I HAVE FOUND A SOLUTION TO THE TOTAL RECALL BLU-RAY AUDIO DROPOUT PROBLEM!!
I just watched the first 30 minutes of the movie in Dolby TrueHD 7.1 with ZERO DROPOUTS. Here's how:
I made a backup rip of the blu-ray movie using Makemkv and saved it on my Baetis Audio Revolution media server
hard drive as an .mkv file. I ripped just the main feature and the lossless TrueHD 7.1 track, so as to avoid all the previews, special features, and other crap. I run Jriver Media Center 18 on the Baetis server, so I played Total Recall back through Jriver, outputting it as HDMI bitstream from the Baetis server to my prepro - an Onkyo PS-SC5508- which handled the decoding to Dolby TrueHD 7.1.
No audio dropouts were heard!!!
I believe that in the ripping process, Makemkv probably stripped out whatever crazy copy protection scheme was causing all these bluray players to experience audio dropouts when playing the Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio track. Now, with a clean backup file, I can play the movie in TrueHD without the dropouts, and without having to bother switching to LPCM on a bluray player, like my Oppo 105. Not to mention the ease of having all my media at my fingertips with the Baetis media server and the slick Jriver interface!!!
Another plus is that now I have a backup file of the movie in case the original disc is damaged or destroyed.
BTW, this process also worked on the Brave blu-ray, which had similar problems with Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio dropouts.
For those of you that have media servers, give it a try and let us know if it works for you too. If you don't have a media server yet, feel free to contact me by PM.