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5.0 out of 5 stars
Compatibility issue, 20 Dec. 2013
I love Gerard Depardieu even though all his films are awful. I bought this item hoping his film work might be redeemed by an exciting underwater drama only to discover that the format is incompatible with the European DVD standard. I put all the pieces into the player but could barely close the lid and then ... nothing. Even though I selected the North American format option and turned the subtitles off, it refused to load. It doesn't work in my old VHS player either. That said, the packaging is excellent with lots of detailed stuff normally omitted, and my adopted son and I just lean the lid up against the television and shout out mock French words of encouragement. Thoroughly recommended.