WALKABOUT on Blu-ray: Criterion Reports Manufacturing Defect (issues recall)

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"We have been alerted to a manufacturing problem with our WALKABOUT Blu-ray edition that occurs on a limited number of players.

The affected players are:
Sony BDP-350 and BDP-360
Pioneer BDP-05FD and BDP-120
Sharp BD-HP22U, BD-HP21U, and BD-HP20U
Memorex MVBD2520
Insignia NS-2BRDVD

The disc will not load in the Insignia and Memorex players, and with the others, about fifty minutes into the feature, the audio and video begin to skip and stutter. We are working with the pressing plant to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

If you have our Walkabout Blu-ray disc and own one of these players, please e-mail Jon Mulvaney so that we can notify you as soon as replacement copies become available."

Editor's Note: thru Criterion's website announcement (see link at top), another reader posted the following: "I've had the same problems with Days of Heaven and Stagecoach with my Memorex player, which is listed above."

So, it's possible there are problems with these additional BD titles if using the affected players. Please check your discs and then email the company if problems are seen.

Blu-ray.com reports that this title has also been withdrawn from sale at Amazon.com.

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