I have been playing around with this DVD and there are definitely issues.
This includes 2 different copies of the DVD.
It is a region 1 widescreen dvd. The box has a new logo on it that says “copy protected”.
I experimented using the newest available DVDDeCryptor, AnyDVD, CloneDVD2 & DVDShrink on 2 different machines.
All situations result in problems early into ripping the 06_4.vob file. On my main system, all programs fail on read errors part way into ripping the 06_4.vob file.
On my backup machine, I only have a dvd-rom drive (BTC). It will actually sucessfully rip the 06_4.vob file using DVDDeCryptor, but all attempts to process the resulting ripped file cause program failures part way through the 06_4.vob file (CloneDVD2 & DVDShrink).
Even playing the dvd’s are problematic. They lock-up WinDVD on my main system (part way into chapter 24), then cause the program to jump to chapter 25. On my standalone dvd player, excessive amounts of tiling occurs in a number of places in chapter 24, but it does keep going.
So, either this is another misguided attempt at copy prevention resulting in unplayable (or at least very poor quality) dvd’s - or a bad run of dvd’s have been produced and are showing up in the market place.
I exchanged the first copy of “Flight of the Phoenix” for a replacement due to defects. I am returning the 2nd copy and demanding my money back for the same reason later today.
My advice if you rent or buy this dvd is to check chapter 24 - (the 06_4.vob file) very carefully for flaws and problems. Do not tolerate poor quality products. And - this movie isn’t very good once you get past the exciting plane crash scenes anyway . . . . go for the original Jimmy Stewart version - it is a classic!