E.T. Glitch Thread

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  1. BrettB

    BrettB Producer

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    UGS with the wrong disc in it.
    UGS doesn't have DTS on '82 cut.
    What exactly is the difference between the 2-disc & UGS?
    Which one has the full Doc.?
    There's an extra John Williams/music bit? On which one?
    There's stuff on the 2-disc that isn't on the UGS?
    Alright boys and girls, it's time to leave all that fun behind us and talk about actual glitches on the discs.
    Watched the '82 from the R1 2-disc last night with no problems. Had the typical slight pause at the layer change. Then I put in the '02 and searched out the layer change and found problems. It locked up/froze for a few seconds then eventually started back up at the beginning of the next chapter after skipping several seconds of the film. Went back and tried it several times with the same results.
    Although my DVDP is an older Sony (DVP S360) this is the first disc I've ever encountered a problem with.
    So, anyone else?
     
  2. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    I went ahead and bought this on street date since it's not a Disney title, so I'm not too afraid of it having problems with my player [​IMG]
     
  3. Jeff Bamberger

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    duplicate post, sorry....
     
  4. Jeff Bamberger

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    Glitch with 2-disc set: The packaging sucks! A "collector's edition", for what that is worth, deserves packaging that will actually last......
     
  5. LarryDavenport

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    The Digital Bits already reported a day or two ago that the 82 version does not have a DTS track. So it's not a "glitch." It's a "bitch!"
     
  6. Mark Zimmer

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    Brett,

    The S360 is notorious for playing fine then starting to glitch and then suddenly stop altogether with the dreaded 13:00 error. That's what mine did a few months ago. You may just have started on the road to a new player rather than having a problem disc.
     
  7. Greg_S_H

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    Brett,

    I have a S560. I'm not sure how similar it is to the S360, but mine did exactly what Mark described. It started glitching on a few discs, and now it won't play any past the layer change.
     
  8. Dave H

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    Larry,

    The 1982 version on the 2-disc set DOES have DTS.
     
  9. Michael Henry

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    There's no SPINE....What the heck?
    Weird, there's no spine information so the title can't be seen when you display it in a DVD rack...
    How long until we get some custom DVD art [​IMG]?
    -Mike
     
  10. LarryDavenport

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    All I know is what the Digital Bits said:

    "It seems that the 3-disc version of E.T. DOESN'T include a DTS track on the 1982 version of the film... which IS available on the 2-disc set (both sets have DTS on the 2002 version of the film). So diehard collectors who would normally buy the set with more discs WILL NOT get the DTS track they usually also want. Doh!"

    I guess I read it wrong and that only the more expensive 3-disc version does nothave a DTS track on the 1982 version.

    Fortunately, I hate ET and will not be buying it (however I would buy The Ghost and Mr. Chicken in a heartbeat!)
     
  11. Jesse Skeen

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    I bought ET today, but if they'd released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the same day and I could only afford one, I'dve bought that instead! [​IMG]
     
  12. David Lambert

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    Here's something closer to a "glitch" than a "bitch", but if so, it's at the authoring level:
    In the "Special Announcements" section on both 2- and 3-disc versions, the 2nd announcement - "Jimmy's Birthday" - does not have hide nor hair (so to speak) of E.T. I got the impression these would all be E.T.-related spots. Except for the prominent mention of the word "heart", which I would expect in any spot related to adopting foster kids, there's nothing in it related to E.T.
    Did the disc authors nab the wrong spot for that section?!?! [​IMG]
     
  13. Adam_WM

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    Probably just a plug for adoption.
     
  14. Sam E. Torres

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    did anyone else see the panning shots right before the cornfield scene sort of skip a few frames? it's almost like they were tip toe-ing the panning, and i seriously don't think it was intentional. i have a panasonic rv32, i just bought it less than a year ago.
     
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    Sam,
    I also noticed the "skipping" (at least in the 2002 cut -- haven't watched the '82 cut yet). I seem to remember it happening again in another scene as well... I think it was when the phone rang and Elliot got scared. There was a pan in on the phone that jumped a couple times.

    I thought it was a bit strange as well, but I can't say for sure whether it was intentional or a glitch.
     
  16. Sam E. Torres

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    i noticed it in the 1982 version. i haven't watched all of it yet, so i can't report if it has happened anywhere else. is it supposed to be like that?
     
  17. BrianShort

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    Well I just bought the 2 disc today, havent watched it yet... but yes, the packaging does suck. They could have at least included a slipcase.
     
  18. Chris_Morris

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  19. DeeF

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    Must chime in about the packaging. When I removed the security labels, ink from the front of the package came off with the labels, so I've got big "holes" on the front of the box. Not a pretty sight.
     
  20. MikeAlletto

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    I didn't have any problems with the "security" labels pulling ink off, but the UPC code was actually a sticker, half on a "security" label and half on the case itself. So to get the label off I had to tear through half the UPC code. Since its torn in half I had to remove the rest of it, so now there is no UPC code. If studios are going to skimp on the packaging and go with their eco friendly cardboard packaging at least knock a few bucks off the price. There should be a standard case for all DVD's like there are with CD's. I hardly ever see CD's come in cardboard containers anymore.
     

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