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  1. Darby67

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

    You're welcome, Ed. These WB disc failures are a real gut punch to us collectors. I purchased the stand alone release of The Adventure of Don Juan (the one with the thicker case) on Ebay a few months ago and it's working fine...for now (we'll see what happens in the future). In this thread...
  2. Darby67

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

    Ed: Sorry to hear about The Adventures of Don Juan having gone defective. Do you know which copy it was? The stand alone release on March 27, 2007: https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Don-Juan-Errol-Flynn/dp/B000M2E304/ref=tmm_dvd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Part of the Errol Flynn...
  3. Darby67

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

    On Ebay I recently purchased a brand new copy of the Controversial Classics Collection DVD set which includes Advise and Consent, The Americanization of Emily, Bad Day at Black Rock, Blackboard jungle, Face in the Crowd, Fury, and I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang that Warner Brothers released...
  4. Darby67

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

    Richard: Thanks for the tip! There is a two-disc version under the new label "Silver Screen Icons: Esther Williams Volume " that contains all four films that was was released by Warner Home Video on February 6, 2018. I'll probably wind up buying that one if my search for the four-disc TCM...
  5. Darby67

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

    Another batch that played just fine: Silk Stockings TCM Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection: Esther Williams Volume 2 (Thrill of a Romance, Fiesta, Pagan Love Song, Million Dollar Mermaid) The Crimson Pirate I have been on the hunt for a New or Like New copy of TCM Greatest Classic...
  6. Darby67

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

    I recently purchased the following and all discs played perfectly: The Prodigal (individual release from the Cult Camp Classics Volume 4) Warner Home Video Collection (Hamlet, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet) Giigi Two-Disc Special Edition
  7. Darby67

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

    I recently purchased a Like New copy of Land of the Pharaohs on Ebay and it plays perfectly.
  8. Darby67

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

    Update: Make that 4 out of 4 films; Romeo and Juliet froze an hour and 23 minutes into the film. So I've cancelled my individual replacement orders from a retailer and I am sending the set back to the Ebay vendor for a full refund. It is very aggravating as I was looking forward to watching...
  9. Darby67

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

    The Warner Brothers Shakespeare Collection DVD set that I purchased on Ebay for a very good price arrived today and I can report the following: Hamlet Two-Disc Edition - haven't played the first disc yet, but the second disc arrived scratched so I am purchasing an individual replacement copy...
  10. Darby67

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

    Thanks, Arthur. I appreciate the response.
  11. Darby67

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

    Has anybody has issues with The Shakespeare Collection DVD boxset released By Warner Brothers in 2007 that contains Hamlet 2-Discs Special Edition, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet: https://www.warnerbros.com/studio/news/shakespeare-collection-dvd-warner-home-video I...
  12. Darby67

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

    Oh it was, Mike. I was on verge of purchasing the Warner Archive MOD burned disc version, but this last vendor's "like new" pressed disc copy played perfectly. The only experience that I can think o that came close to this one was a defective disc in Liberation Entertainment's Daniel Boone...
  13. Darby67

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

    After 5 tries, I was finally able to obtain a copy of Act of Violence/Mystery that actually plays all the way through without any glitches.
  14. Darby67

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

    Unfortunately, the replacement pressed disc of Act of Violence/Mystery Street that ordered from Amazon pixelated and froze at the opening WB logo :angry: It's on its way back for a full refund. I purchased a new pressed disc version from a different seller on Amazon and will update once it...
  15. Darby67

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

    I was able to buy pressed disc replacements of Black Legion and Lady Killer (from Warner Gangsters Collection Volume 3), and Act of Violence/Mystery Street (from Warner Film Noir Collection Volume 4) on Amazon, Ebay, etc. I watched the pressed disc replacements of Black Legion and Lady Killer...
  16. Darby67

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

    I finished watching Film Noir Classic Collection Volume 1 and can happily report the all 5 of the following discs played perfectly: The Asphalt Jungle Gun Crazy Murder, My Sweet Out of the Past The Set-Up
  17. Darby67

