I just got a shipment of four region 1 DVDs from the U.S. and one of them (We Were Soldiers) became detached from the spindle (as sometimes happens in shipping) and was loose inside the jewel case. I opened the case and inspected the disc. There were a few scuffs, but nothing major. However, I did see one thing that concerned me. I noticed two places along the outside edge of the disc, where it looked like air had gotten in between the the outer layers of the disc. I put the disc in my player to skim through the chapters and it seemed to play fine for now, but what about down the road? Are the data layers of a DVD susceptible to oxidation like Laser Discs? I don't know if this a manufactural defect or something that happened as a result of the disc banging around inside the case during shipping. The problem is, that to send this disc back to the U.S. for a replacement would cost me more than it did to buy.