In a interesting twist this weekend Arachnophobia loaded and played fine, but Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter did not. This is interesting since the former is a recent Disney release, but no lockup at the Hollywood Pictures opening, like you would expect. It happens to be the first Hollywood Pictures release by Disney, but surely not the 1st Hollywood Pictures movie to be released on Blu-ray.
The latter mentioned movie above has quite a few issues with the 5K. First it gets stuck after the Fox into with the display at 7 seconds and refuses to advance. If you hit stop them menu, you can get it to play, but it is pixialated quite badly throughput. I have never seen anything on BD quite like this. I am not sure if I got a bad disc or if since it does not load up all the way it has other issues? A couple times if I left it on the 7 seconds display too long before stop I could not get the menu to come up at all and it would just go into a menu video loop (sound familiar).
I have had various issues with recent Fox titles. When this started happening I got out The Defendants, We Bought a Zoo, Get the Gringo and Prometheus all of which I had played before except for the Alien prequel. Those are the only very recent Fox titles that I own that are not sealed. I have War games, but it is unopened. Anyhow, I had some issues with Prometheus also. It would get stuck, I would stop the disc and press menu and all would be well and it played fine. I found that to play it without bother, you must start up the player with the disc inside, then it is fine. I tried the same with ALVH and that did not work. I also tried formatting persistent memory, a cold start and several power cycles. I can not find amy way to alleviate the pixilation.
Can someone verify this for me? Both Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter and Prometheus? I would like that done before I report this. Since ALVH is a rental, it could very well be damaged. I have it playing now on my Yammy just fine, so I'm pretty sure that is not the case. I hope this does not happen with Ruby Sparks or The Watch, two Fox movies I hope to rent soon.