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posted by None on 20 Sep 2010 at 19:10:47"I am deaf and i am very piss off now! almost everytime I rent movies it doesn't have captions and doesn't have subtitules. I am very pissed off because world doesn't care about deaf needs. I am real angry at people who make the movies without captions or subtitles because without them i have no way to understand what happen in the movie. i can't read the people lips."
posted by collegegirl on 14 Sep 2010 at 13:00:46"Thank heavens I have found this site and can now check whether a DVD has captions before I buy it. Why dont they add this fact on the info section - even on amazon it doesnt always tell you it's captioned. We have had the Disability Discrimination Act for years now but deaf people still cannot access many DVDs. The technology is there so there is no excuse. It should be illegal to put out a DVD which excludes us. How can we make this a law? It is very low priority isnt it."
posted by Zoe on 8 Sep 2010 at 07:26:24"Just watched "Girl with the Dragon Tatto" -the subtitles could hardly be read as were mainly on white background ( and white print)- had read the book but if hadn't I would not have been able to follow the movie (in Swedish).... why cant subtitles have a bblack background strip to sit on? Makes for very frustrating viewing ... don't think I will be able to sit through series 2 and 3 if its the same difficulty to read. "
posted by GLENN on 3 Sep 2010 at 20:51:21"EQUALLY AS FRUSTRATING AS NO SUBTITLES ARE SUBTITLES THAT ARE GIBBERISH LIKE PBS MOVIES THAT THE CC DOESN'T SPELL ANYTHING. SUPPOSEDLY, THE WORLD IS RUN ON MODERN TECHNOLOGY. DID CC FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS?"
posted by BLAIR on 3 Sep 2010 at 20:44:01"THE ULTIMATE INSULT TO THE DVD AUDIENCE IS THE RELEASE OF I CLAUDIUS, A CLASSIC WITHOUT CLOSED CAPTION. FINANCIALLY STUPID AS WELL SINCE THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS ARE COMING ON WHO WILL LOSE THEIR HEARING SOONER THAN SENIORS BECAUSE THEY INSIST ON PLAYNG MUSIC SO IT CAN BE HEARD A MILE AWAY. WHAT RETARD MAKES THESE DECISIONS?"
posted by t smith on 25 Aug 2010 at 19:46:49"i now have german relations due to my daughters marriage. they do not speak english and have not travelled outwith germany or austria in their lifetime.i live in scotland and would like to send them some of the fine travel/history dvds such as coast so they could learn about my daughters birthplace.despite searching german language/subtitles appear unobtainable.Media companies eg bbc are losing sales if they ignore this market opportunity."
posted by Tatjana on 30 Jul 2010 at 17:21:14"I am very sad to read here that such a classics as "Yes Minister" is without subtitles! Im enjoying the book currently and Id love to have DVDs too, what a dissapointment. At least I found "Jeeves and Wooster" subtitled, a little relief. Subtitles are relevant not only for UK people with hearing problems, but I believe for many other Europeans as well, who are not English native speakers, but who would like anyway to watch English movies in original language. Like me, for example. Unfortunately, I do not catch all the nuances of Britich speech, specific expressions etc. only by hearing, so I need subtitles to help me better to understand the movie and as well to polish my English. So, I believe the number of potential clients lost by DVD studios is much higher that the one highlighted on the front page of dvd-subitles.com!"
posted by bettiola on 22 Jul 2010 at 00:10:45"I am hearing-impaired and a great devotee of BBC productions, and I cannot understand why BBC & many UK productions do not provide subtitles for the hearing-impaired - consistently! Whereas most US movies that I get on Netflix DO, thank goodness! I have many friends who have no trouble hearing, but would also appreciate BBC English subtitles because the broader UK accents are often hard to understand, and for some reason, British productions tend to have louder musical sound tracks and background noise. I was also surprised to find that the CBC series "Slings & Arrows" which I would otherwise have enjoyed very much, does not include English captions. Film companies are missing out on much $$$ that could be made from the large segment of the population who have hearing loss. When are they going to catch on and what can we do to make sure they do, sooner rather than later?!"
