Region B Indicator Titles

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Region B Indicator Titles

#1 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:20 am

Although the vast majority of Indicator releases are region-free (and with both feature and extras encoded specifically so that they'll play on any player worldwide), a small handful of titles has unfortunately been locked to Region B as a contractual requirement stipulated by the rightsholder.

This is the current list of Region B-locked titles (up to and including April 2020 releases):

Badge 373
Bellman & True
Blonde Venus
Blue Collar
The Border
The Brigand of Kandahar
Charley Varrick
Charlie Bubbles
The Devil is a Woman
Dishonored
Dragonwyck
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
Endless Night
The Last Hurrah
The Last Movie
Little Murders
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
The Long Gray Line
Ministry of Fear
Missing
The Missionary
Morocco
The Pirates of Blood River
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
The Scarlet Blade
The Scarlet Empress
Secret Ceremony
Shanghai Express
The Snake Pit
Strait-Jacket
The Strange One
The Third Secret
Track 29
The Triple Echo
Visa to Canton
The Whole Town's Talking
Winter Kills

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Re: Region B Indicator Titles

#2 Post by tenia » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:22 am

Can we assume that basically all Universal and Fox titles will be Region B locked ?

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#3 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:23 am

So far, every licensor that Powerhouse has dealt with who isn't Sony has required region-locking as a contractual condition.

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Re: Region B Indicator Titles

#4 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:42 am

Thanks Michael! For some reason I thought all Indicator titles were region free

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Region B Indicator Titles

#5 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:47 am

They were up to January this year, but ever since they started licensing titles from rightsholders other than Sony region-locking has been compulsory for virtually all non-Sony acquisitions.

But Sony titles will remain region-free - and at present they still constitute a clear majority of upcoming titles over the next year or so.

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Re: Region B Indicator Titles

#6 Post by MichaelB » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:21 am

As you've probably seen from the latest announcement, sadly the latest Sony acquisitions are not region-free, and I'm afraid that will be the situation going forward.

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#7 Post by tenia » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:31 am

I'm quite surprised by this. Is this coming for them licensing more and more stuff over the world and trying to "please" everyone ?

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#8 Post by MichaelB » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:33 am

You'll have to ask them - but I suspect you're probably right.

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Re: Region B Indicator Titles

#9 Post by Ribs » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:07 am

I have to imagine that will put a significant dent in Indicator's sales - obviously it's out of their control but still seems a shame

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Re: Region B Indicator Titles

#10 Post by tenia » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:11 am

While it technically is likely to prevent some sales, I'm not sure the dent will be that significant, for at least 3 reasons : it might be that US buyers are actually zone free anyway, sales for Indicator might be good enough even region locked so that they wont see a non-negligible impact, and I'm not sure if Indicator imports are significant in the US compared to Region B countries like France or Germany.

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