Dredd on Blu-ray – It won’t play!

Dredd (2012) Blu-ray cover

Dredd (2012) Blu-ray cover

I got a copy of DREDD from Best Buy, (on release week) and popped it into the standalone Blu-ray player only to find that it would not load. You could hear the disc spinning in the player but no progress would be made.

I tried it on a Sony PlayStation 3 and it had the same issue. After doing some quick research on the Internet. It appears I’m not the only one. Another connection is that we got our copies from the same source Best Buy.

 

I would be fine if say the 3D version wouldn’t play but the 2D one would. A Problem I experienced with The Amazing Spider-Man 3D/2D Blu-ray combo pack. with Dredd it’s only 1 Disc. Maybe buying your media from a single source isn’t always a smart move.

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My Experience with Disney Studios Home Entertainment Technical Support

Last month I received a Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray/DVD combo set.   When I opened the package, The 2nd Blu-ray disc ( Bonus Material) disc was nowhere to be found. It didn’t fall out when I opened the case, it wasn’t loose, it was just plain missing. Considering that it was a  factory-sealed set and the other discs and inserts were present and in good condition. I was very disappointed.   After an Internet search I found the Disney Blu-ray & DVD Help Center page and promptly submitted the details of my problem.

The Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Technical Support (team) was really helpful and responsive during the entire process.  Every time I sent a follow-up e-mail concerning my issue, I would get a response in less than 24 hours, and usually in the afternoon.  They ended up sending me a pre-paid mailing label,  in return I was requested to fill out a 1-page form (describing the issue) and supply my own padded envelope.  The longest part of this whole experience was the wait after the USPS picked up the envelope. It had to get processed>shipped>received, processed> new factory sealed set>shipped.  The wait was definitely worth it. I got a  new and compete 3-disc set in the mail and the overall experience was positive and I felt it needed to have an entry here.

Thanks again to The Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Technical Support (team).

Additional Info:

Disney Blu-ray & DVD Help Center
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray/DVD combo set

-Tony


Apps of Interest: CyberLink BD Advisor

Use: Determines if your system can play Blu-ray discs
Platform: MS Windows
Current Version: 2.0.2416
Website: http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/bd-support/enu/index.jsp

BD Advisor Main Window

Main Window

This app is quite straightforward. Hit the scan button wait for it to finish. You’ll be presented with a results screen with the key information (CPU, System memory, OS, Graphics card/Driver, Blu-Ray drive, Blu-ray playback software and Monitor signal info). This is useful if you ever wanted to know whether or not your system could play Blu-ray discs if you added a Blu-ray drive and BD playback software.

Additional Info:
Wikipedia Entry: Blu-ray
Blu-ray.com

-Tony