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#1 momaw

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 08:16 PM

Due to the size of the list it is now stored seperately. Please do not bookmark the individual lists as you will not get updates. You must go to the list through the links provided below (updated regularly).

Currently you must be logged in to see the list.

Region A - US, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea as at 5 February 2009

Region B - Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and other European Countries as at 7 September 2008 - see post 2

Notes:

The Blu-ray formats has done away with NTSC and PAL and will work on all television sets with Composite, S-Video, Component or HDMI Inputs. Television sets with DVI inputs will also display the formats through a HDMI-DVI cable providing the Television is HDCP enabled. Please note that full 1080p is only available via HDMI. Component is limited to a max resolution of 1080i and composite and S-Video will be limited to DVD resolutions.

The Blu-ray format DOES implement Region Coding. This is a compiled list of titles status. Unfortunately studios do not publish this information so the list only includes those titles where users have confirmed the regional coding status with actual discs. Any contributions of missing titles would be gratefully appreciated by the community.

Unfortunately packaging and online store information such as that on amazon.com can be incorrect. Therefore *NO* titles will be added to the list based on the region code found on the box. Likewise *NO* title will be added from an online store listing unless they confirm they have actually tested the disc (like movietyme does).

Please note that this list is not affiliated with any sites selling Blu-ray discs and does not link to any online stores for purchase (and therefore kickback). The information presented here is 100% non profit for the benefit of members.


If the title you want is not in the list:

(1) Check posts made in the main thread since the date of the last update;
(2) Ask by posting thread.

Other resources:

Here are some links to other pages that have important information:

Release date list - Run by DTV's own Human Media
This is a comprehensive list of release for all regions. If it's coming out, it's listed here.

Asian Blu-ray Guide - Run by DTV's own Clueless Monkey
This is a comprehensive list of Asian releases and Anime. All the latest news and additional info.

DTV Reviews - Run by DTV's own Yorac
A selection of reviews by DTV members on Blu-ray releases.

Blu-ray Trade Thread - Run by DTV's own Chesty
Looking to trade or buy second hand from trusted members? Your one stop shop.


Other useful sites:
Blu-ray.com - all about Blu-ray
Blu-ray Stats - Blu-ray disc statistics (limited region info as well)
High Def Digest - US Release and Reviews
DVDTimes - UK Releases
Movietyme Blog - Tester of region status
Liesinc - alternative listing

Edited by momaw, 21 June 2009 - 07:59 PM.


#2 momaw

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 08:16 PM

TITLES RELEASED FROM REGION B TERRITORIES - includes Australia, The UK, Europe and others
Unless specified all information relates to the Australian Release


3:10 To Yuma - Lionsgate (UK) (locked)
16 Blocks - Warner
50 First Dates - Sony
300 - Warner
1408 - Spanish Release

A

Air Force One - Buena Vista
Alpha Dog - Icon UK
Alien vs Predator - Fox
Alien Vs Predator: Requiem - Fox (locked)
Almost Famous - UK Release
Alone in the Dark - German Release
The Ant Bully - Warner
Are We Done Yet - Sony
Arthur et les Minimoys (Arthur and the Invisibles) - French Release
Assembly - UK Release

B

Babel - Warner
Becomming Jane - 2 Entertain Video UK
Behind Enemy Lines - (locked)
Be Kind Rewind - UK Release
Beowulf - Warner - UK Release
Beowulf - Warner
Big Fish - Sony
Big Hit - Sony
Black Book - Tartan - UK Release
Black Hawk Down - Sony
Black Narcissus - UK Release
Blazing Saddles - Warner
Bleak House - UK Release
Blood Diamond - Warner
Bone Collector - UK Release
Bram Stoker's Dracula - Sony
Breaking and Entering - Beuna Vista (locked)
Broken Arrow - MGM (locked)
Brokeback Mountain - Entertainment in Video (UK) (locked)
The Brothers Grim - UK Release
Bruce Almighty - Buena Vista

C

Capricorn One - UK Release
Cars - Disney
Casino Royale - Sony
Catch and Release - Sony
Chain Reaction - Fox
Chicken Little - Disney
Cinderella Man -
Click - Sony (locked)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Sony
Commando - German Release
Con Air - Buena Vista
Corpse Bride - Warner
The Cowboys - Warner
Crimson Tide - Buena Vista
The Crow - Entertainment in Video (UK) (locked)
Cruel Intentions

