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Old 01-31-2017, 07:59 PM   #1
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Arrow 3D Blu-rays only available in Region A or B countries (region locked and region free)

Unfortunately, all new unmodded blu-ray players, consoles etc are locked to only play discs coded for one region and that's not likely to change. 4K discs are all region free but when it comes to DVDs and blu-rays you are stuck having to deal with region locking. Technically there's no such thing as a "region free" blu-ray, those are in fact coded for all regions (ABC) rather than none but, as you are free to play them anywhere, "region free" is a fair way to describe them. Below you will find lists of:

- REGION A LOCKED 3D blu rays only available in Region A countries (Post #2)
- REGION FREE 3D blu rays only available in Region A countries (Post #3)

- REGION B LOCKED 3D blu rays only available in Region B countries (Post #4)
- REGION FREE 3D blu rays only available in Region B countries (Post #5)

- 3D blu rays that are autoconversions (Post #6)

It seems that nobody really bothers with Region C locked discs even in Region C countries. In practice, China is generally treated as Region A due to its ownership of Hong Kong and everywhere else is treated as Region B, but discs from those countries (India being a notable one) tend to be region free.

Many 3D blu rays get worldwide releases but there are an awful lot of 3D blu rays exclusively available in Region B countries and there's some real classics locked to Region A that look like they will never come out in Region B so really, if you're a lover of 3D, you have no option but to get yourself equipment that enables you to watch Region A and B discs.

I know some of the titles listed are also available elsewhere, but not with English subtitles or audio - all the titles on these lists are English-friendly unless otherwise specified. There's a separate thread listing 3D blu rays that aren't English-friendly across all regions. Where such a release has been erroneously described as being English-friendly or only has the English audio on a 2D disc I may list it here, but there will always be a note.



In this forum, I've put [Region Free] in the thread title of every movie that's completely region free worldwide.

If it says [Region Locked] then it's locked in both regions, so naturally [Region A Locked] or [Region B Locked] means you can only get it locked to that specific region.

If it says [Region Locked / Free] then that means that some releases are locked but there is or was a region free release somewhere so look it up. I use rewind in addition to searching this site and forum and reading reviews. You can't always rely on Amazon listings as those are often wrong.

Please also note that ALL Disney / Marvel / Pixar 3D blu-rays are REGION FREE with only one exception - Ratatouille, which is locked to Region B. Universal, Paramount, Sony and Warner Brothers also generally don't region lock anything, so you can import their major titles with confidence. 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Kino, Shout Factory, Entertainment In Video and others do tend to lock their releases, so watch out for those, but if you just look the film up here you shouldn't have to ask if it's region free because it will say in the thread title.

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3D Blu-rays only available in Region A countries

My native Blu ray region is Region B so I've had to buy a Region A player to be able to play all these interesting (and not so interesting) Region A locked 3D blu ray releases available with English audio and/or subtitles only in Region A countries. If I'm missing any, or have got any wrong, let me know and I'll update the list.

American Mummy (USA) - the back cover wrongly states that this is region ABC coded
A*P*E (USA)
3 AM (Hong Kong)
3 AM Part 2 (Hong Kong)
3DNA (Hong Kong) - part concert movie
The Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl (USA) - in a double pack with Spy Kids 3D (if you just want a Region B Spy Kids 3D on its own, it is available in Germany)
Black & White The Dawn Of Justice (Hong Kong)
Call Of Heroes (Hong Kong)
Cease Fire (USA)
The Child's Eye (Hong Kong)
Chronicles Of The Ghostly Tribe (Hong Kong)
Cold War II (Hong Kong)
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Sword Of Destiny (Hong Kong) - does not include original English audio, but does include English subtitles
Dark Flight (Hong Kong)
Dragonball Z Resurrection of 'F' (Hong Kong) - does not include English dub, but does include English subtitles
Dragon Blade (Hong Kong)
The Flesh And Blood Show (USA) - the 3D sequence is only an extra
Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate (Hong Kong) - this was released worldwide but only Hong Kong got the limited Edition with the aspect ratio opened up to 1.78:1
GOG (USA)
Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back (Hong Kong)
Lost In Wrestling (Hong Kong)
Mermaid (Hong Kong) - aspect ratio opened up to 1.90:1
Metalstorm The Destruction Of Jared-Syn (USA)
The Maze (USA)
The Monkey King 2 (Hong Kong, Thailand)
The Monkey King 3
Maya The Bee Movie (USA) - only English-friendly version
Monster Hunt (Hong Kong) - also available in USA as a BD-R
Neco-Ban Cats In Your Life (Hong Kong) - SBS format - this is NOT a 3D blu ray
Office (Hong Kong)
Out of Inferno (Hong Kong)
Pengi and Sommi (Hong Kong)
Pina (USA) - only English-friendly version
The Protector 2 (USA)
Quackerz (USA)
Rain The Best Show (Hong Kong)
Resident Evil Damnation aka Biohazard Damnation (Japan)
Rise Of The Legend (Hong Kong)
Runway Beat (Japan) - only the final sequence is in 3D
Sadako 2 (Hong Kong)
Second Sight (Hong Kong)
The Seventh Dwarf (USA)
Snowtime! (USA)
Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society (Hong Kong) - does not include English dub, but does include English subtitles
Sword Master (Hong Kong)
The Taking Of Tiger Mountain (Hong Kong) - only English-friendly version
Those Redheads From Seattle (USA)
The Thousand Faces of Dunjia (Hong Kong)
White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom (Hong Kong)
Wolf Totem (USA) - only English-friendly version
Young Detective Dee Rise Of The Sea Dragon (Hong Kong) - only English-friendly version

