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MGM cutting corners on R2 DVD subtitles - a call for your support

Old 04-22-04, 07:19 AM
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MGM cutting corners on R2 DVD subtitles - a call for your support

As from next summer, MGM catalog releases in region 2 won't include subtitles in German, Italian or Spanish. Apparently, they consider those are 'dubbing-favoring' languages, so there's no need to cater for the subtitling-reading minority (or the hearing impaired, for that matter). The French still get a dub track and French subtitles.

Upcoming MGM titles such as Judgment at Nurenberg and On the Beach have already announced and, indeed, German, Italian and Spanish subtitles are missing from the feature list.

There's no confirmation of what will happen on other regions.

Hello, MGM? I thought one of the main selling points of DVD was the option of choosing multiple soundtracks and subtitles.

The Spanish mundoDVD community on ezboard has set up a petition. Although this may matter little to you, if they get away with this may be they will want to cut corners on something that does affect you. It is written in English and Spanish.


Petition - Subtitles are not expendable

Thanks very much for your support. It means a lot.
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Old 04-22-04, 11:12 AM
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I have signed your petition. Good luck and let us know how things evolve.

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I heard Sony was looking to buy MGM. Whether that is only within the US or worldwide I don't know.
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... and if Sony buys MGM, the dvds will have all the thai subtitles they need!
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cooments are good guys...

BUT....please sign the petition

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Old 04-22-04, 12:34 PM
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you got my signature.
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Old 04-22-04, 12:43 PM
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Originally posted by pro-bassoonist
cooments are good guys...

BUT....please sign the petition

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Don't make me do it Svet! I'll post that picture of you for all to see!

I did sign it however!
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Just signed it. I just can't live without subs... mmmm.... subs.
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I just signed also
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Old 04-28-04, 03:17 PM
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Thank you all.

Another addition: Inherit the Wind has Italian, German, Spanish, French and English audio tracks and Romanian, Dutch, Greek, French and English subtitles. Again, no Italian, German or Spanish.
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Old 05-03-04, 05:10 AM
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Apparently the German DVD community has already heard of the petition.

Any Italians here that could relay the news?
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Old 05-03-04, 02:28 PM
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Old 05-03-04, 05:27 PM
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So there's no German subtiles on the Judgement at Nurenberg DVD...

...hummm...

...sounds suspicious.
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Old 05-05-04, 05:26 AM
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Thanks!

MGM have announced a dozen more titles for July without subtitles, including the Wyler classic The Best Years of Our Lives. Shame on MGM.
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I've signed this!
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Thanks! It seems the Austrian just read the petition
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I just checked how's the petition going....

check who sugned under 1026.....

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Originally posted by pro-bassoonist
I just checked how's the petition going....

check who sugned under 1026.....

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Nice to see him take part in a good cause! 1027 is good for a chuckle as well.
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