D

The Day After Tomorrow - Fox (locked)
Days of Glory - Metrodome UK
Death At A Funeral - German Release
Death Sentence - UK Release (locked)
Deja Vu - Buena Vista (locked)
The Departed - Warner
The Departed (UK Version) - Entertainment in Video (UK) Was previously reported locked, but here says otherwise
Die Hard - Fox
Die Hard 2: Die Harder - Fox
Die Hard 3: Die Hard With a Vengeance - Fox
Die Hard 4.0 - Fox (locked)
Dirty Dozen - Warner
Dog Day Afternoon - Warner
Dream Girls - Paramount

E

Earth - UK Release
Eastern Promises - UK Release (locked)
Edward Scissorhands - Fox (locked)
Eight Below - Disney
Enemy of the State - Buena Vista
Entrapment - Fox (locked)
Enter The Dragon - Warner
Eragon - Fox
Escape to Athena - UK Release
The Exorcism of Emily Rose - Sony

F

Face/Off - Beuna Vista
Fantastic 4 - Fox (locked)
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer - Fox (locked)
Final Fantasy: The Spirts Within - Sony
Finding Neverland - Buena Vista
The Fifth Element - Sony
Flags Of Our Fathers - Dreamworks
Flight of the Phoenix - Fox (locked)
Flightplan - Buena Vista (locked)
Firewall - Warner
The Fountain - Fox (locked)
From Hell - Fox (locked)
The Fugituve - Warner
Full Metal Jacket - Warner

G

Gangs of New York - Entertainment in Video (UK) (locked)
Gattaca - Sony
Ghost Rider: Extended Edition - Sony
Good Luck Chuck
Goodfellas - Warner
The Golden Compass - New Line (locked)
Gone in 60 Seconds - Disney
Gothika
Great Expectations - UK Release
Gridiron Gang - Sony
The Guardian - Buena Vista (locked) (WARNING: Packaging says A,B,C)

H

Hairspray - New Line (locked)
Happy Feet - Warner
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - Warner (UK Version is Philosophers Stone, AUS version says Philosophers Stone on Case and Disc but film is Sorcerers Stone)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Warner
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkhaban - Warner
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Warner
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Warner
Hero - German release - No English Subs or Dub
Hellboy: Directors Cut - Sony
The Hills Have Eyes - Fox
Hitch - Sony
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Buena Vista
Hitman - Fox (locked) - UK Release
Hitman - Fox (locked) - Aus Release
Hollow Man - Sony
Hollywoodland - Buena Vista (locked)
The Host - Optimum (UK) (locked)
Hostage - Entertainment in Video (UK)
Hostel - Sony
Hostel: Part II - Sony
Hotel: Babylon: Complete Season 2 - 2 Entertain Video - UK Release
House of Wax - Warner

I

Ice Age 2 - Fox (locked)
ID4 Independence Day - Fox (locked)
Identity - Sony
The Illusionist - Italian Release
Into The Blue - Sony
The Island - UK Release

J

Jumper - Fox
Justin Timberlake - Futuresex/Loveshow - UK Release

K

King Arthur: Director's Cut - Buena Vista
Kingdom of Heaven - Fox (locked)
Kiss of the Dragon - Fox (locked)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - Warner
Korn Live at Montreux
A Knights Tale - Sony
Kung Fu Hustle - Sony (Aus version is uncut)

L

Lady In The Water - Warner
Last Samurai - Warner
Layer Cake - Sony
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Fox (locked)
Lethal Weapon - Warner
Lethal Weapon 2 - Warner
Letters From Iwo Jima - Warner
The Life and Death of Bobby Z - UK Release
Life of Brian - UK Release
Life of Brian: the Immaculate Edition - Sony - Aus Release
Rogue Assassin - Lionsgate
Lucky Number Slevin - Entertainment in Video (UK)

M

March of the Penguins - Warner
Master and Commander - Fox (locked)
Men of Honor - Fox
Meet The Robinsons - Disney (locked)
Million Dollar Baby - Entertainment in Video (UK) (locked)
Mission: Impossible 1 - Paramount
Mission: Impossible 2 - Paramount
Mission: Impossible 3 - Paramount
Mission - Impossible: Ultimate Missions Trilogy - Paramount
Monster House - Fox
Mr & Mrs Smith - Fox (locked)
Music and Lyrics - Warner

N

Next - Entertainment in Video (UK)
Night at the Museum - Fox
Norbit - Paramount

O

Ocean's 11 - UK Release
Ocean's 12 - UK Release
Ocean's 13 - Warner (German release)
The Omen - Fox
Open Season - Sony
Oldboy - Tartan
OSS 117 - Gaumont/Columbia - German Release