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These are all English-friendly titles I have from Region A countries that are in fact region free. I have watched them all on my Region B equipment, so you can feel free to import them whatever region you're in:

3-D Rarities (USA) - can be ordered direct from Flicker Alley
Asterisk and Obelix God Save Britannia (Brazil) - includes original French audio and English subtitles
Baby Blues (Hong Kong) - includes English subtitles
Billy Lynn's Halftime Walk (USA)
Bloody Tease & Blood Sisters Grindhouse Double Feature (USA)
The Bubble (USA)
Camp Blood Grindhouse Double Feature (USA)
CZ12 aka Chinese Zodiac (Hong Kong) - original undubbed full length version - the shortened version is available in Germany but isn't fully English-friendly and may be region locked
Dragonfly Squadron (USA)
Dr Who Dark Water / Death In Heaven (USA) - conversion
Due West: Our Sex Journey (Hong Kong) - includes English subtitles
Evil Unleashed: The Mummy & Zombie Chronicles Grindhouse Double Feature (USA)
Eyes Of The Werewolf & Hunting Season Grindhouse Double Feature (USA)
The Finest Hours (India, Japan, Brazil)
The Four II (Hong Kong) - conversion, includes English subtitles
The Four III (Hong Kong) - conversion, includes English subtitles
Ghosts Of The Abyss (USA)
Gnome Alone (Brazil)
Gun Fury (USA) - on some players the audio goes out of sync at the point where the intermission card was removed
Harlock: Space Pirate (USA) - original and international cuts both in 3D - the UK release is Region B locked and only includes the international cut in 3D
Iceman (Hong Hong) - includes Cantonese and Mandarin audio options with English subtitles but no English dub - if you want that, get the UK version
Lion Of Judah (USA)
The Little Rascals 3D (USA) - five colourised and converted shorts
The Mad Magician (USA) - includes two The Three Stooges shorts (Pardon My Backfire and Spooks) in 3D
Man In The Dark (USA)
March Of The Wooden Soldiers aka Babes In Toyland (USA) - colourised and converted
Mars Needs Moms (USA)
The Mask (USA) - only partly in 3D, still well worth it
Miss Sadie Thompson (USA)
The Monkey King (Taiwan) - only region free version - for Region A there's Hong Kong and for Region B there's Australia, all include English subtitles
The Monkey King: Uproar In Heaven (China) - conversion, includes English subtitles
Mr Go (Hong Kong) - includes English subtitles
Naked Ambition (Hong Kong) - includes English subtitles
Natali (Hong Kong) - includes English subtitles
Painted Skin 2 The Resurrection (Hong Kong) - the German version has no English subtitles
The Pee-Wee: The Winter That Changed My Life (Canada) - conversion, includes English subtitles
Planes: Fire And Rescue (India, Mexico)
Porckchop 3D (USA) - NOT a 3D blu ray, this comes on a BD-R in SBS format
Ratchet & Clank (Brazil) - cover states Region A but this is region free, there is a Region B Italian version with English audio but some of the on-screen text is still in Italian so the Brazilian release is the only one that's 100% English-friendly - avoid the French version as that has horrible forced subtitles
Sadako (USA) - includes English subtitles
September Storm (USA)
Sex And Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (Hong Kong) - get the Director's Cut
Shock Labyrinth (USA) - you're better off watching this on a passive 4K setup
The Son Of Bigfoot aka Bigfoot Junior (Brazil) - this is the only English-friendly 3D version of this film
Stand By Me Doraemon (Thailand) - if you want a Region A version, get the Hong Kong re-release with Japanese audio - the first Hong Kong release does have English subtitles but the audio is Chinese
Steve: Death Collector (USA) - NOT a 3D blu ray, this comes on a BD-R in SBS format
The Stewardesses (USA) - includes Experiments In Love in 3D (a half hour short)
Tai Chi Zero (Hong Kong) - conversion
Tai Chi Hero (Hong Kong) - conversion
The Three Stooges 3D (USA) - this only contains four colourised and converted shorts, none of which are the genuine 3D shorts the Three Stooges made (Pardon My Backfire and Spooks) - those two can be found as extras on The Mad Magician
Tiny Giants (USA) - BBC documentary, not a full length movie - the 'making of' featurette on the disc is also in 3D
Tormented (USA) - the original Japanese title for this one is Rabbit Horror, as with Shock Labyrinth (which this is tangentially connected to) you're better off watching this on a passive 4K setup
War Of The Worlds Goliath (USA) - animation, conversion
Wolf Warrior (Hong Kong) - the title on the box is Wolf Warriors - the 2D version was released separately, so avoid that one
Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal (Hong Kong) - includes English subtitles

