import DVD sources (US)
May 12, 2004 9:26 AM   Subscribe

Anybody have trusted sources for import DVDs (from elsewhere to the US, specifically)? Amazon.co.uk is good for Brit stuff, but wither Europe? XploitedCinema looks like a strong possibility (The Spanish release of Chimes at Midnight! The Italian release of El Topo!), but I have no idea if they're reputable.
posted by PinkStainlessTail to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
 
Your best bet is to do a little bit of lurking over in the International DVD forum at dvdtalk.com. For Spanish releases you might want to use dvdgo.com. I refuse to use them as they only ship by courier and I don't like the customs fees that go along with that. However, I've heard good things about them. There's a thread on dvdtalk that lists international sellers. I almost always find buying from them cheaper than one of the "cult resellers".
posted by dobbs at 9:42 AM on May 12, 2004


not sure if its exactly what you're looking for, but Masters of Cinema is great for keeping track of releases
posted by gravelshoes at 9:44 AM on May 12, 2004


One DVDTalk mentioned seller of high repute (and with which I am satisfied) is dvdoo.dk -- the site's not in English, but it's easy enough to tough your way through.
posted by codger at 11:49 AM on May 12, 2004


I sure would like to know the answer to this too.

I'm trying to get a DVD copy of septej, but I can't navigate any of the Czech sites. (if there were amazon.cz, I could probably bumble my way through - I did it for .jp once and got (basically) what I was looking for.

on preview: "S√łgeresultat - Din s√łgning gav ikke noget resultat!"
Rats!, I don't need to speak ... [what is that, Danish?] ... to know that means "no luck".
posted by milovoo at 12:01 PM on May 12, 2004


Masters of Cinema isn't what I was looking for, but it is awesome nevertheless and much appreciated (as are the other suggestions).
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:38 PM on May 12, 2004


I've actually been wondering something similar...but I have a laptop. I've got a FireWire port, but is there such a thing, say, as an external hard drive with WiFi access? Something that my computer would "see" whenever I'm in my home network and treat just like another hard drive?
posted by Vidiot at 9:21 PM on May 12, 2004


shoot. That comment wasn't meant for this thread.

What I meant to say was:

I like AsianXpress for Hong Kong and other Asian DVDs. Ordered from them numerous times, and never had a problem.
posted by Vidiot at 9:22 PM on May 12, 2004


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