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Looking for help locating a box set of a TV series

DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdooryou're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
edited January 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey all,

A few years back there was a show on the Sci Fi channel (free tv in australia though) called The Invisible Man starring Vincent Ventresco.

I'm trying to find a place to order this online since none of the stores around me stock it (understandably so, they need to save room for all the terrible tv series like Gossip Girl). So far, none of the Australian stores stock it. Amazon stocks it, but only Season One, and it is sold as a Region 1 DVD, and while I could try to make my PS3 or my DVD player region-free, I'd prefer to avoid messing with that if possible.

Another site I found has the full box set very cheaply, sold as region free. However there seems to be two drawbacks to this site. 1. Shipping takes a while. I'm not in a huge hurry, so this isn't THAT big a deal. 2. I've never heard of them before, and an internet search turns up nothing mentioning their site, except their site itself, so I'm kinda wary of them. The site is www.tvdvdcloseouts.com.

Does anyone have any advice, or any idea where I can find either an Australian region (Region 4 I believe), or a region-free DVD for a reasonable price?

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    resellerratings.com hasn't heard of them either. So I'd steer clear of the website.

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    japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    From their T&Cs:
    It is understood by the customer that some of the DVDs sold by TV DVD Closeouts have been individually compiled from original film stock and public domain wholesaler sources. These sources have an inconsistent level of preservation associated with them. In accordance the playback experienced may vary from movie to movie on any DVD collection purchased. Every effort has been given to maintain true DVD quality, but the customer understands and accepts that some level of imperfection is present in each film and that level of imperfection can vary significantly between films. This means the customer accepts that their may be "pauses" or "skips" present in the playback of any given film. We have made every effort to keep errors to a minimum, but they may still exist. The customer accepts this as part of their set, and as part of owning films directly converted from original film stock.

    and their FAQ:
    Some of these DVD's haven't even been released yet. How is it possible that you sell them?

    There is a section of the American copyright law known as "The Berne Act" that Clearly states: films unreleased in the United States, including original versions of films altered and/or edited for release in the United States, are NOT protected by American copyright; thus, they are considered public domain. The entire purpose of our website is to provide otherwise unavailable films or television shows to the serious collector.

    The "Hong Kong knock-off shop" alarm bells are ringing.

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    CrashtardCrashtard Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    japan wrote: »
    The "Hong Kong knock-off shop" alarm bells are ringing.

    This. I can't remember the name of the site, but I had a friend that tried a site like that and what he received amounted to copied DVD's and a somewhat poorly printed cover. I wouldn't recommend sites like that.

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    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Thanks for confirming my suspicions guys :)

    Any help on finding the DVDs themselves?

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    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    edit: oops double post

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    E.CoyoteE.Coyote Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Hulu has both seasons available if you just want to watch the series.

    http://www.hulu.com/the-invisible-man

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    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    That kind of works, but what I really want is the DVDs. Watching movies on a computer just isn't fun unless you're on your own, and part of why I want the season is to introduce my girlfriend to it.

    Does Hulu allow you to copy movies that you've paid for?

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    CrashtardCrashtard Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    This isn't Hulu related, but couldn't you hook your computer to your tv and stream them? Or if you have an xbox 360, you can use TVersity Pro to stream Hulu through your xbox 360.

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    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    My computer is a little far from my TV but I might look into that as a last resort option.

    Thanks for all the help :)

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