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 Posted:   Jun 3, 2018 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

I recently pulled my Barbara Stanwyck Signature Collection box set off the shelf which I purchased new in 2013. I believe the set was originally issued/manufactured in 2007. Each of the 5 discs included played perfectly in 2013. However now in 2018, 2 of the discs refuse to play through on any of the 3 DVD players I have: EXECUTIVE SUITE & the double feature TO PLEASE A LADY & JEOPARDY. The EXECUTIVE DVD plays to 54 minute mark and refuses to go further. None of the added features are accessible. On the double feature DVD jeopardy refuses to play beyond the first 10 minutes, however the second feature and all the extras play through. Has anyone else encountered this situation? Its very disturbing and makes me wonder what other DVDs I have in storage may have a similar problem. It appears to be related to the "second layer " on the DVD, as the first half of the contents play well. Is there anyway to correct this?

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2018 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Assuming your hardware isnt at fault. If it's a blu-ray player, it has two different lasers for dvd and for blu-ray (one can stop working independently of the other).

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2018 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

There has been an issue with numerous Warner Bros DVD pressed discs going faulty over time and there's a long running thread on Home Theater Forum about it: https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/warner-dvds-not-working-thread-watch-to-make-sure-they-still-play.351260/
I've found several of mine have stopped playing or have glitches and so far I've only checked a small number of them. Warner Bros will replace discs for those who live in the US, using this form https://www.warnerbros.com/customer-service

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2018 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

MOD dvdrs I can see, but pressed ones...Doesnt look good for that Stanwyck set. I wonder if a replacement is going to be any better over time?

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2018 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

MOD dvdrs I can see, but pressed ones...Doesnt look good for that Stanwyck set. I wonder if a replacement is going to be any better over time?

I bought replacements for mine which went faulty but it's hit and miss whether the replacements will be OK and for how long. A salutary reminder that all existence - especially shiny discs - is ephemeral!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2018 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

Assuming your hardware isnt at fault. If it's a blu-ray player, it has two different lasers for dvd and for blu-ray (one can stop working independently of the other).


I have 2 blue ray players and a dvd on my computer. Same result on all. THX.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2018 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

There has been an issue with numerous Warner Bros DVD pressed discs going faulty over time and there's a long running thread on Home Theater Forum about it: https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/warner-dvds-not-working-thread-watch-to-make-sure-they-still-play.351260/
I've found several of mine have stopped playing or have glitches and so far I've only checked a small number of them. Warner Bros will replace discs for those who live in the US, using this form https://www.warnerbros.com/customer-service


Thank you for your input. I have sent an email to WB customer service. Lets see what happens.


I just read the link to home theatre forum you provided. Surprised to see EXECUTIVE SUITE was listed as having problems! I will check my other WB discs as well. I purchased many of the the Warner Box sets when they were new.

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2018 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I've had numerous "regular"--not mod DV-Rs--Warner dvds drop dead on me. Doctor Who discs, the Powell-Loy set, Busby Berkeley discs, the old carboard front edition of Dirty Harry, just to name a few. There have also been Warner Brothers CDs that have gone kaka on me, most notably the Rhino 2-CD set of Supeman 1978.

It seems this has been limited to discs manufactured between, say, 1999 and 2006 or so. For the Doctor Who discs, I bought replacements in that there were reissued special editions manufactured after those arbitrarily-specified dates.

Edit: I see Raynes already answered the question and provided a solution. Screw Warner Brothers, though; I have learned to do without their DVDs, and have avoided their releases like the plague.

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2018 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

Glad to see I'm not the only person who has had this problem. Several of my Warner titles, especially the classics, play only so far and then picture suddenly breaks up and stalls on my DVD player. Some of them I play all the way through once and then later to see them again only to find the disc won't play a second time around. Does the laser beam hurt some DVD's???

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2018 - 6:07 PM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

I just checked my MICKEY & JUDY set (the big silver box set with book and stills). NONE of the discs work properly!

