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DVD Regions - TV Regions - Bootlegs - Star System - The Vawmys

This site will feature DVD and book details and reviews, and, in association with Amazon, sales of these. But I intend the site to focus on the vampire existence, and explore their culture.

One point about vampire movies that has proved a perennial frustration, is the directors' need to 'be different - none seem prepared to build on the achievements that have gone before, all seem to change for the sake of change, even if that means reinventing the wheel.

Some of these movies are good, some are excellent - some are excruciatingly bad. This site will try to tell the difference, and why.

I have an interest in destroying vampires - not with hocus-pocus and superstition, but with modern methods. In my reviews of movies, I have sought to highlight useful approaches that others might learn from.

Remember that vampires can also learn - eradication of the vampire, even survival of the human way of life, may depend on developing new ways to defeat the old enemy. Before the old enemy develops ways of defeating us.

The site is written on the presumption that every Vampire movie, book and television show is true - documentaries, if you will - and our task is to learn from these experiences in order to face and uncertain future. Some might disagree with that analysis, but it makes for more interesting pages.

DVD Region Encoding

There are currently 6 global region codes that identify specific DVDs that are compatible with the players typically sold in that region. The majority of all current titles play in only one specific region unless otherwise noted.

Multi-region players are available, but certain discs will only play on 'their region' machines - take care when buying internationally

Listed below are the six regions.

  1. U.S., U.S. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda
  2. Japan, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt
  3. Southeast Asia, East Asia, including Hong Kong
  4. Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean
  5. Former Soviet Union, Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
  6. China

TV Regions

It is not enough to know your DVD Region - when playing 'foreign' discs, you also need a compatible TV; for example, US and Japan use the NTSC standard, while Europe and Australia use PAL ... most TVs will play either standard - an imported TV almost certainly will ... but a local-made TV may only play the local TV standard. Always check before importing.


Bootleg DVDs are getting increasingly common, but the quality varies significantly, and some will simply not play at all - others are actually VCDs, not DVD at all.

DVD prices are competitive, and most movies are available - or will be soon - from reputatble sources. So beware of illegal merchants.

Vampyreverse does not recommend, advise or deal in illegal discs - we simply describe them

Star System


5 star


Excellent ! Thoroughly recommended


4 star


Pretty Good - minor problems only


3 star


OK - but should have been much better


2 star


Only if it's on Free-to-View!


1 star


For TV addicts and obsessives


0 star


Forget it.

 no stars!no stars!no stars! 



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