The 2001, Region 1, 20th Century Fox Five Star Collection release of "The French Connection" seems to have some extraordinary protections in place.
The disc plays fine in a shelf top DVD player. It looks to be in almost new condition.
The disc plays fine in an older Lite-On 16X DVD drive, but will not play from a newer Sony DRX-820U.
Using my Sony DRX-820U, the current release of DVD Fab Platinum starts scanning, but never stops. I have tried all three PathPlayer settings and had the same result.
Using my older Lite-On 16X DVD drive, the disc gets scanned, but Fab wants to restart with PathPlayer after a few seconds of reading the disc contents. Then it will encounter a read error and crash.
On either drive, every attempt to read the disc with DVD Fab Platinum crashes the program within a couple minutes.
I've never had a problem like this before, so I'm hoping you may have seen something similar and have a helpful suggestion.