Any region B fans of Ghost in the Shell?

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Any region B fans of Ghost in the Shell?

Post by Corvus » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:48 am

In April I ordered a Blu-ray copy of GITS, Solid State Society
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MX ... e_o00_s00?
from Amazon and let it sit on the shelf for a while. When I finally opened it, I discovered that it is region B and unplayable on my North American player.

I suppose I should have looked harder and noticed the seller was in the UK; I swear that region B notice was not there when I ordered it. In any event, this is long after I can return it for a refund.

I have mulled it over and rather than let the disk languish forever, I will gift it to a Burner who can actually use it. Any euro-Burners ( or anyone who has a region-free player) apply within.

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Re: Any region B fans of Ghost in the Shell?

Post by Corvus » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:01 am

Aw, come on, two days and not one nibble? Not even a PM? In case I was not clear, I'm paying the shipping.

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Re: Any region B fans of Ghost in the Shell?

Post by Traveller in Time » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:20 am

Sorry, you should report to the thread about ancient technology :D

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Re: Any region B fans of Ghost in the Shell?

Post by Corvus » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:28 am

Traveller in Time wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:20 am
Sorry, you should report to the thread about ancient technology :D

Nobody watches a movie from a local device, all goes streaming.
Humph! I still have DVD-Netflix in addition to their streaming service, and find typically in my 30-movie queue only one or two tagged, "Watch Now." How do I stream the rest?

To be specific, when I do a search for GitS on Netflix, the streaming results are zilch; everything is DVD-only.

And that's not even getting into the evening last month when my broadband went down for 6 hours. I was complaining (via SMS) to the tech agent, "It's horrible! I am forced to watch my own disks!"

You "just stream anything" people can go suck an egg.

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Re: Any region B fans of Ghost in the Shell?

Post by Ratty » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:49 am

List it on Craig's List 'free' and put it on the curb.
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Re: Any region B fans of Ghost in the Shell?

Post by Token » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:42 am

Can’t you find an old laptop no one uses and set the dvd-rom to the region you want?

Then you can rip it and there you have it.

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Re: Any region B fans of Ghost in the Shell?

Post by DrLoveMachine » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:51 am

Last time I had a region issue it took me less than 5 minutes to crack the DVD-player. Google you model and region free and you have a good chance of solving it.

I have GITS SSC, sourced through alternative distribution channels, so I am not interested.

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Re: Any region B fans of Ghost in the Shell?

Post by Corvus » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:15 am

Welp, it's coming up on four days and no nibbles. Most folks who have replied seem to be under the misapprehension that I was looking for ways to use the disk. Guys, it was $16, something like 2% of what a ticket and gasoline to get to TTITD would be, not counting the VP or other supplies. My mindset was, "Here I have this thing useless to me but could be valuable to a member of a community I care about." Apparently not.

The offer is withdrawn; I will give it to someone local, probably VNSA.
http://vnsabooksale.org/

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