective or Discontinued DVDs :

Defective DVDs from Region One :
º http://www.dvdreview.com/movies/FilmVault.html (Click on "List of problem discs")

º Collective list of defective DVDs and further information

º http://www.laserrot.com/ (Appears to offer information on DVD and Laserdisc problems. Does it only cover region one ???)

Defective DVDs from ANY region :
º http://www.tagmclarenaudio.com/dev/dvdforum/intro.ASP (for reporting of problems with dvds from any region)("This site lists all the defective dvds. You can enter your email address and they will tell you whenever the site is updated too. This is a good place to go before you hit the stores.")

Discontinued DVDs :
º http://www.dvdreview.com/movies/FilmVault.html (Click on "Discontinued discs")

º http://www.image-entertainment.com (At top of page, click on "Advance Search". Then, in middle of page, click on "Status" and select "Discontinued")

º http://www.hometheaterinfo.com/disconti.htm (This site also has all discontinued titles listed -- alphabetical, broken up into 4 separate lists.

º Out of print DVDs released by Anchor Bay:
http://www.davisdvd.com/Miscellaneo...ectibles/ab.htm
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Easter Eggs aka "The hidden features that might be lurking on your DVD" :

Argentina :
http://www.dvdargentina.com/easter_eggs.php (The list is a mix of R1 & R4 easter eggs)

Australia :
http://www.dvd.net.au/ (Click on "Features" then "Easter Eggs")

Austria :
http://www.dvd-forum.at/hidden-feat...en-features.htm
http://www.dvd-journal.at/eastereggs.html

Canada :
http://www.canadiandvdgroup.com/ (Click on "Easter Eggs")

Germany :
http://www.dvd-narr.de/ (Germany) (Has R2 & R1 Easter Eggs)
http://www.mogelpower.de/easter/

U.S. :
http://www.dvdangle.com/fun_stuff/e...eggs/index.html or http://216.98.139.7/fun_stuff/easter_eggs/
http://www.dvdeastereggs.com/main.php
http://www.dvdreview.com/html/hidden_features.shtml
http://www.dvdshrine.com/eggs/
http://www.dvdtoons.com/ (This has an Easter Egg section. Look in the left-hand column)
http://www.dvdtown.com/eggs_list.asp (from the http://www.dvdtown.com site)

UK :
http://www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk/forum...t.asp?Forum=272 (R2)
http://www.dvdblokes.com/index.php?r=0&s=7 (R2)
http://www.dvdlard.co.uk/easter_eggs.php (R2)
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Forums -- Mainstream :

Argentina DVD-Forums :
http://www.forumdvdhispano.com/ or http://www.forumdvdhispano.com/index.htm (reg. req'd ?)
http://pub53.ezboard.com/bdvdlatino ("...a HT forum in Spanish that a friend created. We have members from all countries in Latin America, including Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Spain too.")

Australia DVD-Forums :
http://forums.eyo.com.au/ (From the http://www.region4dvd.net/ site )
http://www.dvdplaza.com.au

Austria DVD-Forums :
http://www.dvd-forum.at/cgibin/dvd-board/YaBB.cgi (from the http://www.dvd-forum.at/ site)
http://www.dvd-journal.at/cgi-bin/YaBB/YaBB.pl (from the http://www.dvd-journal.at site)
http://www.videofreak.at/ (Click on "DVD-Forum" or "Film-Forum")

Canada DVD-Forums :
http://www.canadiandvdgroup.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/YaBB.pl
http://www.goldfishlegs.net/bowl/

Denmark DVD-Forums :
http://www.dahf.dk/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi (from the http://www.dvdmagasinet.dk/ site)
http://www.dvdtown.dk/forum.asp (from the http://www.dvdtown.dk/ site)
http://www.dvdzonen.dk/content/community/forum.asp (from the http://www.dvdzonen.dk/ site)

France DVD-Forums :
http://www.dvdworldreport.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi

Germany DVD-Forums :
http://www.digital-movie.de/forum/default.asp
http://forum.digitalvd.de/ikonboard.cgi
http://www.dvd-center.de/main/forum.asp
http://www.dvdhq.de/forum/forum.php3
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Mexico DVD-Forums :
http://pub32.ezboard.com/bmundodvd43132
http://pub53.ezboard.com/bdvdlatino
"...a HT forum in Spanish that a friend created. We have members from all countries in Latin America, including Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Spain too."

Netherlands DVD-Forums :
http://www.dvd.nl/forum/
http://www.dvdforum.nl/cgi-bin/ubb/Ultimate.cgi

Portugal DVD-Forums :
http://www.dvdportugal.com/discussoes/ (from the http://www.dvdportugal.com/default.asp site)

Spain DVD-Forums :
http://www.mundodvd.com/index7.html (from the http://www.mundodvd.com site)
http://pub53.ezboard.com/bdvdlatino
"...a HT forum in Spanish that a friend created. We have members from all countries in Latin America, including Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Spain too."

UK DVD-Forums :
http://forum.digitalspy.co.uk/board/ (from the http://www.dvdnews.co.uk/ site)
http://www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk/ has a forum
http://www.dvdlardforums.com/ (from the http://www.dvdlard.co.uk site)
http://www.r2-dvd.org/MessageBoard.jsp (from the http://www.r2-dvd.org/ site)
http://www.thedvdforums.com/ (Registration Req'd) (It has a a "supplier" forum for discussion of European retailers and a "Bargain" forum for discussion of coupons/vouchers for North American, UK, and/or European retailers)

Forums for discussion of U.S. movies/dvds
http://forums.dvdreview.com/msgboard/ (from the dvdreview.com site)
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/ or http://www.avsforum.com
http://www.daily-reviews.com/forum/index.php (from the http://www.daily-reviews.com site)
http://www.dvdfile.com/interactive/forum/ (from the dvdfile.com site)
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/index.php (from the dvdtalk.com site)
http://www.dvdtown.com/forum.asp (from the http://www.dvdtown.com site)
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htforum/index.php (from the hometheaterforum.com site)
http://www.hometheatertalk.com/
http://www.mhvf.net
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Forums for discussion of Asian films/dvds/vcds :

Forums with broad/general discussion of Asian films/dvds :
http://www.aimoo.com/forum/freeboard.cfm?id=313910
http://pub5.ezboard.com/bhongkongdvds (The forum linked from the asiandvdguide site)
http://pub22.ezboard.com/bkfccinemamsgboard (The forum linked from the kfccinema.com site)
http://www.mhvf.net (Click on "Asian Cinema Discussion")

