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posted by DAISAN on 11 May 2009 at 12:47:48"Why is Earth Final Conflict : Season 1 (Box Set) not subtitled in Region 2 when it is in Region 1. Why are GB deaf or hard of hearing penalized when Americans are not. Its bad enough when the original wasn't subtitled on TV. Its 2009 now how hard would it be to subtitle every DVD. Thought the idea of this format was that they hold a great deal of information."
posted by GB on 8 May 2009 at 13:12:05"I would be very happy if Peter Greenaway's remarkable film PROSPERO'S BOOKS (based on "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare) could be issued with English subtitles. The video exists as such, but not the DVD."
posted by PJ on 3 May 2009 at 15:01:07"I am disappointed that I've Loved You So Long DVD is only partially subtitled."
posted by anonymous on 1 May 2009 at 13:01:57"I have been disappointed that the last few DVDs I have watched do not have English subtitles. Instead it is just commentary from the director, etc. What about people who are hearing impaired? (I am not, but sometimes don't quite catch all the dialog and I like to watch with subtitles so that I don't miss anything.)"
posted by Linda Rudroff on 28 Apr 2009 at 16:07:52"I loved the series the Tudors, 1st season, when it was shown on TV. I got the the DVD it said it was closed captioned. But no it does not have subtitles and the captioning does not work on a DVD player.I contacted Showtime and they told me it was Paramounts problem. I would hope that the company would rerelease the show so I can read what is being said. The second season is great. No problems. It is sad that companies are still releasing products that can not be used. "
posted by bill on 26 Apr 2009 at 12:41:39"The Great War. BBC boxed set. Having been given the first two episodes of this excellent series (given away free with the Daily Mail) I bought the boxed set directly from the BBC shop. However, whereas the free copy was fully subtitled, the boxed set, costing nearly £50, has no subtitles at all! I contacted the BBC, asking if they would send me a subtitled version instead, but they say they don't have any, nor do they have no plans to do a subtitled version - but clearly one exists - so I'm at a loss to understand what is going on."
posted by anonymous on 24 Apr 2009 at 09:53:57"I live for subtitles. So does my wife who has no hearing impairment. With loud noisy sound effects, music, and actors mumbling their lines it is often difficult to make out what they are saying. In this time and age there is no excuse for not having subtitles! Also I find that many deeper movies are more enjoyable this way. There are many people who complain about a movie being too complicated. I think that many of them would be much more content if they had subs. The dense concepts or multi stranded plot would be much easier to grasp when read rather than heard. There is no: "What did he say?" You know what he said. I do wish that children's cartoons would have subtitles as well. Many seem ignored. I would pay extra for this feature. I always prefer subs, but I am willing to do with caps. Having neither is inexcusable. Video games should all have subtitles too and while I'm at it, in many video games the subs are tiny. They're too small to read! In games everything else is adjustable, they ought to give the player the chance to enlarge the subs."
posted by M4RC1N on 14 Apr 2009 at 01:58:32"As a foreigner I have to say that watching subtitled films and series was and still is a real help in learning English language. I don't need to watch anything with subtitles in my mother tongue, I simply want to learn English by watching good British tv drama and comedy series, with subtitles. That's the way I've enriched my vocabulary so far and that's the way I recommend my students. However, it really pisses me off when some pretty good comedies like 'Coupling' or 'Not going out' or others are sold unsubtitled. American English is a bit more understandable for foreigners than British English - pronunciationwise of course. So, I may watch US series without subtitles, and, as I would like to familiarise myself with the British cinema and absorb British accent as well as this quite sarcastic sense of humour - I NEED SUBTITLES!. Otherwise I may need to choose simple American wit over more complex English sarcasm."
