I expect this question will be asked a lot...seeing as Amazon US are selling pre-orders for $98...which converts to £62/£63. And I thought we were called "rip-off Britain"? £37.49 at the moment on here....for the biggest BD release so far in the history of the format, that is a very fair price.
"According to a UK reviewer his review copies were Region Free." http://forum.blu-ray.com/canada/149694-alien-anthology.html hopefully the set will be region free....I'm not paying $100 for the US release
region free bluray players (from the ones I've seen) are horribly expensive, not even worth it
If you live in the States these guys are best for ALL AREA BD players...they can even advise on your screen whether you need a converter for PAL centric framerate content such as extras as some European TV and HD50 shot movies.
Each disk in the back image in amazon.co.uk website looks region free. You can see A,B,C region logos in each disk. I'm not sure whether those images were just taken from demo version or pre-release version. I wish these images were what we're going to see on the disks next week.
Yeah, they're region free alright. Or at least it says so, I have no way to confirm it as I have a region locked player.
Oh...and it looks fabulous, it really does. Only skipped through disc 1, Alien. WOW!!! Perfect...pristine...excellent. Proper and restrained use of DNR...so not an overly smooth crappy print that sucks the details away, or silly edge-enhancements like some were concerned it would have. It is LUSH!!! Ridley did us proud. As the Nostromo flew over near the beginning my chin was on the floor...the details were stunning. The DTS-HD track was also very impressive. I hope Cameron was as masterful with his re-mastering work on Aliens.
I got my order and the back of the box says Regions "A", "B" and "C". But then I have to play it this week-end to be sure. I live in NYC but the price for this one was almost a third less than Amazon.com US.
Well I'm in the UK and have a region locked player, but the discs do say they're all region. Also, I have seen many Americans buy the set after asking this question on several forums and have not seen a single person come back to the forums complaining of a sneaky region lock....so it is a pretty safe bet to say go ahead and order. (If you needed any more encouragement, many people have complained of the lack of disc spindles in the USA version with the discs coming loose in transit and causing all manner of problems...the UK set has the exact same outer box, but the inside is a standard fold-out Digipack with spindles and secure discs)
I live in the U.S. and ordered it from the U.K. and all 6 of the discs read regions "ABC" which is "region free" so I suggest everyone in the world to get this item right away as it's the best deal from Amazon.co.uk!