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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantCinemOpera
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Tai Seng is one of the major distributors of Hong Kong cinema in the United States. I was very surprised that I had to add it to the list of media companies.  I have two Tai Seng DVDs that do not have UPCs--Magic Sword of Heaven and Earth and Demi-Haunted, but these are pretty unquestionably authorized commercial releases. Of course, I can't upload my cover scans as per policy.
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And another company already long gone.
The website can only be seen back in November 2012.

In this case, however, evidence of those DVD's can be found on yesasia.com for Magic Sword of Heaven and Earth and Demi-Haunted.

But why couldn't you upload these cover scans?
In this case, it is not obvious that these are bootlegs, although I couldn't verify either.
YesAsia does mention that these particular DVD's are U.S. NTSC versions, and even should be region locked to Region 1, so in this case, these releases should be contributed using the U.S. locality.

You can enter these releases per Disc ID, in case you don't have a UPC or EAN number.
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Quoting CinemOpera:
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Of course, I can't upload my cover scans as per policy.

Which policy?
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantCinemOpera
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Because you don't take them without a UPC.
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Because you don't take them without a UPC.

Profiles - including cover scans - that don't have a EAN/UPC barcode sure can be, and are being accepted into the DVD Profiler database. On the second page of the contribution rules, "What to Contribute", it says:
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If a title does not have a UPC, then add the title by Disc ID, using your DVD-ROM drive.

Hotm@iler already referred to this in his earlier post as well. So that's perfectly valid, and if you're doing it right, these should be able to get accepted into the database. You should, of course, only contribute discs that *can* be submitted (note that on the same page of the contribution rules, it says, among other things: "Do not contribute "bootleg", other illegal DVDs, or privately created DVDs even though the content may be film or TV."), and you should submit them into the locality where it belongs (which can, ocassionally, be tricky to establish). Generally speaking, it helps if you familiarize yourself with the entire set of contribution rules. But again, if you're doing it right, then there's no reason why these could not or would not be accepted into the database.
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