There are a few reports on the internet that DC Animated films that are region 1 are actually region free and play on region 2 players.I was wondering if anyone can confirm this as I'm after Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 which is only available on region 1
NOPE! No longer the case. WHV DVDs were never REGION FREE but for a time did include Region 2.
I just found your post at Part 2. The coding is the same on it, so no joy I'm afraid.
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I just checked my discs for you.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Parts 1 & 2 on DVD are not coded for Region 2 UK machines.
NTSC 'Region 1' DVDs from WHV are as of 2012 coded for domestic DVD Regions 1, 3 & 4.
The BD for Batman should be fine (A, B, C) but I have no way of checking that as my collection is DVD only.
90% of WHV USA/Canada DVDs use the following rule if you know the ORIGINAL release date of the SPECIFIC EDITION you seek: 1997-2001 Region 1 Only. 2002-2011 Regions 1, 2, 3 & 4 (with a few new releases being exceptions to the rule - not many). 2012-Onwards Regions 1, 3 & 4 Warner Archive Manufacture On Demand titles are Region Free.