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KoreanDvds.com
« on: Oct 17, 2004 at 08:37 AM »
Has anyone ever tried ordering from KoreanDvds.com?

I came across their site and the really cheap prices of their dics (some are as low as $3) make it very attractive.

However, they have a disclaimer that if the discs were produced in Korea, these are under strict censorship and frontal nudity and excessive violence are cut-out.

Not that I'm really looking for those kind of shots, but I'd rather filter scenes on my own than have some censor tell me what should or should not be put in my dvd  >:(

Questions:
1.  Are they reliable (ordering and delivery, billing) ???
2.  Do they really censor? ???


Thanks  O0
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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #1 on: Oct 17, 2004 at 09:52 AM »
 ;D In answer to your questions:

As to the first, I believe they're reliable. Hindi kasi registered mail so mas expedited. I ordered HERO UE from them and it arrived at the QC NIA Post in less than 10 days though I  got it  at a later date as post service really sucked. If I didn't personally picked the item up, I would have waited forever for their notification.

As the second, that is a risk we have to take but I don't think they're that toooo conservative when it comes to mature contents of a film.   With that caveat, we just have to exercise discretion and prudence  with whatever we order from that site.

Hope this helps

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #2 on: Oct 17, 2004 at 06:42 PM »
koreandvds do not censor the films.. the regulatory board and the manufacturing studio censor the films based on existing government policies..

be careful with streetsales since these dvds, though cheap, have low quality cover arts and are usually spin offs from original western dvd releases/transfers.. not sure about the legitimacy of  these dvds...





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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #3 on: Oct 19, 2004 at 03:51 PM »
may naka-experience na ba sa inyong magbalik ng dvd kasi may sira? this is just my first time to order a dvd online, and sa koreandvd ako kumuha.

also, ano mas preferred niyo? regular airmail or express mail via EMS?
« Last Edit: Oct 19, 2004 at 04:01 PM by RNIverson »

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #4 on: Oct 19, 2004 at 04:55 PM »
never experienced any returns so far.. i use regular mail.. ang mahal ng EMS though the service is tax (prepaid) covered.. :)

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #5 on: Oct 19, 2004 at 04:58 PM »
thanks for the quick response  ;)

ive been hearing about ordering through JAC. is this also applicable for Korea? or US based lang talaga?

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #6 on: Oct 19, 2004 at 05:06 PM »
may jac din sa hongkong... wala pa atang korea
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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #7 on: Oct 20, 2004 at 01:00 PM »
so pag bumili from koreandvds.com, wala na akong choice kundi sa post office talaga?  meron ba kayong alam na iba? ???

thanks!

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #8 on: Oct 20, 2004 at 01:53 PM »
yup post office lagi.. no courier service from koreandvds. you may want to try yesasia if you want your orders delivered by a courier.

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #9 on: Oct 20, 2004 at 05:35 PM »
nahihirapan kasi akong mag-search sa yesasia  ;D

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #10 on: Oct 20, 2004 at 08:48 PM »
life's full of tough choices.. :)

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #11 on: Oct 20, 2004 at 11:47 PM »
nahihirapan kasi akong mag-search sa yesasia  ;D

yeah....same with me....

any solution hem, Y_meeh?  ???

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #12 on: Oct 21, 2004 at 08:12 AM »
mas madali kasing mag-search sa koreandvds site, so dun ako napa-order  ;D

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #13 on: Oct 21, 2004 at 12:00 PM »
no concrete solution keating... with yesasia, just make sure you know more or less the titles or films you are looking for.

be careful with koreandvds' titles, they are selling some titles which are considered bootlegs. unfortunately, they are not aware that those are illegitimate discs. 

be careful of the street sales featuring disney and criterion titles for a low price.  no one wants to be ripped off this early in the game. 8)


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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #14 on: Oct 21, 2004 at 12:16 PM »
pasensya na at nde ko talaga alam. what do you mean bootlegs and street sales  ;D

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #15 on: Oct 21, 2004 at 12:43 PM »
pasensya na at nde ko talaga alam. what do you mean bootlegs and street sales  ;D

bootlegs are illegal dvd copies.  street sales when they sell dvd titles (with usually high prices in R1) for $3.00 to $9.00.

bro, question lang. do you really have to use red when you post? para kasing note ng mods at nagugulat ako.   8)
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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #16 on: Oct 21, 2004 at 12:56 PM »
hahaha, bawal ba  ;D sensya na nde ko alam. i usually use red text in forum boards, nde lang rito. anyway, thanks for the advice. i've ordered Equilibrium and Underworld. these are actually my first online purchase ever. so i hope it goes smoothly  O0
« Last Edit: Oct 21, 2004 at 01:08 PM by RNIverson »

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #17 on: Oct 21, 2004 at 01:01 PM »
hahaha, bawal ba  ;D sensya na nde ko alam. i usually use red text in forum boards, nde lang rito. anyway, thanks for the advice. i've ordered Equilibrium and Underworld. these are actually my first online purchase ever. so i hope it goes smoothly  O0

dude.. di naman bawal.. we share the same freedom in posting our messages using any color. nakakagulat lang kasi parang posts ng mods pag red.. feel free to use whatever color.. ill just get used to seeing red more often siguro...  ;)

nice titles.. meron akong equilibrium.. have not opened it though... :)

