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Old 10-29-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
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Can anyone please confirm, is the best buy exclusive Individual release of The Spy Who Loved Me Blu-ray is Region Free or Region locked?

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Sp...ay/3189/#Forum

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Can anyone please confirm, is the best buy exclusive Individual release of The Spy Who Loved Me Blu-ray is Region Free or Region locked?

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Sp...ay/3189/#Forum

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According to the Region Coding section on the US Bond 50 set it is region free. Don't seem to see any reason it won't be disc-for-disc identical. But if someone actually has it then I guess they can give extra confirmation...
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According to the Region Coding section on the US Bond 50 set it is region free. Don't seem to see any reason it won't be disc-for-disc identical. But if someone actually has it then I guess they can give extra confirmation...
Thanks for the reply. Yh I saw that too but I want to be 100 percent sure about the best buy release.

Can anybody please confirm. Thanks.
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Thanks for the reply. Yh I saw that too but I want to be 100 percent sure about the best buy release.

Can anybody please confirm. Thanks.
The exact same discs are in the Bond 50 set and sold seperately.
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does this film have EE appiled - i think i see it all the time :s
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One user review said it is a non-Lowry restoration, same master as SE DVD!
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One user review said it is a non-Lowry restoration, same master as SE DVD!
Its definitely better than the DVD but I didnt like the PQ that much. It looks very pleasing during the daylight scenes for instance the ski chase scene looks fantastic but the picture quality shifts from good to bad during the movie. Its not a solid transfer as reviewed here. But maybe its just me. But its worth a buy for sure.
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Its definitely better than the DVD but I didnt like the PQ that much. It looks very pleasing during the daylight scenes for instance the ski chase scene looks fantastic but the picture quality shifts from good to bad during the movie. Its not a solid transfer as reviewed here. But maybe its just me. But its worth a buy for sure.


The Picture is the same as the UE DVD, i had both and compared them, specially the web-like-Picture near the end
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^ I see you are in Denmark, so might you specify if that was the NTSC DVD or PAL DVD?
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The Picture is the same as the UE DVD, i had both and compared them, specially the web-like-Picture near the end
I agree the quality is bad at the end but if you compare the scenes like ski chase. Its way better than the DVD. But yes the PQ overall is not good.
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^ I see you are in Denmark, so might you specify if that was the NTSC DVD or PAL DVD?

Denmark is always PAL, i thought the transfer was fine, not the best but still good, did look after EE and DNR BUT COLD NOT FIND ANy - unfortunately that is not the same case with octopussy
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The NTSC UE DVD is a joke. Horrible mess with extreme EE.
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The Spy Who Loved Me is "Region Locked" for Region "A". While I don't have the boxed set, there's a 99% chance that the individual disk is the same one that appears in the boxed set.

I'm looking at the individual release and it says "Region A" for the North American release.
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It can say what it wants, it's region free.
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Actually, it can't. Since the Blu-ray release is identified as "Region A Locked". Take a look at the packaging details for the individual release. I have it, it clearly states "Region A".
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Actually, it can't. Since the Blu-ray release is identified as "Region A Locked". Take a look at the packaging details for the individual release. I have it, it clearly states "Region A".
I think all the original releases were locked, the newer ones are region free if I recall (I'm sure someone confirmed it in the UK thread when they imported them). There are quite a few releases that say A or B on the box and are region ABC.
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Uh, the individual release of the Spy Who Loved Me, which was released around the time of Skyfall, is the same disk that is included in the Bond 50 boxed set. lols I have the disk and it's region locked. Trust me on this. lols
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Then what cretin has listed a whole slew of Region B European languages, etc, under the separate database entry here? The sillys.
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Cretin? I don't normally revert to using what I would define as "colorful word descriptions" when referring to others. lols

At any rate, I'm simply going by what others have said about the pressings of the recent Bond 50 Blu-rays and the individual releases and the fact that the Blu-ray cover art states that the "Spy Who Loved Me" is presented as "Region A Locked". lols
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