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Old 10-01-04, 02:23 PM
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My Heathers DVD is dead!?!

Bought the limited edition tin when it first came out. Watched it. Now after all that time, I plopped it into my DVD players and none of them play it. "No DVD detected" or error messages to that effect.

3 DVD-ROM drives, a 4 year old DVD player, and a 1 year old player... none can read it. No scratches, nothing.

Just wondering if anyone's had this issue and what to do about it.
Old 10-01-04, 02:46 PM
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Wow! I had the same thing happen to me about 6 months ago. Just got too busy and never followed up on it. Let it slip my mind. So put me in the boat of pople looking for an answer on this one.
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http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...light=heathers


Heathers
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Problem: The first pressings of this title had freezing problems or difficulty playing. There has been a new pressing with it being fixed. These can be identified by looking for the "V.2" on the back of the case.
Solution: You should be able to get a replacement from Anchor Bay.
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showth...threadid=169066
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showth...threadid=145428
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Thank you.

I was gonna do the searches later tonight when I got home since I'm on dial-up here, but this helps a bunch.
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You should have been rewinding it everytime you watched it.

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It`s over Johnny,

it`s over!!!!!!!
Old 10-01-04, 03:41 PM
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What's your damage Heather?!?!

(I must remember to check my copy soon. Haven't watched it since I bought it.)
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Almost all the first pressings went bad. I got mine replaced by Anchor Bay long ago. The replacements did not have the original artwork on the disc though.
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Originally posted by weargle
You should have been rewinding it everytime you watched it.


Originally posted by movielib
Almost all the first pressings went bad. I got mine replaced by Anchor Bay long ago. The replacements did not have the original artwork on the disc though.
That blows!
Old 10-01-04, 04:46 PM
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I need to check my disc as well. Haven't watched it in a really long time. Is there any reason Anchor Bay won't still replace them? It has been a long time since it was released, after all.
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The replacement disc is so very
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Anchor Bay still replaces them. Check their official site. I just replaced mine this year.
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wow, so that's the problem.

I rented thr movie from Netflix and watched it just lastnight. It kept freezing and my player said "Disc is dirty", but the dic looked absolutely pristine to me. Dammit.
Old 10-01-04, 07:37 PM
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when i sent in my replacement i got the exact artwork back this was the school logo dvd design
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Originally posted by rhc
when i sent in my replacement i got the exact artwork back this was the school logo dvd design
Mine has Winona on it. I was under the impression that all the replacement discs were like mine. Guess I was wrong.

Well, I still have the "yearbook" with the school logo.

You are lucky.

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Original pressings of "Heathers," are among a number of Anchor Bay titles where entire runs of DVDs were made utilizing substandard materials, and thus prone to rot.

Others movies to keep an eye on would be "Frankenstein Created Woman" and "The Witches" (Hammer films), "Kentucky Fried Movie," and certain "Wicker Man" discs.
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F**k me gently with a chainsaw! I better check my disc too.
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I love my dead gay dvd! *sob*
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Does anyone know where exactly to look for the V.2 on the case? Mine seems to play fine, but I can't see any indication I have the newer version.
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Same thing happened with my
Maniac dvds! 2 of them!!!!!!!!!
Army of Darkness canadian L.E. of 2000! only!

basically they rotted away and looks like shit now! cannot replace them as you try getting Army of Darkness!

I am sure many more of my dvds are like this.
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Originally posted by Kevin Phillips
Does anyone know where exactly to look for the V.2 on the case? Mine seems to play fine, but I can't see any indication I have the newer version.
Should be a white sticker on the back that says version 2 or V 2.0.
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Originally posted by Josh-da-man
Original pressings of "Heathers," are among a number of Anchor Bay titles where entire runs of DVDs were made utilizing substandard materials, and thus prone to rot.

Others movies to keep an eye on would be "Frankenstein Created Woman" and "The Witches" (Hammer films), "Kentucky Fried Movie," and certain "Wicker Man" discs.
You got me to check my Wicker Man. Fortunately, it's fine.
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I now need to check my Wicker Man discs as well.
Old 10-02-04, 03:39 PM
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Halloween 4 + 5 Tin DVDs did it, as well as my Argento- Cat o Nine Tails DVD




my heathers did it, and they replaced it fast..

on the halloween, i found them both at Pawn Shops Super Cheap, so i bet the original Owner saw it went bad, unloaded it cheap, not realizing he could have had it replaced from Anchor bay for small postage fee,

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