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Japanese dvd/videos in the US

Discussion in 'Chatterbox' started by giving1, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. giving1

    giving1 Member

    Im looking to purchase videos.

    Web site that sells japanese titles (videos) that is in the US ?

    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  2. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Is this a question or a declaration?
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  3. giving1

    giving1 Member

  4. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Actual legitimate commercial Region 2 JAV DVDs? Or not-so-much?
  5. giving1

    giving1 Member

    Where (web site) can I buy Legitimate commercial Region 1 JAV DVD ?
  6. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    No such thing. It is not possible to sell or ship actual JAV DVDs outside of Japan, they do not produce Region 1 DVDs. Any Region 1 (or Region Free) DVDs of JAV titles are bootlegs.
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  7. desioner

    desioner Sustaining L.I.F.E. Staff Member Super Moderator

    As @Casshern2 stated it's not possible… But if you're happy with DLs & or physical items shipped then I can help.
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  8. CoolKevin

    CoolKevin Nutcase on the loose Staff Member Super Moderator

    but surely you can get multiple region DVD's players
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  9. giving1

    giving1 Member

    Is it possible to but other regions 0,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 in the US ?

    Why "It is not possible to sell or ship actual JAV DVDs outside of Japan"?

    Yes I could, if Legitimate commercial JAV DVD are sold in US.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 13, 2017
  10. desioner

    desioner Sustaining L.I.F.E. Staff Member Super Moderator

    Trust me I'm not insulting you… but you seem to lack knowledge on the business.
    It's not illegal for Japanese companies to ship their DVDs anywhere, but why would they when they know that DVDs are region locked?
    DVD Region.
    You see the problem with that don't you? That same principle applies to any company that is trying to import those items into the US. They know that 99% of the customer base won't have the player to play the DVDs so why import them?
    Not to mention the additional costs on import/export that make it a loss of money… there's no profit in it.
    So, to wrap this all up into a nice catch phrase with bow on top.
    If it doesn't make dollars it doesn't make sense!
    Finally my offer still stands.
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  11. giving1

    giving1 Member

    I understand your point ..."If it doesn't make dollars it doesn't make sense!"
    Japanese companies could produce the product in region 1 format if hey wanted to just as US companies produce for other markets. If the demand for a produce exist then follow the demand.

    Some titles it would be nice to have high quality DVD.

    Thanks for your help.
  12. INever2

    INever2 Well-Known Member

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  13. vincent_z

    vincent_z Low Angler

    But this is inaccurate! o_O
    Most JAVs are released as all region, or R0 if you will. The only snag you might encounter is if your monitor is in a scan pattern other than NTSC (PAL, SECAM).
    Look at this purveyor, who seemingly is in the U.S.A. The hazard to ordering from it is that I bet you would receive a DVD-r, and not a pressed JAV. Or here is another purveyor, who goes as far as telling you who he is, and that he lives in Las Vegas, NV.

    There is no excuse for not having a DVD player that can handle every region. Many inexpensive Chinese-made players are this way out of the box. Others, you may have to search for firmware hacks which let you change the region to 0 (zero). :cool:
  14. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Sure I know of such things because I used to be into Hong Kong cinema years ago. All Region exists but I've never seen legitimate JAV that was produced, pressed, and distributed by an actual label as a Region 1 disc, that's my point. They don't make them, therefore, you can't get one from Japan, unless it is copied and burned again as a Region 1 or, yes, a Region All. :D
  15. FrenchDude

    FrenchDude Well-Known Member

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