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One of my favorite shows, but I bet it could be cheaper. Although I'm not sure where I'd find that deal so this'll do
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One of my favorite shows, but I bet it could be cheaper. Although I'm not sure where I'd find that deal so this'll do
The physical Bluray was $7.99 at Amazon in 2010 and $6.49 at FoxConnect once upon a time. I suppose $4.99 is OK if you trust what you buy on streaming media to be there forever. Some people claim that Vudu takes away titles people buy as the rights expire. I don't know if that's true en masse, but it's believable to me since the fine print gives them (or any other streaming or digital service) the right to take away anything you buy at any time for any reason without providing a refund or notice to you.
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The physical Bluray was $7.99 at Amazon in 2010 and $6.49 at FoxConnect once upon a time. I suppose $4.99 is OK if you trust what you buy on streaming media to be there forever. Some people claim that Vudu takes away titles people buy as the rights expire. I don't know if that's true en masse, but it's believable to me since the fine print gives them (or any other streaming or digital service) the right to take away anything you buy at any time for any reason without providing a refund or notice to you.
Although it's OOP for now it's hard to believe it won;t be repressed/re-released at some point.

As an alternative the German disc is fully US compatible and often is available for under $10 shipped by itself and even less if you use one of the 10 for 50EUR/6 for 30/4 for 20/B2G1 deals it seem Amazon.de runs almost constantly.

I think the German disc is what most people are buying to complete those Full Series Boxsets that are missing the Final Break.
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Although it's OOP for now it's hard to believe it won;t be repressed/re-released at some point.

As an alternative the German disc is fully US compatible and often is available for under $10 shipped by itself and even less if you use one of the 10 for 50EUR/6 for 30/4 for 20/B2G1 deals it seem Amazon.de runs almost constantly.

I think the German disc is what most people are buying to complete those Full Series Boxsets that are missing the Final Break.
I didn't realize it was OOP. I guess it's good I got it back when it was available cheap. You are an amazing database of what's available where, what's region free, and what's OOP. I keep saying it's too bad all your knowledge isn't in an easy to search database online at hariseldon.com. :-) That is, if I want to buy title X, I could search one place to find out if it's OOP or unavailable in the US (such as many 3D movies) and then see which vendors have confirmed region free copies. Doing all that research myself is hard. You seem to have already done all that research yourself, and I know you've helped me on specific titles several times. I haven't started to research upcoming releases like Spider-Man Homecoming, Valerian, Emoji Movie, Cars 3, T2, and Nut Job 2. I don't have my notes handy, but I vaguely recall you may have said Cars 3 and Captain Underpants are not getting US 3D releases.
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I didn't realize it was OOP. I guess it's good I got it back when it was available cheap. You are an amazing database of what's available where, what's region free, and what's OOP. I keep saying it's too bad all your knowledge isn't in an easy to search database online at hariseldon.com. :-) That is, if I want to buy title X, I could search one place to find out if it's OOP or unavailable in the US (such as many 3D movies) and then see which vendors have confirmed region free copies. Doing all that research myself is hard. You seem to have already done all that research yourself, and I know you've helped me on specific titles several times. I haven't started to research upcoming releases like Spider-Man Homecoming, Valerian, Emoji Movie, Cars 3, T2, and Nut Job 2. I don't have my notes handy, but I vaguely recall you may have said Cars 3 and Captain Underpants are not getting US 3D releases.
Just to threadcrap a little further

Underpants I don't think has a 3D release anywhere. Emoji doesn't appear to getting a 3D release.

Cars 3 appears not to be getting a release in the US, but like most new release Disney's is almost guaranteed to be Region Free from EU.

Spiderman Homecoming is getting 3D pretty much everywhere.

Valerian probably no US 3D and high chance it will be region locked in the EU since it's a Lionsgate so possibly one of the Region A Asia countries.

T2 is also Lionsgate/Studio Canal. No US 3D and the 4K appears to be delayed 'indefinitely' again. Everybody is waiting to see is the EU 3D releases will be delayed as well. AUS is a Sony/Universal release so there's a chance either it or the India release possibly will be region free. The Asian region A countries haven't announced if/when they'll release though hard to believe none of them will have a release.

Nut Job 2 doesn't seem to be getting a US 3D. UK has a listing, but no release date so hard to know if it's a placeholder or real. At least it's Warner so 99% it will be Region Free if it's real.
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I know we're going off topic, but to me it's great info (it should be called "threadcandy" instead) and I'll take it where I can get.

