Friday, January 18, 2008
New Thing #299: Le DVD
You know how certain shows and movies aren't available on DVD in the US because of a bunch of pesky licensing rules and whatnot? Annoying, yes? Maybe. If you have a de-regionalized DVD player, like Kevin's, you can get around that silly obstacle and watch stuff that's only been released overseas. Tonight he and I watched a region 2 DVD. No, it wasn't that different from watching a plain old American, law-abiding region 1 DVD, but since it was a French film (the stunning The Girl on the Bridge) in black and white and with subtitles, it definitely felt more exotic. And now that we know that all the extra requirements of a European DVD are compatible with the DVD player, sky's the limit! Bring it on, Ally McBeal, West Wing and Passport to Pimlico!