anyone else's copy defective? the rental i watched made it look it was raining throughout the film. This was a physical defect in the manfacturing, not part of the original camera work ugghh! hope it was just my rental
Wash the recorded side under warm water with a whisp of hand soap using your clean fingers. Rinse it under warm water and then dry it gently with a cotten sheet or something. The Technical Support guy at Disney told me to do that while he waited on the phone. I thought he was crazy, but since he would replace Mickey Mouse In Living Color disc 2 with a new copy if it didn't work, I tried it, and to my complete surprise, the picture and sound cleared right up. Two years have gone by and it plays perfectly.
Just saw THE NICKEL RIDE (1974) on a Shout DVD (coupled with Frankenheimer's 99 AND 44/100% DEAD). For anyone who likes EDDIE COYLE and similar 1970s crime dramas ought to check this out. Directed by Robert Mulligan and written by Eric Roth, it has a strong George Higgins vibe to it. If not as brilliant as COYLE, it still is a great film of this style. Wonderfully atmospheric, good character interactions (the relationship between the lead characters played by Jason Miller and Linda Haynes is beautifully rendered.) And with a Dave Grusin score as well. Right on!