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post #1321 of 1368 Old 12-23-2011, 08:16 PM
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That's a possibility that hadn't occurred to me (the set doesn't appear on the 1080i/50 list in another thread here, come to think of it), but it might well explain it...I suppose the big question is whether or not it'll actually "catch up" once it gets out of the copyright/studio bits. Does the Judge Dredd BD do that? (And there's a region-free Dredd BD out there? Must look into that.)

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Probably the best place for this: I bought the UK Chris Ryan's Strike Back S1 BD set off Amazon US, and both my PS3 and a Sony NSZ-GT1 hang on a black screen when trying to load either disc in the set, even with BD-Live Internet access disabled. My Pioneer BDP-51FD loads them right up without a fuss. Has anybody else run into this particular quirk with this set?



I have this set and the same issue happens with both of my PS3's (Slim and Fat)... I have let it sit for about 10 minutes and it refuses to play... Have you got it working yet? If so, what did you change?
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In my case I didn't--I just fired it up on my Pio (using disc 1 as a gauge, the entire set is apparently encoded at 1080i50). At least in the case of the PS3 there doesn't appear to be any way to fix it short of some sort of hardware tweak (I'm guessing--and said tweak definitely wouldn't be user-level).

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That's a possibility that hadn't occurred to me (the set doesn't appear on the 1080i/50 list in another thread here, come to think of it), but it might well explain it...I suppose the big question is whether or not it'll actually "catch up" once it gets out of the copyright/studio bits. Does the Judge Dredd BD do that? (And there's a region-free Dredd BD out there? Must look into that.)

Yeah, the Judge Dredd BD from Germany plays in Region A and is encoded at 23.76fps, not a problem for USA BD players. However, the opening logos and copyright warnings play at 25fps/50i and give some players (most notably Sonys) a hell of a time.

Not to be confused with the Judge Dredd BD from France, which is not only locked to Region B, but has the movie fully encoded at 1080i/50. Not suitable for USA players at all.

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Anyone know if there is a region free version of the bang bang club anywhere?
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I don't have that set but I'll guess the studio logos and/or copyright warnings are in 25fps PAL framerates and that's what your Sony equipment can't handle.

I get the same thing with my Judge Dredd BD from Germany. It's region-free, but the 25fps studio logo gives my Sony BX-37 fits. My PAL-capable Oppo 95 player in another room has no problem with it.

Can also confirm that these discs work in my LG BD611.
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Anyone ready to make a $60+ order on Play-Asia? I have a small coupon I won't be using; PM me.
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I'm having a problem playing Californication Blu-ray. My region A player says there is a region coding mismatch. So I put in my region B player and get nothing but a grey screen after the Showtime logo is shown. I've tried both disks.

This is a Paramount title.

I'm using a LG BH200.
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Wasn't all that impressed with the USA version of Cast Away...Is the UK version better AND region free? Do they have the same encodes, etc etc...?

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If the UK version actually has a middle act instead of simply a beginning and final act, then no doubt it is infinitely better than the US version.

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There is nothing majorly wrong with the PQ of the US version except for the opening sequence

Don't think Dreamworks / Paramount have released Cast Away overseas.

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Is it possible to know if the UK release of "The Iron Lady" will be region-free (released by Fox/Pathé)? Pre-order info states Region B, though I'm hoping for an exception.
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Does anyone know of any information about the Pedro Almodovar BDs sold on Amazon's Spain page? They have pretty much his whole catalog, including ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER. I'd kill to get my hands on those, but I'm leery of whether or not they've got subtitling.

Also, has anyone had experience ordering to the US from Amazon.es?

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Are both versions of To Live and Die in LA unlocked?
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Received the German double film release of 'Police Academy' and 'Police Academy 2' yesterday.

Both films come on their own disc and are 1080p/24fps with English 1.0 DTS-HD MA

They use the same menu style as the recent US Blade releases and are 100% English apart from the text on the case.
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Just looking at the PQ and AQ tier threads.

As I am in Australia and getting Region B copies of the blu-rays, I was wondering how relevant are the PQ and AQ tier threads to me?

I assume that most of the review are from Region A (bought in the US) movies?
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For most of the big studios (Warner, Fox, etc.) they use the same transfers worldwide so there are no differences. For lesser films or specialist companies (Criterion, BFI, Eureka, and the like) there can be differences because they may be using different source material or different production facilities.

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Okay, so now that the new Blu-ray of Death Wish 2 has turned out to be the R-rated edited version, anybody have any word on a Region B or C release that might be fully uncut?

I see on blu-ray.com there's a Canadian release, but it's also from MGM and has the same cover artwork, so I assume that's the same master and also edited.

