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07 Jul 2017 3:56 p.m. PST
by Editor Gwen

  • Changed title from "I Need Hlep...AGAIN!" to "I Need Help... AGAIN!"

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Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 11:43 a.m. PST

Okay, so I dun got a Connundrum.

In '06, while still married, my wife/daughter purchased the
Tin boxed Deluxe "50th Anniversary Edition" of Forbidden Planet, complete with a "Robbie the Robot" 54mm statuette for me birthday or Christmas.

Now I only opened it once to "Ooooh and Aaaah" it, put Robbie in a display case and lovingly tucked it away.

In short, it was and still is, in near pristine condition and I never watched it because I had TCM.

Foward to 2014, divorce proceedings begin. January 2016 Divorce finalized, April 2016 I move into my new house and it takes me pretty much six months to get completely settled in.

Botton line, my GF loves Sci-Fi, but never saw FP so we started watching it the other night, beautiful movie, runs perfect…UNTIL halfway through when the get the meat of the story, Morbious's Study and Lab and the CD dies dead to death.

Nothing worked, including putting it in my two computers, etc.

This SUCKS, because there is a tonne of junque on just the first main CD and I cannot watch it, even though the CD proper is in perfect condition.

So…what do I do? Too late to contact the manufacturer (Warner Brothers) or no, this may not be an isolated incident and I can contact…you tell me!

Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated!


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

Contact the manufacturer, and tell them it was sealed until the other day. See what they say.

Check out these forums too:


PS. Now I wonder how many hardcore collectors out there are holding onto duds without knowing it.

Great War Ace Inactive Member07 Jul 2017 8:29 p.m. PST

Reading through some of those old comments makes me think that running a disc through four machines and having it come up bad each time doesn't answer anything. Where were the four machines? Separate locations or four different machines hooked up to the same TV and tuner? Someone hypothesized that it could be an HDMI issue.

I don't watch a large number of discs. But I've had DVDs since they first came out. And I have never had one lock up on me without it being some kind of hardware issue. I don't think that I've even seen a bad disc that wasn't noticeably damaged.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 4:40 a.m. PST

Now I wonder how many hardcore collectors out there are holding onto duds without knowing it.

With mint in box collections it really doesn't matter.

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 8:44 p.m. PST

Great war must not have looked at very many DVD's cause I have had them where the only way to play things was to put them in the computer and load the file because something was bad on the disc. I ave had this same issue with music cd's.

If the manufacturer will not help try seeing if you can find a replacement disc on-line.

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