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Hunt for Red October - Universal HD - No Subtitles?


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#1 of 13 Mark Bendiksen

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Posted June 18 2008 - 02:12 PM

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 of 13 Hanson

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Posted June 18 2008 - 03:55 PM

That's freakin' hilarious. That is some serious sleeping at the wheel.

#3 of 13 Qui-Gon John

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Posted June 18 2008 - 06:45 PM

Wrong category. Should be in Hi-Def Software.

#4 of 13 Jeff_CusBlues

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Posted June 19 2008 - 04:06 AM

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

#5 of 13 Qui-Gon John

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Posted June 19 2008 - 08:35 AM

Regarding the SD-DVD:

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

#6 of 13 Mike Williams

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Posted June 19 2008 - 08:55 AM

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

#7 of 13 Ken Chan

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Posted June 19 2008 - 09:11 AM

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.

#8 of 13 Josh Dial

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Posted June 19 2008 - 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike Williams
Why would something recorded from TV to a DVR be categorized under High-Def software? The thread police really need a vacation.

Agreed. This time they didn't even read the post Posted Image

#9 of 13 Qui-Gon John

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Posted June 19 2008 - 12:02 PM

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 of 13 Marty M

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Posted June 20 2008 - 02:41 AM

Since we are talking about the cable channel's presentation of the movie I think this is the appropriate forum.
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#11 of 13 Johnny Angell

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Posted June 21 2008 - 07:09 AM

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 %$#@.
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#12 of 13 Shawn.F

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Posted June 21 2008 - 07:17 AM

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

#13 of 13 Johnny Angell

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Posted June 21 2008 - 08:09 AM

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The same issue also occured on the HD broadcast for Clear and Present Danger.
Yes it did. Were both those movies by the same study or distributor?
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