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Are you ANGRY that your favourite DVD is not subtitled? Are you frustrated with the limited choice of subtitled DVDs? Are you impressed with this site? How do you feel right now about DVDs and subtitles? Click here to have your say!!
posted by Nabila on 19 Mar 2013 at 14:45:47"I do feel frustrated as I am a huge fan of films and the ones that I love hardly have subtitles. I wish the film companies would bring more films with subtitles."
posted by anonymous on 19 Mar 2013 at 14:29:05"What a missed pop as we become global and inclusive. Before I write about why I found this site, am surprised to read that the hearing impaired are not catered for adequately! I thought that if accessibility issues were uber important for a proper website etc, that having something as accessible as legible sub titles on dvd's would now be a refined and profitable service??? Wow... So my reason for coming here may seem senseless in perspective but might as well write... Why don't the BBC officially release cult classics in time for Xmas in other languages (subtitled)??? There are illegal downloaded sub tiltled versions but I don't want to take the risk w viruses etc. and I'd like to give them as presents. I live in Canberra Australia, and needless to say in our very middle class town we reference yes minister, faulty towers, and non-bbc west wing. It's part of our parlance and would love for my Spanish speaking friends to enjoy the universal nuances even years later. "
posted by anonymous on 8 Mar 2013 at 23:36:30"We don't buy many DVDs so I wasn't aware of the dreadful lack of subtitles on both movies and tv series. Guess we've just been lucky. So it was a case of shock/disappointment just having bought series 1 & 2 of The Practice on line, (a brilliant series forerunner of Boston Legal) to find that none of it was subtitled. The worst bit is that there doesn't seem to be any system in practice to inform people of whether subtitles are incuded at all, let alone what standard they might be. "
posted by Malcolm Rogerson on 24 Jan 2013 at 17:50:17"Tried to watch St Georges Day. No subtitles. Love film says it tries to indicate whether a film has subtitles but if the supplier does not tell them they can't indicate it."
posted by anonymous on 5 Jan 2013 at 08:43:59"Nick Bollittieri is one of the worlds best tennis coaches - I was interested in ordering a complete set of videos - they are not cheap at ?19.99 each - but they don't appear to be subtitled? Come on, there are a lot of deaf tennis players out there why bring out DVD's exclusively for hearing people?"
posted by Ann Kibble on 1 Jan 2013 at 20:35:36"I have a young horse whom I'm trying to train. I have some Parelli DVDs which are subtitled but I'd like to have Monty Roberts' DVD on Long Lining - but it's got no subtitles. 1 in 5 people in the UK are deaf, mostly in the 20 to 30 year group because of too loud of music, so there is a market out here!"
posted by Vickie Hobbs on 30 Dec 2012 at 19:37:50"Brought smash series by my sister and subtitles are not in English! It's an American tv show! Why not!,,"
posted by Susie on 30 Dec 2012 at 14:40:35"I'm very hard of hearing and need subtitles on all TV programes and DVDs. I do alot of online shopping and the information about subtitles on the DVDs is not shown very often, many times i have taken a chance and ordered DVDs and found no subtitles! PLEASE! PLEASE! make sure all DVDs have subtitles for us deafies......"
posted by Portia on 12 Dec 2012 at 18:36:16"Please, producers of entertainment and informational DVDs, include sub-titling/closed captioning for *all* material on disks (except perhaps previews and audio commentary--although I would pay a high price for a DVD with the latter option). It is so disappointing not to "hear" interviews from those intimately involved in the creative process who can illuminate the movie-going experience. If it's a question of money, then say so, and add a couple of dollars (pounds, rubles, dinars, krone, yen, etc.) to the cost. Even those who don't ordinarily use closed-captioning would have a choice. Contemporary consumers have been led to believe that choice is a consumer right. If this is the case, why don't DVD producers/ manufacturers give us the option of closed-captioning for all materials?"
posted by Kevin Freeman on 6 Dec 2012 at 18:34:22"Why no subtitles on Born to kill 2007?"
