Cloverfield [Blu-ray - region free] - £13.37 delivered
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Cloverfield [Blu-ray - region free] - £13.37 delivered

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Found 27th May 2008
Region free (see http://www.blurayregioncodes.com/)

Total including delivery USD 26.43, works out (according to xe.com) as £13.37 delivered - no Customs charges - available for pre-order on 3rd June (one week before UK release).

One of the first things a viewer notices about Cloverfield is that it doesn't play by ordinary storytelling rules, making this intriguing horror film as much a novelty as an event. Told from the vertiginous point-of-view of a camcorder-wielding group of friends, Cloverfield begins like a primetime television soap opera about young Manhattanites coping with changes in their personal lives. Rob (Michael Stahl-David) is leaving New York to take an executive job at a company in Japan. At his goodbye party in a crowded loft, Robs brother Jason (Mike Vogel) hands a camcorder to best friend Hud (T.J. Miller), who proceeds to tape the proceedings over old footage of Robs ex-girlfriend, Beth (Odette Yustman)--images shot during happy times in that now-defunct relationship. Naturally, Beth shows up at the party with a new beau, bumming Rob out completely. Just before one's eyes glaze over from all this heartbreaking stuff (captured by Hud, who's something of a doofus, in laughably shaky camerawork), the unexpected happens: New York is suddenly under attack from a Godzilla-like monster stomping through midtown and destroying everything and everybody in sight. Rob and company hit the streets, but rather than run with other evacuees, they head toward the center of the storm so that Rob can rescue an injured Beth. There are casualties along the way, but the journey into fear is fascinating and immediate if emotionally remote--a consequence of seeing these proceedings through the singular, subjective perspective of a camcorder and of a story that intentionally leaves major questions unanswered: Who or what is this monster? Where did it come from? The lack of a backstory, and spare views of the marauding creature, are clever ways by producer J.J. Abrams and director Matt Reeves to keep an audience focused exclusively on whats on the screen. But it also makes Cloverfield curiously uninvolving. Ultimately, Cloverfield, with its spectacular effects brilliantly woven into a home-video look, is a celebration of infinite possibilities in this age of accessible, digital media.

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Ordered thanks

Banned

Has it been confirmed if this is a region free title, or locked to a US player (other than by some guy called Jeremy)?

this is region free, check out the web site in the description

Um, I might be a mental but I tried to order things from amazon US but it kept forcing me to go to the UK site. Is there a getaround to this or is it just striaght forward?:thinking:

I've never been forced to buy from the UK site when going to the US one though it does usually 'suggest' that I do. They don't ship electronics overseas but DVDs, books and games are OK.

thanks ordered

Banned

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this is region free, check out the web site in the description



I know that, I meant has it been checked by anyone reliable?
The website just says some guy called Jeremy told him it was region free.
Before I spend my £13, I'd need something a bit more reliable than "a bloke called Jeremy told me it was", if you see what I mean
Normally I wait for it to appear on the Movietyme blog (because I know they personally check them, before putting it up as region free).

Let us know how you get on with your copy.

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I know that, I meant has it been checked by anyone reliable?The website … I know that, I meant has it been checked by anyone reliable?The website just says some guy called Jeremy told him it was region free.Before I spend my £13, I'd need something a bit more reliable than "a bloke called Jeremy told me it was", if you see what I mean :)Normally I wait for it to appear on the Movietyme blog (because I know they personally check them, before putting it up as region free).Let us know how you get on with your copy.



It says on movietyme it is region free

see link

movietyme.com/cat…4e0

order is delayed, says in stock 2nd July now, so I have cancelled my order

Ordered and voted hot.

I think this is cheaper at Tower.com

Thanks. Cancelled the Amazon order and placed one with Tower.
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