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'Saving Private Ryan' Blu-ray recalled due to audio glitch

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 May 2010 22:50 User comments (9)

'Saving Private Ryan' Blu-ray recalled due to audio glitch Paramount has announced today that they are recalling the very popular Saving Private Ryan Blu-ray, due to an unexpected audio glitch.
The movie sold 100,000 copies last week, and was the second-best selling Blu-ray for the week, behind Avatar, which continues to see strong sales.

The glitch occurs in Chapter 15 of the special edition Blu-ray, and Paramount blames the problem on a botched authoring process by vendor Technicolor.

The film went on sale on May 4th and the problem discs were sold in North America, the UK and Benelux territories.

Paramount has pulled all the current inventory from retail shelves and anyone who purchased the disc last week can request a replacement here: (888) 370-8621.

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9 user comments

114.5.2010 0:28

Ugh I hate these kind of problems, they're just so annoying and waste time...

214.5.2010 0:37

This edition might be worth money to collectors in a few years...if most everyone does the trade.

314.5.2010 5:11

I'm always wondering..... does it really cost that much money to pay someone to view the master before duplicating it? I buy at least two buggy dvds a year, and that's because I don't buy many dvds.

414.5.2010 5:20
Paula_X
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I watched this film.. it was all about soldiers and war and stuff.. not what I was expecting at all :D

514.5.2010 10:23

Recall in the Uk. details here, with a Freephone tel No. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10113592.stm

615.5.2010 3:24

Originally posted by patrick_:
I'm always wondering..... does it really cost that much money to pay someone to view the master before duplicating it? I buy at least two buggy dvds a year, and that's because I don't buy many dvds.
No...they could go out on the street, pick a random person, and say, "Would you like to watch a movie? Popcorn is on us"

It also does not take much to test video games (just release a beta to the web and you will have 100,000 begging for a chance to test it for free)...but I don't think that they test most games...when I can go through a game 3 times, and encounter the same glitch with the same character in the same spot two of those three times, you know they didn't test very hard.

I have a solution to prevent the accidental purchase of defective DVDs...don't buy DVDs...this trick also works on BluRays and even games (at least PC, Wii, & 360 games, it is hard to pirate PS3 games if you don't have a bluray pressing plant).

715.5.2010 5:28
Paula_X
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Quote:
I have a solution to prevent the accidental purchase of defective DVDs...don't buy DVDs...this trick also works on BluRays and even games (at least PC, Wii, & 360 games, it is hard to pirate PS3 games if you don't have a bluray pressing plant).
agreed.. this is what I have done for 8 years .. same applies for music and software.. avoid buying buggy broken crap by not buying it at all.

815.5.2010 7:47

Originally posted by KillerBug:
This edition might be worth money to collectors in a few years...if most everyone does the trade.
I doubt it - if the mistake was the printing/artwork on the disc or some cover artwork difference then yes but a defective disc becoming a collectors' item ? I don't think so - has never ever happened before. Who wants to collect something that doesn't work properly due to an audio glitch in mastering ?

921.5.2010 11:14

Originally posted by domie:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
This edition might be worth money to collectors in a few years...if most everyone does the trade.
I doubt it - if the mistake was the printing/artwork on the disc or some cover artwork difference then yes but a defective disc becoming a collectors' item ? I don't think so - has never ever happened before. Who wants to collect something that doesn't work properly due to an audio glitch in mastering ?
Agree... If it's a misprinted stamp that will worth something, not a defective movie disc! Of course, the case or disc art might be appealing to some collectors. However, from what i know, Private Ryan BD release is just normal as it can be (you know, there's no medal/map/bullet replicas, no canteens, no steelbook packing etc...)

Lucky me, i didn't buy the BD (the packing is not attractive enough, lol). I love the movie though.

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