My copy of BI freezes my Panasonic with a black screen at 1:18:18. If I fast forward right before that point to skip ahead, the rest of the disc plays fine.
This was right after I updated to version 2.1.
Anyone else with playback problems on this disc or after the Panasonic software update?
I had the same problem at about the same time. I heard a loud pop, the picture continued with no audio for a couple of seconds, then the picture went blank and my Panasonic 10A locked up. Had to power it down to get it going again.
I fast forwarded through that scene and it played fine the rest of the way......Sounds like a disc issue.
I'm underwhelmed by BASIC INSTINCT the same way I was with DIRTY DANCING a week ago. Do they look better than standard DVD? Yeah, sure, but in a short time these transfers will be as ancient as standard DVDs look today. The digital NR is obvious and isn't always distracting, but it's there, and I noticed far too many compression artifacts for a Blu Ray release. It's not unwatchable but it's not nearly as good as, say, most of the Warner catalog titles I've seen on HD-DVD and Blu Ray to date.
Just seems to be a common issue with LG titles; the only one where I didn't find NR to be a problem was FIRST BLOOD, but I've seen too many since that really mark these as "mediocre" Blu Ray discs.
The DTS sound is solid, though, but overall Lionsgate really has not been a feather in Blu Ray's cap so far.
Does the StudioCanal (Euro) BD have the same video/audio transfer as the HD DVD? The HD DVD was much brighter than the US BD on Lionsgate. I thought it looked better overall even if it had some badly done touch-ups. My gripe with the HD DVD was the incorrect pitch on the audio, so if this was corrected for the European BD release, I'd like to know.
I have both the US and the UK version. Not sure which is better. The UK one might have less DNR, but it might be from an older transfer (I don't believe it has the pitch issue) as it looked pretty bad like it was an HD transfer from the 90's. Haven't watched the US one in a while, so I haven't really done a thorough comparison. Maybe just go for whichever is cheaper if you can't wait for a remaster.
My Basic Instinct Blu Ray won't play, isn't seen. Anyone else have issue with this movie?
My PS3 is fully updated and everything else plays but I put in basic instinct over and over and it's not even detected. The disc looks fine. I don't have a receipt because it was bought years ago, I just never got around to watching it. And Walmart doesn't carry it in stores now. Any ideas or suggestions?
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You might want to check the underside of the disc to see whether there are any markings around the ring. There should be barely-visible barcodes and alphanumeric codes. There have been manufacturing errors in the past where a disc was labelled while actually being totally blank and unpressed.
Lionsgate should be able to send you a replacement if you email them but you may have to mail your current copy in.
EDIT: I see you already phoned them and they brushed you off, well damn...