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These are the 3D movies only available on Region B locked 3D blu rays. I will list German auto conversions in post #6 (as there's a ton of those) and region free discs in post #5 so the list in this post, unless otherwise specified, contains only real 3D movies/animations and notable conversions that are English-friendly i.e. including English subtitles and/or audio:

009 Re:Cyborg (UK, Australia)
ACORNS: Operation Crackdown aka Get Squirrely (Germany) - English audio but some of the on-screen text is German
The Amazing Adventures Of The Living Corpse aka The Living Corpse (Germany)
Apartment 1303 (UK, Germany, Australia)
Attraction (Germany) - not English-friendly, this only has Russian and German language options
Back To The Sea (Germany)
Banshee Chapter (Germany)
Bloody Mary The Legend Returns (Germany) - native 3D but only available VERY heavily censored
Box Office (Italy) - includes English subtitles
Every Thing Will Be Fine (Germany/Italy) - forced subtitles with the English audio
FEU: Crazy Horse Paris (Holland) - only fully English friendly version
Freddy Frog (Germany)
Dam 666 (Germany) - Some scenes have Hindi/Malayalam language; those scenes have hard coded English subtitles
The Forbidden Girl (Germany)
Goat Story 2 (Czech Republic) - includes original Czech audio and English subtitles
Horrid Henry The Movie (UK)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Germany) - conversion, available in a double pack with Part 2
Hybrid aka Super Hybrid (UK, Germany, France, Australia) - conversion
Iron Doors (Germany) - conversion, see post #11 below
Largo Winch (Germany) - conversion, only partially English-friendly (there is unsubtitled foreign dialogue on the English track)
The Last Emperor (Italy) - conversion, theatrical cut only. Contrary to what it says on the back, the film is in its original aspect ratio
Lee Evans: Roadrunner (UK)
Love (UK etc)
Mojin The Lost Legend (Germany) - includes original Chinese audio and English subtitles
The Mortician (Germany)
A Mouse Tale (Germany)
My Soul To Take (France) - conversion, forced French subtitles with the English audio
Outcast (Germany) - conversion
Pororo: The Racing Adventure (Germany, Holland) - includes English audio despite it not being listed on the sleeve
Pixies (Germany)
Ratatouille (UK etc) - all known 3D releases are Region B locked, whatever the packaging says
The Reef 2 (Germany)
Ribbit (UK)
Ronald The Barbarian (France) - forced French subtitles with the English audio
Sam O'Cool (Germany)
Santa's Magic Crystal (Germany)
Savva (Germany)
The Second Coming (Germany) - includes original Chinese audio and English subtitles
Scar (Austria/Switzerland) - 84min - also available in Germany VERY heavily censored in a 76min FSK18 version
Sheep And Wolves (Germany)
The Snow Queen 3 (Germany)
Space Chimps 2 (France) - 2D version has forced French subtitles on the English audio track, 3D version only plays with a French dub, so is not English-friendly. UK release is anaglyph
Streetdance (UK) - avoid the anaglyph version
Streetdance 2 (UK)
Top Cat The Movie (UK)
Torrente 4 (Spain) - includes English subtitles
Transcendence (France) - conversion
Twixt (Germany) - only two scenes are presented in 3D, but that's Francis Ford Coppola for you, he didn't want to tire anyone's eyes
Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods (France) - does not contain the original German audio, only French and English dub tracks (subtitles are removeable)
Vikingdom (Germany, France) - part conversion
Viy (Germany, Italy) - English actors dub themselves, Russian actors are dubbed - does not contain original Russian audio
The Warrior's Gate aka Enter The Warrior's Gate (Germany) - contains a few lines of non-English dialogue
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Bonds Beyond Time (UK) - conversion, includes the English version in 3D (the standalone prologue too) and the Japanese version in 2D with English subtitles