Forums focusing on Korean films/dvds :
http://www.koreanfilm.org/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi

Forums focusing on Martial Arts films/dvds :
http://pub95.ezboard.com/fkungfufandomfrm1 (A forum for the discussion of Kung Fu movies)
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Forums for discussion of Non Mainstream or Horror movies/dvds :
http://pub70.ezboard.com/bgorezone (U.S./Canada) (from the gorezone.net site)
http://www.chud.com/board/Ultimate.cgi
(from the http://www.creature-corner.com/ site)
http://www.dvdmaniacs.net/forums/index.php (U.S.) (from the dvdmaniacs.net site)
http://www.horrordvds.com/vbulletin/ (U.S.) (from the horrordvds.com site)
http://www.horrorforums.cjb.net/ (U.S.) (from the tombofdvd.com site)
http://www.horrorspeak.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi or http://www.horrorspeak.com (U.S.)
http://www.shadows.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi (U.S.) (from the shadows.com/mortado/main.htm site)
http://members.boardhost.com/sgmutant/ (UK) (from the sexgoremutants.co.uk site)
http://www.splatterhouse.net/boards/ (UK) (from the splatterhouse.net site)
http://www.zombiekeeper.com/forums/ (from the zombiekeeper.com site)
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Music & TV shows on dvd reviews :

TV
Reviews/news of TV shows (available) on DVD :
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/




(Obscure) Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Music
Retailers :
º http://www.hottracks.net/ (Located in Michigan, U.S.)
º (From this thread: )The first one - is the online shop of Nuclear Blast - just go to http://www.nuclearblast.de/entry.html or http://www.nuclearblast.de and click on the "shop" button.
Also - you can check out these shops - http://www.musicexpress.com and http://www.infrarot.de
Forums for (Obscure) Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Music :
http://www.communityzero.com/heavym...verse/index.cfm
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Price-comparison sites

Price Comparison for Retailers in Australia :
º http://www.dvdplaza.com.au/

º http://www.dvdpricecheck.co.uk/ (It appears that this site allows price-checks for Region's 1 (U.S.&Canada), Region 2, Region 3, and Region 4. The site also has *some* ratings for the different suppliers. There is also a huge list of UK suppliers)

Price Comparison for Retailers in Canada :
º http://www.dvdpricecheck.co.uk/ (It appears that this site allows price-checks for Region's 1 (U.S.&Canada), Region 2, Region 3, and Region 4. The site also has *some* ratings for the different suppliers. There is also a huge list of UK suppliers)

º http://www.dvdupdate.com/ (Three options: 1) Compare prices for U.S./Canadian dvds being sold by U.S., Canadian, AND UK retailers 2) Compare prices for UK dvds being sold by UK retailers 3) Option #3 combines Option#1 AND Option#2 Note: It appears that this site only includes a VERY limited number of U.S. and Canadian retailers during its price-comparison-searches)

Price Comparison for Retailers in Denmark :
º http://www.dvdpriser.dk/
(I haven't had any time to explore what all this site offers. But after stumbling around, it appears as though you can proceed straightaway to price-comparing by clicking on "DVD-Film Region 2". Then, type in the name of the title for which you're looking beside "Søgeord", and then click on "Top 10" underneath "Info" to get a list of the 10 cheapest prices for that title.)

Price Comparison for Retailers in France :
http://www.dvdpascher.net/
Price Comparison for Retailers in Germany :
    º http://www.schnellkauf.de/
      (At the top of the page, you can click on "shops" to proceed to a list of 29 or so retailers. When you do this and proceed to that list, you can click on "Versanddetails" to view some details on that retailer such as accepted forms of payment along with some other details that are not clear to me due to the rough translation from altavista)

      or

      (Click on "dvd" to proceed to another page. Now, you can either proceed straightaway with price-comparing by simply typing in a title in the blank space or you can click on one of the commands. Here, with (rough) translations done by me with altavista, are what the commands will do:

      (Click on "Best Buy" to see "The current TOP good deals, whose price particularly deviates from the cut")
      (Click on "billig" to see a list of titles whose price lies between the two monetary values (from 0 to 75 EUR and from 5 to 80 EURO) which are adjustable by you)
      (Click on "preisrutsch" to see a list of the "price reductions [that] were found in the last 7 days")
      (Click on "hilfe" for help)
      (Click on "standard" to return to price-comparing for a particular title which can be entered inside the blank space)
International Price Comparison :
º http://www.dvdpricecheck.co.uk/ (It appears that this site allows price-checks for Region's 1 (U.S.&Canada), Region 2, Region 3, and Region 4. The site also has *some* ratings for the different suppliers. There is also a huge list of UK suppliers)

º http://www.dvdupdate.com/ (Three options: 1) Compare prices for U.S./Canadian dvds being sold by U.S., Canadian, AND UK retailers 2) Compare prices for UK dvds being sold by UK retailers 3) Option #3 combines Option#1 AND Option#2 Note: It appears that this site only includes a VERY limited number of U.S. and Canadian retailers during its price-comparison-searches)

º http://www.kelkoo.com/ (Offers links to different kelkoo.com sites in Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, UK)

Price Comparison for Retailers in the Netherlands :
º http://elcheapo.nl/display_film.html or http://elcheapo.nl/display/film.html (Is there any difference between these two ?)
(This site appears to be very simple and straight-forward. Type in the name of the title in which you're interested. After a few seconds, a large list of retailers will appear.)

Price Comparison for Retailers in Spain :
http://www.mundodvd.com/

Price Comparison for Retailers in the UK :
º http://bestpricedvd.co.uk/best/html/

º http://uk.shopsmart.com/DVD_and_Video/

º http://www.dvdpricecheck.co.uk/ (It appears that this site allows price-checks for Region's 1 (U.S.&Canada), Region 2, Region 3, and Region 4. The site also has *some* ratings for the different suppliers. There is also a huge list of UK suppliers)

º http://www.dvdupdate.com/ (Three options: 1) Compare prices for U.S./Canadian dvds being sold by U.S., Canadian, AND UK retailers 2) Compare prices for UK dvds being sold by UK retailers 3) Option #3 combines Option#1 AND Option#2 Note: It appears that this site only includes a VERY limited number of U.S. and Canadian retailers during its price-comparison-searches)

º http://www.onlinepriceguide.co.uk/v2/index.php

º http://www.pricechecker.co.uk/

Price Comparison for Retailers in the U.S. :
http://www.bargainflix.com/
http://www.dealcatcher.com/ (Also has categories for "Coupons", "Rebates", & "Forums")
http://www.dvdadept.com/ (It includes Canada in its price-comparisons ?)
http://www.dvdpricecompare.com/
http://www.dvdpricesearch.com
http://www.lowdvdprices.com/
http://www.mysimon.com/
http://www.pricegrabber.com
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Region-comparison :

R4 vs R1
http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/

R2 vs R1
http://www.bytesandbobs.com/dvdcompare/

R4 vs R2 vs R1 and/or R0
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvds.com/
http://www.dvdcompare.org.uk/
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Retailer Reviews -- Sites that evaluate ...

