Dave might be help more than me on this one, but as far as I'm aware there are no plans to release a region 1 version. The advice usually is to either invest in a multi-region DVD player (I've got one and it wasn't at all expensive), or, if you can, convert you existing player to multi-region. I've never done this myself, but I am assured it works. You google search for a conversion code (you'll need to know the make and model of your DVD player), then just input the code using your remote control. You should then be able to play DVDs from anywhere in the world.