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Fox BD Region Coding

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25th November 2009 16:06  #1

Rorschach12 Member Join Date: April 2009 Location: Denmark Posts: 113
I just got The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) in the mail today and on it, it says "ABC" which means its All Region. Now, if i wanna get The Wrestler or Donnie Darko on Blu Ray i cant because its Region Locked! Isnt it kinda unfair that AMERICAN Fox releases are Region Locked?

Okay after some hours of researchin I discovered there actually DO exist American region free Fox BRs! Fight Club for example, but then why is it that some are locked and some arent?

29th November 2009 20:25  #2

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Old films = region free
New films = locked

Tends to be teh rule.

30th November 2009 20:46  #3

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
In addition to that, Fox--or any studio for that matter--may not have the distribution rights in your country or region.

1st December 2009 2:05  #4

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 765
I don't know about Denmark, but here in Sweden, they tend to release most films locked to region B, so it's just not fox.

I'm all set as I have a region free player though.

3rd December 2009 9:08  #5

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Disciple - did your region free BD player come as standard or did you have it chipped?

We are region B down under and I had a friend send me a cheap BD player from the states (A Samsung) that they bought during the Black friday sales. What I have saved so far in buying BDs from the states compared to the prices down under has paid for the BD player....

4th December 2009 12:53  #6

Rorschach12 Member Join Date: April 2009 Location: Denmark Posts: 113
Nic Mall wrote: Old films = region free
New films = locked

Tends to be teh rule.

X-Men Wolverine is Region Free while the X-men Trilogy is not. How does that work?!
I use a PS3 which ofcause isnt region free sadly and i dont buy Blu Rays from Denmark, i buy them online from England.
When im in America i tend to buy alot of Blu Rays cos theyre really cheap so i have alot of Warner Bros since theyre always Region Free :D

5th December 2009 23:56  #7

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,107 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
The X-Men Trilogy is region free.

6th December 2009 8:59  #8

Rorschach12 Member Join Date: April 2009 Location: Denmark Posts: 113
Chris Gould wrote: The X-Men Trilogy is region free.
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/X-Men-Trilogy-Blu...

According to this site, it aint.

6th December 2009 19:25  #9

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,107 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Ah right, I was referring to the UK release, which is region free (I've tested it).

7th December 2009 10:02  #10

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 765
Worst Nightmare wrote: Disciple - did your region free BD player come as standard or did you have it chipped?

It was region free when I bought it, but It's chipped as you can't buy a region free player in a regular store over here. I have to change BD region code manually, by pressing 1, 2 or 3 on the remote before putting on the player, but DVDs play automatically (all regions).

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