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For the time being, I will use this space to list Region Free 3D blu rays available English-friendly in Region B countries, so all you adventurous Region A people can feel free to import them. Some films may also be available in countries other than those listed, but the ones in the countries I have listed are definitely region free:

1920: Battle Of Warsaw (Poland) - only version that includes English subtitles
All Stars aka Streetdance 3 aka Streetdance Kids (Holland) - one scene has been cut from all 3D releases, German edition has better extras but may be region B locked
Alice Through The Looking Glass (UK etc) - conversion, all 3D versions worldwide are region free
Amphibious (Germany) - though maybe not on all players?
Animals United (Holland) - also includes anaglyph version (so does the UK edition, but that one may be region B locked)
The Art Of Flight (Italy) - German edition may also be region free but the Australian edition is locked - the back cover incorrectly states region ABC. Make sure to avoid the Spanish release as that one has forced subtitles
Asterix The Mansions Of The Gods (UK) - English dubbed
Battle For Terra (Germany)
Beauty And The Beast (UK etc) - all 3D versions worldwide are region free
The BFG (Holland) - other European versions are Region B locked
Big Hero 6 (UK etc) - all 3D versions worldwide are region free
Bloody Date (Poland) - Polish title is Ostra Randka. Includes English subtitles.
Boogie (Australia) - English dubbed
Beowulf (France, Italy, Germany) - single disc versions include the theatrical cut, double disc versions include the director's cut too, but ONLY the theatrical cut is presented in 3D
Bunker Of The Dead (Germany)
Cars 3 (UK etc) - all 3D versions worldwide are region free
Cosmic Encounters (Germany) - there is also a region B locked Dutch release with English audio
Dark Country (Turkey) - there is also a Region B locked French release but that has forced subtitles with the English audio
Freddy Frogface (Germany)
Free Birds (Italy) - opening text is in Italian, for full English you can get this Region A locked in Brazil or Region B locked in Australia
Frozen (UK etc) - all 3D versions worldwide are region free
Garfield's Pet Force (Spain) - avoid the UK anaglyph version
Ghoul (Czech Republic) - includes English audio and subtitles for non-English dialogue
Gingerclown (Germany)
The Guillotines (Australia) - only version that includes English subtitles
Hara-Kiri Death Of A Samurai (Australia) - only version that includes English subtitles
Haunting Of Winchester House (Germany) - avoid the anaglyph version
Hidden (Germany) - UK version is Region B locked
The Hole (Holland, Russia) - other European versions are Region B locked
The Huntsman Winter's War (UK etc) - conversion, all 3D versions worldwide are region free
Iceman (UK) - only version with an English dub track, also includes English subtitles and Mandarin audio
Inferno (UK) - in a clear case. there is also a Region B locked UK version in a blue case, so make sure you know which one you're getting. The US release from Twilight Time is also region free
Julia X (UK, Germany)
Jungle Safari (UK)
The Last Unicorn (Germany) - conversion
Legendary: Tomb Of The Dragon (France, Germany)
Little Hercules (Germany) - may be partly converted
The Little Vampire (Holland)
Lost Place (Germany) - includes English subtitles
Magical Duvet aka V peřině (Czech Republic) - includes English subtitles
Magic Silver 2 (Norway) - only version that includes English subtitles
Make Your Move aka Born To Dance (Holland) - the German edition may be region free too
Maleficent (UK etc) - all 3D versions worldwide are region free
Measuring The World (Germany) - includes English subtitles for the film but not for the making-of documentary, which is also in 3D
Minuscule Valley Of The Lost Ants (Australia) - this film is dialogue free
Monster Family aka Happy Family (Germany)
Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo (Spain) - includes English subtitles
Noah (Germany, Italy) - all 3D versions worldwide are region free
Nova Zembla (Holland) - comes in a DVD case, only version that includes English subtitles
One More Time With Feeling (UK) - comes in a DVD case, make sure it says "in 3D" on the front
Ooops! The Ark is Gone aka All Creatures Big and Small aka Ooops! Noah Is Gone (Germany)
Paranormal Xperience aka XP 3D (UK) - includes English subtitles
Pirates Of The Caribbean Salazar's Revenge aka Pirates Of The Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales (UK etc) - all 3D versions worldwide are region free
Postman Pat (Russia)
The Prodigies (Germany)
Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood (Germany) - get the uncut FSK18 version, not the censored FSK12 version (or the box set with both). There is also a Redux edition which may be Region B locked - this also contains the uncut version
The Seventh Son (Germany etc) - all 3D versions worldwide are region free
Sex Pot (Germany) - avoid the anaglyph version
Sin Reaper (Germany)
TT3D: Closer to the Edge (Australia) - there is also a UK release but that is likely to be Region B locked
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (Holland) - other European versions are Region B locked