posted by Renji on 10 Jul 2010 at 10:27:07"I am frustrated that the Sweeney box set is not subtitled. It would make a huge difference to its sales and the sales of any DVD if they were subtitled. what's wrong with the distibutors?"
posted by Mat on 1 Jul 2010 at 14:20:31"Absolutely infuriating... The Day of the Triffids (2009) has been released without subtitles!! ARRRRGGH!! I saw the first half of this on TV but missed the second half... was so looking forward to the DVD, so so disappointed now :("
posted by Iva on 29 Jun 2010 at 18:31:05"I'm a fan of House m.d. and can not understand why there are no subtitles on UK edition, when american edition has it? Isn't it the same company and the same language?"
posted by Julie on 5 Jun 2010 at 15:53:26"All dvds should have subtitles! As people who dont need them dont have to choose this option, like us who do need them could choose to do so, theres many films I have not seen and tv series I would love to buy on dvd but cant because of no subtitles.We pay enough for dvds so why arent they on them? It should be made law to include subtitles on every dvd sold.I always check here before buying a dvd as its atotal waste of money to buy a dvd you cannot enjoy as you cannot hear or understand what is going on!"
posted by Gösta Knochenhauer on 29 May 2010 at 22:28:11"I just bought DVDs from Amazon: The "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister" series have no subtitles at all. Three nature films, also from BBC, have only English for hearing impaired. The Monty Python DVDs, thank heaven, seem to have a good selection. I never thought to check the details before ordering, I just assumed that professional quality films were properly subtitled. Shame on BBC!"
posted by Elaine Henson on 19 May 2010 at 10:42:28"I settled down to enjoy the German film "The Lives of Others" (rented from Lovefilm), on my daughter's recommendation. My schooldays German is good enough to reveal within a few minutes that the English subtitles were hopelessly inadequate and incomplete--in fact it made the film unwatchable, as the translation was ungrammatical and incomprehensible. Such a shame--I had to give up within 10 minutes!"
posted by shilyte on 19 May 2010 at 04:45:21"i love anime and I've spent a lot of time watching it on the internet. Now, I'm starting my anime collection but a lot of the titles I want haven't been released in the US yet, the only way i can get them is if I order them from overseas. But the subtitles are horrible on imported anime. You can tell it was subbed by someone whose first language isn't English. I need decently subbed DVDs. I dont even need the extras subbed, just the series itself. Come on, you'd have a lot more business from me if this situation is improved."
posted by lily mitchell on 15 May 2010 at 12:15:07"I am hard of hearing and the lack of subtitles is very frustrating and annoying. Especially when one rents a video and find it hasn't got subtitles. This happens very often. Surely in an age when men can get to the moon it cannot be so difficult to prominently mark each title that has subtitles. Also to get subtitles onto films that haven't got them. "
posted by Deaf Tone on 14 May 2010 at 18:12:38"You'd think that the people who would watch older, B/W etc, films are more likely to be losing their hearing and manufacturer of DVD's would have a bit of sympathy for them and make an effort to make older, and younger for that matter, peoples viewing a bit more comfortable by putting subtitles on them. Wrong! I complained to a DVD manufacturer about this and they said that it costs to much to put them on DVD's that will not have high sales figures and they would end up out of pocket. What baffles me is the fact that they pay to put subtitles on DVD's that are aimed at younger viewers who mostly wont use them. Teenage music DVD's is a good example. They spend money putting subtitles on them even though it highly likely that the money will be wasted. The money could be better spent by putting them on the DVD's that will be more likely to have the subtitles used. It's law that disabled people must be accommodated for in society. It should also be law that the option of viewing with subtitles for the deaf should be available whenever possible. If the government had the money to subsidise car sales in the recession to boost car manufacturing, they should also have the money to subsidise the subtitles on DVD's. And some TV stations for that matter. Will they? Don't hold your breath!"
