Burnt by the Sun -- disappointment?

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  1. Dmitry

    Dmitry Supporting Actor

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    Is it just me or did Columbia have some wicked sense of irony and the subtitles on the new Burnt by the Sun DVD are actually of the burned-in variety and can't be turned off? I was also disappointed that they chose not to enhance it for 16x9. My first (granted, somewhat superficial as I haven't watched it all the way through yet) impression was that it was at best a half-hearted effort on their part.
     
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    Many people prefer burned-on subtitles, as lines of text are not lost when the film is presented on a widescreen set.
     
  3. Dmitry

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    That depends on how the disc is mastered. There are plenty of discs with player-generated subtitles that are not lost on a widescreen set. The first one that pops into my mind is Amarcord but there are many others. It just annoys me that I can't turn them off and just watch the movie without being distracted.
     
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    Sounds like Columbia decided to just slap the old video/LD transfer onto a dvd. Pretty lazy treatment, but it does not surprise me, Columbia often drop the ball on their 'Sony Classic' titles [​IMG]
     

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