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"Three Colors (Trilogy)" on BLU RAY - Compatibility Issues For UK Buyers With The ‘US’ Release…,
This review is from: The Three Colours Trilogy [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
As you've probably gathered most of the reviews are for the 'DVD' version of this 1990’s trio of Art House gems starring Juliette Binoche. And the 'BLU RAY' variant of it has long been available in the States and several other territories. But which BLU RAY issue do you buy if you live in Blighty?
Unfortunately the uber-desirable USA Criterion release (simply called “Three Colors”) 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 Artificial Eye release (“Three Colours Trilogy”) is REGION B - so that will play the trio of “Blue”, “White” and “Red” (the three colours of the French flag) on UK machines - and it uses the same much-praised restored elements.
So check your player’s region coding acceptability if you want the pricier Criterion release...if not opt for the UK released BLU RAY at a far healthier price…