I haven't been able to find any other posts discussing this issue anywhere. My friend just purchased Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut after my glowing recommendation, but his copy has some major problems.
First, the opening cutscene will freeze about 1 or 2 seconds in, and not unfreeze. Pausing the game and skipping the cutscene is the only workaround.
Then, once you skip the cutscene, you run into another problem. Dropped in the first room, you can interact with the computer just fine. But the moment he tries to interact with Dr. Reed, the game fades to black and the windo