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Subtitles and the importance of earnest -- information
on 19 July 2005
This is not a review, because I have not bought or watched this item yet. I saw these films on TV many years ago and they were great, so there is no doubt that I will buy the DVDs. Everyone should seize the opportunity to get all James Dean's major films in one packet.
My reason for writing this is a plea to the next person who writes a real review to inform me, and others, if there are any subtitles on the UK version, English, hearing impaired or "foreign." For us, who are not native English speakers, many elderly and those who suffer a hearing defect, a subtitle is vital. Those who understand English perfectly, even drawling American from the fifties, can of course watch without a subtitle. I buy a lot from Amazon, UK, US and DE but I prefer UK because they are faster, offer in most cases cheaper shipment costs and for DVDs they are region 2 (although I can play both systems), and last but not least they are neighbours! But sometimes I have to choose Amason.com. In this case they released the James Dean Box set on May 31st and in their case there are English, Spanish and French subtitles, so if the UK version is without, I will buy the USA one. One great plus for USA is that Amazon.com is ages ahead the .UK in consumer's information. The Brits surely need to update their system. Maybe the region 2 version is with subtitles but they don't bother to mention it! So, my unknown future helper, thank you for your information. Acting like a politician, I urge everyone who reads this to "vote" and click on "Yes," if they agree with me about the importance of subtitles and more information. That might put a press on the producers. Optimistic! I give three stars, one for each film, so as not to drag them down, but the two lacking are because of aforementioned shortcomings.Thanks again.