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Enrique B Chamorro

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Hello,
Is there a list of all the US R1 discs with REC?
I thought some of the Universal discs like Vertigo had RCE?
Thanks,
EBC
 

YANG

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So far til now,WARNER and CTHV are the only two studios that goes towards RCE.
This is what i know...
THE PERFECT STORM
THE PATRIOT
HOLLOW MAN
 

Roger Mathus

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Perfect Storm does not have RCE. To my knowledge, there are only four titles, all from CTS. They are Hollow Man, Patriot, Sixth Day and Urban Legend 2.
There were reports that Perfect Storm would have RCE, but the disc I have does not seem to have RCE code.
Most region free players now being sold in Tokyo play RCE discs with no problem.
 

TheBat

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I have the dvd of the patriot.. (NON superbit).. and it plays fine on my daewoo dvd player..

JACOB
 

Malcolm Cleugh

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Columbia seem to be the only studio using it. Also only with titles they have worldwide rights to.

For example Resident Evil is NOT RCE as this has different distributors overseas (UK is Pathe). They seem to be using it as a means of protecting revenue for their titles in Europe from early importing of the R1 version.
 

James Reader

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Columbia seem to be the only studio using it. Also only with titles they have worldwide rights to.
Malcolm are you stealing my thunder. I was going to have a rant about this... but what the hell.

[rant]Whenever the studios are asked about Region Coding the first reason they give - in every single interview I have seen - is that the system was devised to protect the rights of international licensees. However, as Malcom has pointed out (and something that I have pointed out many times in the past) Columbia only RCE discs that they themselves have full international rights to. In other words Columbia see protecting their own interests more important than the interests of their licensees.

It's madness that Resident Evil was available to import before the film was released in cinemas in the UK and yet Columbia (who supposedly want to protect the rights of their overseas licensees) didn't RCE the disc.

Columbia's actions show that the primary concern of region coding is to allow the studios to fix the prices of their product. I hope that their short-sighted actions damn the whole American studio cartel when DVD pricing in investigated in the EU. I have already written to the EU informing them of Columbia's actions.[/rant]
 

James Reader

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It won't affect any DVD player you can manually set the region code on. If only affects players permanently set to region 0.
 

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