How to detect that Criterion's Playtime comes from...

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  1. AlbertAgullo

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    the defective first batch?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Deepak Shenoy

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    If I am not mistaken the defective DVDs say "First Printing" in the back and the fixed ones say "Second Printing".
     
  3. Ben Motley

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    By the fine print on the back of the dvd at the very bottom.
     
  4. AlbertAgullo

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    but... what was the defect, folks?

    Thanks, again!
     
  5. Enrique B Chamorro

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    From Criterion's web site;

    "16x9 Display Gitch
    There is an authoring glitch on the first printing of Criterion’s edition of Playtime. Two supplements—an introduction by Terry Jones, and Tati’s 1967 short Cours du Soir—were inadvertently flagged to play back in 16x9 mode, causing the image to appear vertically compressed and letterboxed rather than full-frame. This problem has been corrected on all subsequent printings of this DVD."
     

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