I am on pins and needles and will probably burst when this arrives Tuesday. Good news too, all the HD transfers and restorations are getting A+ reviews, none of the nonsense the Hitchcock set is experiencing.
Hmm.. Papertiger I wish I had your patience!!!!!!! Mine still hasn't shipped tho I just got dinged for tax so hopefully that's a good sign... maybe they received delivery at the warehouse or something..
I just received my UK Universal Classic Monsters Blu-ray Coffin today and I can confirm that it is region free and it does come with both English and Spanish versions of Dracula.
The box is small, but really perfectly sized because now I can put it on my shelf with all my other blu-rays. It is the height of a regular Blu-ray case, but it is a little deeper, and of course wider. Very nice set, I'm so glad I imported.
PAL format is only for SD information, which CAN carry over to Blu-ray. People do get confused, but just because it is on Blu-ray doesn't mean it is in HD, it just means it is on a larger disc with more space. I watched Dracula and skipped trough the menu and bonus features and had no issues. I have not watched all of the movies though.
But everything I am hearing is that this UK set is 100% region free for those of us in the US.
I picked up the UK Coffin set and the coffin is a nice hard cardboard which protects the thinner cardboard sleeve. It's a really nice set and I'm so very glad I imported the UK Limited Edition coffin for only $60. I think it is OOP now!
I have the UK coffin set and the special features all play in 60hz which is NTSC and not Pal. (My Oppo BD player lets me check the frame rate that is on the disc) if anything, those in the UK will have trouble seeing them with the proper frame rate, but for US viewers it will display perfectly. As stated by others, ALL content is region Free on these discs, either UK or US versions. Cheers! Marty G
I paid roughly $40 and just got the region free set, did not know about the coffin set. But, like the set I got due to my shelving situation. I had been eying these movies individually hoping they would go down in price. Thank you whoever made the first post about the uk site. I would have spend the $65 that this site is asking. You saved me $25.
Does anyone else think that it was low of Amazon to change it's $25 free shipping policy to a minimum of $35 just before the holidays like that? Ralph.