...Canadian retailers :
http://www.canadiandvdtraders.com/
http://www.escape.ca/~edsink/
http://www.goldfishlegs.com/SHOP/sDVD/sdvd.htm

...French retailers :
http://www.dvdpascher.net/guide/note.php

New Zealand Retailers :
FWIW, you can find some limited retailer ratings here : http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/te...ings/erate.html

...UK retailers :
º http://www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk/forum...t.asp?Forum=222

º http://www.dvdpricecheck.co.uk/ (Click on "DVD Suppliers" in the left-hand column) (There are also additional reviews/comments for retailers of R1, R3, & R4 dvds)

º http://www.thedvdforums.com/ (Registration Req'd) (It has a a "supplier" forum for discussion of European retailers and a "Bargain" forum for discussion of coupons/vouchers for North American, UK, and/or European retailers)

http://whichwebtrader.which.net/webtrader/index.html (Does this offer any useful information ?)

...U.S. retailers :
http://www.bizrate.com/ratings_guide/guide.xpml (Click on "DVD/Video" at the top of the page)
http://www.gomez.com/indexCom.asp (Click on "Videos")
http://www.resellerratings.com/
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Reviews -- Mainstream :

Argentina DVD-Reviews/News :
http://www.dvdargentina.com/

Australia DVD-Reviews/News :
http://dvdownunder.com.au/
http://dvd-max.8m.com/
http://users.bigpond.net.au/cassdvd/ or http://www.cassdvd.2ya.com/
http://www.australiandvd.net/dvdhome.nsf/index
(You can also use this alternate link : http://dvd.jupiter.net.au/dvdhome.nsf/start or http://dvd.jupiter.net.au/dvdhome.nsf/index)
http://www.dvd.net.au/
http://www.dvdbits.com/
http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/
http://www.pnc.com.au/~jmcmanus/
http://www.region4dvd.net/ (It used to be http://www.region4dvd.8m.com/)
http://www.zone4dvd.com/

The Australian review sites that either don't seem to be updated often/anymore or seem to be of questionable/limited usefulness :
http://users.chariot.net.au/~spizz/ (Is it being updated anymore ?)
http://thefourthregion.tripod.com/ (doesn't seem to be updated anymore)
http://www.dvdusergroup.com.au/ (Seems to mostly be a news/announcements site ?)
http://www.dvdvibes.com.au/ (No longer operating ?)

Austria DVD-Reviews/News :
(These are all Austrian, right ?)
http://www.dvd-forum.at/
http://www.dvd-journal.at/
http://www.videofreak.at/

Belgium DVD-Reviews/News :
http://dvd.site-online.com or http://www.dvdinfo.be/
http://www.dvdnews-belgium.com/

Canada DVD-Reviews/News :
http://www.canadiandvdgroup.com/
http://www.dvdamigos.com/ (temporarily down ?)
http://www.canoe.ca/JamVideo/ (Just seems to offer general film news)
http://www.dvdenfrancais.com/ or http://www.dvdenfrancais.com/accueil/index.asp
http://www.geocities.com/hollywood/...6586/index.html
http://www.upcomingdiscs.com/index.shtml

Chile DVD-Reviews/News :
http://www.dvdchile.com

Czech Republic DVD-Reviews/News :
http://www.dvdbase.cz/
http://www.dvdonline.sk/ (Is it a Czech site ?) (Or is it a site in Slovakia ?)

Denmark DVD-Reviews/News :
http://home.worldonline.dk/~monster1/intro.htm or http://home.worldonline.dk/~monster1/
(In English)(Dedicated to the subject of spaghetti westerns)
http://www.cinemazone.dk/
http://www.cultmovies.dk/ (In English)(Henrik Larsen's Cult Movie Page)
http://www.dvdmagasinet.dk/ (It's a Denmark site, right ?)
http://www.dvdtown.dk/
http://www.dvdzonen.dk/
http://www.uncut.dk/ (Covers non-mainstream and/or horror ? Is the site still current ?)

Estonia DVD-Reviews/News :
http://www.dvd.ee/ (It appears that this site is a review/news site (and it seems to have a forum (?) ) and NOT a retailer site ?)

Finland DVD-Reviews/News :

France DVD-Reviews/News :
http://www.cinedvd.net/index.php
http://www.dvdalliance.net/ (It IS a French reviews/news site, right ?)
http://www.dvdfurax.com/
http://www.dvdrama.com or http://www.dvdrama.net/index.php3

Germany DVD-Reviews/News :
http://www.amber-net.de/ or http://www.dvdkritiken.de/
http://www.areadvd.de/
http://www.digital-movie.de/ or http://digital-movie.de (Click on "Review")
http://www.digitalvd.de/
http://www.dvd.de/
http://www.dvd-center.de/ (Click on "reviews")
http://www.dvd-direct.de/ (Is it still operating ?)
http://www.dvd-headquarters.de/
http://www.dvd-infomag.de/
http://www.dvd-narr.de/
http://www.dvd-palace.de/
http://www.dvd-section.de/
http://www.dvd-szene.de/ (Click on "Testdatenbank")
http://www.dvdcheck.de/
http://www.dvdhq.de/ (Click on "filminfos"; Region2&1 reviews)
http://www.heimkino-hobby.de/
http://www.leveldvd.de/
http://www.my-review.de/cgi-bin/start.pl or http://www.my-review.de
http://www.nfsa.de/
http://www.re-views.de/re-views/index.php or http://www.re-views.de
http://www.star-dvd.de/
http://www.videonight.de/
http://www.videotests.de/seiten/startseite.php3 or http://www.videotests.de
http://www.wopc.de/dvd/index.php or http://dvd.wopc.de
http://www.dvd-inside.de / http://www.DVDinside.de / http://www.dvdinside.ch / http://212.112.179.250/ & http://www.kaffeeinside.de/dcd/
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Italy DVD-Reviews/News :
http://www.afdigitale.it/
 
