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Dear TMDb Community,

In the next few months, you might notice some changes on our site. My primary goal is, and always has been, to build the best media database on the internet and in order for me to stay true to that goal, we will be making these changes to enable TMDb to be more robust and reliable than before.

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It is the year of the worldwide release of the film. The one that appears in parentheses next to the title.

It is the year that it was premiered in some country. It is not necessarily the worldwide launch.
Or the releases on TV or Bluray.

WRONG If you, in your API Request, specify a region, you will receive the release date in that region. WRONG

For example this film:
It was released worldwide on 1987-08-11 (Norway)
But in the USA it was released on 1988-02-04

The "get details" methods do not support the region filter. You'll need to call the /release_dates method and parse out the region and type you're interested in yourself.

I'm already doing this way.
ticao2 pt-BR answer:

If you, in your API Request, specify a region, you will receive the release date in that region.

A thousand apologies. I made a mess. frowning_face
I hope your question has been answered.

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