Monty Python & Holy Grail - Fixed yet?

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  1. John CW

    John CW Supporting Actor

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    Sorry if this has been stated elsewhere, but I have one of the troubled DVD players (a Toshiba 2109 to be precise) and I want this disc!!

    Have they re-issed a fixed version yet?

    Thanks for any help!

    ~ John
     
  2. Brian Harnish

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    Question: What was the problem in the disc? And was this the special edition or the regular disc?
     
  3. John CW

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    I have received confirmation from Sony that the replacement discs have corrected the subtitle problem.
    To receive this *corrected* copy:
    Send both discs in their original packaging to
    CTHE
    ATTN: Customer Service
    10202 W. Washington Bl.
    Culver City, CA 90232
    Please include your return address (no PO boxes). This replacement is for Region 1 only.
     
  5. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    Is the corrected version in the stores yet? I don't want to get this til I know for sure.
     
  6. Bill McCamy

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    Anyone know whether the missing title subtitle has been added in this corrected version?
     
  7. James Corey

    James Corey Stunt Coordinator

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    Bill -
    See my post here:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...1&pagenumber=7
    There is a post on DVDTalk.com where a member there claims to have received a 'fixed' version as far as the spontaneous subtitles are concerned, but the first "Swedish-ish" title is still missing.
    Baby steps, I suppose....
     
  8. Mark_TS

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    quote:
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    The man is not jesting, and dont call him Shirley....
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    and at todays housing prices, its a wonder more of us arent...
     
  9. JiM T

    JiM T Stunt Coordinator

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    Alright, I've searched a few threads for this info, but I'm coming up empty, so I'll ask here - How does one know for sure if they are buying the corrected version or not? I haven't picked this title up yet, but would really like to. Is it like SPINAL TAP, where the corrected version has stars (*) before and after the title on the packaging sticker?

    Any info on how to tell which is which would be very appreciated. Thanks...

    JiM T
     
  10. Paul D G

    Paul D G Screenwriter

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    As I noted in my post in the following thread:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=19321
    I sent my bugged DVD to CTHE on the 16th, got it back on the 24th and the subtitles bug was corrected. The missing title subtitle (fake swedish) is still not there, but, IMHO, this is a minor issue and mainly a purist thing. [​IMG]
    I did not notice anything specific with the packaging to indicate the difference to new buyers. Try your luck. It's only a buck or two to send it in, and even at Christmas there was only a week turnaround time, which ain't bad.
    -paul
     
  11. Steve_Knutzen

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    IS the DVD fixed yet?
     
  12. Brian McHale

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    My understanding is that they fixed the problem with the subtitles popping up uncommanded, but the first fake Swedish subtitle is still missing.
     
  13. Coressel

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    Just yesterday I picked up my second copy of MP&THG:SE at Best Buy (I had given my first copy complete with subtitle problems to a friend who says it doesn't happen on his DVD player), and to my satisfaction found that the subtitle problem is fixed. As mentioned by others, you can't change the subtitles on the fly anymore, you have to go back to the main menu, but that's ok.

    However, it is true that the "Norwegian" subtitle on the title of the film is still gone.

    Oh, and I'm still using the same old Toshiba 2107 I've had since 1998.
     

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