Ps actually only girl crazy works without any glitches. The others all have varying amounts of playback issues. Going to contact Warner's about this also.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2018 - 10:12 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

Years ago, my BLAZING SADDLES dvd played ok on my dvd player when I first got the dvd. A year ago I tried it on my Blu-ray player and my pc, but they couldn't play it.
Today, after seeing this post. I tried on on my pc with improved video software, and it plays---but only the first 1/3 of the movie.
I'll email Warner Bros. using the above link and see if I can a replacement dvd.


I have a Bluray RISING SUN (20th Century Fox) which played ok years ago, but now it won't play at all.


PS---I just tried to play BLAZING SADDLES on my pc again---and now it won't play at all.

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2018 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

HAS anyone actually returned a defective WB disc? How long was the turnaround? Did one need a receipt to get the replacement, or just to send them the fucked-up, poor quality-control product you wasted your hard-earned money buying?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2018 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

Warner Home Video finally contacted me regarding the Garland Rooney set:

Thank you for your email. I am sorry to say that Warner Home Video is no longer distributing this title; therefore I am unable to help you with an exchange. I apologize for this inconvenience.

Kind regards,

Sherri Bogard
Warner Bros. Customer Service


Looks like I' out of luck. No word regarding EXECUTIVE SUITE.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2018 - 10:28 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

I got DEATHTTRAP from Warner Bros. maybe 2-3 years ago and watched it once. I watched it for the second time tonight, and it froze up at 34 minutes elapsed time.
That's four Warner Bros. movies on Blu-ray or dvd that either freeze up or don't play.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2018 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Other Warner Brothers DVDs of mine that have gone all screwy:

William Powell and Myrna Loy Collection: "I Love You Again" and "Love Crazy"
"Dirty Harry" and "Magnum Force" from the "Clint Eastwood Collection" series.
Doctor Who: "Genesis of the Daleks", "The Sontaran Experiment"
The Busby Berekeley Collection: "Gold Diggers of 1935"

Oh, and the Rhino-WB CD of "Superman: the Movie."

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2018 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

This is why I've finally gone the digital streaming route. No worries of disc rot, no long loading times, no navigating confusing menus. I still buy Blu-Rays, but I try to get the ones that include a digital copy. (and it really doesn't cost more) Of course many Blu-Rays don't come with digital copies. But iTunes rotates it's sales everyday, when I see a title for $4.99 I grab it. Well worth the investment.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2018 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

This is why I'm holding onto my sprockets!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2018 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

Every December (or so), The Warner Brothers Store online has a sale where their dvd's and Blu rays are close to half off. I purchased a couple of titles last year and was planning on doing so again this year. 'Summer of '42' and 'Night Moves' were what I purchased last year, and they played fine, but I don't relish them on my shelf and then in a year or two down the line and I put them back into my player, they've turned into coasters for drinks. I was planning on getting maybe 6 or 7 when they're on sale in a couple of months. Now....?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2018 - 6:52 PM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

Other Warner Brothers DVDs of mine that have gone all screwy:

William Powell and Myrna Loy Collection: "I Love You Again" and "Love Crazy"
"Dirty Harry" and "Magnum Force" from the "Clint Eastwood Collection" series.
Doctor Who: "Genesis of the Daleks", "The Sontaran Experiment"
The Busby Berekeley Collection: "Gold Diggers of 1935"

Oh, and the Rhino-WB CD of "Superman: the Movie."



2 discs in my loy Powell set Also went bad. Evelyn prentice and I love you again. Both freeze up at the half way point. Thus far the others play ok. Also .disc 1 from the Brando mutiny on the bounty refuses to play. It was fine when I first purchased however I have already replaced this with the blueray.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2018 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

Warner Home Video finally contacted me regarding the Garland Rooney set:

Thank you for your email. I am sorry to say that Warner Home Video is no longer distributing this title; therefore I am unable to help you with an exchange. I apologize for this inconvenience.

Kind regards,

Sherri Bogard
Warner Bros. Customer Service


Looks like I' out of luck. No word regarding EXECUTIVE SUITE.



I was able to replace the 4 Garland Rooney films with the no frills Turner classic collection set. The contents are the same as the box set. Unfortunately the extras disc is still a loss.

 
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