10 Film Region codes


Region codes and countries[edit]

Region code Area
FREE Informal term meaning “worldwide”. Region 0 is not an official setting; discs that bear the region 0 symbol either have no flag set or have regions 1–6 flags set. Region 0 is commonly referred to as “Region Free”, especially when talking about DVD and Blu-ray Disc players.
1 United States, Canada, U.S. territories
2 Europe (except Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Turkey), Egypt, Middle East, India, Singapore, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, British Overseas Territories, British Crown Dependencies, French Overseas departments and territories
3 Southeast Asia (except Singapore), South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau
4 Latin America (except French Guiana), Bermuda, Bahamas, New Zealand, Australia
5 South Asia (except India), Afghanistan, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Africa (except Egypt, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho), Central Asia, Mongolia, North Korea
6 Mainland China
7 Reserved for future use, MPAA-related DVDs and “media copies” of pre-releases in Asia
8 International venues such as aircraft, cruise ships, spacecraft, etc.
9 These region discs have all eight flags set, allowing the disc to be played in any location, on any player.