Ok, so I obtained another version 6.76gb - same odd framerate when viewed on my PC. Ran it through MutiAVCHD to create a disc and BAM problem solved. Not sure if thats MultiAVCHD's reencode or if playing it on the BD player w/ 24fps playback "fixed" it - but I really dont care. Looks great. Feels great.
Looks spectacular compared to all other releases even at 720p. Cant wait for a proper 1080p bluray w/ a special edition looking this good/better.