On the day it was first made available for public viewing, my wife and I received from our library a new copy of the DVD of Hunger Games. We enjoyed the movie up to the 1:12:56 mark in Chapter 14 - the moment when Katniss uses the ripcord to secure herself in a tree. At that point the DVD froze. No clicking of the DVD player could overcome the blockage. Examination of the disk showed no visible faults (scratches, contaminants).
We took the DVD out of the player and inserted it in the iMac. It froze at exactly the same point (indicating that the problem was not with the DVD player); the computer was able to work around the defect and resume the movie at the 1:16:14 point (after the fire in the woods).
The next day we got a different copy from a different library branch, only to see this one freeze at exactly the same frame of the movie. This time we used the menu to navigate to Chapter 15 and watched the rest of the movie without glitches.
The fact that two different copies froze at exactly the same frame suggests this was not an acquired defect, but rather something in the production process. I searched the 'net this morning to see if anyone else has experienced this and found one message at a Complaints Board about a new DVD of Hunger Games pausing inappropriately.
I'm posting this to see if others experience the same phenomenon at the same point in the movie.