Netherlands DVD-Reviews/News :
http://cinemaskoop.goedestart.nl/
http://dvd.boogolinks.nl/ (appears to be VERY comprehensive !)
http://get-me.to/powerplace
http://www.dvd.nl/
http://www.dvd-home.nl/
http://www.dvdfreak.nl/
http://www.dvdlinks.net/
http://www.dvdnews.nl/
http://www.dvdreport.nl/
http://www.dvdreview.nl/
http://www.dvdspecials.nl/
http://www.dvdzine.nl/
http://www.moviecity.nl/
http://www.xs4all.nl/~basvz/dvd.HTML

New Zealand DVD-Reviews/News :
http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/teo.debster/ (It appears to still be running)
http://www.mypages.co.nz/~timbo/links.htm
(A links site from this site http://www.mypages.co.nz/~timbo/hometheater.htm)
http://www.nzht.co.nz/
(If you're looking for http://members.tripod.com/~hoodoodvb/dvd/index.html, its contents were merged into this site)

The New Zealand review sites that either don't seem to be updated often/anymore or seem to be of questionable/limited usefulness :
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Derby/3868/home.html (The site appears to be abandoned)
http://www.ilovedvd.co.nz/
(Doesn't seem to cover dvd news/reviews. Just general info.
(It appears that it used to be this site ? http://www.dvdpro.co.nz)

Norway DVD-Reviews/News :
http://www.dvdarkivet.no/
http://www.dvdsiden.no/ (Is it still operating ?)

Portugal DVD-Reviews/News :
http://www.dvdmania.co.pt/
http://www.dvdportugal.com/default.asp or http://www.dvdportugal.com

Russia DVD-Reviews/News :
http://www.dvd.df.ru/
http://www.dvdspecial.ru/
http://www.rusdvd.com/
http://www.rusdvdportal.com/ ("UK based news site, but anyway for anyone wanting to know about the goings on
with DVD in Russia this is the site to go to, includes the largest database of reviews
of Russian DVDs on the web..")

Sweden DVD-Reviews/News :
http://www.dvdforum.nu/
http://www.dvdcrazy.net/ (It used to be http://home9.swipnet.se/~w-94490/dvdcrazy2.html) (This site offers a ton of links here : http://www.dvdcrazy.net/links/linx.htm )

Switzerland DVD-Reviews/News :
http://www.dvd-forum.ch/ (This is a Swiss site, right ?)

UK DVD-Reviews/News :
http://www.bestdvd.co.uk/
http://www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk/ (The site reviews regions 0, 1, & 2)
http://www.dvdblokes.com/ (It's a UK site, right ? Appears to cover R1, 2, & 4 information)
http://www.dvddebate.com
http://www.dvdfever.co.uk/ (It has r1 & r2 reviews & laserdisc reviews, & videogame & hardware reviews)
http://www.dvdlard.co.uk/
http://www.dvdnews.co.uk/
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/index.cgi
http://www.dvdweb.co.uk/
http://www.r2-dvd.org/
http://www.releasedates.co.uk/
http://www.totaldvd.net/

The UK review sites that either don't seem to be updated often or seem to be of questionable/limited usefulness:
http://www.dvdcentre.co.uk/ (no longer active, but the links-page still works)
http://www.dvdscene.co.uk/ (appears to cover R1 & R2 news) (Is it still operating ? Does it offer anything useful ?)
http://www.dvdshoppinguk.co.uk/ (Does this site offer anything useful ?)
http://www.homecinemachoice.com/ (Does this site offer anything useful ?)
http://www.indie-dvd.co.uk/index.html (doesn't appear to be updated often)
http://www.ukhotmovies.com/welcome.html

U.S. DVD-Reviews/News :
http://apolloguide.com/index.shtml
http://freakcentral.net
http://www.currentfilm.com/ or http://www.currentfilm.com/dvdindex.html
http://www.daily-reviews.com aka http://www.jaxfilmjournal.com
http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/
http://www.dvdadept.com/ (U.S. review site ?)
http://www.dvdangle.com
http://www.dvdauthority.com
http://www.dvdchannelnews.com/
http://www.dvdfile.com
http://www.dvdfuture.com/index.php (U.S. review site ?)
http://www.dvdinsider.com/default.asp ("For the professional")
http://www.dvdlaser.com/ (Doug Pratt's)
http://www.dvdlaunch.com/
http://www.dvdmg.com/
http://www.dvdmoviecentral.com/
http://www.dvdreview.com
http://www.dvdsewer.com/
http://www.dvdshrine.com
http://www.dvdspecialedition.com/ (Apparently this site is affiliated with http://freakcentral.com, http://www.dvdangle.com, & http://www.jaxfilmjournal.com aka http://www.daily-reviews.com/)
http://www.dvdmon.com or http://www.dvdmon.com/indexnew.cfm
http://www.dvdspotlight.com/ (Apparently http://www.dvdinsider.com merged with http:dvdspotlight.com. You can find this information stated at http://www.dvdinsider.com/splash.asp)
http://www.dvdtalk.com
http://www.dvdtown.com/
http://www.dvdverdict.com/
http://www.filmsondisc.com or http://www.filmsondisc.com/index.htm
http://www.madmanmark.com/ (Is it still operating ?)
http://www.thebigpicturedvd.com/ or http://www.thebigpicturedvd.com/bigpicmain.shtml
http://www.thecinemalaser.com/
http://www.thedigitalbits.com
http://www.upcomingdiscs.com/index.shtml

Reviews -- Specialized :

Discussion/Reviews/News of Cartoons :
http://www.dvdtoons.com/
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Discussion/Reviews/News of Asian movies/dvds/music
( Note! There is an excellent comprehensive list which I will slowly incorporate completely which you can find here: //pub5.ezboard.com/fhongkongdvdsreviews.showMessageRange?topicID=983.topic&start=1&stop=20 )

General/Comprehensive Asian news/reviews :
(For more asian review sites, check here :
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/maiandrea...hk_websites.htm

Alex-In-Wonderland, Asian Films : http://www.alex-in-wonderland.com/M...vieReviews.html (Click on "Asian Films")
(Here's the link to the main index : http://www.alex-in-wonderland.com/M.../MainIndex.html
Asian DVD Guide : http://www.asiandvdguide.com
Bullets n Babes DVDs : www.bulletsnbabesdvds.com
City on Fire : http://www.cityonfire.com
http://www.neo-modus.com/stuntpeople/spindex.html

