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NOTE: Most countries around the World use one of three main television broadcast standards: NTSC, PAL or SECAM. These apply to both VHS and DVD. Hence, videos/DVD from one region may not be viewable from another region.
  1. NTSC: USA, many Asian countries (including Japan) - 525 lines/frame
  2. PAL: Europe (with some exceptions) - 625 lines/frame
  3. SECAM: France, Russia (and others) - 625 lines/frame (unlike PAL, it transmits color sequentially)

To complicate things further, there are 8 DVD coding regions:

  1. U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories
  2. Japan, Europe, South Africa, and Middle East (including Egypt)
  3. Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong)
  4. Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean
  5. Eastern Europe (Former Soviet Union), Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
  6. China
  7. Reserved
  8. Special international venues (airplanes, cruise ships, etc.)

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  • "The Great Mr. Handel" - A film produced in 1942 by Lord Rank’s G.H.W. Productions Ltd.
  • "Water Music" - DVD (formatted for worldwide use) featuring the English Bach Festival Orchestra and The English Bach Festival Dancers. (47 minutes)
  • Glyndebourne store. (Enter "Shop", then select "Glyndebourne Video Gallery". Videos in VHS/PAL format).
    • Theodora
    • Rodelinda
    • "Opera/Sound Bites" (tape cassettes)
      • (1) Rodelinda, presented by Jancis Robinson
        Theodora, presented by James Naughtie.
        Texts by Antony Peattie
      • (2) Guilio Cesare, presented by Timothy West. Text by Anthony Hicks
        Xerxes, presented by Patricia Hodge. Text by Jonathan Keates
  • Devine Entertainment Corporation's Handel's Last Chance
  • Kulturvideo (various Handel videos in NTSC format, such as Theodora, Agrippina, Xerxes, and Messiah)
  • "A Night with Handel" - A DVD (Region 2 encoding) with selected Italian arias performed by notable Handelian singers, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and"A Night with Handel" presented by Handel biographer Jonathan Keates. It can be purchased on-line at
  • Bullfrog Films' The Sorceress : Kiri Te Kanawa
  • "George Frideric Handel: Honour, Profit & Pleasure" (1986) - IMDb



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