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"Hunger" on BLU RAY - Compatibility Issues For UK Buyers On Some Versions...,
This review is from: Criterion Collection: Hunger [Blu-ray]  [US Import] (Blu-ray)
As you've probably gathered most of the reviews are for the 'DVD' version of this harrowing account of the Hunger Strikes in Northern Ireland during the height of the 'Troubles'. The BLU RAY of Steve McQueen's remarkable film is available in two versions - but if you're a UK fan - which issue to buy?
Unfortunately the uber-desirable USA Criterion release is REGION-A LOCKED although it doesn't say so on Amazon.
So it WILL NOT PLAY on most UK BLU RAY players unless they're chipped to play 'all' regions (which the vast majority aren't).
Don't confuse BLU RAY players that have multi-region capability on the 'DVD' front - that won't help.
Luckily the Euro (German) issue is REGION B - so that will play on UK machines (has German writing all over the back cover).
Check you're purchasing the right version before you buy the pricey Criterion release...