Region 0 DVDs

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  1. Sean Campbell

    Sean Campbell Second Unit

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    Does anyone know of any sites that give a full listing of region 0 discs available? ( and I mean official releases, not bootlegs )

    Although I have multiregion capability ( in fact, most DVD players over here do ), I prefer to buy either region 2 or region 0 whenever possible. Call me paranoid, but I can't help but think that in a few years time DVD players will be impossible to hack and I could be left with a stack of alternate region titles that I can't watch ( I'm probably afraid of nothing though... seems people can hack anything )

    For the record, here's a list of discs I have that I know to be region 0


    Brazil: 3 DVD Criterion edition
    Picnic At Hanging Rock: Criterion
    The Last Wave: Criterion
    RAN: Fox Lorber
    Gorgo: VCI
    Akira Kurosawa's Dreams: WB Japan
    The Sacrifice: Kino
    The Dead Zone: Sanctuary ( PAL )
    The Stone Tape: BFI ( PAL )
    Whistle And I'll Come To You: BFI ( PAL )
    Threads: Revelation ( PAL )
    The Plague Dogs: Anchor Bay ( PAL )
    Quatermass & The Pit tv serial: Revelation ( PAL )
    Edge of Darkness: Revelation ( PAL )
    Boys From the Blackstuff: Revelation ( PAL )
    Quatermass & The Pit Hammer version: Anchor Bay
    Godzilla collection: Simitar
     
  2. Michael Sliger

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    From what I am seeing here in the USA, the number of DVD players available that can be made region-free appears to be increasing. As more Chinese players make it to the Region 1 market, the manufacturers are making sure that they can make one player and change the region coding via a remote hack (quick software setting change) before shipping them out (to reduce costs). Most new players are not even affected by disks with Region Coding Enhancements (RCE) anymore. Take a look at http://www.vcdhelp.com/dvdhacks/ to get a feel for the scope of currently hackable players. IMHO, the genie is almost completely out of the bottle and I really doubt if we will see this trend change.

    As far as Region 0 disks go, I do not know of a comprehensive list. You can add these to yours if you so desire:

    The Tripods: Series 1 (PAL)
    The Tomorrow People (PAL) (6 stories so far, more coming)
     
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    Bad Taste: LE
    Dark Star: SE
     
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    I buy R2 (UK) and R4 (AU), I know R9 are usally bootleg. I can't off the top of my head supply you with any cheap region 0, sorry. I fully agree the above responders, there are more mod players then ever. Blu-ray will be simular an just as easy to remove, hardwire a chip by soldering it.
    Beside any remote hacks, that will be found and used with.

    Didn't you know the whole world is against
    the *unfair* MPAA, we will play what we buy legally, no Region 'flagged' disc will stop us. We are *not* the hackers you seen in the 1995 movie, we legally buy the software we play, not look for the source code to steal or to create harm. [​IMG]
     
  6. Eugene Esterly

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    Eat Your Heart Out
    Cartoons That Time Forgot: From The Van Beuren Studio
    SGT. Kubukiman N.Y.P.D.
    TOX BOX (contains Toxic Avenger 1,2,3 & Toxic Crusaders: The Movie)
    Class Of Nuke 'Em High


    I checked these disc. What I did was I used a region hack on my old Oritron DVD100. Region hack for Oritron DVD100 is at http://allvols.virtualave.net/oritron/allregion.htm . I set the region code to region 2 & these disc loaded up. I also tried a region 1 disc but I got an error which said invalid region.

    BTW: My 2 1/2 year old Oritron DVD100 supports NTSC & PAL discs.

    Perfect Blue, Stephen King's Rose Red & Dario Argento's Suspiria 3 disc limited edtition are listed as being region 1 on Amazon.com . But when I set the region code of the Oritron DVD100 to region 2, these discs loaded up. Maybe Amazon.com is wrong about these 3 disc being region 1?
     
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    Brendan Brown Stunt Coordinator

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    Somehow, it makes my heart glad that Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD is available for all regions [​IMG]

    also:
    • Now and Then, Here and There series (central park media)
    • Geobreeders (cpm)
    • Revolutionary Girl Utena: Rose Collection 1 (cpm)[/list=a]

      Central Park Media has a lot of region free's.
     
  8. Runar_R

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    I think these two are R0:

    Insomnia Criterion
    Unbearable lightness of being Criterion
     
  9. Scott Varney

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    There was a Region 0 special edition of Pulp Fiction from Malaysia a couple of years ago. Much better than the bare bones region 1 available at the time.
     
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    Robocop Criterion

    and I belive Dances with Wolves (DTS)
     
  11. Dan Rudolph

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    pretty much all porn

    Beastie Boys Criterion
     

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