Feedback Form
browse all
hall of shame
comments history
current bargains
subtitling stats
contact us
subtitled trailers
speak your mind!
top 50 DVDs
top 50 feature DVDs
top 50 subtitled
top 50 unrated
top 50 rentals
useful links

Well subtitledHard of hearing subtitlesThe Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Region: B
UPC/Barcode: 5039036040969
Released: 20th April 2009
Release type: Retail Only
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: 3630407001
Category: Feature, Sci-Fi
Format: Blu-ray / Normal
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) (Blu-ray) (Retail Only)


Well subtitled This DVD title is well subtitled - all or nearly all extras have English subtitles. [explanation]

Claimed subtitles: English, English for the hearing impaired

Share this page » 

Subtitling reviews:

Submitted by ianbowie on 30th April 2009:
Well subtitled"This blu-ray release is VERY well subtitled. On the reverse of the packaging, it states that it only has English SDH subtitles. However, it also has French, Italian, Russian, Ukranian, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Estonian, Latvian, amd Lithuanian subtitles. The English SDH subtitles, are of the first order! They are extremely accurate. Verbatim in fact. The English subtitle stream is presented in the American 'closed caption' style. That is, a caption is shown either directly underneath, or next to, the person speaking, together with any corresponding sound description. It gives the text a lively dynamic feel. I am sure that Fox has used the same English subtitle stream used on the American release. Well done Fox!! Please release more UK titles, with this English 'closed caption' format. The directors commentary, is also subtitled, in English and other languages, together with the other special features, including bonus trailers. However, the trailers at the beginning of the disc for the X-men series, are not subtitled. This disc also has a picture in picture option, which I was unable to check, as my player is not able to use this option. However, using the manual subtitle selection button on my remote, I noticed that there is an extra subtitle stream on the disc, in addition to the ones listed above, the text of which did not appear while using my player - this may be the stream for picture in picture. All in all, I am very impressed with the subtitles on this release, which is the best that I have seen on any release from FOX UK. "

Have you got this DVD title?
Rate this title / Add a comment



Film information

Based on: The story 'Farewell to the Master' by Harry Bates/1951 film

Story: Big-budget remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien and a giant robot who visit Earth. Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu, the inhabitant of a flying saucer that lands in Washington DC after orbiting Earth. Along with Gort, his indestructible robot companion, Klaatu sets out to discover all he can about this strange planet and its peculiar inhabitants. Along the way he meets Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) and her son Jacob (Jaden Smith), who become his only real friends and end up saving his life. Kathy Bates and John Cleese co-star.

Subtitled film trailer:
(courtesy of

Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Keanu Reeves, Jon Hamm, Kathy Bates, John Cleese, Brandon T. Jackson, Jaden Smith, James Hong, Aaron Douglas, Roger R. Cross, Lorena Gale

Cinematographer: David Tatersall

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Music by: Tyler Bates

Produced by: Paul Harris Boardman, Gregory Goodman, Erwin Stoff

Written by: David Scarpa

DVD information

Studio/distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.

Other releases of this film

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) (Blu-ray) (Rental)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) (Rental)Hard of hearing subtitles
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) (Retail Only)Hard of hearing subtitles