posted by Hannah on 21 Nov 2012 at 18:08:50"I am hard of hearing and disgusted how DVD manufacturers can get away with not adding subtitles?! Hearing loss is a disability and subtitles are an aid for people who have hearing loss to be able to enjoy the same benefits that people with normal hearing do. It is disability discrimination and should be stopped! "
posted by Brian Sykes on 17 Nov 2012 at 17:23:08"Like many of the people posting comments I too am completely mystified as to why it was possible to put a man on the moon 40 odd years ago but beyond the scope of some DVD production companies to add subtitles in this day and age. Despite numerous enquiries I have still to receive an explanation from the few companies that have bothered to reply as to why subtitles are absent. Many TV productions (Midsomer Murders, Pie In The Sky, Foyles War to name a few) ARE subtitled when they are broadcast(and repeated!) yet are entirely absent from DVD's!! Why??? Surely it cannot be cost, as there are often plenty of 'extras' (usually pointless) included but not subtitles which allow the enjoyment of the main event. Which leaves only ignorance or laziness as an excuse. Pathetic. Most new isssues of films do contain subtitles but not all. It's the older titles that are often without (perhaps the companies don't think they can recoup the expense?) but there's no logic that applies to any of it - for example, a restored box set of the Basil Rathbone series of Sherlock Holmes films is devoid - one would have thought that having paid out for restoration, subtitling would be a shoe-in, but no! Irefer to my earlier 'ignorance' comment as the only answer."
posted by David Jervis on 10 Oct 2012 at 19:37:11"Spartacus Vengence DVD Region 2: Being deaf, and having no information about subtitles displayed by anyone on this product (again) my wife kindly just checked this info on this new DVD displayed in our local supermarket, and sadly, it has no subtitling at all! If, like me, you're deaf or hard of hearing,and enjoyed the first two series well you're in for a major disapointment with this release........you won't be able to follow the story now! Furthermore, to add insult to injury, the region 1 release does have subtitles...how logical is that? Anchor Bay should hang their heads in shame over this."
posted by David Jervis on 4 Oct 2012 at 12:01:05"Re: Spartacus Vengeance DVD and Blu ray. My wife just checked this in asda's, no subtitling at all, the first two in this series both had full subtitling, now they decide to stop, just after reeling me in!. I just e'mailed Anchor Bay via Google and gave them an ear full, please back me up guys. The region A release does have subtitles btw, which just makes it even more goading for me. Furthermore, I firmly believe that Amazon UK are activally supporting discrimination against the disabled by selling this DVD and blu ray released by Anchor Bay, please boycott them both."
posted by audrey nicholson on 23 Aug 2012 at 08:37:14"Two foreign film(French) Le Concert and The Closet(Le Placard) are being sold as being subtitled in English. The subtitles are so few and so far between that it entirely spoilt my enjoyment of two very good films. Subtitling,in the past, used to be of excellent quality(viz Jean de Florette, etc.) I fear,like everyting else,the standard has dropped. However,I think it is dishonest to state that they are "subtitled"."
posted by James on 23 Jun 2012 at 02:09:33"I need subtitles as my wife is not a native English speaker and struggles without them. Due to lack of subtitles I have not been able to buy several of our favourite shows such as Midsomer Murders, Hetty Wainthropp & Dalziel & Pascoe (after series 2). I'm still pondering as to whether or not I should take a risk on Chef (no information anywhere for neither love nor money). Absolutely infuriating."
posted by Sue on 17 Jun 2012 at 12:40:26"I have Kojak Season 1, which has subtitles, but according to comments I have read on Amazon, the subsequent Seasons 2,3,4 and 5 don't have subtitles...why is it too much trouble for them to do this? Kojak was one of my favourite programmes when I was a teenager, and now, because I'm HOH it seems I can't relive my youth....bah!!!!"
posted by craig on 9 Jun 2012 at 19:40:11"im so sick of lack of sbtitles on most movies and programmes do the hearing ppl of the world not care about deaf ppl i recently bought iron sky and no subtittles apart from german speaking ppl and also bought a few dvds with no subtitles they should make it LAW that subtitles be included in programmes dvds games etc for deaf ppl its unfair "
posted by Hugo on 17 May 2012 at 22:26:53"The Dallas seasons 6th to 14th DVDs (Region 1) don?t have Spanish subtitles. Warner stopped to put Spanish subtitles at the 5th season DVD. I have information that Region 2 (Spain) DVDs stopped Spanish dubbing at the same season; and Region 4 DVDs for Dallas don?t even exist."
