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18 October 2014 @ 04:37 pm
Question concerning Season 9 comming to DVD  
Friends, Romans, Fl*sters, I have a quick question for those who are more google savy.  Does anyone know if Supernatural season 9 on DVD will be released in the UK soon? I have the Blu Ray on Pre order from Play.com, but I'm starting to hear some disconcerting noises about there not being enough interest in the show.  And the release date is being pushed back to March next year!

Hell's ruddy teeth!  First of all they take our show off the TV, and now they're dicking us around with the DVD release.  If this is true then can anyone point me in the direction of a Region Free version of season 9.


By the way should I post this to one of the comms?
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Echo: Dean/Ughstir_of_echoes on October 18th, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
I had mine on pre order from Amazon, but they've since taken it down :/
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on October 18th, 2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
Yes I've noticed that happening a lot, and I'm pissed off about it. I even spoke to neflix tonight in an attempt to get someone to stream the show.
milly_galmilly_gal on October 18th, 2014 04:17 pm (UTC)
My catalogue one has removed itself too! I phoned and asked why, shipping issue and issues with availability! ARGH!! DICKISH MOVE WB!
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on October 18th, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
Don't get me started about Warner Brothers!!!!!!

In case you're interested I've posted another call to arms, just to see if we can get anywhere.
milly_galmilly_gal on October 20th, 2014 02:01 pm (UTC)
I've signal boosted sweety ♥
irismay42irismay42 on October 18th, 2014 04:47 pm (UTC)
The Play.com pre-release was actually through Zavvi, who have since removed the date they had (20th October) from their own website. I've heard March too, which is why I think I'm going to invest in the US version from Amazon! (They have it on the UK Amazon website.)

It does make me wonder whether someone has bought it for broadcast, and that's why the DVD release has been set back, but I've not managed to confirm that anywhere! Sky have just added the fifth season of Justified to their on demand service after it was dropped by Five USA, so I wondered whether something like that might happen. Although probably not Sky. Bast*rds. There have been a lot of rumours about Netflix, but I don't know if that's because they're showing it in the US.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on October 18th, 2014 06:47 pm (UTC)
Hi there, it looks like I'm going to have to track down a region free Blu Ray box set if I want to watch the boys (legally).

In other news I contacted Netflix UK and I got if we bug them we might get the show screened over here. So I might go and post my conversation on one of the comms, see if that will help..
irismay42irismay42 on October 18th, 2014 09:42 pm (UTC)
I've read that Warners don't Region encode their blu rays, so hopefully they'll play here!

Good luck with Netflix!
andiivaloandiivalo on October 18th, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
If you have an Android phone, Google Showbox.apk and install the app. It's got all seasons of SPN and gets S10 eps a few days after they air in the UK. I use it to stream to my TV via Google Chromecast which costs £30. It's a much better, bang up to date and free app.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on October 19th, 2014 04:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the tip, it could come in handy.
andiivaloandiivalo on October 18th, 2014 09:49 pm (UTC)
I've ordered and paid for it on Play. I only ordered five days ago. Surely it's illegal to take money if there's no intention of sending it? Surely the discs are already produced so there's no reason to stall. The blu ray edition is still up on their site. Release date Monday. I'll be having very irate words with them if they fuck me about on this.

Incidentally, you can make any DVD or blu ray player region free by ordering a simple and cheap gadget from ebay. The one for my Sony player cost about £9 with a £3 refund once you'd used and returned it. Make sure you get the right one for your player. It's totally legal. Manufacturers only lock them to region to fuck with us.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on October 19th, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
You've paid for it on Play? I just pre-ordered mine without payment. Perhaps you should contact them and ask what's going on,

Can you tell me what the gadet it called? I've tried to find something for my Toshiba blu ray player but so far no luck.
andiivaloandiivalo on October 19th, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
Go to eBay and search for Toshiba DVD multi region hack remote. There will be a list of compatible players so make sure your model is on it. There are similar options for blu Ray conversion but I'm not fussed about that since most of my stuff is on DVD and blu ray takes so long to load.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on October 21st, 2014 06:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this, I'll see if I can find something.
CJreggie11 on October 20th, 2014 08:23 am (UTC)
If you have a multi-region DVD player you could get the DVDs from Australia as we both use PAL. Lots of people here buy DVDs from the UK because a lot of times your DVDs are cheaper or you have access to shows we have trouble getting hold of. The really el-cheapo brands of DVD players are often multi-region or completely region free and will play almost anything as long as its the same format. It's the well known brands like Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, etc that lock regions. If you check out the pretty much no-name brands, you'll find that most play all PAL DVDs. My player cost a fortune and is locked, my mother's cost less than $50 and will play anything. It's a completely different story with Blu-Ray. Some are region locked, some aren't but they very rarely will let you know if they aren't.

My Blu-Ray player is a Samsung and it's region locked so I can only watch region 4 DVDs or Region 2 Blu-ray. My best friend has a Panasonic and it's locked too. The other option is to change the region on your computer, but beware, you can only do it a very limited number of times and then it will lock forever. If you don't normally use your computer to watch DVDs, you could set it with another PAL region (like Aus) and use it to watch Supernatural. It's extreme because you can't really change it back more than once, but it's also an option.

It's ridiculous that they've delayed the release indefinitely over there. I thought it was bad here having our release date six weeks behind the USA. As far as I'm concerned, all DVDs should be released worldwide at the same time. It's not like you're asking for the DVDs to be free. If people are paying I don't see why it's an issue.

Have you thought of using one of those online petition sites to start up a petition that UK people could sign? If you present them with a buttload of signatures surely they would capitulate.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on October 21st, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
The irony is I do have an old multi regional DVD player! But my bright and shiny Toshiba Blu Ray player will only let me play the European discs (bugger).

I think the reason I'm so hacked off is it's just a matter of principal, yes I can and probably will import a disc. But the point is I shouldn't have to, if that makes any sense.

Edited at 2014-10-21 06:13 pm (UTC)
CJreggie11 on October 22nd, 2014 01:02 am (UTC)
I agree, you shouldn't have to. It's beyond ridiculous to delay releasing the goddamn videos for such a long time. I can't fathom WBs reasoning behind it. I couldn't even understand why here in Australia we didn't have the same DVD release date as the USA, after all, it had finished airing here. And if there is no TV network to air it at all in the UK then why delay it?

Just shout if you need any help with stuff, and good luck with the fight!