This Site ...
DVD Regions - TV Regions
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.
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.
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
Multi-region players are available, but certain discs will only
play on 'their region' machines - take care when buying internationally
below are the six regions.
- U.S., U.S. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda
- Japan, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt
Asia, East Asia, including Hong Kong
- Australia, New Zealand, Pacific
Islands, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean
Soviet Union, Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
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
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.
prices are competitive, and most movies are available - or will be soon - from
reputatble sources. So beware of illegal merchants.
not recommend, advise or deal in illegal discs - we simply describe them.