P

Paprika - Sony
Pans Labyrinth - Optimum (UK)
The Patriot: Extended Edition - Sony
Pat Metheny Group
Pearl Harbor - Buena Vista
Peter Pan 2003 Version French Release
Peter Pan 2003 Version Dutch Release
Perfume: Story of a Murderer (European Release)
Phantom of the Opera - Entertainment in Video (UK) (locked)
Phone Booth - Fox
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl - Disney/Buena Vista
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Disney/Buena Vista
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End - Disney/Buena Vista
The Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 1 - Disney
Planet of the Apes (2001) - Fox
Planet Earth
The Prestige - Warner (UK Release)
Predator - Fox
Predator - Fox - UK Release
Prison Break Season 1 - Fox (locked) - French Release and Presumably all Region B
The Pursuit of Happiness - Sony

R

Ratatouille - Disney - (locked) - Aus Release
Ratatouille - Disney - (locked) - UK Release
Ratatouille - Disney - (locked) - French Release
The Reaping - Warner
The Recruit - UK Release
Reign of Fire - Buena Vista
Reign Over Me - Sony
Rendition - UK Release
Resident Evil: Apocalypse - Sony
Revolver
Rio Bravo - Warner
The Road Warrior (AKA Mad Max 2) - Sony
Robbie Williams Live At The Royal Albert Hall - UK Release
Robin Hood - Series One - 2 Entertain Video - UK Release
Robocop - Fox (locked)
The Rock - Buena Vista
Rocky - Fox (locked)
Rocky Balboa - Sony (locked)
Ronin - Fox (locked)
Run Fatboy Run - UK Release (locked)
Running Scared - Dutch Release (locked)
RV - Sony (locked)

S

Saw IV - Sony (locked)
Scary Movie 4 - Buena Vista
Sky Blue - Tartan UK
Sky High - Disney
The Searchers - Warner
Secret Window - Sony
The Sentinal - Fox
Seven Years In Tibet - Sony
Seventh Seal - Tartan - UK Release
Shoot 'Em Up - UK Release
Shooter - Paramount
The Simpsons Movie - Fox (locked)
Space Cowboys - Warner
Speed - Fox (locked)
Spiderman - Sony (currently only available as Trilogy Boxset)
Spiderman 2/2.1 - Sony (currently only available as Trilogy Boxset)
Spiderman 3 - Sony
Spiderman Trilogy - Sony
Starsky and Hutch - Disney
Starship Troopers - Buena Vista
Stealth - Columbia Pictures
Strictly Ballroom - UK Release
Sunshine - Fox (locked)
Super Bad
Superman: The Movie - Warner
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut - Warner
Superman Returns - Warner
Surfs Up -
SWAT - Sony
Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - UK Release
Sweeney Todd - Warner
Syriana - Sony

T

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - Sony
Tears of the Sun - Sony
Tekkonkinkreet - Sony
There Will Be Blood - UK Release
Thirteen Ghosts - Sony
Tiesto Elements of Life World Tour - UK Release
Training Day - Warner
The Transformers: The Movie (Animated 1986) - Metrodome UK
The Transporter - Fox (locked)
The Tudors: The Complete Series - UK Release
The Tudors: The Complete Series - Aus Release

U

Unforgiven - Warner
Under Seige - Warner
Underworld (Unrated) - Sony
Underworld Evolution - Sony
Usual Suspects (French Release) Region Free
Ultraviolet - Sony

V

Vertical Limit - Sony

W

War - Lionsgate -UK
Water Horse: Legend of the Deep - UK Release
We Were Soldiers - Icon
Welcome To The Jungle (aka Rundown) - Sony (Aus Release is Uncut, UK Release is censored)
The Wild - Disney (locked) (WARNING: Packaging says A,B,C)
Wild Hogs - Buena Vista (locked)
Wolf Creek - UK Release
World Trade Center - Paramount
Wrestlemania XXIV

X

X-Men: The Last Stand - Fox (locked)

Z

Zodiac - Paramount (UK Release)

Edited by momaw, 05 February 2009 - 05:25 PM.


