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Old 02-26-14, 09:22 AM
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Transformers 20th Anniversary Oddity

I just got the 20th anniversary edition of Transformers the movie and found something pretty odd. At about 56 minutes into it, there is a scene where Galvatron is trying to get the matrix of leadership from Ultra Magnus. Just as the decepticons are shooting him, the subtitles come on. Just to make sure, I checked that I had the subtitles off. I did. I turned on each language of subtitle and they both worked properly. I turned the subtitles back off. The same thing happened as before. But this time, it was a different language of subtitle. I put in the open matte version and the subtitle issue didn't occur.

Does anyone here have this edition of the Transformers movie and have this problem?
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Old 02-27-14, 06:12 AM
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Re: Transformers 20th Anniversary Oddity

I've watched this DVD a few times and never had this issue.
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Old 02-27-14, 08:26 AM
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I have the DVD as well and have never noticed it.
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Old 02-27-14, 08:30 AM
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Re: Transformers 20th Anniversary Oddity

Maybe it's just my player, then. It's not a big deal. Like I said, the open matte version can be zoomed and has better color anyway.
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Old 02-27-14, 03:02 PM
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Maybe it's just my player, then. It's not a big deal. Like I said, the open matte version can be zoomed and has better color anyway.
It's almost certainly your player.
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Old 02-27-14, 05:28 PM
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Re: Transformers 20th Anniversary Oddity

Any idea why it's doing it? Like I said, it's not that big of a deal as I can always use the open matte version and zoom it.
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Old 03-23-14, 04:10 PM
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Re: Transformers 20th Anniversary Oddity

I'm watching the movie again right now, on a different player, and the subtitle problem is still there. Though, this time, it started a few minutes later into the movie. I checked and the subtitles are indeed off. Maybe the movie just doesn't like Magnavox players or something. Because this second player is a magnavox like the first player I tried to watch the movie on. I didn't check before, but this time, I've noticed that the subtitles turn back off after a few minutes. Like I said before, I can always watch the full screen version and zoom it since it's open matte.
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Old 03-24-14, 06:53 AM
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Re: Transformers 20th Anniversary Oddity

Only thing I can suggest is to return it for an exchange and see if another copy of it does the same thing.
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Old 03-30-14, 07:14 PM
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Only thing I can suggest is to return it for an exchange and see if another copy of it does the same thing.
It's out of print now.
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This was a fine, fine, fine, fine film. One of the greatest achievements in all cinema.

Orson Welles went out on top, as the voice of a talking planet--his finest work.
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