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  1. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Yeah, I think I mentioned Roberta several pages back. If I didn't, I should have. I had mine replaced.
  2. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Another Bette Davis movie in my collection has bit the dust: In This Our Life. I got a little past the one hour mark, and then it started skipping and finally just hung and wouldn't go on.
  3. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Another DOA Warner DVD disc for me tonight - Watch on the Rhine. Everything was fine for the first 45 minutes, but at the layer change, the disc went completely dead. Very infuriating, of course, since I hadn't seen the movie all the way through in decades and was eager to watch the whole thing...
  4. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I can tell you that with most of mine that have gone bad, it's always at the layer change 45-50 minutes in. They play fine until then, and then they die.
  5. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Executive Suite is open matte when it should be a widescreen ratio, but otherwise, mine plays just fine, too.
  6. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Knock on wood. After FX's Fosse/Verdon mini-series ended, I pulled out my DVD of Damn Yankees and watched it. Mine played fine. I hope it will last until we get a Blu-ray edition. Otherwise, I'll have to buy a streaming version.
  7. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I was a bit worried as I loaded my DVD of The Gay Divorcee into the player yesterday. The last Fred-Ginger DVD I played, Roberta, had gone bad, but The Gay Divorcee played just fine.
  8. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I watched another Doris Day movie tonight from a different collection - the TCM Doris Day Collection: It's a Great Feeling. A totally silly and frivolous movie with some snappy tunes and Hope/Crosby-like banter between Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan (Warners' answer to that legendary Paramount...
  9. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    In honor of Doris Day's passing, I took out one of the DVDs from the Vol. 2 Doris Day Collection: My Dream Is Yours. I'm sorry to say it's beginning to deteriorate. After the one hour mark (layer change), the final third of the film was a fairly bumpy ride with stutters and a bit of picture...
  10. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I have that set, too, and they all played fine the first time I watched each of them. The test will come in a year or two when I go in for another look. I hope they STILL play then.
  11. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Hmmm...I watched mine within the last year with no problems, but we know that's no indication they won't go bad with more time to deteriorate. I'll check it out soon. Thanks for the tip.
  12. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I had several early Universal DVDs go bad: the non-anamorphic first releases of Vertigo and Spartacus come immediately to mind.
  13. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I'm going to be reviewing the new Blu-ray of 8mm in a few days, and while I wait for the review copy to arrive, I took out my DVD to listen ahead of time to the audio commentary by the director. This is one of those DVDs with the widescreen version on one side and the open matte version on the...
  14. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I bought this a year or two ago to get The Shop Around the Corner (one of my favorite Stewart pictures) and because I had never seen The FBI Story before. All four played beautifully for me on initial viewing.
  15. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I watched the 1940 Pride and Prejudice on DVD tonight. Around the 1 hour 28 minute mark, my disc began a stutter or two and pixilated a few lines on the screen, and then it snapped back to normal for the remainder of the movie. That's usually a sure sign of failure in the future. The second...
  16. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Over the past few weeks, I've been playing through some of the Warner Bros. Agatha Christie Collection of made-for-TV films, and they all play just fine. In the past few days I've watched A Caribbean Mystery and Murder in Three Acts, and there hasn't been any problem with them at all.
  17. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I put in the DVD of The Damned Don't Cry from the first Joan Crawford DVD collection, and it played just fine.
  18. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Well, I played a Joan Crawford film tonight that was NOT a part of the Volume 2 box set: Dancing Lady. It played through without incident. I noticed that an HD transfer of this movie is available on iTunes, and I could tell watching this DVD that work had been done on the film. It looked very...
  19. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I watched another in the Joan Crawford Volume 2 box set tonight - Sadie McKee. It worked great until it got to the layer change, and then the disc was as dead as a doornail.
  20. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Yes, I thought the same thing about it the last time I watched it. It would need some work for Blu-ray.
  21. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Another Joan Crawford title bites the dust - Torch Song from the Vol. 2 Crawford DVD set began to go bad around the one hour mark. I'm guessing that it's around the layer change because Flamingo Road began to go bad at around the same time when I watched it the other day.
  22. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I selected another from the Crawford Vol. 2 set today: Strange Cargo. Except for one slight hesitation, it played straight through, but I'm sure that slight hesitation will blossom into complete rot the next time I try to play it.
  23. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Flamingo Road was still skipping when I went back to it tonight, so I ejected the disc, cleaned it thoroughly, put it in a different player, and it wouldn't play at all! Another Warners disc bites the dust!
  24. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I watched Flamingo Road from the Joan Crawford Volume 2 box set, and I started having some skipping in the last thirty minutes of the film. I shut it down because I had some other things to take care of, but I'll investigate more tonight.
  25. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I reported a week ago that A Free Soul was no longer working from the Forbidden Hollywood set. It's on the same disc with Norma Shearer's The Divorcee. A Free Soul would not play at all last week, but The Divorcee played perfectly this evening, so I guess so far only one layer on this DVD has...
  26. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    My DVD of A Free Soul officially died tonight. I had watched The Divorcee a few months ago, and it played fine, but tonight A Free Soul (on the same disc) froze up at the MGM logo and wouldn't proceed further. Sick of all this crap, I went to VUDU and bought the HD version of A Free Soul for...
  27. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    I played The Great Ziegfeld on DVD tonight. It played with no problems at all.
  28. Matt Hough

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Several months ago, I discovered that Roberta from the Astaire-Rogers box set had gone bad. Tonight I watched Top Hat, and it played just fine.