MoC DVD/Blu-ray Region Guide

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#1 Post by reno dakota » Fri May 11, 2007 1:06 pm

Michael Kerpan wrote:Is there a master list showing which MOC BRDs are all-region?
Here is a list of the titles out so far:

Region-free:
#01 – SUNRISE
#02 – MAD DETECTIVE
#03 – TOKYO SONATA
#04 – UNE FEMME MARIEE
#07 – SOUL POWER
#08 – CITY GIRL
#12 - THE WORLD
#28 - LE SILENCE DE LA MER
#29 - PUNISHMENT PARK

Region B:
#05 – FOR ALL MANKIND
#06 - LA PLANETE SAUVAGE
#09 – M
#10 - PROFOUND DESIRES OF THE GODS
#11 - VENGEANCE IS MINE
#13 - THE BURMESE HARP
#14 - WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER?
#15 - MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW
#16 - METROPOLIS
#17 - LA SIGNORA SENZA CAMELIE
#18 - LE AMICHE
#19 - CŒUR FIDÈLE
#20 - HARAKIRI
#21 - PIGS & BATTLESHIPS
#22 - THE INSECT WOMAN
#23 - SILENT RUNNING
#24 - BALLAD OF NARAYAMA
#25 - TOUCH OF EVIL
#26 - TWO-LANE BLACKTOP
#27 - REPO MAN
#30 - LIFEBOAT
#31 - ACCATTONE
#32 - ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
#33 - THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW
#34 - CLEOPATRA
#35 - RUGGLES OF RED GAP
#36 - UGETSU MONOGATARI / OYU-SAMA
#37 - SANSHO DAYU / GION BAYASHI
#38 - LET'S WASH OUR BRAINS: ROGOPAG
#39 - OEDIPUS REX
#40 - GATE OF HELL
#41 - FLOATING WEEDS
#42 - RUMBLE FISH
#43 - DAS TESTAMENT DES DR. MABUSE
#44 - DOUBLE INDEMNITY
#45 - THE LOST WEEKEND
#46 - DIE NIBELUNGEN
#50 - THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC


Upcoming . . .

#47 - LA NOTTE
#48 - LA POISON
#49 - THE BLUE ANGEL
#51 - FEAR AND DESIRE
#53 - LA CITTA DELLE DONNA
#55 - ONIBABA
#57 - THE MURDERER LIVES AT 21
#58 - LE BEAU SERGE
#59 - LES COUSINS
#60 - BAKUMATSU TAIYO-DEN
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#2 Post by MichaelB » Sat May 12, 2007 3:22 am

As far as I can make out, the DVDs are divided as follows:

Region 0 NTSC
Abhijan
Fantastic Planet
Grey Gardens
Salesman

Region 0 PAL
Buster Keaton - The Complete Short Films
Faust
Michael
The Savage Innocents
Shoeshine
Toni

Region 2 NTSC
Assassination - DVD Times says Region 0 PAL
Funeral Parade of Roses
The Idiot
Kwaidan
Naruse Volume 1 (Repast, Sound of the Mountain, Flowing)
Nightmare Alley
Scandal
Sunrise
Twenty-Four Eyes - DVD Times says Region 2 PAL

Region 2 PAL
Asphalt
The Face of Another
F For Fake
Francesco giullare di Dio
The Holy Mountain
Humanity and Paper Balloons
Kuroneko
Metropolis
The Naked Island
Onibaba
Pitfall - DVD Times says Region 2 NTSC
The Prisoner of Shark Island
Punishment Park - DVD Times says Region 0 PAL
Spione
Tartuffe
Vengeance is Mine

I'd be amazed if that was 100% accurate, so corrections are most welcome. And there are one or two omissions - Shoah, for starters - so feel free to add those too.

UPDATE: I've checked these against both the DVD Times and DVD Beaver reviews. In most cases they match, but I've noted disagreements - and have given the benefit of the doubt to DVD Beaver unless anyone claims otherwise.
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#3 Post by Gigi M. » Sat May 12, 2007 10:27 am

Many thanks. Another quick question, will region 0 pal work normaly on a region 1 player?

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#4 Post by MichaelB » Sat May 12, 2007 10:41 am

Gigi M. wrote:Many thanks. Another quick question, will region 0 pal work normaly on a region 1 player?
On a PC or Mac, yes. On a normal domestic player, probably not. You need to check whether both your player and your television are compatible with the PAL video system.

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#5 Post by triodelover » Sat May 12, 2007 10:50 am

Generally, region 1 players will only decode NTSC but this site might help you hack your region 1 player and go multi-region. There's a one-off subscription fee of 10 quid.

NB: I own a region-free player and have not used this service personally, but I have heard good reports.