Monkey Peaches [news] : http://www.monkeypeaches.com/ (It used to be http://www.geocities.com/monkeypeaches/)


Hong Kong :
Another Hong Kong Movie Page : http://www.kowloonside.com/
Better Tomorrow, A : http://www.peteramartin.com/dvdhk/index.htm
Cantonkid.com - Hong Kong Movie Reviews : http://cantonkid.com/
Dragons Den UK - Hong Kong Movie and DVD Reviews : http://www.dragonsdenuk.com/
Hong Kong Cinema - View from the Brooklyn Bridge : http://brns.com/
Hong Kong Entertainment Review : http://www.hkentreview.com/
(Ryan's) Hong Kong Movie Database : http://www.hkmdb.com/
Website Never Dies, A : http://www.hkmdb.com/mc4/
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/maiandream/index.htm
http://www.hkpc.150m.com/ (It used to be http://hkpopculture.8k.com/)
http://www.ifrance.com/hkcinemagic/ or http://www.hkcinemagic.fr.st/


Martial Arts :
http://www.alex-in-wonderland.com/M...vieReviews.html (Click on "Kung Fu / Martial Arts / Swordplay")
(Here's the link to the main index : http://www.alex-in-wonderland.com/M.../MainIndex.html
The Martial Artist's Guide to Hong Kong Films : http://www.ronlim.com/martial.html
Venoms Resource - Everything you ever wanted to know about the Shaw Brothers Kung Fu Supers : http://greenvenomtheatre.tripod.com/


Trailers :
http://www.mov3.com/trailer/pic_page/index.html


What is it ? Is it still operating ?
The Blade : http://blade.hispeed.com/
Totally HK : http://www.totallyhk.com/thkarts/index.html (Are there still any reviews ?)





http://www.kfccinema.com/ "Hong Kong, Japanese, Korean movie reviews"
http://www.nt2099.com/DVD/ (covers anime and asian)
http://www.teleport-city.com/movies/index.html "Teleport City [some asian reviews]"


http://www.heroic-cinema.com/ (Australia)

http://www.d-dt.com/revhell/ (In German)
http://www.hkfilmweb.de/ (In German)
http://www.thelongestsite.de/ (In German)
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Discussion/Reviews/News of East Indian DVDs
http://scorpius.spaceports.com/~audit/homepage.htm
http://www.dazzled.com/dangermuff/bollybob/index.html
http://www.zulm.net/
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Discussion/Reviews/News of Non Mainstream or Horror movies/dvds
http://www.creature-corner.com/
http://www.dvddrive-in.com/ (U.S.)
http://www.dvdmaniacs.net/ (U.S.)
http://www.gorezone.net (U.S./Canada)
http://www.horrordvds.com (U.S.)
http://www.icehouse.net/cultcuts/reviews.html (U.S. (?) )
(Also includes some reviews of asian titles ; from the icehouse.net/cultcuts/toc.html site)
http://www.mhvf.net (U.S. (?) )
http://www.mondo-digital.com/ (U.S.)
http://www.shadows.com/mortado/main.htm (U.S.)
http://www.tombofdvd.com or http://www.thedigitalterror.com (U.S.)
http://www.ultragore.com/ultragore.htm (U.S. (?) )
http://www.upcominghorrormovies.com/ (U.S.)
http://www.zombiekeeper.com/ (U.S.)

http://www.horrordvd.co.uk/ (Is it still operating ?)
http://www.sexgoremutants.co.uk/ (UK)
http://www.splatterhouse.net or http://www.splatterhouse.net/splatterhouse.htm (UK)

http://hitme.at/suppe/ (Austria ?)
http://www.necrozombiecon.at.tf/ (Austria ?)
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Shipping and Tracking Information :

DHL Shipping
DHL package tracking : http://www.dhl.com/track/tr_ENG.html

FedEx (Federal Express)
http://www.fedex.com/

UPS (United Parcel Service)
http://ups.com/


EMS Shipment Tracking (Information from http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/member/emstrack.html )
If shipped via EMS, you may track the order on the linked websites listed below, or call the numbers below for information.
Please note that the delivery status will NOT appear on these websites until the order reaches the country of destination and passes through customs.

 
JAPAN Japanese Post Office PHONE NUMBER: 03-3242-5879
(Note: To track the progress of your EMS order while it is still in Japan (i.e. before it has left Japan), input your tracking number here : http://www.post.yusei.go.jp/new-eng/ems2.htm )

COUNTRY LOCAL CONTACT POINT PHONE NUMBER NOTE
NORTH AMERICA / CENTRAL AMERICA
CANADA Purolator Courier LTD 1-506-861-1000
MEXICO MEXPOST MEXICO 5-5729-3511
UNITED STATES PICKUP OR TRACKING CALL 1-800-222-1811 toll free number
EUROPE
AUSTRIA Wien 01- 89-20-6-46 or 89-20-6-47
BELGIUM Brussel 078-15 33 43
DENMARK Post-Denmark 32-51-41-16 FAX 32-51-63-01
FINLAND Suomen Posti Oy 9800-7100
FRANCE Chrono Post SA 080-3-801801 FAX 1-414-84-47-18
ITALY ROMA CAI POST 06-65010820
GERMANY Deutshe Post Express GmbH 69-6953-2147 FAX 69-6953-2148
GREECE ATHENS 1-3214609
IRELAND SDS 353-1-459-1133
LUXEMBOURG LUXEMBOURG 1 4088-7631
NETHERLANDS KLM Royal Dutch Airline 20-6498127
NORWAY OSLO LUFTHAVN 64817400
SPAIN MADRID 902-197197
SWEDEN ASG Sweden AB 8-782-2040
SWITZERLAND Swiss Post 0800-888-777
TURKEY ATATURK 212-6630627
UK (UNITED KINGDOM) PARCEL FORCE 0800-224466 toll free number
SOUTH AMERICA
ARGENTINA BUENOS AIRES 11-4314-2801
BRAZIL BRASILIA 61-317-2134
CHILE SANTIAGO 2-6893903
PERU LIMA 14-4868846
ASIA
HONG KONG HONG KONG 2921-2342
INDONESIA JAKARTA 21-5502157
KOREA ePost.go.kr. 02-3444-4127~9
JAPAN Japan's Post Office 03-3242-5879
MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR 3-2273-1089 or 3-2273-2121
SINGAPORE SINGAPORE 842-6523
TAIWAN TAIPEI 2-2356-0881
THAILAND LAKSI M.C 2-216-3097
MIDDLE EAST
ISRAEL The Israel Postal Authority

