(note: March firmware, driver 0702; edit: April firmware too)
Was quite surprised when I put The Matador into our BH200, and the only thing that popped up on screen was a message along the lines of:
This movie will not play due to parental setting of the player.
Huh? The parental controls haven't been touched. Verified things, and sure enough, the player was set to unlocked. Odd.
Searched on net, found a number of reports of this problem with The Matador (along with an entire thread on AVS about it being a CRAP disc due to QA issues). Hmmm. Not good.
Grasping at straws, I decided to try changing the "Area Code" on the parental controls screen. Being in Canada, our player was set to "CA". Changed it to "US". Pressed play...and the menu came up. Phew.
Chances are the title was authored in a faulty manner given all the reports of problems, and Weinstein general track record with HD DVD. Still, it falls to LG as it's their player that's not playing the disc. Fun times to be a CE company.
So, LG will hopefully release a firmware fix for this title. In the meantime, be prepared to change the "Area Code" if The Matador complains about parental controls.
I'll try it with the April firmware, possibly later today.