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These are the autoconversions I have, with ones I don't have (but others have contributed info on) in bold. There's an insane amount of them in Germany. These are basically conversions that don't appear to have had any human involvement - some have an effect much like the 2D to 3D conversion features on some TVs, others are basically a flat 2D image pushed back into the screen, some just have the bottom forward with the top two-thirds pushed back. Needless to say, if a film is on this list, the 3D is going to be very bad. Some are censored too so that's another reason you may well regret your purchase! If I know a film is region free or locked I'll make a note. It's all a bit Wild West in Germany so note that bonus films do vary, as indeed do titles! Again, these are all English-friendly unless otherwise specified:

2035: Forbidden Dimensions (2013) aka The Forbidden Dimensions / German title: Mad Jack - Travelling Forbidden Dimensions. Cut, around 1 min 50 secs missing! FSK18 / Running time 1:24:27.
2:22
The 25th Reich
2-Headed Shark Attack
3-Headed Shark Attack
6 Guns (2010) - Should be Unrated version. FSK16 / Running time 1:35:36
666: The Beast (2007) / German title: Der Antichrist - FSK 18 / Running time 1:28:35
A Better Tomorrow (remake) - also released in the UK, region B locked
Age of Dinosaurs (2013) - FSK16 / Running time 1:28:23
Airplane vs Volcano (disc includes Airline Disaster as a bonus film)
Alien Predator
Alien Trespass
All Quiet On The Western Front
American Poltergeist 2 (2013) aka The Poltergeist of Borley Forest aka You Will Love me - FSK18 / Running time 1:43:08. Disc includes: American Poltergeist (2015) - FSK18 / Running time 1:19:41
Android Cop
Atlantic Rim (2013) aka Attack from Beneath / German title: Attack from the Atlantic Rim - FSK16 / Running time 1:25:28
Attila (2013) - FSK18 / Running time: 1:25:38. Disc includes: Dracula Reborn (2012) - FSK18 / Running time 1:29:16
Bates Haunting, The (2012) aka The Haunting of Bates Motel - Cut, 27 seconds missing. FSK18 / Running time 1:17:07. Disc includes: Cannibal (2010) / German title Menschenfresserin). French movie, not English friendly! Cut, around 3 minutes missing. FSK18 / Running time 1:44:01
Battledogs
Bear
Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014) - FSK18 / Running time 1:26:51. Disc includes: P51 Dragon Fighter (2014)
Blood Shot - I watched this, I love the film but the 3D is barely there
Bloodrayne - theatrical cut only. region free
Bloodrayne 2: Deliverance - region free
Bloodrayne The Third Reich- region free
Boost (2016) - FSK18 / Running time 1:34:47
Brutal
Cabin Fever (original and remake)
Cabin Fever 2
Cabin Fever 3
Cape Fear
Cargo
Charade
Clown
Dark Star - this is a BD-R
Daybreakers - region B locked
Dead the Damned and the Darkness, The (2014) / German title: Tom Sawyer vs. Zombies - FSK18 / Running time 1:30.13. Disc includes: Stiletto (2008) - Cut, 11 minutes and 38 seconds missing! FSK18 / Running time 1:27:12
Dellamorte Dellamore - region free. avoid first limited digibook edition as that had a stretched image, this was fixed for subsequent editions
Dr. No
Dune - region free. also available in anaglyph. needless to say, both versions look terrible
Extinction
Flight World War II (2015) - FSK18 / Running time 1:25:15
Freerunner
Ghost Shark (2013) - FSK18 / Running time 1:27:03. Some versions include: Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2011) FSK18 / Running time 1:30:43
God Only Forgives - no English subtitles for any of the foreign dialogue, which there is a lot of
Hercules Reborn (2014) - FSK18 / Running time 1:34:44. Disc includes: The Da Vinci Treasure (2006) FSK18? / Running time: 1:31:19
Hellraiser Revelations
Hansel and Gretel
In The Name Of The King
In The Name Of The King: Two Worlds - there's a third one too
Izzie's Way Home - I had to switch this off a few minutes in, it was that bad
The Hansel & Gretel Massacre
Hospital 2, The (2015) - Cut, 30 minutes 15 seconds missing! FSK18 / Running time 1:29:29. Disc includes The Hospital (2013) - Cut, 27 minutes 51 seconds missing! FSK18 / Running time 1:10:04
Hypercane
The Innkeepers
Jurassic Predator
The Kid Chamaco
Kite - region B locked
Lord Of The Elves
Machine
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2011) FSK18 / Running time 1:30:43
The Missing Lynx
Night Of The Wild
North By Northwest
P51 Dragon Fighter (2014) - FSK18? / Running time 1:24:25. Disc includes: Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014) FSK18 / Running time 1:26:51
Playing with Dolls 1 & 2 (2015 & 2016) - Cut! Part 1 is missing 2 minutes 5 seconds, Part 2 is missing 3 minutes 27 seconds. FSK18 / Running times 1:23:09 & 1:17:31
Pusher (remake) - the 3D is barely there but I love the score so I have a lot of time for this film. Also available under other titles.
Rashomon
Rope

