Great movie, amazing scenic variations, great performances and great music, BUT, with the constant audio dropouts, it became increasingly annoying to watch! Amazon should NOT be selling these Blu-rays when there's a known problem with them! Have sent in a request from Sony for a replacement at: email@example.com . Do not want to have to send back to Amazon since the return cost is prohibitive! Hopefully I'll get a positive responce to my request.
Addendum: Sony will NOT send out replacements, instead there will be Firmware Fixs for Blu-ray players, maybe!, somewhere in the Future to take care of the Audio issue. (Don't hold your breath!)
Audio playback for this Blu-ray must be switched off either Auto, or Bitstream, to PCM. Then there's no more audio dropouts. Canceled my Amazon replacement since a replacement will only have the same problem!
(Apparently, for defective product, Amazon repays your return shipping costs.)
Added info: Fixes for various current Blu-ray players. After the Fix - No More Audio Drop Outs!
PS3 Slim - From PS3 crossbar, go to:
3.BD/DVD Audio Output Format (HDMI)
4.Change to Linear PCM
Sony BDP-S360 / Sony BDP-S460 / Sony BDP-S560 - From player crossbar, go to:
3.BD Audio Setting
4.Change to Mix
Sony 790 - From player crossbar, go to:
3.BD Audio Mix Setting
4.Change to On
Oppo BDP-83 / Oppo BDP-93
2.Audio Format Setup