The Val Lewton Horror Collection

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Re: The Val Lewton Horror Collection

#126 Post by sabbath » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:16 pm

Just done the same thing and luckily my box set was OK.

But I'm familiar with the problem since I've lost several other Warner DVDs, mainly from Warner Gangsters Collection. But the most painful loss was my TCM Archives: Lon Chaney Collection which I couldn't afford a new one.

BTW, while checking out my Val Lewton box, I had to admit that now they look messy on my new TV. Damn it, Criterion. You and your missed opportunities.

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Re: The Val Lewton Horror Collection

#127 Post by domino harvey » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:44 pm

This is a common problem with all Warners DVDs. It's random, and could hit any DVD you have from them. One copy of a title will be fine, and another effected. If you own a lot of Warner DVDs you haven't checked lately, I guarantee you have a couple that have succumbed in the interim

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Re: The Val Lewton Horror Collection

#128 Post by Mungo » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:45 pm

Do any of the Blus have the same problem, or is it just the DVDs?

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Re: The Val Lewton Horror Collection

#129 Post by Paul Moran » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:25 pm

domino harvey wrote:This is a common problem with all Warners DVDs. It's random, and could hit any DVD you have from them. One copy of a title will be fine, and another effected. If you own a lot of Warner DVDs you haven't checked lately, I guarantee you have a couple that have succumbed in the interim
According to my database, I have about 420 Warners DVD "products", PAL & NTSC, including lots of "themed" and "actor" boxed sets and TV series. I haven't watched any of them since I bought them. I'll put a thorough check on my "to do" list, after "watch the extras" and "listen to the commentaries". :)

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Re: The Val Lewton Horror Collection

#130 Post by Dr Amicus » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:08 pm

And is the problem with PAL discs as well? My Warner discs are a mixture of NTSC and PAL... (including the ostensible subject of this thread)

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Re: The Val Lewton Horror Collection

#131 Post by domino harvey » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:28 pm

I have not heard of it impacting any Blus from Warners. I don't know about UK releases either, but I'd bet they were pressed not at whatever factory messed these up for Warners stateside, so hopefully uneffected

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