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Hunt for Red October - Universal HD - No Subtitles?

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Mark Bendiksen, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Mark Bendiksen

    Mark Bendiksen Well-Known Member

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    Today I just got around to begin watching Hunt for Red October which I recorded to my DVR last week off of the "Universal HD" channel on DirecTV. I was somewhat shocked to discover that the beginning section of the movie in which Connery and his crew speak in Russian was not subtitled in English. I tried turning on the captions and they still did not appear.

    What gives? Did anybody else happen to catch this?
     
  2. Hanson

    Hanson Well-Known Member

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    That's freakin' hilarious. That is some serious sleeping at the wheel.
     
  3. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Well-Known Member

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    Wrong category. Should be in Hi-Def Software.
     
  4. Jeff_CusBlues

    Jeff_CusBlues Well-Known Member

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    The SD DVD contains the subtitles as a normal part of the movie (you don't have to turn them on).
     
  5. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Well-Known Member

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    Regarding the SD-DVD:

    IIRC, not all the dialog at the beginning that is spoken in Russian, is subtitled. Only some of it.
     
  6. Mike Williams

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    Why would something recorded from TV to a DVR be categorized under High-Def software? The thread police really need a vacation.
     
  7. Ken Chan

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    It was on AMC or something (plain old SD analog cable) a month or two ago, and there was the same problem. No subtitles for any of the Russian, neither at the beginning, nor toward the end. I guess they must be sourcing from a new print without the subtitles burned in.
     
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    Agreed. This time they didn't even read the post [​IMG]
     
  9. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I thought he was talking about a HD disc of this title. I always took TV Programming to refer more to the actual shows themselves, usually TV series.
     
  10. Marty M

    Marty M Well-Known Member

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    Since we are talking about the cable channel's presentation of the movie I think this is the appropriate forum.
     
  11. Johnny Angell

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    I noticed this too, though not right away. I like this movie and have watched it several times so I was mostly understanding what they were saying. Then I said, "wait a minute, something's missing."

    Seems like just another example of not taking enough pride in the product you put out and and saving a few bucks by not giving a %$#@.
     
  12. Shawn.F

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    The same issue also occured on the HD broadcast for Clear and Present Danger.
     
  13. Johnny Angell

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    Yes it did. Were both those movies by the same study or distributor?
     

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