TF86 on blu-ray from uk 2 versions?

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  1. DJ kevintron

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    TF86 on blu-ray from AU questions...?

    I know that the 86 movie was release in the UK on blu ray but I found a second version of the movie on blu-ray....As far as I can tell there are only these 2 out does anyone know the difference? I just bid on the one with the movie poster cover not just Prime like the regular UK version. Is this a bootleg or just some varient? I need this for a possible fan event and just was wondering the difference between the 2 before i go bid happy.
     
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    Thanks so much!
     
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    Does anyone have this release that can speak for or against compatiblity in US.
     
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    is there a U.S. version?
     
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    Okay... I got attacked when I posted this in another thread but here we go.

    The Australian Madman Blu Ray disc is region free, and it will play in most stand alone Blu Ray players.

    The UK version and Aus films are exactly the same, but the Aus disc has all the extras from the DVD equivalent of the UK Blu Ray. (The UK Blu Ray of the film is without extras)

    HOWEVER. Some of the video (the Madman logo and other pre movie menu intro videos) are actually encoded in PAL format (yes, even though its a Blu Ray, some of the video is SD and encoded in PAL) and US PS3's will NOT play these discs. Rather than simply skipping the offending PAL video the PS3 will discontiue playing the Blu Ray and churn out an error message.

    Before anyone attacks me because their PS3/Sony loyaties compel them to flame me, I got this information from google after I read up on this disc myself. My Australian Madman Blu Ray copy plays just fine on my UK Sony Blu Ray S350 player. I don't have a US PS3 to confirm this.
     
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    Thanks for that info, just got into Blu Ray and discovering the UK BD of TFM '86 was discontinued was annoying. I had seen the Aus version for about £30 shipped from ebay AUS which is tempting. Where did you get yours from?
     
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    Had to become a member but it works out at £17 ish shipped.

    Hrm. Can't find that other thread. But yeah, its basically the UK version, only with more extras. One thing though, my disc box has a 'full screen' version listed on the back of the box.

    This was a typo apparently, only the Widescreen movie (ie cropped from top and bottom) is on the disc.
     
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    Thanks for all the help. No there currently is not a US version.
     

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