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #18 on: Oct 21, 2004 at 01:06 PM »
nice, ang problem ko na lang is the makati post office, hahaha

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #19 on: Oct 21, 2004 at 01:50 PM »
i wont be answering to red letter messages na lang (unless ma-principal's office ako - hehehehe) ..  parang notes ng mods kasi.. and reminds me of red alert notices..


anyhow good luck and happy collecting!!!   welcome to PinoyDVD.. 8)



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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #20 on: Oct 22, 2004 at 09:00 PM »
thanks to all those who replied.   :o

So i guess I'm back to good old YesAsia.com.  Very reliable.   :-*Very efficient.  ^-^ I once returned a disc to them (there were scratches which made it skip).  Since there weren't any stocks left, they gave me a rebate instead.

I don't like having my discs sent via EMS.  You gotta pick it up at NIA which is a loooonnnngggg waaaayyyy from QC. :-[
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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #21 on: Oct 23, 2004 at 06:38 PM »
no concrete solution keating... with yesasia, just make sure you know more or less the titles or films you are looking for.

be careful with koreandvds' titles, they are selling some titles which are considered bootlegs. unfortunately, they are not aware that those are illegitimate discs. 

be careful of the street sales featuring disney and criterion titles for a low price.  no one wants to be ripped off this early in the game. 8)



I'm always looking for Korean Limited Ed that's not bootlegged copy  right....hem? And I signed up a while ago at koreandvds..... :)

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #22 on: Oct 23, 2004 at 07:05 PM »
bro keating, so far no reports or news of bootleg Limited Editions from koreandvds. re the bootleg reports, the criterion titles are found to be direct lift from criterion R1 releases. even kingkong  LE was lifted from the criterion laser disc edition that's why they stop selling the LE title.

my main concern is the cancellation of orders which is usually made a week after release date.. hassle kasi. lost opportunities.

and yes, they charge agad even for preorders.. similar procedure with CD WOW.

Yeasia naman, always late in posting titles and not prompt in answering emails...

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #23 on: Oct 23, 2004 at 08:07 PM »
bro keating, so far no reports or news of bootleg Limited Editions from koreandvds. re the bootleg reports, the criterion titles are found to be direct lift from criterion R1 releases. even kingkong  LE was lifted from the criterion laser disc edition that's why they stop selling the LE title.

my main concern is the cancellation of orders which is usually made a week after release date.. hassle kasi. lost opportunities.

and yes, they charge agad even for preorders.. similar procedure with CD WOW.

Yeasia naman, always late in posting titles and not prompt in answering emails...

 8)
 

 

   

Thanks for the info....hem. Hassle nga if you pre-ordered the title then they cant ship it like what they did to your TROY Lim. Ed.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will do wonders again to me if I ship it to our local P.O. in Caloocan.  :)

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #24 on: Oct 23, 2004 at 08:52 PM »
oo nga keating.. good luck to your next PO saga.. fyi, Koreandvds declare the actual value of the package contents.. sometimes including shipping costs.. without any packing slip or cost breakdown.

good luck!!!

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #25 on: Oct 29, 2004 at 02:33 AM »
Guys pls help, I  just received an e-mail from koreandvds.com that my package was returned to them due to insufficient address.  In 2 weeks balik na ako sa Pinas, pwede kayang pa-ship  ko na lang sa Pinas ang package? What address should I use my home address or post office.

thanks,
torque

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Dear Customer

We received returned package of order [4217619_Dtorque].

According to the post office, the reason is "insuffcient address". We used
address as below, and please confiirm your address.

*US  address*

Thanks.

from www.koreandvds.com
« Last Edit: Oct 29, 2004 at 02:36 AM by torque »

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #26 on: Oct 29, 2004 at 02:42 AM »
yup.. you may opt to ship the package to the Philippines after it was returned.. not sure if you have to pay additional shipping fees for that.. try mo.. lots of luck.

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #27 on: Oct 29, 2004 at 04:10 AM »
oo nga keating.. good luck to your next PO saga.. fyi, Koreandvds declare the actual value of the package contents.. sometimes including shipping costs.. without any packing slip or cost breakdown.

good luck!!!

 ;)

So far I always won the battle at Caloocan P.O. he-he-he.... :).....they don't combine shipping.....sounds not good.....thanks hem for all the info regarding koreandvds.com.....parang gusto ko Express mail shipping na lang..... ;D

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #28 on: Nov 09, 2004 at 09:22 AM »
it's been two weeks since my dvd orders were shipped. normally how long do you wait to receive your orders? excited na kasi ako  ;D  time na ba para magpanic?  :D

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Re: KoreanDvds.com
« Reply #29 on: Nov 09, 2004 at 10:58 AM »
i usually get my orders from koreandvds after 21 - 30 days.. 8) good luck