This Week’s Joss Whedon Blu-ray Cock-Up

The Cabin In The Woods Blu-ray. Does God have it in for Whedonites at the moment or something? Because after all the hoo-ha about the UK DVD/Blu-ray of Disney’s Avengers Assemble, there’s now a problem with an authoring fault on Lionsgate’s UK Blu-ray of The Cabin In The Woods (released today).

The Blu-ray does play, but people are reporting that, rather annoyingly, it briefly freezes at eleven different points in the film. (Remember when DVDs paused for a “layer change” back in Ye Olden Times? It’s a bit like that, apparently.)

If your disc is one of those affected, you can email cabin@technicolor.com to ask for a replacement. If you bought it from a high street shop, be sure to keep hold of your proof of purchase, as you’ll be asked to scan that and send it in (if you ordered online you’ll be asked to supply a copy of the order confirmation email).

Retailers like Amazon have acted quickly to withdraw the Blu-ray from sale because of this technical issue.

If you’ve ordered the DVD, rest easy: there are no issues with that.

UPDATE: Lionsgate say replacement discs are now in production and are asking customers to return their Blu-ray to the retailer where it was purchased (along with their receipt).
Check their Cabin In The Woods Facebook page for further updates.

Read our Cabin In The Woods DVD review.