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Old 20-01-2007, 20:18   #1
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Psycho and laser rot

I have a very early region 1 pressing of Psycho and when i tried it recently it will not play (DVD Player or PC), not even load up. It is not scratched or marked, is this rot?
I know the film is easily available, but this disc had a superb, over 90 minutes long, documentary on the film which i dont think is on any other version.
Any solutions as to how i can get this doc or get the disc to play?

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Old 21-01-2007, 00:18   #2
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The disc was reissued and I believe is still in print. You might even be able to email Universal about a replacement. They seem to be pretty good about stuff like that.
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Old 21-01-2007, 00:52   #3
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If its an r1 disc it was probably manufactured by WAMO. You may be able to see this engraved in the plain silver ring near the middle of the disc on the play side.

If so it is one of a number that were affected by manufacturing flaws.

If its an r1 ddisc then in common with most studios Universal will not aupply discs to non-r1 (canada/USA) owners.

The good news is that the film is still in print and can therefore easily be replaced. And relatively cheaply. Even the SE is not expensive.
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For info -- the R2 "Special Edition" is extremely disappointing, and doesn't include the 90 minute documentary.

The most recent US release is only available as part of the "Masterpiece Collection", although the older non-anamorphic single disc DVD is still widely available.
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Thanks for the info........I know the film is easy to get i just want that long documentary, is it on any other version apart from the one i had?
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Old 21-01-2007, 21:03   #6
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The only other release I've seen the documentary on is the R2 "Psycho Collection I-IV" set. Unless you fancy splashing out on the US "Masterpiece" set, then your best bet would be to buy the single R1 DVD again.

Most of the other new transfers in the "Masterpiece" set have now been released on individual DVDs, but sadly not the newer anamorphic transfer of "Psycho"
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