The Running Man - awful autoconversion, just pushes the top two thirds of the screen back
Running Scared - by all accounts, this is a dreadful autoconversion
Sex, Grass and Zombies
Shadowguard
Shallow Ground
Shane
Sharknado 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Sharktopus
Sharktopus vs Pteracuda
Sharktopus vs Whalewolf
Space Prey - region B locked
Supercapitalist (2012) - FSK16 / Running time 1:42:23. Might be slightly better than usual German autoconversions. Just a tiny little bit.
Thrill To Kill
Titanic 2 - region free
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Twelve aka XII
Under Still Waters
Valhalla Rising
Vertigo
Visual art in Full-HD - Includes: Sunrise & 60 in minuten um die welt. No English audio on 60, Sunrise is music only.
Weather Wars (2011) aka Storm War / German title: No Day After - FSK16 / Running time 1:26:19
The Witches Of Oz - long TV movie version
Wolfhound - Russian with English subtitles
Zombie Night (2013) / German title: Dark Night of the Walking Dead. Cut, 1 minute 8 seconds missing! FSK18 / Running time 1:27:16. One forum user's disc includes: Hold Your Breath (2012) - Cut, around 5 minutes missing! FSK18 / Running time 1:21:21 Mine doesn't, it includes Some Guy Who Kills People as a bonus film instead, also cut (FSK18)[/I]
Zombie World War aka Zombie 108 - this is a Taiwan movie but the German 3D release has English subtitles

Gert Krumbacher's reviews of German 3D releases are also very useful and far more comprehensive: https://www.amazon.de/gp/profile/amz..._=cm_cr_dp_pdp

There are also bootlegged autoconversions of The Matrix, Star Wars, King Kong and various other big Hollywood films out there - not only are you wasting your money if you buy these, you're also funding organised crime. Sellers from Russia and Sri Lanka are the main ones watch out for - avoid avoid avoid these like the plague!

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As my Region A player has an issue with the disc loading slot, I don't want to use it to randomly test out hundreds of discs so I will be more reliant on those in Region A to confirm if any of the titles in the lists above are really region free or have been released in Region A somewhere.

For Americans relying on these lists, please remember that Region A is not just America - there are quite a few titles you can get in other Region A countries like Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong; Outback, A Liar's Autobiography, Ratchet & Clank, The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2, Terminator 2, Valerian, Need For Speed and Robinson Crusoe for example, so that's why you won't see those in the lists above. Then there's India, which in theory is Region C but 3D releases there tend to be region free so that's another option.

