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Old 03-17-2014, 08:10 PM   #361
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Crap..sorry about that. For some reason I thought when I saw this the other day that The Driver was on there.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:45 PM   #362
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Less than 500 copies remain.https://www.facebook.com/twilighttim...42202382465096
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:11 PM   #363
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Can anybody confirm the region coding on either the German or Australian editions of this movie? (I assume the German version is B locked, because it's done by the same company that released the UK version. The Australian version however is done by Universal, so I think that one might have a good chance of being region free.)
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:17 PM   #364
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Can anybody confirm the region coding on either the German or Australian editions of this movie? (I assume the German version is B locked, because it's done by the same company that released the UK version. The Australian version however is done by Universal, so I think that one might have a good chance of being region free.)
I can't provide a definitive answer, but since it's a Studio Canal title I think it's safe to assume it's the exact same disc across these territories. They both would be B locked in this instance. From what I remember the UK disc has a prompt to change the menu to different language as well which would back up this assumption.

edit: according to JB Hi-Fi the aussie disc is B locked. It would be interesting if Universal actually did press their own discs for this and if there were differences between them but it seems they've just changed the cover art.

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Old 03-21-2015, 08:26 PM   #365
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I can't provide a definitive answer, but since it's a Studio Canal title I think it's safe to assume it's the exact same disc across these territories. They both would be B locked in this instance. From what I remember the UK disc has a prompt to change the menu to different language as well which would back up this assumption.

edit: according to JB Hi-Fi the aussie disc is B locked. It would be interesting if Universal actually did press their own discs for this and if there were differences between them but it seems they've just changed the cover art.
It seems Studio Canal both authored and distributed "The Driver" in the UK and Germany. It also looks like Studio Canal provided their transfer for the Australian version but Universal distributed it. It could be possible that Universal didn't lock their disc cause it's typically not their MO to do that kind of thing.

edit: It's not a fantastic sign that JB Hi-Fi has it listed as B, but the region coding could be listed wrong. Ex: they have "Quiz Show" listed as B as well and I know that disc is region free.

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Old 03-21-2015, 08:43 PM   #366
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It seems Studio Canal both authored and distributed "The Driver" in the UK and Germany. It also looks like Studio Canal provided their transfer for the Australian version but Universal distributed it. It could be possible that Universal didn't lock their disc cause it's typically not their MO to do that kind of thing.

edit: It's not a fantastic sign that JB Hi-Fi has it listed as B, but the region coding could be listed wrong. Ex: they have "Quiz Show" listed as B as well and I know that disc is region free.
I can't find any more info or a scan of the back cover for you, so I don't know what else you could do other than order it. Considering your username, I'd say go for the UK release anyway it's fantastic.
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:20 PM   #367
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I just went through all of Universal's Australian catalog checking region coding. There are 6 known B locked titles, all of which are joint ventures with Studio Canal. I'm still waiting on a PM from a user who owns the Australian edition for a definitive answer, but this news isn't great for the chances of a region free disc.
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:16 PM   #368
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I just went through all of Universal's Australian catalog checking region coding. There are 6 known B locked titles, all of which are joint ventures with Studio Canal. I'm still waiting on a PM from a user who owns the Australian edition for a definitive answer, but this news isn't great for the chances of a region free disc.
They have Convoy listed as Region B but I can confirm that it's region free (that's another Universal-Studio Canal release).
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:38 PM   #369
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I can confirm using first hand knowledge that the Australian JB Hi-Fi Exclusive edition of "The Driver" will play on an A locked BD player.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:18 AM   #370
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I can confirm using first hand knowledge that the Australian JB Hi-Fi Exclusive edition of "The Driver" will play on an A locked BD player.
Good to know. Are you able to also confirm that this is the slightly longer version of the film that was also released in the UK? I already have the Twilight Time release but I'm planning to get this eventually as a back-up, and if it's the longer version that'll be more of an enticement for me.
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Are you able to also confirm that this is the slightly longer version of the film that was also released in the UK?
I also have it and it is. Australia got the same UK Studio Canal release, albeit a hell of a lot cheaper.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:45 AM   #372
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Great film, possibly my favorite blind buy
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Good to know. Are you able to also confirm that this is the slightly longer version of the film that was also released in the UK? I already have the Twilight Time release but I'm planning to get this eventually as a back-up, and if it's the longer version that'll be more of an enticement for me.
Yup. Checked the runtime, it's 91 min.
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:04 PM   #374
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THE DRIVER - fewer than 100 copies remaining

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Old 04-22-2015, 03:11 PM   #375
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[QUOTE=Akijama;10718896]THE DRIVER - fewer than 100 copies remaining

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Weird timing -- I just happened to order mine last night.
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Does anyone know if the Australian BD50 version of this actually takes advantage of the extra disc space? Or is it the same encode as the BD25 version that StudioCanal released in other regions?

I noticed Japan has a new StudioCanal version coming out, but it has a 5.1 audio track, though it's a BD25 as well.
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That's some seriously bad ass cover art.
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That's some seriously bad ass cover art.
One of my favorite movie posters, I have an original on my wall actually.
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I got the Uk version to match my TT version but the extra scene is so minor and of a slightly lesser visual quality, I ended up just selling the UK version and keeping the limited US TT version that has the nicer cover.
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