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Friday the 13th Boxset - Glitches

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Matthew_B, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. Matthew_B

    Matthew_B Agent

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    If any other owners of the Friday the 13th - From Crystal Lake to Manhattan Ultimate Edition DVD Collection (i.e. "Boxset") could verify if they are experiencing the same glitches as I am that would be great. I'm hoping it's not just me, and perhaps Paramount could replace these discs.

    I've tried this on 3 different standalone players and on my DVD-ROM, the same problems happen on all of them (and for the DVD-ROM, instead of bypassing the scenes WinDVD freezes).

    I'm watching each movie one at a time so haven't had time to finish them all yet, but here's how far I am:

    Disc 1 - No glitches that I found

    Disc 2 - Friday the 13th The Last Chapter (IV), 1:22:01 - 1:22:15, video turns into blocks and then freezes, video stuttering, freezing, then skips to 1:22:15

    Disc 3 - Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, 0:00:32 - 0:02:07, video again turns into blocks and freezes, video stuttering, freezing, then skips to the next chapter (but the problem seems to end at 0:02:07 which is not the next chapter yet)
    - The above problem seems to have an impact on the subtitles later on if you watch the movie the entire way through without pausing, skipping, or fast forwarding/rewinding, at 0:16:21 when Ethyl says "Doing? Doing?" these subtitles freeze and then all following subtitles aren't shown... it's easily fixable if you pause or fast forward, but it's still a nuisance.

    This as far as I have gone watching the discs, so I don't know about the rest of disc 3, or discs 4 or 5. Anyone else ahead of me and found problems?
     
  2. Michael Elliott

    Michael Elliott Lead Actor

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    I went through every second of each film and didn't notice any of these problems. A friend of mine said he noticed some shimmering but again, I compared these to the older releases and they looked the same to me.

    Perhaps it's just a player issue? I know several people have had issues with various Universal discs that featured 2 films on one disc.
     
  3. Matthew_B

    Matthew_B Agent

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    I wish it was a player issue, but like I said, 3 players and my DVD-ROM all tested and had these problems... I thought it might just be a glitch disc, but to have 2 glitch discs in the same boxset? That's a bit of an odd coincidence.

    This is for the Canadian version btw, I don't know if that changes anything. I know they added a French audio track to each movie as well, but I don't think that would mess up the video in the parts I described in my first post. (At least I would hope not.)
     
  4. Matt Butler

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    I posted this in the main F13 thread; On disc 2 /Friday Pt3 when the group go to pick up the girl (cant remember name) she comes out of the house saying "Whos'my date?" the picture blocks/pixelates up and returns to normal.

    I took mine back for an exchange and the new one did it again at the same exact spot. My buddy has the same player and his did it at the same spot also.

    We have Pioneer DVD/SACD/DVDA machines. (Cant remember model number)
     
  5. Joe Karlosi

    Joe Karlosi Producer

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    I haven't liked the way any of the films played. There seemed to be some awkwardness at times when there was movement. It's hard to describe what I mean, and it was very subtle, but it was there on each film and it bugged me. I don't know if it had anything to do with the way the films were compromised to be put as two on a single disc, but it made me glad I didn't sell off my original Paramount discs first. I'll probably watch those and keep the box set for the commentaries and other extras. Then again, I haven't checked the original releases to see if they do the same thing.

    In the first F13 film, I did notice a moment early on where Crazy Ralph rides his bike off down the road and turns a corner to the left. As he does this, he "blurs" and then snaps back again (just his character; no other part of the frame). I played it back a few times and it did this each time.
     
  6. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    I watched them all on my older Pioneer DVL-909 with no problems, though I couldn't get the 3-D to work on part 3 [​IMG]
    Will have to watch these again with the French soundtrack, that ought to be hilarious!
     
  7. Ryan Wishton

    Ryan Wishton Screenwriter

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    Part 5 has a horrible problem at the 50 second mark or so.

    This causes my player to stop, keep making noises (sort of like when a record gets stuck), and eventually sends the player into standby which shuts down. During the process, I was not able to shut the player off and stop it (as none of the buttons worked). I ended up unplugging it.

    I have a quality player that never had problems even reading scratched discs.

    I thought maybe it was the player, but it did the same exact thing at the same exact spot again.

    I dont want a ruined player, so I just skiped over the scene to the next chapter. I cant really return the set because I got it off a price mistake.

    Seems the quality control is seriously lacking on the set. Many people (DVDtalk, the regular F13 site, DVDfile for example) as well have been having problems.

    The funny thing is they are all different problems at different spots of different movies. Seems discs are the problem and the players have problems depending on which ones you play them on.

    I mean not supplying the Bonus disc was one thing which really sucked to people who ordered and were promised one. But, the actual set having quality problems is even worse.

    It's pretty widespread if you check other forums. Lots of exchanges on this set.

    Paramount. Get a clue. Seriously dudes.
     
  8. Joe Karlosi

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    Yeah, really. I've gone from blasting Paramount to praising them, to blasting them again. Quality issues are something we can ALL agree should not be tolerated (lack of extras are another thing).
     
  9. Michael Elliott

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    Everything seems to be player related. Sticking two movies on one disc isn't going to be the cause of this, although between this and the Universal discs, it seems to do something. However, the regular F13 discs were single layered while these are double so no issues should happen due to the two movies.

    Just for the record, I've had zero problems with any of my Universal discs.
     
  10. Matt_H

    Matt_H Stunt Coordinator

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    I can't seem to get part 8 to play at all.
    Part 2 & 4 seemsto play so I don't think it's a player thing. Between the shortpacking of the bonus disc and these glicthes I'm really dissapointed
     
  11. Porfirio

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    I finally got around to watching the boxed set. Parts I - IV and VI = No problems experienced. But in part V, the movie starts stuttering a few seconds into the film (chapter 1)and freezes. From chapter 2 and on, the disc plays fine.

    Has Paramount addressed any of the above reported issues?



    PS. I got the same results on two different dvd players.
     
  12. Rich Romero

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    No problems here. Although I've only watched parts V through VIII.
     
  13. RogerH

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    I had the same problem that original poster had but I returned my copy and the replacement works best kind. Must be a bad batch or something.
     
  14. Porfirio

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    Does anyone know if Paramount will exchange the disc? I wasn't allowed to exchange it at the original place of purchase because the set was purchased two months ago. [​IMG]
     
  15. RogerH

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    Strange I never had a problem returning it. I guess you can trying contacting Paramount I'm sure somebody here has either a email or phone number you could use.
     
  16. Matt_H

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    Does anybody have a current contact # for Paramount and more importantly do you know if they do replace defective discs?
     
  17. Bryan^H

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    I have only watched the first 2 discs so far, and haven't had any problems.

    It seems some people here believe the glitches to be a player issue, and I hate to say this, but WTF? There shouldn't be a player issue. All dvd's should play in all dvd players. If the dvd in question works on one player, and not 3 different others, then I'm sorry but it's not the player it's the disc, and should be recalled until the manufacturer can figure out a way to make their product work properly. There are those who have an elitist attitude toward this, and may argue that it's the player not the disc. It's something that can't be debated. If a disc works on 1 of four players, the software is defective. This is not my opinion, it is fact.
     

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