I have just checked Amazon.com (the US based Amazon) and you can buy multi region DVD players for around US $60.00, problem solved, If you don't want to buy a new machine read the bit below.
These days you don't have to buy a DVD in your own region, i.e. if your in the USA then it's region 1 and in the UK it's region 2. Nearly half my collection are region 1 DVDs and I live in a region 2 area.
Nearly all DVD players sold today will play any region, if they don't then in most cases all you need to do is to type a code in from your remote and your player becomes Region Free like most machines sold here in the UK.
To find out if your US based machine is multi region all you have to do is to Google it. Type in to the seach box the name and model number of your DVD player followed by the word 'hack' and in most cases you will find the simple code to type in. In some cases you may find that it's already multi region. In the USA you can buy off the shelf region free machines, you may have to go to a specialist DVD shop. Don't try this hack unless you are sure on what you are doing.