Monty Cristo Reveals the Best Way to Watch Import Blu-rays
In a fit of crazed desperation, friend of the geek multiverse Rian Johnson asked how one went about playing imported Blu-rays in the US.
I posted a lengthy How To piece over on Arthouse Cowboy, complete with some screengrabs from Michael Powell's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and Peeping Tom, Ozu's Good Morning, John Carpenter's Elvis, and Tony Scott's Loving Memory.
Here's one from Peeping Tom that I didn't post over there:
Here's an abbreviated version and the takeaway:
It isn't as simple as breaking DVD region locking was, and modded players are WAY more expensive than a much simpler solution.
The cheapest and best way is to buy a UK Blu-ray player like this LG one on Amazon UK, which is currently 49.99 GBP, or around $100. All you need in addition to that is a UK to US power adapter, which are $2-$4, like this one on Amazon US.
What I didn't get into there was how to do watch these Blu-rays on a computer (a Mac in particular). Maybe sometime soon...
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- Wanna hear the least annoying sound in the world? Repeat after me: Universal picks up DUMB AND DUMBER TO!! -- 66 total posts 11 posts
- AICN COMICS PODCAST: The @$$Holes take stabs at MAN OF STEEL, plus a review of Scott Snyder’s SUPERMAN UNCHAINED! -- 12 total posts 5 posts
- Vegas gets pwned in this new banner for GODZILLA!! -- 85 total posts 4 posts
- PROMETHEUS 2 now has a writer!!! -- 643 total posts 4 posts
- WWZ blah-ditty, blah, blah, blah! AICN HORROR’s got a truly unique zombie film you should check out instead called THE BATTERY! -- 8 total posts 3 posts
- ICEBERG SLIM: PORTRAIT OF A PIMP has a trailer to tantalize your interests -- 19 total posts 2 posts
- Harry's 25th Picks & Peeks of 2013!!! With THINGS TO COME, OCTAMAN, Bette Davis, STOKER, HOWLING, LIFEFORCE & more! -- 222 total posts 2 posts
- The new trailer for COMPUTER CHESS is intriguing and unique!!! -- 19 total posts 2 posts
- Some promo art for JURASSIC PARK IV seems to at least confirm a new release year! Plus word on how the 3-D will be shot! -- 90 total posts 2 posts
- BIOSHOCK's Ken Levine Writing LOGAN'S RUN Script!!! -- 72 total posts 1 post