And your post is another example why you are so awesome. You saved me a bunch of research. Did you already know all of that from prior research? I've said it before several times... I'd love it if you had your own blog/thread/web page somewhere where the above info was permanently posted even just as plain text. So whenever I wondered about the next upcoming 3D release I could head over to your page and look rather than having to ask you here each time or do my own research. I've done it before, but it tends to take me at least 10 minutes per title. Then many times when Amazon UK or Zavvi says region B locked I have to wonder if that's accurate and go over to that other site to look for confirmations from actual buyers.
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I know we're going off topic, but to me it's great info (it should be called "threadcandy" instead) and I'll take it where I can get.

And your post is another example why you are so awesome. You saved me a bunch of research. Did you already know all of that from prior research? I've said it before several times... I'd love it if you had your own blog/thread/web page somewhere where the above info was permanently posted even just as plain text. So whenever I wondered about the next upcoming 3D release I could head over to your page and look rather than having to ask you here each time or do my own research. I've done it before, but it tends to take me at least 10 minutes per title. Then many times when Amazon UK or Zavvi says region B locked I have to wonder if that's accurate and go over to that other site to look for confirmations from actual buyers.
Most of it I had saved up from bluray.com discussio threads. I did have to check a couple newer names -- Emoji and Nut Job since I have no interest in the former and Nut Job 2 I didn't even know existed until a couple days ago. Apparently Amazon's page on the latter disappeared this week, but Zavvi and HMV still have it listed as coming. It would be very rare to have a single country release of a 3D title that had a major studio release so I'm not optimistic about it, but it is still over 2 months out and other releases including a US could still show up

Small correction -- Nut Job 2 is Universal in the US and Warner in US. Both companies are virtually always region free though. It is interesting the so far I'm only finding a Nov US and Dec UK release listed -- even Canada doesn't have a listing so either this bombed incredibly and the studios are just plain hiding it or the announcements are really late.
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Most of it I had saved up from bluray.com discussio threads. I did have to check a couple newer names -- Emoji and Nut Job since I have no interest in the former and Nut Job 2 I didn't even know existed until a couple days ago. Apparently Amazon's page on the latter disappeared this week, but Zavvi and HMV still have it listed as coming. It would be very rare to have a single country release of a 3D title that had a major studio release so I'm not optimistic about it, but it is still over 2 months out and other releases including a US could still show up

Small correction -- Nut Job 2 is Universal in the US and Warner in US. Both companies are virtually always region free though. It is interesting the so far I'm only finding a Nov US and Dec UK release listed -- even Canada doesn't have a listing so either this bombed incredibly and the studios are just plain hiding it or the announcements are really late.
Thanks again. Do you think there's any chance you could consolidate all that "saved up" 3D info from bluray.com into some web page I could consult periodically? Even if it's just plain text like what you posted, it would help.

I'll tell you my process which I'm sure is vastly inferior and incomplete to yours:
#1. Go to Amazon and see if a title has a 3D release.
#2. Go to Amazon UK (and sometimes Zavvi but I think Amazon UK and Zavvi carry the same stuff) to see if the 3D exists there.
#3. If there is a 3D in the UK, go to bluray.com reviews from region 2 and see if there's a link under region coding with a verification comment that's it's truly region free. Quite often, as you know, Amazon UK does not list region free when it is and there are exceptions, so I never feel comfortable buying a foreign Bluray until I have 1 trustable verification, such as a user comment under region coding on the reviews or by asking you. Quite often there is no verification info under the region coding. You've said Disney, Universal and Warner almost always are region free, but I'm afraid of hitting an exception (like Ratatouille). Clearly you have numerous other foreign sites to check.

If you would enumerate your additional steps, I would try to follow them myself... unless most of your information comes from digging through numerous large threads on bluray.com. I doubt I would have the stamina for that. Digging through SD already sucks up most of my free time. Thanks.

P.S. I saw Nut Job 2 in 3D and it was mediocre and predictable, so it may have bombed, but it had some good 3D effects and watching the Jackie Chan street mice fight was fun. It looks like it will be yet another movie I won't be able to own in 3D.
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Thanks again. Do you think there's any chance you could consolidate all that "saved up" 3D info from bluray.com into some web page I could consult periodically? Even if it's just plain text like what you posted, it would help.

Nothing terribly fancy, just footwork,

I generally start through Bluray with upcoming releases.
Click on the name of the title and it takes you to a general information page, click "Releases"
which should take you to a page with all the known BD/4K/3D/DVD items on one page and from there it's pretty easy to find which countries and which studios are releasing.

