I have the original Trimark version and, unless it's a variable problem, I can't detect it (I tested Gardner's poetry reading and the after party). Sorry to say it may be an issue solely with the Lionsgate repressing.
Eric, the Lionsgate version has been out for ages now. I bought mine two years ago (funnily enough exactly to the day, 09/21/04). It wasn't new then and still had the issue. I'd say if they haven't addressed it by now (and as far as I'm aware they haven't), I doubt they ever will.
And let's face it, Lionsgate aren't really known for fixing issues.
I spoke with someone at Lion's Gate in California this afternoon and she was quite pleasant and willing to look at and exchange my DVD. Was more pleasant than the people at Warner when I had a defective for exchange.
With an enclosed letter I sent to her I stated what was wrong, that other people had the same problem, and for her to check the disc prior to shipping. I am sending it UPS so will hopefully know something in a week or so.