Monday, March 12, 2007
2 good reasons....
To get yourself an all-regions DVD player from www.World-Import.com. In the US Piano Tuner won't be released until April 24th. I'm not sure about the release date for Pan's, but it won't be for a while (like maybe August, I think?). I've already ordered both these items, expecting them in anyday now.
An all-regions player doesn't cost any more than a regular DVD player these days... I got mine for $79.99! Basically it's just a "normal" DVD player without the code that blocks discs from other regions (which is written into your basic American DVD players). So maybe next time you're looking to get a player, think about one of these babies - open up your horizons!
I also just discovered that world-import does video conversion services.... if you have a DVD from any other region, or a PAL tape or a Secam tape, or even if you have something recored on Hi-8 - send it in and they can convert it to a convenient format that you can easily watch.
I need to add this last bit of info to my site. I recently updated the Masters page, where I have info on collecting DVDs from around the world (well, at least Czech and Eastern European puppetfilm in particular!). Deleted all the broken links and dropped in some shiny new ones, plus I added some more info about where and how to go about buying them. It's getting easier folks.... HMV Japan is a really great site that has just about everything from my site, and it's got an english version where everything is in english! Unlike Amazon Japan, where maybe one word in a dozen is in english. Here's their incredibly cool International Stopmotion & Puppetfilm Bestsellers section!!!