For those who have recently purchased the Soul Eater Collection 1-2 (Blu-ray) and purchased an Australian Version, Madman Entertainment has just issued a recall for them due to incorrect encoding of the discs (They are encoded Region A instead of Region A&B – as Australia is a B region). The following is the press release posted on their official website:
Madman regrets to advise that this product is encoded Region A and will not play on local (Region B) Australian Blu-Ray Players. In partnership with our US supplier, Madman arranged for Region A+B discs to be supplied, but due to an error on the part of the US manufacturing partner the discs were incorrectly mastered as Region A only. We have already ordered a new replication run of corrected stock. We’ll have a fixed edition created and resolicit Soul Eater on Blu-Ray in 2012.
For now this stock has been recalled and is not to be sold. Retailers will have received instructions from their Madman account manager. Customers can receive a refund at their place of purchase. The upcoming Collection 3+4 Blu-Ray MMB1062BR (September) will also be delayed for release and reissued alongside Collection 1+2. Madman apologises for any inconvenience and we look forward to announcing a new release window.
Do note however that if you are still after a copy of the collection, I believe that there are no problems with the DVD Collection Set that was released alongside the Blu-ray editions.