For this to have been a 5 star rating it only would have needed to been produced as a factory silver disc rather than a BD-R disc. For those of you in Rio Linda, that means it is a bluray copy made by the producer of the film and not a factory (what is called a) silver disc that will not degrade over time.
There are not enough years that the the recordable BD-R disc has been around that could give us the proof of how long it may last, but I know from my CD-R music discs that they do NOT last as long as the factory discs. Also, when I first tried playing this BD-R in my Sony bluray player, it did not read and conseqquenty did not play it. Best Buy Geek people told me I needed to make sure I had the Sony player "updated online so it would be able to play the latest discs".
So, I updated the player via the online service, and VOILA! It STILL didn't play, as opposed to EVERY other factory bluray disc I have purchased this year.
O.K., so maybe I should rate this a 2 or a 3. But, I watched it on a friend's Samsung bluray player and the movie is GREAT. Ergo, a 4 star rating. But, are you feelin' my pain? The Geek man told me to buy a cheep bluray player that is NOT a SONY. Nice news, eh?