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My Criterion "A Night to Remember" took a dive & won't play anymore! :(

Old 05-05-06, 05:00 PM
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My Criterion "A Night to Remember" took a dive & won't play anymore! :(

It won't even load, no matter what player I put it in!

What's up with that?

Anyone else have this invisible disk & or problem?

The only other DVD I've EVER had a problem with was, "Frankenstein Created Woman". It's like the info just disappeared or something. However, after contacting the distributor, they sent me out a playable new copy and I was Most Pleased.

I contacted Criterion, and am awaiting a response.

What do you know about it?

Will the folks over there replace the disk?

Any info will be appreciated.

-Paul
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you can try boiling it. I've heard that can help. Also, Criterion is pretty good, so they'll probably be able to send you a replacement.
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
you can try boiling it.
Really?

I'm not familiar with that process. (In the microwave or on the stove top?)
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somebody here has done it (I can't find the thread). I think it's just on a stovetop and gently place the data side down. I haven't tried it, so someone else may know for sure.
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http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....highlight=boil
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OH, MAN!

I thought (& coulda SWORN) you were KIDDING!

(Thanks TONS for the link, ernestrp! )

"2 to 3 minutes???", IN BOILING WATER??? My Criterion Copy???

I can't help but think it'll warp the disc and Criterion won't take it back.

I thank you for the suggestion ( ) but I'll wait and see if they'll send me a replacement...First.

-THEEK! INDEEDEY!
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Originally Posted by The Edit King
It won't even load, no matter what player I put it in!

What's up with that?

Anyone else have this invisible disk & or problem?

The only other DVD I've EVER had a problem with was, "Frankenstein Created Woman". It's like the info just disappeared or something. However, after contacting the distributor, they sent me out a playable new copy and I was Most Pleased.

I contacted Criterion, and am awaiting a response.

What do you know about it?

Will the folks over there replace the disk?

Any info will be appreciated.

-Paul
I've head of this happening before, but I forget where. You might want to look around criterionforum.org.
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Found it http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/...pic.php?t=1408
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WOAH! Thanks, Lemdog! &

That Boiling thing sounds like a story for Snopes, doesn't it?

(I wish it did, but I couldn't find anything, because yes...I checked!)

Could it be that Granny always boiled her CRITER's on the stove, and someone went & stretched & twisted the story to the point that folks are actually boiling their CRITER-IONS?

Here's even more DVD Talk about boiling yer discs...

UNBELIEVEABLE...but at the same time, somehow has a strange ring of truth to it!
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I bought the first release of Criterion's "A Night To Remember". It stopped playing about a year ago. I contacted Criterion. They told me to send them the disc and they would replace it. They did.
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Originally Posted by The Edit King
It won't even load, no matter what player I put it in!

What's up with that?

Anyone else have this invisible disk & or problem?

The only other DVD I've EVER had a problem with was, "Frankenstein Created Woman". It's like the info just disappeared or something. However, after contacting the distributor, they sent me out a playable new copy and I was Most Pleased.

I contacted Criterion, and am awaiting a response.

What do you know about it?

Will the folks over there replace the disk?

Any info will be appreciated.

-Paul
Like Mike45 said, I am quite sure Criterion will respond and send you a new DVD. Although I have not ever owned A Night to Remember, Criterion replaced my Rififi when it started skipping after awhile and I no longer had a receipt. They have even gone so far as to replace my old single disc Wages of Fear DVD for the new 2-disc one for free when I offered to pay them for the difference if they wanted. It had started skipping right near the end and they had me send it in and they sent me the new one. I was quite surprised....
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Criterion is very good about replacing discs, but the boiling thing does work and does not damage a disc if you follow the instructions. However, the boiling thing is mostly used when a brand new disc doesn't work. An older disc that has stopped working probably needs replacement.
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In my expierence the boling only works for minor scratches. It did not work on bad discs (ie like the Universal DVD-18's) but it's worth a try and will not warp your disc. Just boil the water then place in the water for 2 min and pull it out.
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Old 05-06-06, 07:03 PM
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The boiling method is only for cleaning a DVD, not a bad disc because of technical problems and the such. Still, even though a DVD may look to be scratch free it could still have something on it that the human eye can't see (I've had that problem on a few discs before). While it sounds weird, you might as well try boiling it since it wont damage the DVD anyway.

Either way, good luck on fixing this probelm. I have the same DVD but I've never had a problem with it myself.
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