Known Problems and Replacement Discs

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Re: Known Problems and Replacement Discs

#126 Post by fdm » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:39 pm

Well... most times I see problems mentioned with The Lady Vanishes it's Sony players...

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Re: Known Problems and Replacement Discs

#127 Post by Roger Ryan » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:23 am

ShellOilJunior wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:27 am
...I've got the same problem with my copy. It gets as far as showing the "C" in the top left but won't advance beyond that to load the menu.

Blu-ray players I've tested it on:

PS3
Sony BDPS3700
Sony UBP-X700
Hmm, The Lady Vanishes loaded and played just fine on my Sony BDP-S3700 last night. The copy I have was from the "Classic Hitchcock" box set Criterion released three years ago.

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Re: Known Problems and Replacement Discs

#128 Post by cdnchris » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:34 am

I think that would have been a newer pressing. I think the first pressings were the problem. I had to get mine replaced, too.

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Re: Known Problems and Replacement Discs

#129 Post by Yaanu » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:40 pm

Roger Ryan wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:23 am
ShellOilJunior wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:27 am
...I've got the same problem with my copy. It gets as far as showing the "C" in the top left but won't advance beyond that to load the menu.

Blu-ray players I've tested it on:

PS3
Sony BDPS3700
Sony UBP-X700
Hmm, The Lady Vanishes loaded and played just fine on my Sony BDP-S3700 last night. The copy I have was from the "Classic Hitchcock" box set Criterion released three years ago.
I just checked my first-printing disc on a Sony BDP-S580 and it plays the movie and supplements without error.

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Re: Known Problems and Replacement Discs

#130 Post by Blutarsky » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:16 pm

I just bought a copy of La Strada from Barnes and Noble with a gift card. I just finished watching it but what really bothered me was that it was in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio but says it is a 1.33:1. Is this a known defect or is this my disc?

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Re: Known Problems and Replacement Discs

#131 Post by RSTooley » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:10 pm

Blutarsky wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:16 pm
I just bought a copy of La Strada from Barnes and Noble with a gift card. I just finished watching it but what really bothered me was that it was in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio but says it is a 1.33:1. Is this a known defect or is this my disc?
Did you watch the film on a newer high-definition television? Did you use a Blu-ray player to watch the film?

Criterion's DVD for La Strada is encoded for 4:3 televisions, opposed to the newer 16:9 televisions.

Depending on the devices you are using, your television is likely stretching the picture out to fill the entire screen. The problem is so annoying that I cannot watch 'standard' format DVDs on my new 2018 LG. One solution is to simply change the aspect ratio of your television to 4:3.

This problem only seems to be consistent with DVDs. I have never had this issue with a Blu-rays.

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Re: Known Problems and Replacement Discs

#132 Post by Blutarsky » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:11 pm

Yes I do have a brand new Samsung and good god no wonder Anna Karina looked a bit different on my Alphaville disc. Thankfully my BD Player is easy to change aspects so it is all good. Thank you!

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Re: Known Problems and Replacement Discs

#133 Post by Malickite » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:06 pm

Don't know if this is the right place for this, but I recently came across some subtitle errors and thought I'd share them.

HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (Blu-ray) @ 0:20.28 - "They move when you're sleep."
THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (Blu-ray) @ 0:01.36 - "That's the star we're waiting for..." [double space between first two words]
ZATOICHI AND THE CHEST OF GOLD (Blu-ray + DVD) @ 1:16.08 - "Then you'll be an magistrate worthy of the name."

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