Friday, April 25, 2008

Read my lips.

Add dubbed English to my list of sure ways to ruin a movie. If the film is in a foreign language then use subtitles and even then, allow the user to turn the text off. I saw a Godzilla flick that was in Japanese and did not have subtitles. There isn't that much dialogue necessary in these epics, so it was a pleasure to see the film in its original format. This was much better than the horrid "Rook, Godzirra!" dialogue.

This issue came to mind, because I saw the complete version of Das Boot for sale at Best Buy. The 5 hour version was in wide screen and had the German with subtitles. Too bad it was $35.00 and not the $5.99 price of the dubbed-in, shorty version,

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