posted by chrissie on 21 Mar 2012 at 16:46:46"I am really annoyed with lovefilm too. I have asked on many occasions for subtitled information but no joy as yet. I have just rented the resistance film and it has no subtitles so will have to sent it back. What a waste of money."
posted by marc on 9 Mar 2012 at 16:33:47"The subtitles for DVDs and foreign films are printed on white onto the film. Very often the film itself has a white background such as snow ,clothes,buildings,whch makes it difficult and sometimes impossible to read.The BBC televison prints on a black background and so makes it legible although there is sometimes problems with the synchronisation.The only DVD which I have ever seen that prints on a black background is Les enfants du paradis which was made in 1945."
posted by Chris Shaw on 2 Mar 2012 at 11:06:36"I cannot imagine that putting subtitles on a film is a trivial matter. Of course if an English speaking film is to be distributed world wide then I imagine that it is in the manufacturer's interest to provide as many foreign subtitles as would be cost-effective. Not so with English speaking films for the English speaking market. The main problem that my wife and I find is with American films that often exacerbate the problem of the unfamiliar accent with dialogue that is well back in the sound mix, whether it be sound effects or music. "
posted by Chris Shaw on 2 Mar 2012 at 11:01:01"Hi, just begining to appreciate this problem. Until recently we thought all you had to do was go to the DVD menu and check the English subtitles box. Recently we've been finding films that don't have this option. We've been talking to LoveFilm about this but they can only give the information provided by the manufacturer, unless they are willing to trawl through to the menu for each title. It would at least be helpful if the manufacturers provided the information."
posted by Donna on 19 Feb 2012 at 12:30:48"I have always buy Anne of Green Gables and Daneille Steel sets DVD with subtitles. I am very disappointed they don't have subtitles which is unfair for deaf people like me want to have it own. Come one Australia. "
posted by anonymous on 17 Feb 2012 at 13:02:11"The cost of putting subtitles on to a DVD I would imagine is minimal. Why then are so many new DVDs coming out without them? Surely many more people would be buying and any cost would be recouped and added to the extensive profit already being made by distributors."
posted by Blue Lady on 11 Feb 2012 at 15:33:46"This site is a gift to those of us who are hearing impared but love to watch movies. Thanks a million!!!!"
posted by Paul on 9 Feb 2012 at 22:17:57"I'm an independent film maker. After visiting this site and seeing the poor state of affairs in terms of accommodating for the deaf and hard of hearing we decided to subtitle all the extras on our DVD as well as the film. It's a low budget production so was a lot of extra work (I did all the subtitling!) but after coming back to this site I'm really glad we did. The film is called 'Big Font. Large Spacing' - not sure if that's ok to mention it - we're not big enough to come up in your list of DVD films, but we're fighting the good fight anyway!"
posted by Jim on 28 Jan 2012 at 18:39:20"As a life-long hearing impaired person, I am happy to see improvement in subtitling for people like me. It has a long, long way to go, but is much better than it used to be. Still, it makes me angry to buy a DVD that is not subtitled. Many of the covers do not mark it clearly. Why Should I have to hunt and hunt on the back of the cover to find the information? I think it should be clearly marked on all DVDs!"
posted by JOHN on 16 Jan 2012 at 16:37:24"I'm a member of LoveFilm and Blockbuster and have told them that the next time I receive a film with no subtitles I will cancel my subscription. Maybe its not viable for all DVD (and Blu-rays) to have subtitles, I don't know, but SURELY LoveFilm and Blockbuster can put the info on! They manage to tell you the running time, as well as a load of other details, yet not if a film has subtitles or not. They have both replied to me saying that there is nothing they can do, like it or lump it. "
posted by Isabelle on 28 Dec 2011 at 01:35:58"I am p*ssed off that I just received a xmas gift of my beloved McLeod's daughters from my husband. He was so devastated that he bought $160 box sets of it had NO SUBTITLES. What more sad was i have to returned it to JBHIFI to get my money back cos its useless to me as i am hearing impaired. My husband thoughtfully bought it knowing it was my favourite. As this series is Australian, dont you think its should be subtitled. I have tried everywhere to see if this series do have subtitled but doesnt look like it. :("