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

    I finished watching Film Noir Classic Collection Volume 2 and can happily report the all 5 of the following discs played perfectly: Born to Kill Clash by Night Crossfire Dillinger The Narrow Margin
  18. Darby67

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

    I finished watching Film Noir Classic Collection Volume 3 and can happily report the all 6 of the following discs played perfectly: Border Incident His Kind of Woman Lady in the Lake On Dangerous Ground The Racket Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (documentary)
  19. Darby67

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

    I finished watching Film Noir Classic Collection Volume 5 (the pressed disc version released on July 10, 2010 not the burned disc version released on May 23, 2017) and can happily report the all 4 of the following discs (2 films per disc) played perfectly: Cornered/Desperate The Phenix City...
  20. Darby67

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

    I have watched all of the films in Volume 4 of the Film Noir Classic Collection (4 discs, 2 films per disc) and can report the following: Played Perfectly: Crime Wave/Decoy Illegal/The Big Steal They Live By Night/Side Street Where Danger Lives/Tension Pixelation Issues: Act of...
  21. Darby67

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

    You're welcome, Suzanne. I recently bought the entire Gangsters and Film Noir Classic collections via Ebay and Amazon so I am watching them as soon as they arrive to see if there are any defects.
  22. Darby67

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

    I finished watching Warner Brothers Gangsters Collection Volume 4 and all of the films in the set played perfectly: Kid Galahad Larceny, Inc. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Invisible Stripes The Little Giant Public Enemies (documentary) I was able to to acquire all 5 volumes of the Warner...
  23. Darby67

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

    I finished watching Volume 1 of the Warner Gangsters Collection and can report that all of the following disc played just fine: White Heat The Roaring Twenties The Public Enemy The Petrified Forest Little Caesar Angels with Dirty Faces All of the discs on Volume 2 played fine. The only discs...
  24. Darby67

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

    I finished watching Volumes 2 and 3 of the Warner Gangsters Collection and can report the following: Volume 2, all of the following films played fine: Bullets or Ballots Each Dawn I Die G Men San Quentin A Slight Case of Murder City for Conquest Volume 3: Played fine: Picture Snatcher Smart...
  25. Darby67

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

    I in the process of gradually acquiring the 4 volumes of the Warner Brothers Gangsters Collection on Ebay. I bought Volumes 2 and 3 recently and just purchased Volume 1 today; I will purchase Volume 4 in the next week or so. My viewing so far: Volume 2: Plays Fine: San Quentin City for...
  26. Darby67

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

    The Land of the Pharaohs copy I bought on Ebay recently pixelates and freezes so it's being returned for a refund. This is the second time I've bought the DVD on Ebay and each one had the same issues. :angry:
  27. Darby67

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

    Does anyone know if any of the discs in the following two collections (both 2006 releases) are having such problems (freezing, skipping, piexelating, etc.): The Cecil B. DeMille Collection: (Cleopatra/ The Crusades/ Four Frightened People/ Sign of the Cross/ Union Pacific) The Marlon...
  28. Darby67

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

    Land of the Pharaohs freezes so my Cult Camp Classics Volume 4 set is being returned for a refund. I will be checking Volumes 2 and 3 today (Volume 1 hasn't arrived yet). I get the sinking feeling all four of these sets I purchased will be returned for refunds.
  29. Darby67

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

    Yikes! Thanks for the continuing updates. The brand-new copy of Cult Camp Classics 4 containing The Land of the Pharaohs, The Colossus of Rhodes, and Prodigal that I bought on E-bay arrived today so I will starting checking those 3 discs tomorrow.
  30. Darby67

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

    Does anyone know if this issue is affecting any of the discs in Warner's Cult Camp Classics collection? I just purchased all 4 volumes today via Ebay and Walmart and they have not arrived yet. I really hoping there won't be any playback issues on them.