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Overseas US Region B/2 Compatible Blu-ray and DVD Imports

Discussion in 'Anime Industry Discussion' started by NormanicGrav, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Blaize

    Blaize Great Teacher

    You can add CB Go Nagai World to the Discotek list ;)
  2. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    Just received Kiniro Mosaic Season 2 and it appears to be Region A/B. I've tried it on my PS4 and my Region Free BD player with the Region code set to A and B and it plays fine on both, no bypass or anything required.
  3. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav Hai Hai Grav desu Moderator

    If you tried it on a PlayStation then it's geolocked.


    Working out which Sentai BD is region free is actually more complicated now. The Sentai discs are geolocked and a majority of the players are set to United States. All current consoles are geolocked as well.
  4. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    The fact it works on my BD player is what makes it A/B. Chuunibyou doesn't work at all on that player, for example, despite it being Region Free, yet works on my PS4, so the fact that it works on both my BD Player when set to Region B as well as Region A and my PS4 makes it A/B.
  5. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav Hai Hai Grav desu Moderator

    Fair enough.

  6. crashmatt

    crashmatt Vampire Ninja

    Confirmed Overlord is region locked both Blu Ray and DVD.
  7. Rena Ryuugu

    Rena Ryuugu Oyashiro-Sama

    Just a heads up, Dragon Ball Z Movie collection 3 is R1 only as I tried all 3 discs on my PS4 and I got the region error message for each one.
  8. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav Hai Hai Grav desu Moderator

    Looks like all Funi sets will be A|1 given they are coming over to the UK. Ah well.
  9. Buzz201

    Buzz201 Cardcaptor

    So much for them matching the US in every single aspect... If there's are A|1, ours should be too...

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  10. Lambadelta

    Lambadelta Magical Girl

    noooooo!!! dam guess no nice limited edition for Overlord T_T
  11. Otaku-san

    Otaku-san Chuunibyou

    God Damn it Funi! your meant to do one job

    I guess I should make it a point to buy a US blu-ray player in the future or something...
  12. HdE

    HdE Comic Book Guy

    Quickie DVD update:

    The postie delivered a shiny new copy of Discotek's Gun Frontier collection today. And, predictably, it works in my region 2 players.

    HOWEVER - two things of note:

    1. Picture quality on this release is quite poor. It has a soapy, ill-defined quality that comes as a real let down considering how good Discotek usually are at sourcing high quality transfers. DVD should look better than this, thse days.

    2. It's worth noting that Discotek have been making noises on Facebook about licensors demanding that their Blu Rays, at least, be region locked. I wonder if this will eventually affect their DVD releases?
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  13. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav Hai Hai Grav desu Moderator

    I don't think the DVD sets will be an issue for Discotek, and the main reason I say this is because they mainly acquire titles that Japanese licensors wouldn't worry about. They're either too old to be concerned with, or a Blu-ray version exists somewhere.

    But if it does become an issue, then it's best to keep it quiet. ;)
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  14. PilibO

    PilibO Student Council President

    Does anyone know if the Pokemon Diamond/Pearl movies are region A locked or not? Thanks :)
  15. Just Passing Through

    Just Passing Through Guild Member

    Funimation's Nichijou and Wolf's Rain are out now, and you can bet I'm waiting for when Blu-ray regions are confirmed for those.... Anyone?
  16. Jaysgba

    Jaysgba Vampire Ninja

    Think I've seen mention of Nichijou being countrylocked.
  17. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav Hai Hai Grav desu Moderator

    As far as I'm aware every new Funimation release is A|1 only this year. Wolf's Rain should definitely be A|1 only because they only have US/CA rights.
  18. Blaize

    Blaize Great Teacher

    Shocker! The Galaxy Railways OVA DVD by Discotek works!! :p
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  19. mikezilla2

    mikezilla2 Completely Average High School Student

    can you give me examples of said Noises ? and are they looking to fix it or are all there blu rays going to be region locked ?

    regardless how are Funi these days with regards to there blu rays being region locked ? might look at getting speed racer in the future ....

    the Note there about appleseed failing to Bypass dos that include the new Disc pressing ?
  20. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav Hai Hai Grav desu Moderator

    All of their Blu-rays (aside from Night on the Galactic Railroad due to a glitch) is region locked.

    As for Appleseed I don't know about their re-release, it is possible that it could have gotten a re-author (as Children Who Chase Lost Voices did) but best to ask around and see if they have tested it.