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1.0 out of 5 stars Amazing film, terrible subtitles!, 25 Mar. 2009
This review is from: Let the Right One in [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Beware the region one version of this film. Due to a copywrite issue the subtitles featured on this disk are not those used in the theatrical release and other region editions. A great deal of the films subtlety and humour been removed and the shoddy translation frequently descends into gibberish.

A film of this caliber deserves better.
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Initial post: 27 Mar 2009, 03:58:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Mar 2009, 04:01:55 GMT
Cesar says:
You can read an extended comparison here:
http://iconsoffright.com/news/2009/03/let_the_wrong_subtitles_in_to.html
The english track is supposed to be a little more faithful to the original, but of course nobody should be forced to hear a movie in no other language than the original.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2009, 20:17:39 BST
Brady Orme says:
The news is that a new version of the film is to be released State-Side, marked "English Subtitles (Theatrical)", which will restore the originals to their true glory. However, no purchaser of the earlier, dodgy disk will receive a refund.

Posted on 5 Apr 2009, 23:30:57 BST
Last edited by the author on 5 Apr 2009, 23:33:38 BST
Pen says:
I'm not sure there's any evidence the change in subtitles is due to a 'copywrite' (sic) issue - that's just a guess. My guess would be that the DVD producers think their viewers can't read very well. Anyway, the dubbed version on the disc uses the exact same translation as the theatrical subtitles.

I'd also argue with your claim that this film is 'amazing' - it's pretty good, but it's not brilliant. It's nowhere near as good as Romero's Martin, or De Palma's Carrie, although it is similar to both. The relationship between the boy and girl is excellent, but the lack of logic to the rest of the story, and especially the very silly sub-plot, argue against this being any kind of classic.
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