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Am trying to conclude whether Amazon UK "Cape Fear" is limited to region "B". Though not specified "All Region", I'm not clear "A" isn't OK, so if anybody can tell me if region "A" is also fine, that would be most helpful smile.gif!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cape-Fear-Blu-ray-Robert-Niro/dp/B004WDZR3Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348889587&sr=8-1

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The remake with Robert DeNiro is available in the US. http://www.amazon.com/Cape-Fear-Blu-ray-Robert-Niro/dp/B005CA4SL0/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1348895825&sr=1-1&keywords=cape+fear+blu-ray
The 1962 original with Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum is only available from the UK. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cape-Fear-Blu-ray/dp/B005NVBA5A/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1348895652&sr=1-2 It will work in Region A. I just checked it.
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Amazon UK has a good price for the "Back To The Future" trilogy and it's region free, but I'm wondering if the standard definition extra content would be PAL and unplayable in a U.S. player. Anyone happen to know?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003AQCV08/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
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It may well be. The older the Blu-Ray from the UK the more likely the SD extras are in PAL in my experience but some have been in NTSC. There are quite easy ways to play PAL extras on your computer if you have a computer Blu-Ray drive. Don't think it would work if you just had a DVD drive on your computer.

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The major studios like Universal and Warner only use PAL for major releases when the extras disc is a DVD. As the extras are all on the main BDs, you won't have anything to worry about as far as BTTF is concerned.
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very dissapointed in the Gaumont version of 'The Fifth Element' that I bought from France.....waste of $22 mad.gif

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Read the review of "Tell No One" on HighDefDigest and the discussion.

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/2004/tellnoone.html

They're saying the French import is much better due to more extra content and French 5.1 DTS Master, but when I look at the Amazon.fr link, all I see is DTS stereo. Can anyone verify they're right, or am I just looking at the wrong version (Eurocorp)?

http://www.amazon.fr/dis-personne-Blu-ray-Fran%C3%A7ois-Cluzet/dp/B000SOMEBG/panandscathed-20
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Read the review of "Tell No One" on HighDefDigest and the discussion.

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/2004/tellnoone.html

They're saying the French import is much better due to more extra content and French 5.1 DTS Master, but when I look at the Amazon.fr link, all I see is DTS stereo. Can anyone verify they're right, or am I just looking at the wrong version (Eurocorp)?

http://www.amazon.fr/dis-personne-Blu-ray-Fran%C3%A7ois-Cluzet/dp/B000SOMEBG/panandscathed-20

There are two different versions of Tell No One released in France, neither of which have a 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack. The older one does have a 5.1 PCM soundtrack, while the newer one has a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtrack. Your link is to the older edition. Be aware that both versions present the movie at 1080i/50Hz.


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There are two different versions of Tell No One released in France, neither of which have a 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack. The older one does have a 5.1 PCM soundtrack, while the newer one has a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtrack. Your link is to the older edition. Be aware that both versions present the movie at 1080i/50Hz.
Thanks for the assist smile.gif! Unless I'm mistaken (nothing new) I wouldn't expect 50/60 Hz to be an issue with BD HD format (non-country specific outside of region coding) or BD disc extra content, which I understand is normally NTSC. Am I misunderstanding something?

Another question! Domestically, there's a Mimic dual disc combo available -- "Director's Cut" plus another containing 2 and 3.

http://www.amazon.com/Mimic-Film-Set-Blu-ray/dp/B0077PTWCI/ref=pd_sim_mov_9

I picked up the standalone Director's Cut, but am partial to the theatrical release (originally bought on DVD a number of years ago). Canada has a single disc release that's the theatrical plus the sequels courtesy of Alliance. Anybody know how the Alliance release quality stacks up? (I'm thinking of picking up the Alliance triple to compliment my Director's Cut.)

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B006ZUMOAS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB
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Unless I'm mistaken (nothing new) I wouldn't expect 50/60 Hz to be an issue with BD HD format (non-country specific outside of region coding) or BD disc extra content, which I understand is normally NTSC. Am I misunderstanding something?
Yes, all players in Europe play 50/60Hz. Not all players in the USA play 50Hz.
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There are two different versions of Tell No One released in France, neither of which have a 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack. The older one does have a 5.1 PCM soundtrack, while the newer one has a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtrack. Your link is to the older edition. Be aware that both versions present the movie at 1080i/50Hz.
Thanks for the assist smile.gif! Unless I'm mistaken (nothing new) I wouldn't expect 50/60 Hz to be an issue with BD HD format (non-country specific outside of region coding) or BD disc extra content, which I understand is normally NTSC. Am I misunderstanding something?
Those French discs will not play on the majority of North American standalone Blu-ray players due to the 1080i/50Hz video. They will play on some American players and all computer drives.


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Be aware that both versions present the movie at 1080i/50Hz.

Is this really the case? I realize that the intro (menu?) and trailers, etc. are likely encoded at 1080i/50Hz, but would think that the movie itself (French pressing of Tell No One) would be 1080p24.

And, yes, I realize that not being able to view the menu and thus access the main feature (which would presumably be readable by a most/all US players) might render the distinction irrelevant,
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