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region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby gerry77 on Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:11 pm

I wasted my money buying the U.K. Blu-ray version of the Watchmen but what I really wanted was the directors cut which is only available in the good old U.S.of A.
One British film mag said that the American version is region 0, which I would be able to play on my PS3 (region 2). However America is usually region 1, so can anybody confirm which region it is .

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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby papalazeru on Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:31 pm

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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby Fried Gold on Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:03 pm

gerry77 wrote:I wasted my money buying the U.K. Blu-ray version of the Watchmen but what I really wanted was the directors cut which is only available in the good old U.S.of A.
One British film mag said that the American version is region 0, which I would be able to play on my PS3 (region 2). However America is usually region 1, so can anybody confirm which region it is .

Many Thanks,
Gerry77.

1. The UK version has the Director's Cut, it's just just being called the "Special Edition" here.
2. When have you ever heard of the main studios releasing Region 0 discs?
3. Blu-ray is rubs.
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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby stereosforgeeks on Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:05 pm

Fried Gold wrote:
gerry77 wrote:I wasted my money buying the U.K. Blu-ray version of the Watchmen but what I really wanted was the directors cut which is only available in the good old U.S.of A.
One British film mag said that the American version is region 0, which I would be able to play on my PS3 (region 2). However America is usually region 1, so can anybody confirm which region it is .

Many Thanks,
Gerry77.

1. The UK version has the Director's Cut, it's just just being called the "Special Edition" here.
2. When have you ever heard of the main studios releasing Region 0 discs?
3. Blu-ray is rubs.


Also BluRay regions are lettered not numbered.

Regions for the Blu-ray standard:
A: The Americas, and their dependencies, East Asia (except Mainland China and Mongolia), Southeast Asia.
B: Africa, Southwest Asia, Europe (except Russia), Oceania, and their dependencies.
C: Central Asia, East Asia (Mainland China and Mongolia
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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby gerry77 on Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:51 am

Thank you all for taking the time to reply. I'm a little bit more informed and no, I am not a spambot.

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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby The Vicar on Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:53 am

gerry77 wrote:Thank you all for taking the time to reply. I'm a little bit more informed and no, I am not a spambot.

Gerry77.


Yeah, but if you were a spambot, you wouldn't tell us.
Bloody spambots.......


I can't remember ... if we throw him in the water and he floats, does that mean he is or isn't a spambot?
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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby magicmonkey on Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:07 am

The Vicar wrote:
gerry77 wrote:Thank you all for taking the time to reply. I'm a little bit more informed and no, I am not a spambot.

Gerry77.


Yeah, but if you were a spambot, you wouldn't tell us.
Bloody spambots.......


I can't remember ... if we throw him in the water and he floats, does that mean he is or isn't a spambot?


Either way, SPAMBOT!! SPAMBOT!! Looks like we got ourselves a lynching! :wink:

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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby Fried Gold on Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:04 am

The Vicar wrote:
gerry77 wrote:Thank you all for taking the time to reply. I'm a little bit more informed and no, I am not a spambot.

Gerry77.


Yeah, but if you were a spambot, you wouldn't tell us.
Bloody spambots.......


I can't remember ... if we throw him in the water and he floats, does that mean he is or isn't a spambot?

That's for SpamDucks.

Spambots explode in contact with water.
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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby Elwood Blues on Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:28 am

Fried Gold wrote:
gerry77 wrote:I wasted my money buying the U.K. Blu-ray version of the Watchmen but what I really wanted was the directors cut which is only available in the good old U.S.of A.
One British film mag said that the American version is region 0, which I would be able to play on my PS3 (region 2). However America is usually region 1, so can anybody confirm which region it is .

Many Thanks,
Gerry77.

1. The UK version has the Director's Cut, it's just just being called the "Special Edition" here.
2. When have you ever heard of the main studios releasing Region 0 discs?
3. Blu-ray is rubs.


Hi,

1.) Do you know that for sure? According to http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=14775, the UK Blu-ray contains only the theatrical version.
2.) Except for Disney and Fox (incl. MGM), most Blu-rays from the other big studios are region-code free, see http://bluray.liesinc.net/.
3.) ?
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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby Fried Gold on Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:57 am

Elwood Blues wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:
gerry77 wrote:I wasted my money buying the U.K. Blu-ray version of the Watchmen but what I really wanted was the directors cut which is only available in the good old U.S.of A.
One British film mag said that the American version is region 0, which I would be able to play on my PS3 (region 2). However America is usually region 1, so can anybody confirm which region it is .

Many Thanks,
Gerry77.

1. The UK version has the Director's Cut, it's just just being called the "Special Edition" here.
2. When have you ever heard of the main studios releasing Region 0 discs?
3. Blu-ray is rubs.


Hi,

1.) Do you know that for sure? According to http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=14775, the UK Blu-ray contains only the theatrical version.
2.) Except for Disney and Fox (incl. MGM), most Blu-rays from the other big studios are region-code free, see http://bluray.liesinc.net/.
3.) ?

1. I was sure. But now, not so much. The pre-release publicity suggested they were the same. Turns out they weren't. I returned my DVD "special edition" and wrote a nasty letter to the distributors.
2. Blu-ray is rubs.
3. See above.
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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:30 am

blu-ray gives you backrubs? wow, that's AWESOME!
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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby Raziel on Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:24 am

I'm sure there'll be an R2 release for the director's cut soon - but hopefully the Ultimate Edition will get one too!
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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby Fried Gold on Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:18 am

Raziel wrote:I'm sure there'll be an R2 release for the director's cut soon - but hopefully the Ultimate Edition will get one too!

R2 Director's Cut is set for 30th November.

And it looks to be Blu-Ray only, the farkers. And it's about a month before the Ultimate Edition looks like it'll be out.

....triple dipping on Blu-Ray already & dumping DVD customers...great value. And they wonder why people start downloading pirate copies.
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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby Determinator on Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:45 pm

Also, you cannot rent the Director's on either Netflix or Blockbuster in the US. You can only buy it.
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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby TheBaxter on Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:43 pm

Determinator wrote:Also, you cannot rent the Director's on either Netflix or Blockbuster in the US. You can only buy it.


not so, i've seen the DC of watchmen for rent at my local blockbuster. (yes, i still go there)
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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby Fried Gold on Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:19 pm

Determinator wrote:Also, you cannot rent the Director's on either Netflix or Blockbuster in the US. You can only buy it.

Buy it. Watch it. Scratch the disc. Return it for refund.
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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby DennisMM on Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:44 pm

Most places in the USA, opened DVDs cannot be returned, only exchanged for the same item if damaged. It doesn't matter if you say you want something else; you're screwed.

The five-disc set is in this month's Previews. The extended edition, or whatever they're calling it, includes "Tales of the Black Freighter" interpolated. Price is about $55. That's much cheaper than I expected, but I'm certainly not going to pop for it. I'm half-stunned that I popped for the director's cut. I was so underwhelmed by the DVD experience that I haven't even watched the special features. That's pretty unusual for me.
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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby Fried Gold on Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:47 am

DennisMM wrote:Most places in the USA, opened DVDs cannot be returned, only exchanged for the same item if damaged. It doesn't matter if you say you want something else; you're screwed.

Here, we can exchange for same, exchange for equal value, exchange for refund.

Consumer rights, sorted.
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Re: region coding for directors cut of Watchmen ?

Postby DennisMM on Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:26 pm

Lucky bastards.
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