I just sat down to watch the Fox “Studio Classics” SE DVD of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951) but, barely six minutes into the film (right at the beginning of Chapter 3 to be exact), I heard a sharp snap inside the DVD player - and I had to unload it because the picture started breaking up, while the audio dropped out entirely! Actually, I tried to play this same scene with the Commentary on and the sound became horribly muffled and eventually dropped out here as well! By the way, is the intro to the menu screens supposed to look so ugly, as if the entire picture was pixellating or something?! For the record, I checked both sides of the DVD and neither of them appear to be scratched. I’m curious to know whether anyone has encountered any such problems with this disc. Fortunately enough, I only received it last week - so the store from which I ordered it should have no trouble in sending me a replacement. However, I’m terrified at the prospect of having a disc which has lain unwatched for some time (perhaps years) and which, when I finally decide to go through it, I find it to be problematic! In the past, I only had similar trouble with a couple of discs: the VCI DVD of BLOOD AND BLACK LACE (1964) which had well-known compatibility issues with a number of players, but was eventually replaced with a good copy; and Disc 2 of Disney’s SILLY SYMPHONIES set which also started to break up (during the Richard Sherman interview), but subsequently played just fine when I tried it a second time! Does anyone here know where to find a complete list of known cases of faulty discs, so that I can check if other titles I own may be affected? P.S. I own a Multi-Region Pioneer DV-535K model, purchased in December 2000.