forigen film don't get dubbed, but english films do?

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  1. Norm

    Norm Cinematographer

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    Why is it there are almost never alternative English dub's on foreign language movies, for the English market, but when English language movies are in non English markets they have a dubbed version. Its almost like the English speakers aren't allowed to have a dubbed version too! A lot of English speakers out here are not film purists and sometime we don't want to read a film!
     
  2. rbirk

    rbirk Stunt Coordinator

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    The are a few British and Australian movies dubbed to American English out there [​IMG]
     
  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Check out The Harder They Come. Even though everyone is speaking English, it's often subtitled (and necessarily so). It's actually very bizarre and kind of funny.
     
  4. AdrianS

    AdrianS Auditioning

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    I would tend to disagree with this, I personally prefer subtitles; subtitles all the way. Dubbing completely destroys a film; The way the actor delivers their lines, the tone, the inflection of the voice, it's all lost through dubbing.

    It's like taking a work of art and repainting it in different colors.

    If it were up to me I'd ban dubbing completely, but then again it isn't up to me. :)
     
  5. Norm

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    I already heard your side a million times, I want the same options other Languages get on their DVDs! And I bet Joe six pack would agree with me, and they have the buying power.
     
  6. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    If you want to talk about "buying power", then you have to show that a studio would sell enough additional copies of a foreign-language film with a dubbed track to justify the cost of preparing the English dub. In most cases, that probably won't happen.

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