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Spinchäeb Ape
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15 January 2013 at 12:32pm | IP Logged 
Does anyone know if Amazon.fr will accept an order for a DVD from the US? Or are they going to bug me with, "Sorry, you're not in our region"? It's obviously a good source of French language movies. It used to be that the stupid region restrictions on DVDs would prevent them from playing in the US, but now there's technology to get around that easily.
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fireballtrouble
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15 January 2013 at 12:42pm | IP Logged 
It works. For region case, EU and non-EU distinction just effects the cost of shipment.
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daristani
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15 January 2013 at 2:43pm | IP Logged 
I live in the US and order frequently from Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, and Amazon.ca, and have never had any problems, other than the higher postage fees for shipments from Europe.
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seldnar
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15 January 2013 at 10:22pm | IP Logged 
Also, don't forget that deastore.com has free shipping and can supply books (and DVDs)
in French, Italian, German, and Spanish. The thing is: if it is in a language other
than Italian, they order the book from the source country and this usually takes 15
days (ignore what their website says--its always at least 15 days) and then it can take
from a week to four weeks to arrive at an address in the United States. I use them a
lot because 1) I'm not in a hurry and 2) FREE shipping.

Bookdepository.com also offers some books in French and German and they too have free
shipping.

deastore.com

bookdepository.com


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16 January 2013 at 12:38am | IP Logged 
Thanks for all the help, everyone. I find it makes a big, big difference to watch movies in the language I'm learning. I tried to get French language channels from DirectTV, but they weren't available. I was surprised since I'm not that far from Canada (Idaho).

Here's a film I'm thinking of ordering from deastore.com:

http://www.deastore.com/dvd/verita-la-henry-georges-clouzot/ 8023562001942.html

Under language it says, "Italian French." I take that to mean it has two soundtracks, one in Italian and the other in French. Correct? It also doesn't say if there are English subtitles. If there aren't, those can usually be found online, but it's a little bit of a crap shoot if they're accurate or in sync. My French isn't good enough yet to go without subtitles.


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