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Post by Gaz » Wed Oct 29, 2003 10:26 pm

While in Japan I saw the DVD for X2 for sale in shops, as well as a DVD containing both X-Men movies, selling for approxametly $50. The only reason I didn't buy it was it looked like it was in Japanese. Just thought it was cool that it was way over there and already for sale.

Also, walking down the street in one of Tokyos prime electronic shopping areas, I saw a big screen TV outside of a shopping area showing X2 to advertise the quality of the TV. It also happened to be while Kurt was right on top of the prez. Good times.
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Post by Bamf Bunny » Thu Oct 30, 2003 12:18 am

You might not have been able to play it when you got home. DVDs sold in different parts of the world use different region coding (it's part of the DVD spec, in fact) to prevent disks sold in one region from working on players sold in another region. Japan and Europe are Region 2; the U.S. is region 1.

This is intended to annoy American fans of anime and Japanese films.
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Post by kladyelf » Thu Oct 30, 2003 12:26 am

either that or you can buy a multi-region DVD player
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Post by Tatu » Thu Oct 30, 2003 12:31 am

most of the anime DVD's from Japan ive come across tend to be Region free actually :p
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Post by Vee_EmmCee » Thu Oct 30, 2003 12:49 am

Aww. Already on sale? Too cool.

But Gaz...you got to go to Japan? I've always wanted to go. I have always been totally fasinated by the culture and the people! Sorry for going off topic. :)
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Post by NightPoofer » Thu Oct 30, 2003 2:27 am

That's cool Gaz. I have had constant problems with this CD DVD whatever when going to different places around the world... Seoul games and DVD's don't work very well with my DVD player or my PS2. That also goes with some Karaoke DVD's, CD's and games in the Philippines... That's why I got my DVD player, CD player and PS2 system all converted so they will work with any of the games I get from those two other places.

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Post by Gaz » Thu Oct 30, 2003 4:36 am

Yeah, there were quite a few reasons why I didn't buy it, the main two being that it didn't appear to be in English and that I didn't know it would work. It looked awesome. I want to get the DVD that has both films instead of just X2. Eeeee I can't wait. I am dissapointed that it wasn't so widely advertized though. There were a million freakin ads for Matrix 2 all over the place. I was sick of Keanu after Day 1 (actually, I've always been sick of him)
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Post by Tatu » Thu Oct 30, 2003 4:40 am

actually im sure it WAS in english but probably had a japanese audio track or japanese subtitle selection
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Yeah, there were quite a few reasons why I didn't buy it, the main two being that it didn't appear to be in English and that I didn't know it would work. It looked awesome. I want to get the DVD that has both films instead of just X2. Eeeee I can't wait. I am dissapointed that it wasn't so widely advertized though. There were a million freakin ads for Matrix 2 all over the place. I was sick of Keanu after Day 1 (actually, I've always been sick of him)
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Post by Gaz » Thu Oct 30, 2003 7:06 am

The description on the back, disclaimer thingy, and all other words were Japanese. The only things in English were the actors names and title. It didn't look like there was much chance of it being in English.
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Post by Tatu » Thu Oct 30, 2003 7:56 am

yeah there like that quite often..but being an opriginal english movie..im positive it just has a selection for japanese... my uncle lived in japan, he always brought home stuff where the box was all in japanese..but the product was in english
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Post by Siona » Thu Oct 30, 2003 2:49 pm

Originally posted by Gaz
While in Japan I saw the DVD for X2 for sale in shops, as well as a DVD containing both X-Men movies, selling for approxametly $50.
They're doing that here, too, aren't they; having both X2 and X 1.5 together? At least, that's what it says on the Austrailian X2 site, so I figured they would do it in the US too.

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Post by Gaz » Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:36 am

I sure hope so. I would buy that so fast if they did!
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Post by NightPoofer » Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:11 am

Originally posted by Siona
Originally posted by Gaz
While in Japan I saw the DVD for X2 for sale in shops, as well as a DVD containing both X-Men movies, selling for approxametly $50.
They're doing that here, too, aren't they; having both X2 and X 1.5 together? At least, that's what it says on the Austrailian X2 site, so I figured they would do it in the US too.

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Post by Tatu » Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:28 pm

Yes, a 4 disc box set of X-Men 1.5 and X2 is going to be released here, its called The X-men Collection it will also be released on November 25th
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They're doing that here, too, aren't they; having both X2 and X 1.5 together? At least, that's what it says on the Austrailian X2 site, so I figured they would do it in the US too.

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Post by NightPoofer » Fri Oct 31, 2003 7:38 pm

That's very cool TATU. Thanks for the infomation. I guess I'll have to wait almost another month before I can get my hands on one.

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Post by Bamf_Girl » Fri Oct 31, 2003 7:54 pm

Sweet... yeah, some DVD's or VCD's do come in english, though the covers are in Japanse... I know... for I got lots of family there and they send me stuff once in a while. Plus my da gets me movies when he goes on business trips. And yes, that regional thing bugs the heck out of me, I got three DVD's last week, only two can play on my DVD player, but the other can only play on my comp. I'm still greatful I can watch them ^_^
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Post by Gaz » Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:31 am

Now i feel like maybe i should have bought it... Does anyone know how much the 'Collection' thing with both movies will cost in the states? In Japan it was 5000 yen, or around $50, but the majority of things in Japan are costlier.
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Post by Tatu » Sun Nov 02, 2003 5:07 am

Gaz, I doubt it would have played here..did you check the region code on the box?

as for "The X-men Collection" I would personally assume it would be between $30-$40, but i dunno. Amazon tends to be a little lower than most actual stores.

ive called here locally (and checked online) Suncoast has it listed at $39.98, Circuit City has $34.99 while Best Buy has it listed at $28.99. So..I suggest you shop around
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Post by Gaz » Sun Nov 02, 2003 7:42 am

Originally posted by TATU

Gaz, I doubt it would have played here..did you check the region code on the box?
Honey, I wouldn't have been able to read the region code if it were on there ;) I'll just have to wait another month. Oh well.
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Post by Tatu » Sun Nov 02, 2003 7:49 am

Yes you would, region codes arent words... there little symbol on the back of the case, its a square with a globe in it that has a number in the middle of the globe (All US DVD's read "1")...go look at your DVD's and see
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Post by Sandy » Sun Nov 02, 2003 1:18 pm

I sure hope a teeny weeny bit of the reason why we'll get two different sets of dvds is me... ;) I took part in a survey a while ago about whether one would rather buy a dvd with lots of extras or not...it was _specifically_ about X2....

Anyway, I got a DVD player that is region free (well, I _made_ it region free - there's loads on that on the internet) and have had American dvds as well (they tend to be cheaper tahn European ones).

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Post by Siona » Sun Nov 02, 2003 3:44 pm

I'm getting a DVD player for Christmas, along with some Star Trek TNG movies, so I've been saving up for the DVD collection and the VHS for nearly three months! I've almost got $50...just 23 more days...!!

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Post by Intyale » Mon Nov 03, 2003 2:59 am

Rawr... This means I have to bug the crap outta my father to buy me The X-men Collection set... *is money retarded*
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Post by Gaz » Mon Nov 03, 2003 5:39 am

No, I like the first Matrix, didn't like the second, and have always hated Keanu. The second was too....plotless. The first one actually had thought put into it, while the second was action scene after action scene.....with BAD special FX...

:offtopic oops...

Anyway, I thought it was so cool that as i walked by the big TV with X2 playing, it happened to be the part when Kurt's on top of the prez.....*sigh* :love
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