Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Looking for a holiday gift for the serious film buff? Consider an import DVD. Usually you have to buy these from Web sites based in other countries, which can mean maneuvering through an Amazon site entirely in German. But it is worthwhile if you are dying to see Marlene in Morocco, or think someone else might be.

Bear in mind that most import DVDs only work on multiregion-enabled DVD players, and many require PAL conversion capability. Even if you don't know what this means, the film geek will ... and if he or she does not, then steer away from buying them import DVDs.

Also, when you are buying foreign-language import DVDs, be sure the DVD includes English subtitles. It's not much good getting the French DVD of Delicatessen if it's not subtitled and you can't read French.

categories Features, Cinematical