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Great Show, but disc flaw on one episode
on November 5, 2013
I bought this set some years back when it was first released. I was VERY impressed with the show and I think Hitchcock is a brilliant writer and producer. Of all of the 900 plus dvd sets in my collection, these sets are among my favorites (along with The Twilight Zone and certain others) and among those which I enjoy watching over and over again because of the excellent quality of the series.
However, I didn't check this dvd set out right away and it turns out that it has a flaw. I may have even returned a previous copy to the local shop where I bought it, due to it being flawed as well. In any case, when I finally sat down and watched this set (and the other seasonal sets that followed) I found that disc #2 - freezes up on the "Shopping For Death" episode.
I tried the disc on about 8 different players including Blu-ray players, and my computer, but the flaws seem to be engrained in the discs, not due to a player being old or unable to play a disc properly. A friend of mine had a copy of this set as well, so I borrowed it and sadly I must report that her copy has the exact same flaw, on the exact same disc, on the exact same episode.
The nature of the flaw is not that the disc freezes up and won't play further. It is the sort of freeze up where frames seem to be lost and dialog is lost where the disc seems to pause for a few seconds, then continues with some frames and dialog missing.
I am curious as to if others who have this set have the same freeze up flaws in their copies as well. The main freeze up comes after the 2 men in the story show the crazed woman the dangers of falling in the tub and grabbing a light hanging over it.
Also, does anyone know if a corrected disc without the flaws was ever issued by the company which released this set?
And, do copies for sale right now and right here on Amazon have the same flaws, or has the company replaced the defective discs on copies for sale these days?