It will take me a while to list everything I have/know as I don't want to list anything incorrectly, but if anyone posts anything in this thread I will update the list(s) in the posts above with that as a priority. Needless to say, if there's anything missing or wrong, just let me know.

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OK, so I will maintain a list of Region B only 3D blu rays. I will have to include German auto conversions I suppose, so will lock the first four posts as there are a lot of these, if the list goes too long I will move them to their own thread.
Hi 13th,

Ah, and to think the one who mistook the photo to be Louis Jordan was the one who gave you the final push to finally start putting this list together!
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Hi 13th,

That many titles not available for you chaps in region B? Lovers of martial arts films must be quite disappointed if they only own a B region player.

Though not martial arts, Wolf Totem was a wonderful story beautifully captured in 3D.
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Ah, and to think the one who mistook the photo to be Louis Jordan was the one who gave you the final push to finally start putting this list together!
I think in these stupid times anything that encourages people to go region free and buy more 3D blu rays is a good thing.
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My native Blu ray region is Region B so I've had to buy a Region A player to be able to play all these interesting (and not so interesting) 3D blu ray releases available fully English-friendly only in Region A. I'll indicate the country of release too. If I'm missing any, or have got any wrong, let me know and I'll update the thread.

Mermaid (Hong Kong)
the hong kong release of the mermaid uses a different aspect ratio which is 1.90:1, while the Sony blu ray uses a 2.35:1 aspect ratio, just wanna mention that.

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the hong kong release of the mermaid uses a different aspect ratio which is 1.90:1, while the Sony blu ray uses a 2.35:1 aspect ratio, just wanna mention that.
Is the Sony release 3D?

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That many titles not available for you chaps in region B? Lovers of martial arts films must be quite disappointed if they only own a B region player. Though not martial arts, Wolf Totem was a wonderful story beautifully captured in 3D.
Indeed. The Chinese conversions are of varying quality but even so, there are more than enough excellent 3D movies on that list to justify going region free for. As it happens, there are more Region B titles unavailable in Region A, so the argument goes both ways...

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Is the Sony release 3D?
2d only and the aspect ratio on the Sony blu ray is cropped to 2.35:1.
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I think in these stupid times anything that encourages people to go region free and buy more 3D blu rays is a good thing.
That's a really deep thought!
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A Haunting in Salem has had a US/Canadian release.
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is Iron Doors any good and what is the 3d like ?
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Hunger Games: MockingJay part 1 is region B or hard to find in region A. IDK


Part 2 looks like its region locked also.
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is Iron Doors any good and what is the 3d like ?


I'll quote myself from the just bought or watched thread:

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Just watched Iron Doors - it's one of those "guy wakes up locked in a vault with no memory of how he got there" movies. No food, no drink, just a dead rat and a padlocked locker. With only two people in the cast and pretty much only one location it did just about enough to keep me interested, though not much happens and the reward for sticking around to find out what's going on is all-too-brief and raises far more questions than it answers.

It's a German movie clearly aimed at the international market so shot in English (with some African language parts and one song sung in German). Consequently the blu ray isn't entirely English friendly but there aren't any forced subs for the English dialogue at least, which makes up the bulk of the film, and most of the African (Swahili?) isn't subtitled anyway so there's only a few lines of annoying forced subs in one scene as well as a couple of pointless on-screen text translations ("Day 1" etc).

It was converted to 3D for theatrical release back in 2010 and released in Germany on 3D blu ray so the 3D conversion is not up to modern standards - no pop out whatsoever and minimal depth because pretty much the whole film takes place in a room. Some of the 3D looked OK but some of it looked weird and I spotted a number of errors, which at least gave my eyes something to do. I like these kinds of films but I struggle to recommend this one, for the 3D or for anything else. Unless you want to see a guy drinking urine out of a shoe. His German accent also makes some of the dialogue more comical than it perhaps was intended to be...
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There's a Thai release: https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-H...lu-ray/157673/
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Mojin might be on this list soon. Hopefully it's region free though.
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thanks for doing this! going to be increasingly reliant on imports, and i find the sites i buy from in the UK often have incorrect region code data.

as an aside, this is a crappy way to find out that one of my favorite movies, Ratatouille, actually had a 3D release. bummer.
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