It depends on what your buying habits are like. If you're planning on making lots of purchases fairly regularly, and you know you're going to want lots of hard to get stuff then absolutely go for it. My buying had curbed drastically the past few years, but I bought my first region free back when I was living in the UK. Mainly it was so I could get lots of US and Canadian disks which either weren't available in the UK at all or just had a much better release date. Of course if also allowed me to pick up some cheap ebay disks over the years too. And there were a number of occasions where I'd see a film in the cinema, get blow away by it, and be able to buy the DVD from a foreign territory instantly when I got home. Now that I'm living in the US, of course, being multi-region is a must because of the hundreds of UK disks I brought over with me. Plus I have the flexibility for when Godard's King Lear must surely get it's limited DVD release in France. If you're thinking about getting it mainly for price and saving by buying non-US disks, I don't know if you'd really save that much. Depends how much you want to shop around. Alternatively, torrent.