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#6 Post by wiljan » Sat May 12, 2007 11:00 am

This site, is free. For my fellow cheapskates.

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#7 Post by Cold Bishop » Sat May 12, 2007 5:41 pm

You should really be wondering which MOC dvds are NTSC more so than region 1. As the above site should attest to, every DVD Player I've ever come across can have there region cracked by their remotes.

But really, just get a Cyberhome DVD Player from Best Buy, will you. For less than the price of two MOC Dvds, you won't have to ask this question again.

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#8 Post by Luke M » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:18 pm

Can anyone tell me if Shoah is NTSC or PAL?

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#9 Post by peerpee » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:29 pm

SHOAH is definitely PAL region 0.

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#10 Post by Steven H » Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:58 am

General Idi Amin Dada Autoportrait is R0 NTSC.

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#11 Post by reno dakota » Sat May 01, 2010 12:18 am

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Re: Is there a master list....

#12 Post by Michael Kerpan » Sat May 01, 2010 12:36 am

Thanks

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#13 Post by knives » Sun May 02, 2010 11:31 am

I heard the Un Femme Mariee, or at least its Blu, is NCTS. Is that true?

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#14 Post by triodelover » Sun May 02, 2010 11:38 am

knives wrote:I heard the Un Femme Mariee, or at least its Blu, is NCTS. Is that true?

NTSC (480p, 24fps) and PAL (576i, 25fps) aren't applicable to Blu. All Blu-rays are 1080p, 24fps.

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#15 Post by knives » Sun May 02, 2010 11:57 am

That's real nice. So that means with an American Blu player I can pick up any all region MOC blu?

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#16 Post by Donald Brown » Sun May 02, 2010 12:04 pm

knives wrote:That's real nice. So that means with an American Blu player I can pick up any all region MOC blu?
Yes.

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#17 Post by swo17 » Sun May 02, 2010 12:08 pm

The only possible hitch is that some region free Blu-rays released outside the U.S. may have some of the extras in PAL. I don't know if this issue even applies to any MoCs though.

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#18 Post by mfunk9786 » Sun May 02, 2010 12:12 pm

Is there any word on what Fantastic Planet will be?

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#19 Post by peerpee » Sun May 02, 2010 12:17 pm

triodelover wrote:
knives wrote:I heard the Un Femme Mariee, or at least its Blu, is NCTS. Is that true?
NTSC (480p, 24fps) and PAL (576i, 25fps) aren't applicable to Blu. All Blu-rays are 1080p, 24fps.
Just to be totally clear, a lot of BDs have extra materials that are still SD, and that material can be NTSC (480i/480p) or PAL (576i or 576p).

MoC have not released any BDs with PAL (576i/576p) extras. The MoC BD of UNE FEMME MARIEE is entirely 1080p (film + trailer).

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#20 Post by knives » Sun May 02, 2010 2:15 pm

I guess I'm going broke in June, or when ever I can these things cheap. The extras thing is good to remember though. Probably only getting BFIs and MOCs.

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#21 Post by peerpee » Sun May 02, 2010 3:04 pm

I believe the BFI have ported PAL SD extras to their BDs where they have SD extras and haven't strove to make these NTSC (480p) SD extras.

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#22 Post by MichaelB » Sun May 02, 2010 7:27 pm

Actually, I think all BFI BDs to date have been 1080p throughout - SD material is either upscaled or included on a supplementary DVD (Salo, the Bill Douglas Trilogy, Jeff Keen, etc.), though I think the vast majority of material on the Blu-ray discs themselves is native HD.

Put it like this: I'm not aware of a BFI BD that isn't completely playable on any machine worldwide, aside from region-coding issues with some titles.

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#23 Post by peerpee » Sun May 02, 2010 7:44 pm

Sorry - I was thinking of the BFI BDs that come with PAL DVDs as part of the package (Jeff Keen, Bill Douglas, Kenneth Anger, Nighthawks, etc) - much less of a problem than PAL material that exists on a BD itself. I apologise.

It's Artificial Eye that put SD PAL material on their BDs!

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#24 Post by matrixschmatrix » Sat May 29, 2010 2:37 pm

You can add the upcoming Metropolis to the Region B list- I emailed Kalat, and he said "Their Blu-Ray will be encoded as Region B, as well—so one would need a specially configured Blu-Ray player to enjoy that release. (And so, while I’ve otherwise been happy watching Blu-Rays on my son’s PS3, I’m now shopping for an all-region Blu-Ray deck. Oh well.)"

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#25 Post by Michael Kerpan » Sat May 29, 2010 7:50 pm

I broke down and got the Sherwood 5004 -- so I could be prepared for the upcoming Region B-only imamura (MOC) and Ozu (BFI) releases. Got my first true Region B today (Belle du Jour) -- and this worked like a charm.

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