OCEANIA
AUSTRALIA N.S.W. 2-9202-6681
AUSTRALIA Sydney 2-9207-8261
AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE 03-9297-3100
NEW ZEALAND AUCKLAND 9-525-1000
AFRICA
EGYPT CAIRO INT'L AP 2-3914390
SOUTH AFRICA JOHANNESBURG 2711-961-6000
2711-495-0500

"Have you checked your tracking number on the Japanese EMS tracking site or the U.S. one? Your item number will not show up on the U.S. site until later.
The Japanese PO EMS tracking site(in English)is at :
http://www.postal.mpt.go.jp/new-eng/ems2.htm
"
(Note : This site works : http://www.post.yusei.go.jp/new-eng/ems2.htm
EMS tracking from other sites : http://www.post.yusei.go.jp/new-eng/ems3.htm)
(or http://www.japone.com/ems.htm Does this site work ?)                                                                                                                         RETURN TO TOP
Soundtracks/albums/music on CD,VCD, or DVD of Anime / Asian movies or singers / Videogames

Retailers / Reviews / Forums (Click on one of these three to view the lists of retailers, review sites, and forums for this section)

Retailers :
Asian (film) music :
Retailers of Asian music located in the U.S. :
http://www.annyoung.com/ (Specializes in Korean dvd movies and Korean music) (Based in California)
http://www.mikadosf.com/
"Specializes in Japanese Import Music CDs, Pops (Japanese Artists), Import Game Sound Tracks, Anime Soundtracks, and Laserdisc & DVD of popular Japanese animation." (Located in California, U.S.)

Retailers of Asian music located outside the U.S. :
...In Indonesia
English Interface :
http://www.indonesianmusic.com/
http://www.ojolali.com/
(In the upper-right-hand corner you can click on the word "English"; unfortunately very little of the site is translated into English)

non-English Interface :
http://www.disctarra.com/tarra/eshop.asp
http://www.ojolali.com/

...In Korea
English Interface :
http://www.asiandb.com/store/
(Apparently this site used to be http://koreapop.com/music/bands/ until it merged into http://www.asiandb.com)
(Sells Korean dvd/vcd movies and Korean music)

...In Thailand
English Interface :
http://www.thainetcity.com/ (vcds, dvds, & music)

Reviews/News on Asian (film) music :
http://clubs.click2asia.com/farouteastmusic
http://www.btinternet.com/~trash80/popworld/
http://www.geocities.com/chinesetem...of_china001.htm
http://pub49.ezboard.com/bchinesepop (album reviews & lyrics)
http://www.hkpc.150m.com/ (It used to be http://hkpopculture.8k.com/)
http://yesup.com/topsite.php (Links to other sites)
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Subtitling DVDs :

(The information below is from this thread.)
03-08-02 12:04 PM & 03-08-02 03:11 PM TheBigDave
"You can use a program like DVDSubber. It will overlay fan-made subtitles while watching the DVD on your computer. [...] The timing on the subtitles is a little off (1-2 seconds). Perhaps it was my inexperience in using the program, but the timing might be fixed with a little tweaking."

(The information below is from this thread.)
"Sub Station Alpha can create compatible sub scripts for you, it's freeware
http://www.eswat.demon.co.uk/substation.html
"

(The information below is from this thread.)
02-22-02 02:10 AM braintez
"Just wondering if anyone out there knew of a repository for timed scripts. Most everything I've found on the 'net relates to anime. I'm more interested in action movies i.e. the Japanese/Chinese dialogue in 'Crying Freeman'."

02-23-02 06:14 PM Ericf
"http://www.scriptclub.org     Posted in upload directory. Register and look in recent uploads directory."

(The information below is from this thread.)
"There are links to sites with scripts. Most of them are for anime I'm warning you now.
If you're looking for anime scripts, try http://www.fansubs.net"
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Translation Sites :
European Languages :
º http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr
What will it translate ?
a block of text (up to 150 words) or an entire web page
What languages will it translate (into English) ?
French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
º http://www.translation.langenberg.com
What will it translate ?
a "phrase or word", a web page, and it offers to attempt to identify/guess the language
What languages will it translate (into English) ?
Croatian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Welsh
º http://translation2.paralink.com/
What will it translate ?
a phrase (up to what length -> I don't know) or a web page
What languages will it translate (into English) ?
French, German, Russian, Spanish


º http://www.systranet.com/systran/net (As of July25,02 this site now requires registration ... for a fee ?)

Asian Languages :
º http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr
What will it translate ?
a block of text (up to 150 words) or an entire web page
What languages will it translate (into English) ?
Chinese, Japanese, Korean
º http://www.netat.net/english/index.htm
What will it translate ?
a phrase (up to what length -> I don't know) or a web page
What languages will it translate (into English) ?
Chinese
º http://www.translation.langenberg.com
What will it translate ?
a "phrase or word", a web page, and it offers to attempt to identify/guess the language
What languages will it translate (into English) ?
Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean
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Links to European companies :

http://www.asianfilmnetwork.com
(released/going to release Junk, Visitor Q, and Score)
http://www.hongkonglegends.co.uk/
http://www.legend-films.com
(supposed to release "Versus" in 2002)
http://www.japan-shock.com

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Miscellaneous :

Retailers based internationally :
amazon.com
http://www.bol.com or [url]http://w....com/index.html (This site provides links to the different international bol.com sites in : China, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, UK)

hmv.com

Horror release dates :
http://www.anchorbayent.com/future/
http://www.fangoria.com/tpage/chopp...st_april_20.htm

Information on the different video standards :
http://www.alkenmrs.com/video/standards.html
http://www.alkenmrs.com/video/wwstandards1.html

========================

http://www.somrux.com/ringworld/ringMerchandise.htm



scripts : http://www.script-o-rama.com/index.shtml & http://gsoft.smu.edu/ScriptCrypt/crypt.html

