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Old 09-01-09, 05:17 PM
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The Leopard and The Innocents will be Region B. A real shame, as I'm sure both will look absolutely gorgeous, and I doubt Fox will be giving us HD Innocents any time soon, though The Leopard is of course a possibility from Criterion at some point.
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Old 09-02-09, 05:20 PM
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I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question. I purchased a Vaio laptop with a blu-ray player. Can it be made region free for blu? dvd?

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Oh. My. Lord.

http://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/nick/Sunrise_BD_01.jpg
http://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/nick/Sunrise_BD_02.jpg
http://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/nick/Sunrise_BD_03.jpg
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I was already excited about picking up Sunrise, but this eclipses my highest expectations...
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Originally Posted by ali_b View Post
I've not got sleeves for any of these, but the latest Cue magazine (UK) reveals the following releases (not sure if any of these have been announced for US release yet):

Knowing - July 20th (audio commentary and 2 featurettes)
Bronson - July 6th (making of, intro from charles bronson and a featurette)
Valykyrie - June 8th (all the DVD extras plus loads of exclusive featurettes)
Watchmen - July 27th (2 hours of extras, 3 disc set)
Three Kingdoms - July 27th
Italian Job (original) - June sometime (maybe 15th? it was in the last issue)

BFI aim to have 25 blu releases by the end of 2009

Any word on these being region free or are they all coded for "B"?
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Via this thread, the following have been announced by MoC as future HD releases: Une femme mariée, Fantastic Planet and City Girl.
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Any word on these being region free or are they all coded for "B"?
The "Bronson" BD is locked. I asked this a few weeks back. So I bought the SD. Not a great movie btw. I would recommend renting it first one day. When it's available in the U.S. that is.
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Old 09-16-09, 10:16 PM
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Fantastic news from DVD Times on the upcoming Studio Canal titles:
All 3 discs we tested (Le Mepris, The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum and Ran) played on Region A and B machines.
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Old 09-17-09, 01:15 AM
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Fantastic news from DVD Times on the upcoming Studio Canal titles:


I'll be selling my Ran Criterion then in favor of the Blu-ray, and I may pick up the others as well. Awesome news indeed!

If The Elephant Man, The Deer Hunter, and Belle De Jour are Region A playable as well I will have to get all of these depending upon the reviews! I'm so excited!

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Old 09-21-09, 05:47 PM
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DVD Times review of Contempt. Looks like I'll be selling my Criterions of this and Ran.
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Blu-ray.com review of "Sunrise."

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Battleship Potemkin (1925) due Oct 28 in Sweden


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Old 09-22-09, 01:06 PM
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I'm going to order some of these - not sure yet which ones though... I'm leaning towards Ran, Contempt, The Elephant Man, and Belle De Jour. I would love to get The Deer Hunter as well but it's kind of expensive for me when you factor in that I own the HD DVD release.

As for MOC, Sunrise sounds wonderful, I have never seen it (so it would be a blind buy) but again I am wondering if I should sit this one out - not sure... I know I'm going to place an Amazon.co.uk order soon though. At least I think I'm convinced.
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Re: Foreign Cinema in BLU (part 2)

has 'The Elephant Man' been region confirmed? "B" - ?? (region free please)
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I'm going to order some of these - not sure yet which ones though... I'm leaning towards Ran, Contempt, The Elephant Man, and Belle De Jour. I would love to get The Deer Hunter as well but it's kind of expensive for me when you factor in that I own the HD DVD release.

As for MOC, Sunrise sounds wonderful, I have never seen it (so it would be a blind buy) but again I am wondering if I should sit this one out - not sure... I know I'm going to place an Amazon.co.uk order soon though. At least I think I'm convinced.
I'm going to order Contempt right now, that packing & cover look fantastic, I must own that in Blu. I'm in the same boat as you on Sunrise, I really want it but I've never seen it. Near $30 at least for me, there is just no way I can spend that much on a blind-buy. I'm sure I will like it, but will I ever watch it again?

Anyone know of a last that has all the UK-Blu's that are Region Free & not available in the US? There is probably one posted here, I just haven't notice it. I see they have The Good, The Bad, & The Weird is that Region free?
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Old 09-22-09, 04:18 PM
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For those of you ordering Contempt or Ran, would you please report back to let us know if everything plays and which player you are using? I want to order both titles, but I'm worried about 1080i/50 content in the menus or extras. I'm using a U.S. PS3, so this could cause a problem for me even if the BDs are region free. Thanks.
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Anyone know of a last that has all the UK-Blu's that are Region Free & not available in the US? There is probably one posted here, I just haven't notice it. I see they have The Good, The Bad, & The Weird is that Region free?
This list shows most (not all) Region B titles, including those that are available in the US. The site is most useful for checking which titles are region-locked...

http://www.blurayregioncodes.com/index.php?region=b
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Old 09-22-09, 04:54 PM
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Near $30 at least for me, there is just no way I can spend that much on a blind-buy. I'm sure I will like it, but will I ever watch it again?
Just Netflix the DVD then, and decide after viewing if it's worth owning in HD.

Anyone know of a last that has all the UK-Blu's that are Region Free & not available in the US? There is probably one posted here, I just haven't notice it. I see they have The Good, The Bad, & The Weird is that Region free?
There's this thread, where I posted this:
Ashes of Time Redux
Black Narcissus
Cache
Funny Games (2007)
Great Expectations
Mad Detective
Tokyo Sonata
Zulu
Ipcress File (Though it has none of the extras from the DVD)

Plus quite a few BFI titles.
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Thanks as always NoirFan, those BFI titles look fantastic.

I just placed an order for . . .
Black Narcissus
Man of Violence (aka Moon) (Blind-buy, but looks like everything I love)
Contempt

I want Red Desert so bad, I love Monica Vitti, but it's Region B
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Old 09-22-09, 07:00 PM
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has 'The Elephant Man' been region confirmed? "B" - ?? (region free please)
Its Region AB and it has the 5.1 audio (which it was rumoured not to have).

I compared it to the R1 Paramount release an the video is better and audio is much richer. However make a copy of the R1 disc tho just for its extras which are not repeated on the Studio Canal BD.

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I want Red Desert so bad, I love Monica Vitti, but it's Region B
Criterion owns the rights here in the U.S., so perhaps it'll receive a HD release eventually. The BFI DVD should provide a more than adequate stopgap in the meantime.
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Old 09-27-09, 03:36 PM
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DVD Times on Ran
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Old 09-29-09, 05:16 PM
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Old 10-05-09, 07:26 AM
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Blu-ray.com on Belle de jour
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Old 10-06-09, 05:03 PM
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From DVD Times:
Network have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of Night of the Living Dead on 26th October 2009 priced at £14.99 RRP. George A. Romero’s seminal horror film gets its second UK Blu-ray Disc release. This new version from Network contains a brand-new transfer taken from original 35mm film elements, plus the original cinema trailer.

The disc is coded for all regions (A, B and C). The English Mono soundtrack is PCM.
I'll hold off my excitement until I see some reviews of the image quality, but at that price it looks very tempting.
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