posted by RaVen Sequoia on 1 Apr 2009 at 08:35:29"After years of patronizing various video stores and then subscribing to their on-line rental service by mail - it frustrates me that I am unable to enjoy so many independent films that are 50 times better than Hollywood washed out movies due to lacking English subtitles. I complained against Block Busters for a few years and they constantly evaded my requests for subtitles or closed captions. Then, would you believe, they have the gall to put subtitles for Spanish, French or other foreign languages but not in English. What is up with that glaring discrepancy? What irritates me also is that a lot of on-line websites of video stores hide the subtitle information thus forcing us to waste our precious time wading through stacks of windows in order to check if it's properly subtitled in English. PLEASE IMPROVE YOUR SERVICE IN PROVIDING ALL MOVIES WITH SUBTITLES AND WE WILL CONTINUE SUPPORTING YOUR BUSINESSES. We, as the Deaf and hard of community community contribute greatly to support your entertainment industry. You all can afford to include more subtitles "
posted by H Guillermety on 31 Mar 2009 at 17:28:56"It is very sad that many DVD are not closed captioned. Please remeber that many persons have impaired hearing(Including myself) so I am limited by what I can see on TV or DVD rental. Remember us who need that help when providing closed caption. Thank You."
posted by Chris Adlard on 28 Mar 2009 at 06:10:33"Very disappointed that the UK series 'Til Death Us Do Part' is not subtitled. Think of all the episodes, think of all the laughter which deaf people cannot enjoy. Please subtitle this DVD series. Chris."
posted by Sarah on 26 Mar 2009 at 14:39:09"I am frustrated too! ►ALL◄ DVDs must have ►SUBTITLES◄ so it is ►EQUAL◄ for everyone to watch films including foreigners and deaf people like me!!! It is very unfair for me to watch unsubtitled DVDs... Same as in school lots of DVDs teachers bring in don't have subtitles and me and my deaf friend get frustrated and leave the classroom to find something to do because we don't want to waste our fortunate time watching DVDs that we won't even understand what one word they are saying! ►SUBTITLES ARE NEEDED ON ALL FILMS NOW◄"
posted by M P Townshend on 10 Mar 2009 at 11:22:57"How I would love to see progammes like The Irish R.M. on DVD with subtitles. It was subtitled when shown on TV I think. Now that the marvellous technology exists for subtitles to be included on VHS and DVD, the hundred and thousands of deaf and hard of hearing people with high frequency hearing loss with it's loss of clarity are being denied the pleasure of being able to enjoy what people with normal hearing can take for granted. It is really a case of discrimination. The extra cost of incorporating subtitles is surely a drop in the bucket compared to the overall cost of producing most DVDs. Having subtitles should result in increased sales in any case. If the BBC and ITV can be made to provide subtitles for their broadcasted programmes, then surely more can be done to have subtitles included on DVDs for productions shown on TV in the past. "
posted by S&L on 9 Mar 2009 at 12:14:47"When DVD Players first came out, more DVDs has subtitles than on VHS, which it has made popular for deaf and HOH people. But years came and goes, around the time Blu Ray player firstly came out, then sudden, DVDs became getting less and less subtitles available. The productors actully to spent to produce DVDs AND Blu Rays, didnt want to spend fortune on subtitles, to save money. Yes DVDs & Blu Rays are hardly popular for us, as most films we wanted to see but as usually it doesn't have the subtitles. We has to wait for it comes out on TV, which it will be free and more likely to have subtitles. Well, it is productors' fault, and their loss. We usually rent out or buy foriegn films, as they always have subtitles, its wonder they made more money than in UK and USA?!?!? Now foriegn films became grows and grows more popular, well, yes its coz of us the deaf and HOH people and as well, foriegn people lives in UK & USA to rent out or buy these foriegn films!!"
posted by Ralph on 4 Mar 2009 at 14:12:23"Just taken delivery of 8 Wartime dvds purchased on line. Only one has subtitles. Really annoying and frustrating"
posted by aukje on 1 Mar 2009 at 10:35:29"Just as all the other people on this site I am very frustrated about the non-subtiteling of DVD's, specially on Amazon as they sell worldwide and never seem to take in account that Englisch people as well as other nationalities have hearing problems! We, in Holland, are very advanced because we use subtiteling a lot! If a small country like Holland can do it why not UK and USA??????"
posted by Jan Rot on 17 Feb 2009 at 20:32:17"English is not my first language, but when I read what I see and hear, only a fastspeaking Shakespearean will remain a problem. Of course, in Holland all English-spoken films are subtitled, but often in Dutch only. And I think it a pity if De Niro says "good morning" and I read "goede morgen", that's why I buy my movies mostly in UK of USA. But information about subtitles is spare, so let's all contribute to this site to give the blank titles the right information and help each other."
