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Smallville Season 5: No ENGLISH Subtitles! Why? Does R2 have them?


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#1 of 17 Manendra

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Posted December 05 2006 - 09:17 PM

Just realized that Smallville season 5 has no English subtitles!! I don't understand why this is since seasons 1-4 had them. Any ideas?

Also, does anyone know for sure whether the UK version of season 5 has English subtitles?

Thanks in advance!
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#2 of 17 TravisR

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Posted December 05 2006 - 11:18 PM

Since I don't have the set, I'm just guessing but is it possible that the set has closed captions (turned on via your TV) instead of English subtitles. I've seen a few TV releases that have done that.

#3 of 17 Manendra

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Posted December 06 2006 - 02:07 AM

Yeah, it has Closed Captioning but those don't help when viewing through a projector or through a TV that does not support CC.

Does no one here own the region 2 set?

No ideas why Warner left out English ST in this set only? The HD-DVD of season 5 has English STs. So, why not this?? Posted Image
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Posted December 06 2006 - 03:11 AM

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No ideas why Warner left out English ST in this set only?
Cost cutting measures, according to Gord from tvshowsondvd.com. Still puzzling why HD has them, though.

#5 of 17 Manendra

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Posted December 06 2006 - 03:52 AM

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Cost cutting measures, according to Gord from tvshowsondvd.com. Still puzzling why HD has them, though.

And, I read some place that R2 has them. So, isn't Warner cutting costs on those?

But I don't have confirmation on the R2 ST. Anybody?
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#6 of 17 Gord Lacey

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Posted December 06 2006 - 04:29 AM

They stopped putting them on the DVDs in order to save money, but that doesn't make sense if another release has them (since they would be the same files used).

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#7 of 17 Manendra

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Posted December 06 2006 - 05:05 AM

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They stopped putting them on the DVDs in order to save money, but that doesn't make sense if another release has them...

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Precisely my point, Gord.

Is there any way we can confirm English ST in region 2?

Here's where I saw it mentioned:
http://www.thehut.co...8545432.product
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#8 of 17 Gord Lacey

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Posted December 07 2006 - 04:09 AM

I did a search on DVD Basen and found 2 reviews that mention it has English subtitles.

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#9 of 17 Manendra

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Posted December 07 2006 - 04:35 AM

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I did a search on DVD Basen and found 2 reviews that mention it has English subtitles.

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Thanks a lot, Gord. Guess I'll go ahead and order the set from Amazon UK.
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#10 of 17 Demis G

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Posted December 07 2006 - 08:30 AM

glad I didnt buy this from Amazon yet. I just bought seasons 1 2 3 for $17 each from amazon's sale!

#11 of 17 Terry H

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Posted December 07 2006 - 03:30 PM

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They stopped putting them on the DVDs in order to save money, but that doesn't make sense if another release has them (since they would be the same files used).

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It also sucks because closed captions won't work in a with a progressive scan player (no 480p). They don't work with 1080i (upscaled) either.

#12 of 17 Manendra

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Posted December 07 2006 - 10:11 PM

Meaningless decisions these executives take... Posted Image
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#13 of 17 paul_austin

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Posted December 10 2006 - 11:42 AM

i love having subtitles on
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#14 of 17 Manendra

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Posted December 10 2006 - 09:25 PM

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i love having subtitles on
That makes two of us! Posted Image
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Posted December 11 2006 - 06:58 PM

this means, althought I bought S1 2 3 from Amazon.com, I will be buying S5 from .co.uk Posted Image

#16 of 17 Manendra

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Posted December 14 2006 - 01:42 AM

Folks,

I just received Smallville Season 5, region 2, from Amazon.co.uk and wanted to confirm the fact that it DOES have English subtitles unlike its region 1 counterpart.

I simply cannot understand Warner's logic... Posted Image
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#17 of 17 Terry H

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Posted December 17 2006 - 02:35 AM

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Folks,

I just received Smallville Season 5, region 2, from Amazon.co.uk and wanted to confirm the fact that it DOES have English subtitles unlike its region 1 counterpart.

I simply cannot understand Warner's logic... Posted Image
Well, it isn't just Smallville. It appears that Warner in region 1 doesn't use English subtitles on any sets. I'm not sure when it started but The West Wing season 6 and Veronica Mars season 2 do not have subtitles either. It seems clear to me that Warner execs (region 1) don't give a damn about hearing impaired viewers.


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