I'm not sure if this has been discussed.
For all those unfortunate international members without the proper gear please be aware that the Criterion disc is Region One.
I tried it on my Region 4 player and it was not compatible, so it is not region free.
Luckily, at the introduction of Blu-rays, I foresaw situations like this and imported a Sony Region One blu-ray player from the US.
It has served me very well.
What would life be like if you weren't able to watch this incredible Criterion Blu-ray release.
The MGM-UA Blu-ray of the general release version is Region free, but boy are you missing out on something extra special.