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Defective "Scarlet Street" DVD?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Tim Tucker, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. Tim Tucker

    Tim Tucker Screenwriter

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    I recently purchased Kino's DVD of Fritz Lang's Scarlet Street. When it reached the 10th chapter, the DVD started locking up and/or skipping, and the image broke down. (This happened on all three of my players.) So I got a replacement copy from the store I bought it from, and this DVD does the exact same thing. Has anyone else reported this problem? Any idea what is causing it?

    Thanks,

    Tim Tucker
     
  2. Thomas T

    Thomas T Cinematographer

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    My Kino disc of Scarlet Street plays through just fine on my Pioneer DV 343..
     
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    Yes, SCARLET STREET also started skipping on me at about the scene of Chris hearing the voices at the end. I have since run it on a different player where it ran through fine.
     
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    Kino may have gotten a bad bunch of DVDs from the manufacturer. Contact them, they are one of the best companies when it comes to replacing defective DVDs.
     
  6. Tim Tucker

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    Contacting Kino was the first thing I did after I tried to watch the replacement disc. If I hear anything, I'll pass it along.

    Anyone have an idea why the DVD would behave this way? Just curious about the failure mode (it's the engineer in me [​IMG] ).
     
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    I've had two copies so far that were defective in a Sony player. The problems started happening towards the end but were not identical (picture breaks up, disc does a rewind skip). I smell a substantial recall.
     
  8. Tim Tucker

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    I got a response from Kino concerning Scarlet Street.

    So if your DVD is acting up, drop a line to Kino.
     

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