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Old 04-14-2008, 12:59 PM   #1
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Sadly the European version only has a Dolby Digital track (640kbps). The US version has a PCM track, but is region locked. The Japanese has a PCM and a Dolby Digital True HD track, but I can not find any information about the region code (tried the standard sources)?! Can anyone confirm whether this version is locked of not?! This version would be a nice alternative for Europeans.

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couldn t find any info about region... even if amazon.jp has scanned cover, too small...
by the way, this japanese cover art is 10 times better than us or eu...
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:11 PM   #3
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i agree its pretty sweet cover art.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:12 PM   #4
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I found that info too. But as you said; the covers are to small.

I think the US/EU covers are much better (mysterious). But that's about taste.
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Sadly the European version only has a Dolby Digital track (640kbps). The US version has a PCM track, but is region locked. The Japanese has a PCM and a Dolby Digital True HD track, but I can not find any information about the region code (tried the standard sources)?! Can anyone confirm whether this version is locked of not?! This version would be a nice alternative for Europeans.

Thanks in advance.
I am in the US and I got a copy of this movie in one of the five free movies rebate programs and it seems my PCM track is locked. The movie starts without going to the main menu first and when I access it through the pop up feature on my remote, it will not let me change from DD to PCM! Any suggestions?
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:17 PM   #6
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ok,
the prestige is distibuted in Japan by Gaga Comm.,
they also released underworld which is region locked...

ok, this is small info but maybe this is the start of something
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:27 PM   #7
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I am not convinced at this moment. Didn't they also release Eternal Sunshine (region free)? As the Prestige title also has been released on HD DVD in Japan, I am curious whether your statement is correct. Thanks for your info though!
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http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-...e-70-2eo0.html

http://global.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept...id-1005101261/


found those 2 sites and both stated region locked A


still, I believe you can t rely on these sites
I think that it may be free zone like eternal sunshine

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When you use the search function on yesasia it is stated as Region a and Region all. I am confused. :S
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I thought all Japanese releases were region A?
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I thought all Japanese releases were region A?
me too. i think japan has the same region as the U.S.
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Region code Area
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A Americas; East and Southeast Asia.
B Africa, Europe, Oceania; Middle East; French territories; Greenland.
C Central and South Asia; Mongolia, Russia, and People's Republic of China.
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They are, but they're not necessarily region locked
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Japan is a Region A country. But that does not mean all the Blu Ray titles are Region A locked. For example; Eternal Sunshine and Trainspotting are not region locked. That means they can be played at a region B device. I live in Europe, so I need to know whether it is locked or not (as stated in the first post).

Edit: Wickywoo was faster. :P
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:23 PM   #15
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Up... nobody has this release???
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:38 PM   #16
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seems not

but i'd bet for free zone


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Old 04-29-2008, 12:55 PM   #17
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I really don't want to take any chance.

Nice titles! I really want Eternal and Trainspotting as well!
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I dunno about the Region code but Scarlett in HD is something must buy...

Too bad she's not appear as much as i thought in this movie...
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http://global.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept...id-1010705206/

this site says the US version of Juno is region free but the blu ray list site says its locked?!?
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