Last month I sat down to watch my Image Entertainment SE DVD of Short Circuit . I had watched it once before last year when I bought it and had no problems. But as I was viewing it somewhere around the half-way point the picture locked up and stopped cold. I could not advance the disc in any way and had to eject it. I blew off the disc and tried advancing to the same point and it locked up again. I took it out again and examined it and noticed the darker brown discoloration that others have spoken about when refering to DVD rot. Now I have been reading on HTF about discs like Contactand L.A. Confidential and luckily have had no problems with the questionable discs thus far. Well, I want a playable copy of Short Circuit and since it has been treated very carefully I felt this was not my problem but Image Entertainment's. So I wrote them a letter a few weeks ago complaining and saying they should replace discs that do this because it is a manufacturing defect. Not 10 minutes ago I got a phone call from Dave Dickerman at Image Entertainment. He was very nice and said they ABSOLUTELY would replace the disc. He told me a new one was shipping out to me right away. He didn't ask for it but I said I would send the old one back to them so they could try and figure out what went wrong. My point in all this is simple. I have read many forum members' complaints about DVD rot and they all talk about how they are going to have to re-buy a disc because it rotted. But I think it's the manufacturer's responsiblity to correct these mistakes and replace failing discs that have been handled properly with new ones. When we buy a new DVD, I believe there is a good faith agreement with the manufacturer that the disc will last. Image Entertainment has proven that they understand this and gone out of their way to let me know. Has anyone else had a similar experience with a rotted DVD?