Movies..... ?

Reply
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    29

    Question Movies..... ?

    Probably asked a ton of times.

    Looking to buy legitimate DVDs/VCDs, what are your recommendations on where to obtain it for the least amount of money. I see the shops everywhere, with deals, like 3 DVD/VCD for $50, but I'm just not too sure if it'll be worth it.

    Thanks for the advice,
    chibichanman


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    12,384

    Region 3's are cheaper -- and the variety is not that much.


  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    29

    Region 3's are fine, any recommendations KIA? Are you the same KIA in HK magazine? haha


  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    12,384

    HMV has a pretty decent collection...

    Err .. I wish I was.


  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Diamond Hill, Hong Kong
    Posts
    82

    I find the shops to be worth it. I have been very happy with the selection, but movies we consider to be popular and big in the west may not be the same movies they consider particularly popular here.

    Region 3's are cheap, Region 1's are expensive. It's an import issue - why import Region 3's? Don't bother with the region codes - as almost all VCD/DVD players can play all regions.

    I have had no problem with the legitimate VCDs or DVDs I have bought, except for maybe the darn plastic wrapping.

    DVDs are typically about 50% more expensive, but still at a very good rate. But be prepared to spend time looking through the English section collection - real gems are to be found, but in between are English movies you may never have heard about, or haven't heard about in a long time, interspersed with last year's hit.

    I don't find HMV's collection anything special, except for their higher prices and comfortable elbow room while you're searching. There is an added benefit with making special orders, but don't go there unless you like to spend too much money in western shops like most expats.