08-29-2011 10:14 PM
I'm not a BRD fan, as many of you know, but still like to buy a DVD sometimes.
Amazon is always my choice since they have detailed specs, that are USUALLY correct.
My recent purchase arrived with RENTAL in a half circle on the bottom of the cover. This is a new disc and that word was not a sticker. It is also on the disc itself.
I put it in the laptop to play, and the first thing I see is this:
As it states, none of the bonus features are available. It is Unrated with options to watch either Theatrical or Uncut. This was not a Used item or bought from a Seller; strictly from Amazon
I have watched and rented a ton of movies and have NEVER seen anything like this, ever! Can anyone explain it to me?
Amazon is willing to let me return the purchase, but how can I make sure I won't get a repeat of this one?
08-30-2011 2:29 AM
Strange and I've never seen anything like that on the DVD's/BRD's I bought from Amazon, Spd.
Believe I'd go into the reviews for that movie and see if others are receiving the same thing. Often I read some of the bad reviews to see if there's problems with the audio, video, aspect ratio, etc.. Believe I'd try and exchange it for a new copy regardless.
08-30-2011 2:51 AM
I've read them, and no mention...Google has been no help either. Disc itself is plain with frosted silver label; as I posted in the Firefox-UK thread...I'm starting to think it's a bootleg.
I want the movie, just the one I ordered! Will let you know. Weirdness follows me like a black cloud, huh?
08-30-2011 8:32 AM
08-30-2011 9:59 AM
It was from someone else, but fulfilled by Amazon. Amazon has already refunded the price and said to just send it back.
I always look to buy directly from Amazon first, even if it costs more. This DVD I ordered for some reason was at the top of the list, and it was not being offered by Amazon (the usual New, put in cart).
Looking through all the listings early today, I found this movie from Amazon, LLC, so I'm going to give that one a try.
But I've never seen a DVD that says Rental printed into the packaging; then doesn't allow you access to the bonus content. That is almost like a downloaded rental.
08-30-2011 11:03 AM
09-08-2011 2:09 PM
I wanted to give a final update--Amazon refunded the full price plus shipping for the DVD even before it was returned. They gave me free return shipping, and free 2-day shipping for a replacement. With the holiday weekend, it took 4 days, LOL!
New DVD arrived and had a cracked case (from shipping), but everything else is perfect. I finally got to see all of the Special Features, and both versions of the movie without the unrecoverable freezing in Chapter 17.
I've never given a negative feedback before, but this one deserved it for deception.
Lesson learned, look THROUGHLY for a direct-from-Amazon listing, not just a fulfilled-by-Amazon one. Normally Amazon's direct listings appear first unless they are out of stock. I had to go through 2 pages of listings to find a direct-Amazon one; very odd.