Region Codes are a "Digital Rights Management" technique designed to allow film distributors to control aspects of a release, including content, date, and price, according to the physical region or country it is going to. This is achieved by way of "Locked" or "Region-Locked" DVD players, which will play back only DVDs encoded to that specific player's region. This means that every DVD Player you see in your local BestBuy or similar Electronics Store will be a "Locked" Player; one that will only play DVDs that are made for the USA region (in other words, discs labeled "Region 1"). However, we carry "Region-Free" DVD players, which ignore region coding, allowing you play any DVD from any country, no matter which region number it says on the disc. These players are the most popular types of players today because people are starting to watch more foreign films from other countries, and these players allow them to do that.