posted by Josephine Dickinson on 4 May 2010 at 16:37:46"All dvd's should be subtitled as standard. It is a little known fact that at any one time 30% of the population have hearing difficulties of various degrees, and that's a lot of customers! How many are being deterred from buying or renting dvd's because it's so difficult to find out the subtitle status of titles? Lovefilm and Amazon have both let me down in this respect. The BBC are culpable, too, because even when their programmes are subtitled on air, they may not be when transferred to dvd. In addition, even dvd's with subtitled features often have extras that are not subtitled. This is not acceptable. "
posted by Shirley and Jim Waller on 23 Apr 2010 at 22:04:59"Each week we spend a half hour or more selecting dvds to rent. Today we found six that seemed to meet our tastes (we are 73 and 85 yrs) but were able to take home only three that had the subtitles which I find essential to viewing. These numbers are about our weekly average. Moreover, we find that many discs do not provide the subtitles which their labels claim. "
posted by anonymous on 16 Apr 2010 at 20:05:52"Y Tu Mamá También is subtitled as are most of the extra features - except for the audio commentary I was so looking forward to! I've researched for a bit on the internet, and for some reason it seems like the UK version has subtitles on the commentary but the US version does not. Unfortunately, apparently DVDs are made with regional codes that restrict where you can play them."
posted by monica m on 16 Apr 2010 at 13:30:52"Since I have not english as mother language I need to buy English DVD series with english subtitles. Moreover my friends and me buy these items to practise english language. I am fond of MIDSOMER MURDERS series but I will never buy the series until they will put ENGLISH SUBTITLES!!!!!"
posted by tarapedro on 13 Apr 2010 at 21:36:18"I just bought a whole season of 30 Rock. On TV it is captioned. My dvds are not!"
posted by Kevin Paul Freeman on 8 Apr 2010 at 18:19:17"I always love war films, I have just bought Passchendaele DVD and its not subtitled, why?!!!!!!!!!!!"
posted by Zak on 30 Mar 2010 at 04:07:10"There are a few movie I really would like to have Closed Captioning or Subtitles: Prospero's Books and Gregg Araki's NoWhere. It is so frustrating not being able to share these movies with my friends."
posted by anonymous on 24 Mar 2010 at 20:27:45"There is a huge market that you are missing by not providing Spanish subtitles in your Hallmark movies. My family loves these type of movies like Little House in the Praire,Sarah Plain and Tall etc, but we cannot rent them because they do not have subtitles!!!"
posted by Lol on 5 Mar 2010 at 05:51:33"Just watching Series four of House on DVD. Was going to head down to the lounge to give my step father one of the DVDs to watch. But no subtitles. A lot of people don't have the greatest hearing especially as they get older. I also find with a lot of Movies and the mumbling I put on the subtitles. And I have great hearing, I know before someone rings the doorbell that someone is outside etc. Please can they put subtitles on all DVDs. My stepfather misses out on watching tv as he has a hearing problem"
posted by Colin on 25 Feb 2010 at 19:07:18" Teaching Videos should by law have them as in my opion it is discrimination. E mail your MP and local councillors it may help. "
posted by anonymous on 21 Feb 2010 at 00:09:22"No subtitles on midsomers"
posted by Antonio on 17 Feb 2010 at 17:06:09"We deserve information about subtitles. DVD's sellers, including big sellers like Amazon should require this information from producers. Children, even those of english language, can benefict from subtitles: they learn to write correctly the words. Why this information is omitted? "
posted by jorgensen on 16 Feb 2010 at 16:56:15"Yes I'm utterly frustrated by lack of info about subtitles. Very modestly I only ask for subtitles in English, since most movies are English spoken anyway. English is not my first language and it's mostly difficult to get the whole dialogue without subtitles. Mostly I wish that info about subtitles were correct, which it often is not."