Rob Galluzzo returns again to talk about Imports and why collectors should be all-region compatible. To demonstrate, Brian and Rob go through ten picks each of titles that they love that are only currently available on Blu-ray outside the U.S.
This was such a great episode! I hope you guys will revisit this topic again (although I'm not sure my wallet can handle another episode!). You also inspired me to blog about my own journey to region-free living.
What an entertaining podcast guys! As an European blu-ray collector I'm region free in my viewing, and often envious of all those great USA releases (which I duly import). That said, with this episode the tables are turned, and it's true that great releases on our side of the globe have become more frequent. So to add to your choices I offer the following, and I've focused on english friendly releases:
1. Wages of Fear (BFI restored, UK) The image quality on a large screen plasma is so much better than the Criterion, it ain't funny
2. Sonatine (Bandai, Japan)/ Hana-Bi (Third Window, UK) Tow essential Takeshi Kitano movies, probably his 2 best, although Scene at The Sea, Kid's Return end Kikujiro (all available from Third Window) are keepers as well for a Kitano fan like me.
10. Comrades (BFI, UK) A truly forgotten gem from 1986. Director Bill Douglas didn't make a lot of movies but the fact that this is so little known is hard to understand once you've seen it. All the more amazing that BFI put out this wonderful disc, with stunning extras and transfer. Probably my most non-USA cherished blu-ray disc.