As confusing it may be trying to expand your cinema horizons, nothing is more mind boggling than actually finding the damn things to watch. It’s rare that we get screenings in the western world, unless you’re lucky enough to be in the vicinity of an independent cinema or Jackie Chan releases a new film.
This is going to be a resonably short article, however I’m going to outline a few places/names/other stuff to look out for on your DVD shopping trip.
Thanks to a recent boom in interest your local reputable Music and Video store is more than likely going to stock a few gems in the “World Cinema” department, but what to look out for? Apart from any directors or actors you may have heard of it is always a good idea to keep an eye out for DVD publishers. Tartan Asia Extreme and Premier Asia are the big two, but even then they have pretty limited back catalogues, but is always a start.
eBay! Everyone loves eBay, home of the internet bargain. I know what you might be thinking, you don’t want to buy a second hand, scratched and unplayable disc, nor do you want to buy some knock off downloaded movie. But fear not! There are a few eBay stores selling genuine sealed DVD’s straight from the homeland, and mostly for less than £10. For Example. However, that said, trust your instincts and all that malarkey.