#3 yorac

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 08:32 PM

Once again Mo you provide more than excellent service, nice work and you are officially a bastard :ph34r:

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:00 PM

Once again Mo you provide more than excellent service, nice work and you are officially a bastard :ph34r:

Bastards! :ph34r:

#5 kamma

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:18 PM

you are all bastards

**** you all especially you mo, you bastard :blink:

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:42 PM

i guess i'll jump the bandwagon as well...

thanks mo, you bastard!

now, lets hope there are no colour blind people here...

http://en.wikipedia....Color_blindness

#7 Trigg

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:45 PM

Good on you Mow - Bastards made The Curse of the Golden Flower Region locked!!! Damn Them Bastards!!!

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:46 PM

i guess i'll jump the bandwagon as well...

thanks mo, you bastard!

now, lets hope there are no colour blind people here...

http://en.wikipedia....Color_blindness

Thanks guys.....I think :blink:

If anyone has issues with the color system, then let me know and maybe I could add in an icon system as well like the smilies in the "latest additions" section.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:50 PM

Good on you Mow - Bastards made The Curse of the Golden Flower Region locked!!! Damn Them Bastards!!!

Yes trigg this is sad news. :D That one I personally tested myself. :P I received Apocalypto and Curse of the Golden Flower today and on my way home stopped in at Evil Inc and got them to test them both in local BD players. I then went home and cried in the shower as I tried to scrub myself clean from the violation :blink:

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:57 PM

Yes trigg this is sad news. :P That one I personally tested myself. :P I received Apocalypto and Curse of the Golden Flower today and on my way home stopped in at Evil Inc and got them to test them both in local BD players. I then went home and cried in the shower as I tried to scrub myself clean from the violation :blink:



dirty bastard :D

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:57 PM

Yes trigg this is sad news. :P That one I personally tested myself. :P I received Apocalypto and Curse of the Golden Flower today and on my way home stopped in at Evil Inc and got them to test them both in local BD players. I then went home and cried in the shower as I tried to scrub myself clean from the violation :D

:P :blink:

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:01 PM

I cant make out the difference between the green and red, based on that text formatting. Any chance we can change to a more severe colour? Pink, Yellow perhaps?

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:05 PM

I cant make out the difference between the green and red, based on that text formatting. Any chance we can change to a more severe colour? Pink, Yellow perhaps?

better? I fear yellow might be too hard to read.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 11:01 PM

Momaw & MarkH,
Your Red Titles are confirmed as being locked to the region of origin This red has the number during edition of #FF0000, the colour used by Momaw does not show up in red at all. It looks like dark purple.

A more foolproof opion is to either change the font or the size of the font.

AlanH

#15 Heiser202

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 11:04 PM

Curse of the Golden Flower (US Release) - Region Locked...........no i just ordered this. Ah well ebay here it comes.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 11:14 PM

I wonder how long till we see modchips that allow us to play Blu-ray from the US....

they made the Ps3 multiregion for games at least :blink:

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 11:33 PM

SONY stole my avatar!!!!!!!!!


.........bastards!!!!

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 11:51 PM

This is a great idea momaw - now I can peruse without the worry whether it will work or not.

better get ready amazon.com :blink:

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 12:43 AM

Personally, I think this thread would be a good sticky!!

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 12:46 AM

This is a great one, which i think this thread is copied from.
http://80.161.213.38:81/

Theres a few others as well.

Colors are good Mo.

BTW, u need to add Rocky Balboa which is region locked :blink:

#21 momaw

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 07:35 AM

This is a great one, which i think this thread is copied from.
http://80.161.213.38:81/

Theres a few others as well.

Colors are good Mo.

BTW, u need to add Rocky Balboa which is region locked :blink:

Ha ha. I just checked the link. He's updated his list overnight to now include some I had on mine he didn't have on his :D. But yes, I borrowed most of the confirmed titles from various sources (and have even contributed some titles to the list you linked myself).

I just felt it was time we had a source here. The question is often asked despite having linked to other sites many many times and having those links in stickies. Just trying to help the community access information easier. :P

Rocky added! Thanks

#22 MarkH

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 08:51 AM

better? I fear yellow might be too hard to read.



Much better now Mo!

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 10:52 AM

Any one got any info on the Region A 'Open Season' - is this region locked?

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 10:55 AM

Any one got any info on the Region A 'Open Season' - is this region locked?


I believe it is.

I bought mine from someone who couldn't play it in their Aussie PS3.

Andrew.

#25 momaw

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 11:02 AM

I believe it is.

I bought mine from someone who couldn't play it in their Aussie PS3.

Andrew.

Can you confirm it with the seller and I will add it to the list.

Cheers