posted by D. Stuer on 16 Feb 2009 at 18:17:29"English subtitling is not only an must for the hearing impaired, it also allows many millions of people abroad, who have at least a basic knowledge of English, to watch a movie or series in its original version!"
posted by M.Smith on 12 Feb 2009 at 00:40:08"I am angry that my favorite comedy programme called 'Not Going Out' 1st and 2nd series dvd are not subtitled! It was subtitled when it was broadcasted on TV. I don't understand why it is not got subtitled on dvds? Come on BBC! I think that is really unfair and irresponsible. Are the BBC going to make sure that 'Not Going Out' new dvds will have subtitles on them? I feel that they need to be told and try to sort it out."
posted by Lizzie Thomson on 9 Feb 2009 at 10:55:07"I watch lot of DVDs with subtitles. At the moment I've taken special interest in war time films especially the Holocaust films - I've searched for those films with subtitles but none of them have subtitles which is so frustrating. This also surprises me what with the improvement in technology I would have thought most films would include subtitles. It would have make selling more profitable if more film have subtitles. "
posted by alan on 7 Feb 2009 at 15:18:14"My son lives in the USA. He rented Allo'Allo series 1&2 from netflix and copied them for me with the subtitles. How come a brittish sit-com is titled in USA and not here where it was made. May have been closed captions.In any event I was able to enjoy the first 2 series "
posted by peter mortenson on 7 Feb 2009 at 13:32:38"Fact: Over 1/3 of Americans have some degree of hearing loss. Fact: All young children and recent immigrants benefit from subs. Fact: DVD sales have been falling for the last 2 yrs. Duh!! Are the DVD producers brain-dead??? Apparently so."
posted by julie clark on 6 Feb 2009 at 17:06:26"My family love watching Sue thomas FBI (eye) on Hallmark Channel, and would love to get the set of DVDs, why are they not subtitled? it really annoys me when there are programmes for the deaf to watch and they bring out dvds, which are not subtitled. Where is the sense in that?"
posted by alan on 6 Feb 2009 at 15:54:34"I see that an old favourite of mine George Formby, Has had all his films digitally remastered. Guess What? No subtitles.Why do these companys not cater for the hard of hearing. I am totally dependent on subtitles."
posted by JF on 6 Feb 2009 at 14:23:20"Why don't yoga DVDs have subtitles? It is actually dangerous to do many yoga moves without knowing when to breathe in/out at the right moment so why haven't fitness dvd makers cottoned on to this???"
posted by ScramingLittleMouse on 6 Feb 2009 at 10:39:30"WOLF CREEK. Argh, No Subtitles what going on? even on Blu-Ray NOTHING! stupid(!) "Funny Game" the film is another one that doesn't do it(!) Really annoying some people are not aware of DEAF PEOPLE who need to follow a film/storyline of what's to expect out of it..."
posted by Sarah on 4 Feb 2009 at 10:08:08"Grrr...the McLeod's Daughters DVDs (Series 1-8) have no subtitles! Argh! Because it has been my favourite TV show for six years now since the finale of the third series! In 2005, I bought the third series dvds and I was soo excited was really looking forwards to watch them but when I put on a DVD on my laptop, it turned out there's NO SUBTITLES!! WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY FOR ME TO BUY THEM!!! *shrieks* I sent them back and got my money back. Not fair and not respecting to a deaf person who is a loyal McLeods Daughters fan for six years like me! If the McLeods dvds were subtitled, I should have buy them to remember memories of the TV show I dearly loved and would miss so much in my life!"
posted by elsa on 21 Jan 2009 at 14:33:38"bbc dvd Coast has no subtitles, what a disgrace!"
posted by Nicola on 19 Jan 2009 at 17:36:02"god, a dvd with no subtitles is really frustrating! i was really looking forward to watching this film on DVD, i waited ages for it.. then it turns out it had no subtitles. So i couldn't watch it. i've got to wait for it to come on TV which is gonna take forever. :("
posted by Jess on 15 Jan 2009 at 12:26:15"WHY do not all films have subtitles? I'm deaf and rely on subtitles to understand stuff..! It isn't equal..! Fitness DVDs especially! Have only found three that do subs!"