The 3D forum there has a few general threads with older releases often with more region info than are confirmed at the title page, some specific Title Threads with more detailed discussion. The international threads (UK, Germany, AUS, etc) cna be invaluable since a lot of the review/discussion is there for many items and often someone has the disc and give information. If you ask a specific question, often someone from dozens of countries isn't too far away often can get you information. The Steelbook subforum has a surprising amount of information esp about Blufans (China) and some Czech sites which often have Region C uniques items

Having a source of retailers website to check is nice though not really helpful for region information in general
Amazon is easy for the 6-8 countries that have movies and ship to the US.

Then the country specific stores that ship to US:
Zavvi is probably the most common
Bol.com - Netherlands
JBHifi, Sanity, ezyDVD -- AUS
Fishpond -- mostly AUS has both a US and AUS site like Zavvi, but the US store still ships out of AUS normally and prices are often higher than the main site.
KimchiDVD- Korea
PlayAsia and YesAsia -- several of teh Asian countries are excellent, but not cheap
DDDHouse -- mostly Hong Kong, but a few other countries as well

India -- most common is Rahul-and-I Ebay store though he has a much less comprehensive website. Many India releases of US items are region free, ship out of Houston, and tend to release earlier in teh cycle than Japn and EU, the covers are 100% English and often no ratings logos that bug a lot of US folks. THe India discs sometimes are missing certain audio options -- Region Free The BFG is missing the Atmos track from the Region Locked EU versions. Sometimes a 7.1 track is missing and replaced with a 5.1.

There are some nice Brazil/Mexico releases (region A), but it has gotten much harder to order them from anyplace other than Ebay.


Honestly I would strongly consider getting a region free Bluray player so you don't really have to work as hard. Many of the Region A asia releases are so much more expensive than the EU Locked items, it would only take 5-6 items to basically pay for one of teh very decent Sony Players. A separate 4K player would be easier to add later and since all 4K are region free any std US player would work.
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I'm confused, is this something that was made outside of the normal tv series?
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I'm confused, is this something that was made outside of the normal tv series?
Yes this is a new final season came out earlier this year.
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That's incorrect -- Final Break was a 2 hour TV movie slotted at the end S4 (ended up later being designated Ep 23 and 24) that was meant to tie up loose ends when it looked like it wasn't being renewed. They did make a 5th season this year however. It aired in 2009 a couple weeks after Epis 21/22 double episode which was supposed to be the end of S4
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Honestly I would strongly consider getting a region free Bluray player so you don't really have to work as hard. Many of the Region A asia releases are so much more expensive than the EU Locked items, it would only take 5-6 items to basically pay for one of teh very decent Sony Players. A separate 4K player would be easier to add later and since all 4K are region free any std US player would work.
Thanks, as always. I saved the info you posted above to see if I can do any of it on my own.

In the meantime, as you have investigated region free Bluray players, could you point me to the best model for the best price at whichever retailer I have to order from? I always thought foreign Bluray players played in some PAL 50 Hz mode which I don't think US TVs support, but I don't really know because foreign electronics are not an area I've ever investigated. It's hard enough keeping up with a small fraction of US electronics and computers.

I hope we're not talking over a hundred dollars for a region free as my most expensive Bluray player ever was $100 when I first started, and I got most of my 3D Bluray players on clearance in the $20-$50 range.
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If you didn't need 3D then the little $50 Seiki SR4KP1 player is the best bargain of the decade. It can be made region free for DVD and switchabel regions for BD with a simple remote code.

A lot of the region free players aren't international, they are normal US players that have some internal hardware mods made to make them capable. Many them are just putting a chip back into it that were actually there coming off the assembly line that removed the capability specifically for the US.

220Electronics or World-Import or Bombay are probably the most common retailer for region free modded players. Some do have an Ebay store though it may be under another name and you can sometimes used one of the 15 off 75 Ebay codes to find a deal. I think they will occasionally have refurbs from around $100.


Many of the US models that are modded play all PAL and NTSC dvd (directly or converted), All variations of Bluray (24p, 50 or 60hz, and many of them can be set to output native or convert to US standard. Many US TV sets are capable of playing 50HZ or PAL directly (sometimes a menu setup or auto designation), My 2 simple Samsung sets are multifreq capable like computer monitors and will natively play whatever is input. Other Samsungs, many Panasonic Plasmas cant handle 50HZ directly and either internally convert or the player needs to convert the signal 1st. Sometimes you just have to trial and error, sometime the tech specs can tell you.
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