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Woo Hoo! The Crow and Gangs of NY announced for BD in the UK...! (1 Viewer)

Dave Mack

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I wish Disney would announce some more titles already...!

If these do wind up region free, I would import T C...
 

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There´s always a chance that the press release and the back cover states "Region B", but they would be actually "R0". We have added the region code info (when we can confirm it) in our site ("Rewind") in majority of the Blu-ray-releases and I have noticed that many releases have e.g. "Region A" or "B" listed on the back cover, but are actually "R0". Then again, that "Region B"-info could be just true this time.. :frowning: (I have also US PS3).

Sometimes people bluntly claim that "Blu-ray releases are region coded", when in reality only selected ones are. Since people nowadays are a bit lazy and don´t want to search info from the net (even when it´s just a few clicks away), some people might actually believe that "all are region coded".

What comes to LOTR-trilogy, I´m pretty sure that PJ wants to be involved (well, not fully sure after their legal disputes etc) when they´ll be released in HD, so it probably takes a bit more time. IF e.g. EIV releases them in the UK, they probably won´t have the same extras as the (most likely) upcoming US-releases. New Line is not stupid. When LOTR will be released in HD, it´ll be the biggest HD-release/set so far - with big promotion and all the bells & whistles. It´s the trilogy that kicks the butt of Matrix and POTC. ;)
 

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I could be wrong but I thought that HD DVD didn't even have region coding included in it's specs. In other words they couldn't region code it even if they wanted too.

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Hopefully, Disney will soon anounce The Crow here in the U.S. - this is a must-buy for me.
 

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Interesting, but if the discs themselves don't include any region coding by order of the specs, what could would a region coded player be? Are you saying they would add the region coding to the discs as an addendum the the spec?

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I just can´t remember now, but there has been some talk that China would get their "own" HD DVD-format. Or something. :) This could be just very old news and eventually it won´t happen.
 

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Yeah the chinese HD format is called VMD or Versatile Multilayer Disc. As far as I know its pretty much just being marketed inside China and India. Here is a website with some info on the 3rd HD format.

http://www.nmeinc.com/

Doug
 

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These are not Tartan releases; they are from Entertainment in Video. Tartan are releasing Black Book, The Seventh Seal and Old Boy on Blu-Ray.
 

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Bloody hell... I was so excited that I got confused between these two companies. Sorry!

So Tartan-releases are R0, but EiV *probably* "region B". I can try to e-mail EiV, perhaps they´ll answer that are they actually "region B". Probably..

Sorry again.
 

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Jari - do you have an email address for EIV ? they don't seem to have a website.

i've learnt the hard way; ordered this blu-ray a while back, and have just found out it's region B; but too late; it's shipped. i'd just like to know why EIV made such a bone headed decision. on new releases i get, but catalog titles ? what's their motivation ? what's making that little hamster spin it's wheel ? very interested to find out from them.

cheers.
 

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I read on AVS that someone got a copy and it looked pretty bad.
He said it was Region B as well and apparently has the non 1080 over component thiny engaged
 

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I use HDMI and 1080p, so that´s what interest me..

Are you sure that they´re "Region B"? I mean the back cover info cannot be fully trusted, we need confirmed reports.
 

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Found this tidbit from the blog by Whiggles (AKA Michael Mackenzie). Michael has always some firm ( ;) ) opinions, but the guy knows a thing or two about DVD and HD..

http://whiggles.landofwhimsy.com/archives/bluray/

"Entertainment In Video appears to have become the first studio to enable the Image Constraint Token for high definition content. This flag, when checked, only allows content to be output at its full resolution via a secure HDCP-compliant HDMI or DVI connection: in other words, those watching their HD material via component, VGA or non-HDCP DVI will end up seeing a downscaled 960x540 resolution image - in other words only slightly more horizontal resolution than standard definition, and less vertical resolution than standard definition PAL."

Doesn´t sound good for the people with component. Not sure that is this "confirmed" info, though.
 

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It's been confirmed on AVS by a number of posters who have this disc that it is locked to Region B.
 

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