Are the DVDs region free? American DVD will not usually play in UK drives.
Magic DVD ripper will copy DVD to your hard drive and remove the code.
If you have another PC with 2 DVD drives you can copy direct to a blank DVD and remove the code. I recently had to do this on some DVD I purchased on Ebay with US region code.
You can download and use the program a total of 5 (?) times for free.