What is a DVD Region code? What does Region Free mean?
DVDs contain Regional Codes which can be used to prevent the playback of certain discs depending upon the geographical area it is played in.
The various studios and home video companies lobbied to make sure this coding system was a required part of the current DVD standards, because they wish to control how their DVD titles are exported to other countries. (For example, while a recent film may already have played theatrically in the United States and been released to the home video market, that same film may not yet have opened in some European or Asian countries.)
In most instances, discs manufactured in one region will usually only play on players that were manufactured for that same region - this means that discs bought or imported from Japan will not play on U.S. players, and vice versa.
Some DVDs, however, are coded for Region 0 also say Region Free - which means they will play in any of the six regular regions. There are also DVD players that don't check the region coding of the DVD so will play any disc from any region - these are generally referred to as Code Free players.
Can I pay with Money Order?
Yes, you may, but please be aware that it may take longer for you to receive your order. Please contact us before making a Money Order Purchase. Please use an INTERNATIONAL money order from a government postal agency that can be redeemed at USPS. We know that Canada Post has these among other international postal carriers. You may pay by cash, but we do not prefer it as your money might disappear in the mail.
How long does it take to ship to my home?
It really depends on where you live. We have seen shipments to San Francisco take 4 days from our Asian Distribution Center to as long as 14 days to rural Missouri. It really depends on your Government Postal Service. Please note that Canada Post is very slow during customs and shipping.