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DVD Regions - TV Regions - Bootlegs

This site will feature DVD and book details and reviews, and, in association with Amazon, sales of these. But I intend the site to focus on the ballet - its history. and why it so special.

Many of these versions of Giselle are good, some are excellent - some are not so good. This site will try to tell the difference, and why, using my reviews, selected reviews from Aamazon, and submitted reviews.

It will be a while before the site catches up with what's out there - I am adding each new version, as soon as I can after publication, and gradually filling in the gaps with earlier performances.

DVD Region Encoding

There are currently 6 global region codes that identify specific DVDs that are compatible with the players typically sold in that region. The majority of all current titles play in only one specific region unless otherwise noted.

Multi-region players are available, but certain discs will only play on 'their region' machines - take care when buying internationally

Listed below are the six regions.

  1. U.S., U.S. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda
  2. Japan, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt
  3. Southeast Asia, East Asia, including Hong Kong
  4. Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean
  5. Former Soviet Union, Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
  6. China

TV Regions

It is not enough to know your DVD Region - when playing 'foreign' discs, you also need a compatible TV; for example, US and Japan use the NTSC standard, while Europe and Australia use PAL ... most TVs will play either standard - an imported TV almost certainly will ... but a local-made TV may only play the local TV standard. Always check before importing.

Bootlegs

Bootleg DVDs are getting increasingly common, but the quality varies significantly, and some will simply not play at all - others are actually VCDs, not DVD at all.

DVD prices are competitive, and most movies are available - or will be soon - from reputatble sources. So beware of illegal merchants.

Giselle-Ballet.com does not recommend, advise or deal in illegal discs - we simply describe them.

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