Who are they ?
A new Australian dvd retailer ?
http://www.itdvd.net/[/url] or http://www.itdvd.net/catalog/
Here's a thread on them : http://forums.eyo.com.au/showthread.php?threadid=1136

http://www.rateitall.com/



databases of reviews :
http://www.imdb.com
http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/



http://www.compare.com.au/main.php3

Resources :
New Zealand Resource Site :
http://www.nzht.co.nz/


http://www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk/links/
http://www.dvdlink.co.uk/
http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/

http://www.dvdadept.com/
http://www.digital-movie.de/
http://www.webdvdguide.com/


http://www.chez.com/oyogeo/


http://imaginatorium.org/books/aj.htm A guide on buying from amazon.co.jp

http://www.lookabout.net/world/europe/



Spain:
http://www.dvd-actual.com/

dvd cases:
http://www.designpaulchampagne.com/index.html

guitar wolf fan site : http://www.panix.com/~neko/wz/

The 80's Movies Gateway
http://www.fast-rewind.com/index.html

Polish films available on dvd with English subtitles (according to http://www.filmoteka.com.pl/index.p...kat=film+polski :
Demony Wojny wg GOI (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0144164)
Dług (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0225535)
Fuks (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0210056)
Kiler (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0127626)
Krajobraz po bitwie (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0065948)
Ogniem i Mieczem (wersja kinowa) (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0128378)
Operacja Samum (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0213134)
Ostatnia Misja (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0281019)
Pierwszy milion (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0244715)
Prawo Ojca (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0230656)
Prymas (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0258897)
Sara (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0120066)
Sezon Na Leszcza (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0274830)
Stacja (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0295629)
Szwadron (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0108273)
To ja, Złodziej (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0251434)
To My (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0272895)
Zakochani (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0230992)
Świąteczna przygoda aka A Very Christmas Story (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0257255)


Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Człowek z Żelaza (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0075902)
Pan Tadeusz (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0170351)
Ziemia Obiecana /Nowa wersja/ (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0072446)


http://freespace.virgin.net/philip.matchett/index.html
http://www.dvdanswerman.com/
http://www.dvd365.net/
http://www.webdvdguide.com/
http://www.thedvdvampire.com/

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 http://www.atlanticdvd.com.au/ (Info. last updated on Feb24,02)
Orders taken from WHICH COUNTRIES ? : "Atlantic DVD delivers DVDs worldwide."
Any restrictions on INTERNATIONAL ORDERS ? :
FORMS OF PAYMENT :
Which credit cards ARE accepted ? :


Which credit cards are NOT accepted ? :

Non credit-card payment options ? :
Policy on security/handling of credit card information/transmission :
GST :
International Insurance :
Retailer's Stated Estimation of Delivery Time :
International Handling and Shipping costs for ...
Quantity Asia/Pacific Rest of World
1 $3.50 $5.50
2 $6.50 $9.50
3 $9.50 $13
4 $12 $17
5+ $14.50 $22
Pre Orders $3.00 per item $4.50 per disc


 http://www.devoted.com.au or http://www.devoteddvd.com.au (Info. last updated on Feb24,02)
Orders taken from WHICH COUNTRIES ? :
Any restrictions on INTERNATIONAL ORDERS ? :
FORMS OF PAYMENT :
Which credit cards ARE accepted ? :


Which credit cards are NOT accepted ? :

Non credit-card payment options ? :
Policy on security/handling of credit card information/transmission :
GST :
International Insurance :
Retailer's Stated Estimation of Delivery Time :
International Handling and Shipping costs for ...
Quantity New Zealand (Price(s) Exclude(s) GST)
1 DVD Unpadded Envelope
Padded Envelope (20mm Max)
$3.00 each
$4.50 each
2 - 3 DVD's Padded Or Box $8.00
4 - 5 DVD's Padded Or Box $11.00
International Handling and Shipping costs for ...
Quantity Rest of World (Price(s) Exclude(s) GST)
1 DVD Unpadded Envelope (20mm Max)
Unpadded Envelope With Sleave
Tough Bag (20mm Max)
Tough Bag (20mm Max) With Sleave
Padded Bag (20mm Max) $6.00 each
Padded Bag (20mm Max) With Sleave
$3.50 each
$3.70 each
$5.00 each
$5.20 each
$6.00 each
$6.20 each
1 - 2 DVD's Registered (20mm Max)
Registered (20mm Max) With Sleave
$14.00
$14.40
1 DVD up to 250g Padded Or Box
up to 250g Padded Or Box
$8.00
$8.20
1 - 3 DVD's Padded Or Box
Padded Or Box With Sleave
$13.50
$14.00
4 - 5 DVD's Padded Or Box
Padded Or Box With Sleave
$19.00
$20.00
6+ DVD's Padded / Box / Envelope together
(Or Email for Shipping Cost)
$3.50 each
"What is a sleave? A sleave is where we open the DVD from the shrink wrap and insert the DVD into a sleave (see picture to the right) We then insert the disc back into the case with a piece of foam or tape to hold it in position. This method ensures that discs are not damaged by coming out of their holding mechanism."


 http://www.chaosmusic.com or http://www.chaosdvd.com/DVD/ (Info. last updated on Feb5,02)
Orders taken from WHICH COUNTRIES ? : apparently all (?)
Any restrictions on INTERNATIONAL ORDERS ? :
Airmail currently is the only shipping option
FORMS OF PAYMENT :
Which credit cards ARE accepted ? :

Mastercard, Visa, Bankcard, Amex, Diners, BPAY (Biller Code: 40121), American Express (It is NOT clear whether only some or all of these are available options for international customers)
(When is credit card charged ? ... before or when goods are dispatched ?)

Which credit cards are NOT accepted ? : Unspecified

Non credit-card payment options ? :
Cheque or Money Order
(It is NOT clear whether these are available options for international customers)


Policy on security/handling of credit card information/transmission :
GST : (Do retailer's prices INCLUDE GST ?) Unknown. Could not find that information
International Insurance : Unknown. Could not find that information
Retailer's Stated Estimation of Delivery Time :
"Orders shipped to other countries from Australia usually arrive within 15 working days however may take up to 60 days if orders are held up by postage/customs delays. For insurance purposes we must wait 60 days from the date
that an order is shipped to be able to deem them 'Lost In Transit'."
Airmail for International Orders :
(I could not find clear specific information. Perhaps that information is ONLY made available after all the items to be purchased have been selected ???)


 http://www.dvdcrave.com (Info. last updated on Feb5,02)
Orders taken from WHICH COUNTRIES ? : apparently all (?)
Any restrictions on INTERNATIONAL ORDERS ? :
Yes, for int'l orders shipped by DHL:
"If you want to know the DHL shipping charge for your order, it is listed on the final page in the ordering process. Note, this is before you place order."
FORMS OF PAYMENT :
Which credit cards ARE accepted ? :
Unknown. Information not clearly specified

Which credit cards are NOT accepted ? : Unknown. Information not clearly specified

