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Blu-ray & DVD Region Codes

Panamint Cinema's Blu-ray discs are either Region B, or Region Free. Our Region Free Blu-rays will play in any country. Panamint Cinema's DVD discs are PAL (international format) and either Region 2 or Region 0. Region 0 PAL DVDs may not play in countries which use the NTSC television system, unless a multi-standard DVD player and television are used.


Region 0: Informal term meaning "playable in all regions".

Region 1: Bermuda, Canada, United States and U.S. territories

Region 2: The Middle East, Western Europe, Central Europe, Egypt, French overseas  territories, Greenland, Japan, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland

Region 3: Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan

Region 4: Australasia, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Oceania, South America

Region 5: The rest of Africa, Former Soviet Union, the Indian subcontinent, Mongolia, North Korea

Region 6: Mainland China

Region 8: International venues such as aircraft, cruise ships, etc.


Region Free: Informal term meaning "playable in all regions". Region Free discs will play on all Blu-ray players in any country.

Region A: East Asia (except Mainland China and Mongolia), Southeast Asia, North America, South America and their dependencies.

Region B: Africa, Southwest Asia, Europe (except Russia and Kazakhstan), Oceania  (including Australia and New Zealand) and their dependencies.

Region C: Central Asia, East Asia (Mainland China and Mongolia only), South Asia, Russia, central Eurasia and their dependencies.