Senior HTF Member
- Jul 3, 1997
- Real Name
- Ronald Epstein
Just because it's a MOD release, it doesn't necessarily means it's a burned disc. Even if it is, I still don't understand why that's a problem.Very disappointed to see this coming out on a burned disc. Paramount really pisses me off with their back and forth burned and pressed catalogue titles.
As StephenJH pointed out , if it doesn't have the Blu ray logo on the front and the spine states blu ray disc than it's going to be mod. Also i know some retailers carry the mod discs pressed. I got Funeral in Berlin pressed from the Bullmoose store. But when Odd Couple was released on mod the Bullmoose only got the burned version. So there's no sure way of getting a pressed copy that i know of. I prefer pressed because i believe there are fewer issues with pressed discs .Plus pressed blu rays don't scratch easily but burned ones do. And as far as the Paramount burned program , the discs are more expensive then when they are released bare bones pressed titles . Like Sons of Katie Elder and Barefoot in the Park. I just trust a pressed disc to be the safer route to go. Although i have plenty of burned dvds that i have bought over the years and they have held up. Bottom line is i would just like to see Paramount be more consistent on their releases.Just because it's a MOD release, it doesn't necessarily means it's a burned disc. Even if it is, I still don't understand why that's a problem.
Bottom line is i would just like to see Paramount be more consistent on their releases.
If you're referring to the very much active "Warners DVDs not working - watch to make sure they still play", the thread is referring to Warners' pressed discs, not the MOD discs. I've been collecting MOD discs from the Warner Archives since March 2009 and NEVER had a MOD disc go bad on me. However, I've had pressed discs like Reflections In A Golden Eye (1967), The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Rich And Famous (1981), Madame Bovary (1949), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Roberta (1935), Shoot The Moon (1982) to name a handful stop playing after a few years.Aside: I seem to recall another thread here where some were complaining a host of their old DVD-MOD discs from the Warner Archive were experiencing failure.
Oh, yes. I've had some MOD discs fail right out of the package too but not as many as pressed discs bad right out of the package. But I was not talking about discs that are "bad" when you buy them but discs that go "bad" after a period of several years. In that respect, I stand by my statement. I have not had a MOD disc go bad yet but I have had pressed discs go bad after several years.I *have* had MOD discs - commercial ones - fail right out of the package
As far as i know Paramount is the only major studio burning Blu rays. Even WBA put out pressed Blu rays.Good luck with that as I see the studios and companies like Amazon continuing to burn discs due to their business models and convenience. From my perspective, I've had zero problems with burned discs.