Non credit-card payment options ? : Unknown. Information not clearly specified

Policy on security/handling of credit card information/transmission :
GST : "In Australia, we have a 10% G.S.T. (This is not charged to International orders). To Figure out prices with out G.S.T., please deduct 9%percent. This will take it with in a few cents of your price. You will receive a confirmation of correct price including shipping price once we have processed your order."
International Insurance :
"Admin Fee and replacement value of $100 or less: AUD$5.00
Every $100 value thereafter is a further $2.00. Price of insurance will be calculated on the Total for Dvdcrave-au amount on your invoice. Please Note. Insurance covers lost and physically damaged parcels. Lost Orders that are uninsured, will not be replaced or refunded by DVD Crave."
Retailer's Stated Estimation of Delivery Time :
International Handling and Shipping costs for ... Airmail
Quantity Worldwide (All prices in AU$ ?)
1 Discs $5.50
2 Discs $10
3 Discs $15
4 Discs $20
5 $24
6 - 8 Discs are $3.00 extra per disc from the 5 discs charge of $24.00
8 Discs or more are $2.00 per disc after the 8 disc charge of $33.00


 http://www.dvdguide.com.au (Info. last updated on Feb5,02)
"All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD)"
Orders taken from WHICH COUNTRIES ? : apparently all (?)
Any restrictions on INTERNATIONAL ORDERS ? :
FORMS OF PAYMENT :
Which credit cards ARE accepted ? :
Unknown. Information not clearly specified

Which credit cards are NOT accepted ? : Unknown. Information not clearly specified

Non credit-card payment options ? :Unknown. Information not clearly specified

Policy on security/handling of credit card information/transmission :
"Credit card details transmitted from this site's payment details section is done so via Secure Sockets (SSL)"
GST :
"When ordering products outside of Australia, clients do not need to pay the GST (the GST is included in all quoted prices). DVD Guide will use the refunded GST to cover part of the cost of shipping. This service is available in an area where a regular mail delivery service exists. The total cost of an international order is the full price indicated (plus any additional shipping fee if you select it or your order is under $50). "
International Insurance :
"All parcels are sent by Australia Post. Ordinarily they are not insured. Limited compensation up to AUD50 may be payable on an uninsured delivery, dependant on Australia Post. You may insure your delivery at an added cost of :
     Up to $100 - $5 added
     Up to $200 - $7 added
     Up to $300 - $9 added
     Extra $2 for each $100 or part thereof"
Retailer's Stated Estimation of Delivery Time :
"Economy Air : Low Priority air, 2 weeks approx to UK. Up to 3 weeks to Europe."
"Air Mail : Regular air mail, 7 working days to UK (includes Saturday in UK)"
International Handling and Shipping costs for ...
"Central DVD Guide will not charge a shipping fee for orders that exceed $50. If the order does not exceed $50, a $3 fee will be added to all international orders."

"Pre-orders receive free delivery, but are shipped separately to in stock items, so do not count towards the total of the in-stock order. Delivery costs for orders including pre-orders will be calculated when we receive your order."
Quantity Economy Air Air Mail
1-2 $3 $5
3-4 FREE $8
5-6 FREE $11
7-8 FREE $14
Over 8 FREE $15


 http://www.dvdstop.com.au/ or http://www.dvdstop.com.au/shop/shop.asp (Info. last updated on Feb24,02)
Orders taken from WHICH COUNTRIES ? : apparently all (?)
Any restrictions on INTERNATIONAL ORDERS ? :
FORMS OF PAYMENT :
Which credit cards ARE accepted ? :
Many options are offered, but it is not specified which are available to international customers

Which credit cards are NOT accepted ? : Many options are offered, but it is not specified which are available to international customers

Non credit-card payment options ? :Many options are offered, but it is not specified which are available to international customers

Policy on security/handling of credit card information/transmission :
"Yes when you order from us we use the latest in SSL certificates and ecryption to ensure that none of your details will be seen by anyone else."

"We understand that many customers wish not to disclose their credit card numbers over the Internet. For this reason you can Fax/Phone/Mail your order to us with your credit card details. When ordering from us just select "Mail/Fax order" then print out the invoice and fax this or mail it to us. (see mail/fax order above)"

(Is this option available to people ordering from outside of Australia ?)
GST :
"All pricing is listed with a 10% GST, this will be subtracted from all overseas orders during the checkout stage."

(But do listed s&h prices ALSO include the 10%GST ?)
International Insurance : Unknown. Could not find that information
Retailer's Stated Estimation of Delivery Time :
Unknown. Could not find that information
International Handling and Shipping costs for ... (All prices in AU$ ?)
# Disc's New Zealand Asia/Pacific USA/Canada UK/Europe
1 $4.50 $5.50 $6.50 $7.50
2 $7.50 $9.50 $11.50 $13.00
3 $7.50 $9.50 $11.50 $13.00
4 $9.50 $12.50 $15.50 $18.00
5 $9.50 $12.50 $15.50 $18.00
6+ $1.50per DVD $1.90per DVD $2.80per DVD $3.50per DVD
"Please note that international shipping charges will be applied During checkout for all overseas customers."


 http://www.ezydvd.com.au (Info. last updated on Feb5,02)
Orders taken from WHICH COUNTRIES ? : apparently all (?)
Any restrictions on INTERNATIONAL ORDERS ? :
up to 5 DVD's per order by Airmail. (Only one order per customer every 10 days allowed). Larger orders will only be shipped by DHL International-contact us for rates.
FORMS OF PAYMENT :
Which credit cards ARE accepted ? :

All major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Bankcard, American Express & Diners. Credit card charged only on day when goods are dispatched
Which credit cards are NOT accepted ? :
Visa Electron, Switch or other International cards or debit cards.
Non credit-card payment options ? :
Yes, but only for Australian residents

Policy on security/handling of credit card information/transmission :
GST : All prices in Australian Dollars (GST inclusive) (This statement can be found if you click on "Contact" on main page)
(But do listed s&h prices ALSO include the GST ?)
International Insurance : Unknown. Could not find that information
Retailer's Stated Estimation of Delivery Time :
International Handling and Shipping costs for ... Airmail
Quantity South/Pacific
Rest of the world
1 AU$3.50 AU$5.50
2 AU$6.50 AU$9.50
3 AU$9.50 AU$13.00
4 AU$12.00 AU$17.00
5 AU$14.50 AU$22.00
Pre-orders AU$3.00 per disc AU$4.50 per disc