Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Phoenix Wright and Blu-Ray

Via Joystiq, it appears the new Phoenix Wright film is to be released to Blu-Ray in Japan this August. I didn't even know a Phoenix Wright movie was ever in the works, and honestly I'm not planning to see it (have trouble imagining that it would be any good), but the article contained a random factoid that was of interest to me (and should be to Japanese scholars or speakers living in the U.S.). This may not be news to many of you, but:

"The US and Japan use the same Blu-Ray region, so you can import that version and watch it."

I wasn't aware of that, but as Blu-Ray discs become more and more the standard (and hopefully cheaper), this could be a boon to those of us who have been largely locked out of watching Japanese DVDs because of region locking (though there are ways around that).

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