Problem with "The Apostle" DVD

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Randy Lane, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Randy Lane

    Randy Lane Auditioning

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    I recently tried to play my DVD of "The Apostle" (Robert Duvall) on my Sony 725 player. When I closed the tray, I got a message that said "Cannot Play". I checked the disc for scratches and dust, but it was clean. I tried again and got the same message. I then put it in a JVC machine and it played fine. This same disc played on an old Sony player I had a few years ago. It is not a burned copy but an original, region 1 release from Universal. Why won't the 725 read it? (All my other DVD's play without a problem on this same machine).

    Craig
     
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    There must be something about the way "The Apostle" DVD was manufactured because my copy, which I subsequently sold, was not anamorphic like it said on the package. It seems that it's not that uncommon for certain DVDs to not play well or not at all in certain players.
     
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    I never thought of that. That's kind of disappointing if it's true. It was a fairly successful movie--certainly one worthy of 16x9.

    One wonders.....
     
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    Really? It was fairly successful? I'd never even heard of it when I bought the DVD on release date, though I ended up liking it immensely.
     
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    The film knocked me off my feet from the very first scene.
     
  6. In reference to Randy's post, I'm glad the disc still works in at least one of your machines.

    In reference to the movie, it's one of the best in my collection.

    In reference to the DVD, it's one the worst in my collection.

    Fairly sure the 16x9 copies are labeled in error, not sure if they're old copies or new printings.
     

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