Phantasm DVD - Defective Batch?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Scott Weinberg, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    Hi. I recently purchased a copy of the Phantasm DVD. Went to play it on my Samsung player, and when I clicked on the Special Features menu, I got lotsa whirring sounds, a few clicks...and nothing. All I can do is hit Power to turn the player off.

    So I returned the DVD and got another copy of the movie.

    Same problem!

    Though this is hardly a high-end DVD player, I've never had this sort of problem with any DVD...MGM or otherwise.

    So I ran this new disc on my secondary DVD player (an old relic) and...same problem! It hangs up when I click on Special Features. Same problem on two separate DVDs of the same movie. How very odd.

    So now I gotta go back to Tower and try not to sound like an idiot when I explain...what, that they have a whole batch of defective Phantasm DVDs?

    Anyone else ever come across this problem?
     
  2. Paul_Scott

    Paul_Scott Lead Actor

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    i purchased a copy several yrs ago, and watched it for the first time this past weekend-only watched some trailers and tv spots in the extra section, but had no problems with those.
     
  3. Jim Blackie

    Jim Blackie Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, I got in with the first batch (love that movie!), so it may not be helpful, but no problems here. I assume you checked for disc smudges, scratches, and that your laser lens is clean?
     
  4. Eugene Esterly

    Eugene Esterly Supporting Actor

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    It sounds like you have a defective DVD of Phantasm. I watched my DVD of Phantasm (watched last year) & there are no problems with the special features (DVD player is a Samsung DVDN501)
     

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