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Borat DVD fakeout

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Yumbo, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Marko Berg

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    Perhaps off-topic, but I need to know...


    I assume PaulP has some knowledge of the Russian language. For those that may not be aware, Kazakh is also written in Cyrillic letters. I'm just curious; did Fox actually use Russian instead of Kazakh (as would be proper) on the cover? Can PaulP or someone else confirm? [​IMG]
     
  2. PaulP

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    I do know Russian, and what's written on the cover could be considered Russian, though not very grammatically correct. But it is not Kazakh, although the Kazakh language does indeed use almost the same alphabet. One can easily compare the Russian and Kazakh Wikipedias: http://kk.wikipedia.org/wiki/ vs. http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/ - and one doesn't need to know either language to see that visually Kazakh is quite different from Russian, and that the DVD contains Russian, not Kazakh.
     
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    It seems quite Russian - except the title - that's just "fake Cyrillic".
     
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    At Best Buy yesterday, I noticed that some copies of Borat had the (intentionally) poor-quality Russian keepcase cover, while others had a standard English one that more-or-less matched the outer slipcover. The outer slipcover was identical for both versions.
     
  5. Erin C

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    Want a really good laugh?? While in the special features section of the disc enter into the languages section and click on HEBREW.
     
  6. Rick Deschaine

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    Also, Netflix has a Bonus materials disc for rent. If I'm not mistaken there isn't a second disc? Maybe some more fakeout stuff. Anyone know anything about this? The bonus disc currently has a very long wait which is very rare for a bonus disc at Neflix.

    Later, Rick
     
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    The French language track seem to be with Cohen voicing the part, and is worth a listen if you're in the mood. The Russian track has an attempt to sound Cohen-ish, but not the Spanish one, which is incredibly "off"!
     
  9. Yee-Ming

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    Wouldn't be entirely surprising that someone who went to an English public school speaks French, though I haven't read any reference that confirms that he can.
     
  10. Rick Deschaine

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    Umm, I think my post was very clear. Netflix has a link to "bonus materials available separately" for Borat, but if I'm not mistaken there isn't a bonus disc. Anyone know why Netflix has a bonus disc listed?
     
  11. Radioman970

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    I can't believe some people aren't getting this as a joke. I haven't seen the movie yet but the packaging looks hilarious. There's a poster on another forum who does a character similar and it's laugh out loud funny every time he posts something.
     
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    People aren't getting WHAT as a joke?
     
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    I don't know. I think I was referencing something someone said on this thread. Forgive my vagueness.
     

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