DVD Talk Talk about DVDs and Movies on DVD including Covers and Cases

DVD Rot ?

Old 05-31-23, 08:43 PM
Senior Member
Surfinhank's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 954
Received 50 Likes on 23 Posts
Re: DVD Rot ?

Found another one: Count Dracula (1977 BBC film starring Louis Jourdan) - completely dead - won't load.
Old 05-31-23, 09:19 PM
DVD Talk Hero
Josh-da-man's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 44,111
Received 2,810 Likes on 1,931 Posts
Re: DVD Rot ?

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
Does ANYONE here have a Larry King set that isn’t rotted? I’ve tried two copies now and they both crap out during John Travolta on the first disc. Would like to have a playable copy of this, normally I’d just give up but there’s some important stuff on here.
On the plus side, those appear to be readily available in the five dollar range on eBay and Amazon marketplace.

Maybe you could hit up an eBay seller and have them check their DVD to see if it still works before you buy it.

Old 07-04-23, 11:10 AM
Senior Member
Surfinhank's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 954
Received 50 Likes on 23 Posts
Re: DVD Rot ?

A few more:

La Femme Nikita: Season 1 - discs 1 & 3 are bad at the layer change, didn't bother checking the rest
Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960 Volume 2 - disc 1 starts glitching after the layer change
Plastic Man: The Complete Collection - all discs showing signs of rot

Does anybody have seasons 2-5 of La Femme Nikita (the original issued sets) to verify if they're bad? Mine are still unopened and I don't know if I should even bother with them.

Last edited by Surfinhank; 07-06-23 at 01:22 AM.
Old 07-08-23, 07:30 PM
DVD Talk Reviewer & TOAT Winner
Alan Smithee's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: USA
Posts: 10,482
Received 339 Likes on 258 Posts
Re: DVD Rot ?

Shit, I have to check my Saturday Morning sets now. Wanted to get Plastic Man also.

But I came here because I got a 3rd Larry King set from Amazon and as expected all 3 discs are bad, but it's ON now- they are sending me another one with the promise to return the bad one at Whole Foods. I'll just keep asking for a new set til I get one that plays or they run out.

Considering how big a backer of DVD Warner was back in the day, they sure have fucked over a lot of purchasers with that bad manufacturing plant.
The following users liked this post:
Gobear (09-08-23)
Old 09-04-23, 12:05 PM
DVD Talk Gold Edition
danwiz's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 2,237
Received 101 Likes on 63 Posts
Re: DVD Rot ?

I wanted to watch "Deliverance" the other night, but when I slipped it into the player I got the "the disc is dirty" message. I cleaned it well, but the message would not go away. I had to watch something else.
Old 09-04-23, 02:11 PM
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
mickey65's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,702
Received 66 Likes on 55 Posts
Re: DVD Rot ?

Cruising: The Deluxe Edition. Froze up half-way thru the movie! Disc flawless.Bought brand new over 10 years ago. Watched only 1.5 times!

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.