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Old 2006-05-28, 10:31   Link #1
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Difference between import DVD & domestic DVD...

Some anime dvd shopping sites have domestic dvd's and import dvd's, can someone please tell what's the difference between them? Thanks
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Old 2006-05-28, 10:48   Link #2
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Originally Posted by Zizu
Some anime dvd shopping sites have domestic dvd's and import dvd's, can someone please tell what's the difference between them? Thanks
Typically (if you are in the U.S.)...

Domestic DVDs mean they are produced and distributed by an American company.
This means they typically contain English subtitles plus an English dub track (as well as the original Japanese sound track).

Import DVDs mean they are produced and distributed overseas (Japan, Taiwan, China, etc.)
If they are legal imports, then they will typically only contian the original Japanese sound track (no English subtitles or dub).

Imports are also very expensive compared to the domestic DVDs. If this isn't the case, then you are looking at bootlegs.

In most cases, if you see a site advertising Domestic and Import DVDs, it means the Imports are bootlegs. Please see The generic "Is this a bootleg" thread thread for more info on bootlegs and how to spot them.

Note: This thread will most likely be merged with the above thread.
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