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#51 Hussla

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 09:14 PM

Ok, I dont get it, why are some new release titles region locked and others aren't?

#52 momaw

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 09:33 PM

Ok, I dont get it, why are some new release titles region locked and others aren't?

To ensure their is zero consistency, no rhyme nor reason, keep the consumer in the dark and basically screw everybody over. Welcome to Blu-ray. The future is here and the future is a confusing mess of stuff that don't work. But that's cool, ask HJ and he'll tell you you should be happy about it.

#53 momaw

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 10:36 PM

New Addition

Bridge to Terabithia (US Release) - Region Locked :blink:

Happy HD'ing

:D

Edit: This initial report was incorrect. Bridge to Terabithia has been tested on Region "B" PS3's and has worked.

#54 sulimo

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:03 PM

Well...checking through my Quickflix history the following Australian discs worked fine no probs on my Japanese PS3 (Region A)

Big Feet
Last Samurai
Lethal Weapon 2
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
The Departed

More to come as Quickflix get round to sending me more BR's :blink:

#55 momaw

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 11:01 PM

Well...checking through my Quickflix history the following Australian discs worked fine no probs on my Japanese PS3 (Region A)

Big Feet
Last Samurai
Lethal Weapon 2
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
The Departed

More to come as Quickflix get round to sending me more BR's :blink:

Awesome sulimo. Added!!!!

I assume you meant happy feet though?

#56 Hussla

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 11:55 PM

Ok is it 100% that Black Hawk Down is region free?

On amazon it specifically says region A/USA etc

#57 sulimo

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 12:22 AM

Awesome sulimo. Added!!!!

I assume you meant happy feet though?


Yeah. Dunno why I wrote Big instead of Happy :blink:

#58 TroyBoy

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 07:44 AM

Ok is it 100% that Black Hawk Down is region free?

On amazon it specifically says region A/USA etc


Chris

Black Hawk Down from Amazon is definitely region free, it is marked region A on the back, it was one of my first amazon orders.

Don't feel worried about trusting this thread for accuracy, it is put together from alot of sources I have been using for a few months now.

This blu-ray stuff is my first venture into ordering overseas and I have to admit I pressed the order button the first time with some trepidation.

But 20 discs from amazon later and all of them have worked without a hitch.

Troy

#59 momaw

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 11:50 AM

New Addition:

Black Snake Moan (US Release) - region Free

#60 Skid_MacMarx

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 08:48 PM

Are you finding any trends with collating all this data momaw?
i was surprised that Liongate would have locked the original Basic Instinct maybe because of o/s licencing? (ie it is distributed by Universal in other territories?)
must say this would be one of the most valued threads at the DTV Forum..
(a friend over in the states gladly took the copy off my hands)

#61 actualiser

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 02:10 AM

"Revenge "...from Amazon...marked Region A plays in my Aust. PS3. Kind Arthur confirmed as not compatible with Aust. PS3. Damn!!

Cheers!

#62 momaw

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:54 AM

"Revenge "...from Amazon...marked Region A plays in my Aust. PS3. Kind Arthur confirmed as not compatible with Aust. PS3. Damn!!

Cheers!

Ta, already in the list, but good to hear the confirmation on King Arthur on an Aussie machine (although I gather not so good for you :blink:)

#63 ctle

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:42 AM

AUS releases played in my Japanese PS3:

Corpse Bride
Goodfellas
Enter the Dragon
Superman Returns

#64 momaw

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:19 AM

AUS releases played in my Japanese PS3:

Corpse Bride
Goodfellas
Enter the Dragon
Superman Returns


Added. Many Thanks

#65 momaw

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 06:37 PM

Hey old school Gamers

Added Dragons Lair (US Release) and it is Region Free :)



Entrapment (locked :() and Men of Honor (region free :)) added to the region B list (both UK releases)

#66 SKG

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 06:42 PM

Hey old school Gamers

Added Dragons Lair and it is Region Free :)



AWESOME :D

#67 momaw

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 07:50 AM

New info to hand shows the Disney title "Bridge to Terribithia" to indeed be region free. :)

This is very interesting and exciting news as this film is still in theatrical run in many place around the World (including Australia).

Does this indicate a new stance on region coding from Disney or is this the result of pressure to not lose ground to the recently announced region free HD DVD version of this film in spain? I'm hoping for the former.

#68 SKG

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 09:35 AM

While I like both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray, it would help Blu-Ray if they all became region free. Like when DVD's first hit there were no multi-region players and now look.

I'm sure there will be a region free Blu-Ray player (Hell even the Sony runs Linux)

Just my 2 cents for today

#69 Chesty

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 09:42 AM

New info to hand shows the Disney title "Bridge to Terribithia" to indeed be region free. :)

This is very interesting and exciting news as this film is still in theatrical run in many place around the World (including Australia).

Does this indicate a new stance on region coding from Disney or is this the result of pressure to not lose ground to the recently announced region free HD DVD version of this film in spain? I'm hoping for the former.



Yeah but is the film any good?

#70 AndrewW

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 09:45 AM

Yeah but is the film any good?


Ah I see, so it doesn't matter if "crap*" BD "exclusives" are released on HD DVD, as long as it doesn't happen with any "good" movies, right ? :rolleyes:

Andrew.

*I don't know if the movie is crap, it actually looked quite interesting when I saw the trailer at the movies.

#71 Darrylp

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 09:47 AM

New info to hand shows the Disney title "Bridge to Terribithia" to indeed be region free. :)

This is very interesting and exciting news as this film is still in theatrical run in many place around the World (including Australia).


To pre-empt this was the reason Regional coding was introduced originally.

#72 momaw

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 10:03 AM

To pre-empt this was the reason Regional coding was introduced originally.

Hence why it is both "interesting" and "exciting" news.

#73 Darrylp

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 10:07 AM

Hence why it is both "interesting" and "exciting" news.

Agree fully and I hope its just a forerunner of a new policy!!! Would be brilliant.

#74 momaw

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:31 PM

Seven Years in Tibet confirmed region free. :)


Hustle and Flow confirmed region free. :) (even beat the review for this disc)

#75 kamma

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 03:08 PM

my aussie pursuit of happyness is marked region abc on the cover but yet to try in a region a player