When I try to play it in my computer with 18.104.22.168, the playback is pixelated and freezes. It appears AnyDVD cannot properly decrypt whatever copy protection is on this newer disk. Here's a copy/paste from the status section. Note this is True Grit for U.S. release (region 1):
Summary for drive E: (AnyDVD 22.214.171.124)
LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S MS0P 2006/06/07 17:12
Drive (Hardware) Region: 0 (not set!)
Current profile: DVD-ROM
Media is a DVD.
Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
Size of first Layer: 1622208 sectors (3168 MBytes)
Total size: 3229072 sectors (6306 MBytes)
Video DVD (or CD) label: TRUE_GRIT
Media is CSS protected!
Media is locked to region(s): 1 4!
Video Standard: NTSC
Found & removed structural copy protection!
Found & removed invalid cell pieces!
Found & removed bogus title set(s)!
Found & removed invalid VOBUs!
RCE protection not found.
UDF filesystem patched!
Autorun not found on Video DVD.
Removed CSS copy protection!
Found & removed 17 potential bad sector protections!
Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!
When I play it in a regular Samsung DVD player attached to a TV, it plays fine. So it's not that the disk is bad, as it's brand new, with a pristine write side (no scratches).