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International DVDs of Cartoon Series: which DVDs DON'T have English audio/subtitles?

Old 08-18-07, 07:45 PM
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International DVDs of Cartoon Series: which DVDs DON'T have English audio/subtitles?

It's clear that there are hundreds of great cartoon series that have NOT been released on DVD. But of the cartoon shows that HAVE been released on DVD internationally, which ones DON'T have English audio and/or English subs, and of course certainly need to be released with English audio and/or English subs? There's nothing more frustrating than waiting for a show or movie that one originally saw in English on TV growing up, but eventually came out on DVD in a different language and does not include English audio/subs. Can anyone think of these frustrating DVD releases?

Here is one that comes to mind:

Bernard Deyries' The Mysterious Cities of Gold (better in all aspects - story, animation, characters - than the director's most popular show, M.A.S.K., which came out 4 years later)



Speaking of M.A.S.K., how come Australia gets the only English-audio DVDs of cartoon shows, as well Ulysse 31 (also from the same director, Bernard Deyries), while USA and UK have to wait longer or perhaps never get DVD releases of certain famous cartoon shows?
Old 08-19-07, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by toddly6666
Speaking of M.A.S.K., how come Australia gets the only English-audio DVDs of cartoon shows, as well Ulysse 31 (also from the same director, Bernard Deyries), while USA and UK have to wait longer or perhaps never get DVD releases of certain famous cartoon shows?
I suppose it depends on the rights, if no editor bought them for video, there is no chance you can see those cartoons released on disc.
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R2 UK set coming for 'mysterious cities of gold', with subs.

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/33371...searchsource=1
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LOGBOY,
Praaaaise Jesus!! U sure about the subs? I don't even know what the original language of this show is, Japanese? It sounds pretty good in French. I assume they will have the English dub?

I just folded and bought the complete expensive M.A.S.K. DVDs from Australia. I can't wait any longer for the USA or UK release...
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that's a good Q. the show seems french, certainly animated in japan, and was shown in the UK when i was a lad - in english... so it might appear dubbed only, in english.
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Originally Posted by toddly6666
LOGBOY,
Praaaaise Jesus!! U sure about the subs? I don't even know what the original language of this show is, Japanese? It sounds pretty good in French. I assume they will have the English dub?
It seems they will have english dub only.
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Originally Posted by logboy
that's a good Q. the show seems french, certainly animated in japan, and was shown in the UK when i was a lad - in english... so it might appear dubbed only, in english.
It was a Japan/Luxembourg(RTL)/France production, it aired first in Japan on NHK and one year later in France on Antenne 2.
Studio Pierrot did the animation, DIC (Bernard Deyriès & Jean Chalopin) took care of the direction, the screenplay and the storyboard.
Some scenes you can see on the japanese version are missing on the french edition, as well as some scenes on the french version are
missing on the japanese one.
So japanese and french are both the original audio.
I suppose this UK release is based on the last remastered french release.
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That's good, because I have one of the French DVDs, and the video/audio quality is pretty damn good, and surprisingly has a lot of extras.
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Are you sure your disc is from the remastered edition, this release was a 4 discs boxset :


Many people said the sequel that came last year, have no charm compared to the original.
The site of "Esteban et Zia - A La Recherche des 7 Cités d'Or" :
http://www.estebanetzia.com/

The trailer :
http://www.lescitesdor.com/videos/naez.avi

There's a picture of the HD-DVD release (a fake?) :


A very good site I found with many videos of this series but french only :
http://www.lescitesdor.com/presentat...sentation.html
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bizarre... but i like it.
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TUTUT, yup, they sell these DVDs broken up from the boxset in smaller-video stores for 5 francs for one DVD, pretty good price for 8 episodes per DVD!

I never heard of this sequel and it's interesting that they made one, but it looks awful - totally generic and charmless. It almost looks like one of those $3 direct-to-DVD religious cartoon movies...
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Originally Posted by toddly6666
TUTUT, yup, they sell these DVDs broken up from the boxset in smaller-video stores for 5 francs for one DVD, pretty good price for 8 episodes per DVD!
That means 3€ per disc, that's it, you can find the boxset around 10-12€ on some french sites.
I never heard of this sequel and it's interesting that they made one, but it looks awful - totally generic and charmless. It almost looks like one of those $3 direct-to-DVD religious cartoon movies...
Another recent french/japanese production is Oban Star Racer, the japanese were involved in 2D animation and some music (Yoko Kanno).



http://www.obanstarracers.fr/

The last french production for international market I liked was Funky Cops, inspired by Starsky & Hutch or Shaft, was not a masterpiece but it was fun to me.



http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgz...ps-promotional

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