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Battle Royale (Arrow Releasing)--October 2010?

Old 10-21-10, 08:35 PM
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Re: Battle Royale (Arrow Releasing)--October 2010?

Via blu-ray.com

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=5329

Edit: Sorry, you're questioning that third disc. Have no idea whether or not it'll be blu-ray.

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Old 10-21-10, 09:18 PM
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Going to pre-order this right now, just had to wait for the region free confirmation. 5000 seems like an awfully small number for a big movie like this. I pray that I ordered it in time...
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Old 10-22-10, 04:20 AM
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Just ordered mine....had forgotten all about it.
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Old 10-22-10, 03:17 PM
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woop woop!!! just ordered mine too!!!
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Old 10-22-10, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
Arrow has confirmed it will be three (3) Blu-rays and ALL content will be playable on US players! The production on the non-LEs won't start until February, so if you order yours now, you'll be guaranteed the LE.
Not sure where you found the confirmation. Arrow Films answered my inquiry with the following response:

Of the three discs of the Limited Edition Blu-ray, two are blu-ray discs where the features and the extras are playable on US blu-ray players. The third disc is indeed a Region 0 PAL DVD so if you PAL can handle a PAL signal you will be fine. Aside from the third discs there are two booklets, a comic, a poster and 8 postcards so if the third disc is a problem you still have quite a bounty of extras!

With regards to the retailer listings, Amazon are indeed selling our set as ‘Special Edition’, this is the same as our Limited Edition and is merely listed wrong. There is only one edition being sold on 29th November, the follow on edition will be released in the new year.
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Old 10-22-10, 07:51 PM
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Re: Battle Royale (Arrow Releasing)--October 2010?

The third disc is indeed a Region 0 PAL DVD so if you PAL can handle a PAL signal you will be fine.
Damn. I'm sure I already know the answer to this, but US PS3's won't play a R0 PAL DVD, will they?

Still an awesome set, even if just for the first 2 discs.

Edit: I have also noticed that Arrow Video has announced that due to the unexpected high demand of the Limited Edition, they have increased the number being produced from 5,000 to 10,000
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Damn. I'm sure I already know the answer to this, but US PS3's won't play a R0 PAL DVD, will they?

Still an awesome set, even if just for the first 2 discs.

Edit: I have also noticed that Arrow Video has announced that due to the unexpected high demand of the Limited Edition, they have increased the number being produced from 5,000 to 10,000
No, US PS3s won't play a PAL DVD.
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Old 10-22-10, 08:23 PM
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Whew! Not happy it's a DVD, but I can play R0 PAL content on another standalone I have, at least.
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Re: Battle Royale (Arrow Releasing)--October 2010?

Even if our PS3s won't play the third disc, I assume most of us still have a region-free DVD player capable of playing PAL DVDs?
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Re: Battle Royale (Arrow Releasing)--October 2010?

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Whew! Not happy it's a DVD, but I can play R0 PAL content on another standalone I have, at least.
yea i'll survive...i wonder what the non-LE edition will consist of
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Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
Even if our PS3s won't play the third disc, I assume most of us still have a region-free DVD player capable of playing PAL DVDs?
I don't...I never really got into importing DVDs... (I know I can get a player really cheap, I might.)

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
yea i'll survive...i wonder what the non-LE edition will consist of
The impression I get is that the non LE version will have the same discs, it will just be missing the other extras, like the comic, 2 collectable booklets, postcards and Poster.
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Old 10-23-10, 12:20 AM
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Most, if not all, computer dvd players can play PAL dvds, so you'd be okay there if you don't mind viewing it on your computer or using your computers output on your tv.
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What about Blu-Ray Players? Can they play PAL DVD's without a problem?
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What about Blu-Ray Players? Can they play PAL DVD's without a problem?
no
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Re: Battle Royale (Arrow Releasing)--October 2010?

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What about Blu-Ray Players? Can they play PAL DVD's without a problem?
A handful of them can (recent models include LG's S570 and Toshiba's BDX2700), but it's not a standard feature and certainly isn't as common as players not having the availability to play PAL material.
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Mine can!
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I don't...I never really got into importing DVDs... (I know I can get a player really cheap, I might.)
Check and see if your player has a hack; if it doesn't this site will let you know which players are.



http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks
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Re: Battle Royale (Arrow Releasing)--October 2010?

If you own an Xbox 360, the player is capable of converting to PAL to NTSC if the disc is region free.
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Re: Battle Royale (Arrow Releasing)--October 2010?

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What about Blu-Ray Players? Can they play PAL DVD's without a problem?
my LG Bluray player can play Region 0 PAL DVDs. as well as my Samsung DVD player.
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my LG Bluray player can play Region 0 PAL DVDs. as well as my Samsung DVD player.
Well I have a Panasonic so I don't know if that one will work. Its only over a year old though from when I bought it.
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Well I have a Panasonic so I don't know if that one will work. Its only over a year old though from when I bought it.
Check this page and see if there is a hack for your model.

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks?dv...asonic&hits=50
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Re: Battle Royale (Arrow Releasing)--October 2010?

With the third disc being a PAL DVD, I am planning on taking it out of the set and putting my old NTSC Tartan disc in its place. Most of my dvds are in a box right now anyways so at least I could get some use out of it.
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COVER ART!



Gallery here: http://twitchfilm.net/news/2010/10/a...n-unveiled.php
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I just geeked myself looking at that...
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
Oh, my word. Here's the "Blu-ray" version (same stuff, just a blue strip on top of the Blu-ray case):



Slight red flag: looks like they might be using a DVD-sized case for both.
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