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rich_d

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Hi,

My son is learning German. I thought it might be helpful if he could watch German films with German sub-titles, but I haven't found any Region 1 films with German subs.

Anybody know of any?
 

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There apparently just isn't a large enough German-speaking population within Region 1 to justify the effort, even for those with hearing problems. Spanish, French, and English subs are found on many discs to help us through most foreign-language films, but when one buys or rents a German-language movie, it is assumed people who speak the language will not need subtitles. I don't think too many French DVD's contain French subs, but I could be wrong.
 

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There's a German sub in DAS BOOT...
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Seriously, though, I've spot checked some of my German language Region 1 DVDs and don't find any with German subtitles. You might want to consider getting an all-region player and importing some DVDs from Germany.

Even though there are no German subtitles on the DVD, I would recommend THE LIVES OF OTHERS to someone trying to learn the language because (1) it's a great film (2) the German spoken in the film is non-idiomatic and spoken very clearly and distinctly.
 

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This probably doesn't really help. I am a classical music fan and I know many german operas (such as Wagner) have german audio and subtitles. I also have the R2 "Das Boot" but I don't know what R1 has but perhaps "Das Boot". I've just checked - it does't have German subtitles! I will think about this. Sometime in the near future, there will be the German TV series "Derrick" and the later programs had subtitles. Another suggestion try a google search.

If your setup covers PAL/Region 2, there are certainly many DVDs here. It might be that "Das Boot" here is without region 2 - I will search for my copy.
 

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My suggestion for opera (Wagner) may not be so good. I have problems with operas sung in English! Mozart might be better - his German operas. Quite often there talking - not singing.

My real tip - if you have a PC that can read DVDs is the film “Animalympics” which in German is “Dschungel-Olympiade”. It is PAL with no region code and has english and german audio and english and german subtitles. It can be found on Amazon.de by searching ("suche") for “Dschungel-Olympiade”. The current address is:

Die Dschungel-Olympiade: Amazon.de: Steven Lisberger: DVD & Blu-ray

My PC has the DVD program "Cyberlink Power DVD" and is possible to display both the german and english subtitles at the same time.
 

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Sumnernor,

Thanks for the suggestion!

Bob,

Thanks for the sub in Das Boot comment. That made me laugh.
 

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