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Initial post: 23 May 2011 17:56:00 BDT
I read somewhere a while back the 3D Blu-ray discs were region free, can somebody please confirm this.

I am interested in ordering Drive Angry (I live in UK), I'm sure the 2D disc is going to be region locked A, but it's the 3D version Im interested in...thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2011 19:53:15 BDT
Liam Brown says:
It's been confirmed that the U.S. Drive Angry Blu-Ray is Region Locked A. Amazon.co.uk now have the UK version up for pre-order and are saying that it contains a 2D & 3D Blu-ray and DVD but there is no mention of this on the box art so be careful.

I've got the same problem as you as I want the 3D version. Holland and Germany both have 3D Blu-ray's of Drive Angry so I might go for one of these as they will be Region B.

Posted on 25 May 2011 12:47:40 BDT
Nice one, cheers mate.

I think Holland and Germany should be fine (as long as there is an English track on there), European Blu's are all region B

Posted on 25 May 2011 13:14:33 BDT
P. Marck says:
3D Blu-rays are like regular Blu-rays, just with 3D-effect.

So no, they aren't all free region, some are, probably.

Posted on 30 May 2011 21:00:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 May 2011 21:00:26 BDT
Bob Drake says:
The proprietary 3D BDs (Samsung's How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Quadrilogy, Megamind, etc.; Panasonic's Avatar) are region free but have no extras. They have a choice of many languages as well. The discs have age-restriction seals from every country. They are clearly made for world-wide distribution.

Keep in mind that much of Asia is Region A like North and South America. If the region is not listed, but the subtitles indicate European as well as Asian languages the BD is probably all-region. The 3D set Jean-Michel Cousteau's Film Trilogy (Dolphins & Whales/Sharks/Ocean Wonderland Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) is, in fact all-region. (I bought it for use in the U.S.) Note the many subtitles, including European and Asian, listed.
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