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U.K. Blu-ray release is Region-free
on August 24, 2012
I recently purchased the Blu-ray version of "Blades of Glory" that was released in the United Kingdom and although it is described as a Region B (Europe), the disc and all of the extra features, are apparently Region-free, because it played flawlessly on my Region-A-only Blu-ray player. Amazon lumps all of these reviews together, but the Blu-rays released in Europe have slightly thicker blu-ray cases and usually include the European rating as a number that is diplayed on the lower left hand corner, in this case, a "12", which is roughly equivalent to our PG-13.
The Blu-ray video and audio are fantastic, and of course, the movie itself is a hoot. If you are a figure skating fan (or even if you are not), you will enjoy all of the fun and silliness that only Will Ferrell can provide. Thank God the movie is NOT rated R. The humor is a little on the edge, but it still quite clean, no F-bomb, etc.
There are two Blu-ray listings for this movie on Amazon. The original, Region-A (U.S. & Canada) is quite expensive (it must be out of production, for some reason, the movie is not that old, 2006), and the Region-free U.K. version that I am describing here(which will play on the U.S. players) is a much cheaper alternative--same movie, same extras.