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Mikael Soderholm

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Mikael Söderholm
I only use www.discshop.se but I'm not sure if they ship abroad. Excellent service though!
If you know swedish you may want to check out the buyer's guide at www.dvdforum.nu (the best swedish DVD-site).

if you don't here is a list from that guide...
American Laser - http://www.americanlaser.se
Arval Elektronik - http://www.arval.se
Bestsound - http://www.bestsound.se
Buylando - http://www.buylando.se
Discshop - http://www.discshop.se
Duit DVD - Link Removed
DVD Express - Link Removed
DVD Magasinet AB - Link Removed
DVD Sverige - http://www.dvdsverige.com
dvd.se - http://www.dvd.se
DVD4YOU - http://www.dvd4you.se
DVD-center - Link Removed
DVD-Center i Örebro - Link Removed
DVDirect - http://www.dvdirect.net
DVDNorden - http://www.dvdnorden.com/
DVD-Shoppen - http://www.dvd-shoppen.com
Filmbutiken.nu - Link Removed
FilmChock - http://www.filmchock.com
Filmzone - Link Removed
filmZonen.com - http://www.filmzonen.com
filmZonen.com - http://www.filmzonen.com
Fixaren - http://www.fixaren.com
Hifi kit - http://www.hifikit.se
Hong Kong Movie Society - Link Removed
Melody Line - http://melodyline.se
MMShop - Link Removed
Movium - http://www.movium.com
Multimediacenter - http://www.multimediacenter.nu/
Poxer - Link Removed
Reines DVD Shop - Link Removed
Royman - Link Removed
Uppsala DVD Center - Link Removed

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/Mikael
No! Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.
[Edited last by Mikael Soderholm on November 14, 2001 at 04:18 PM]
[Edited last by Mikael Soderholm on November 14, 2001 at 04:19 PM]
 

Hendrik

Supporting Actor
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Oct 23, 1998
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...fascinating!... took a look at the discshop site to see if they have Swedish movies among the H'wd dreck... well, there's Ingmar Bergman's http://www.discshop.se/LIVE/shop/ds_produkt.php?DISCSHOPID=5f872903050cbef732caeb8e 3f2c9a6e&id=29513&
...which is an imported disc (from the UK)...
...then I looked at a Swedish DVD of a Swedish movie: Beck - Mannen Utan Ansikte - it has a Swedish soundtrack and Norwegian subtitles (not even Danish or Finnish ones, apparently)...
...what's with these people? don't they want non-Swedes(Norwegians) to see their movies?...
...of course, the same is true of Germans: I know of only one recent German movie (Anatomie ) where the DVD offers optional English subs (and even a - shudder! - English dub), but that was the first made-in-Germany German-language Columbia/Tristar film (not a very good one, btw) so that may be the reason why English was added...
...the French are quite erratic: a surprisingly large number of their DVDs of original French films offer optional English subs, and in a few cases dubs as well, but most don't... ditto for the Spaniards and Italians and Dutch (a very nice - if non-anamorphic - DVD of Karakter , the 1997 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, without subs in any language)...
...I just don't get it...
. . . (signed) Perplexed . . .
 

Ted Todorov

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...the French are quite erratic: a surprisingly large number of their DVDs of original French films offer optional English subs, and in a few cases dubs as well, but most don't... ditto for the Spaniards and Italians and Dutch (a very nice - if non-anamorphic - DVD of Karakter , the 1997 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, without subs in any language)...
...I just don't get it...
. . . (signed) Perplexed . . .
I'm perplexed too, but at least some of it has to do with who owns the rights in what territory. The French often add "mandatory" French subtitles to English language movies, presumably so that viewwers in other territories where the French distrib does not own the rights will be reluctant to buy them.
Same thing with the French language movies -- if some other company owns the UK rights, they probably don't want the French distrib to have English subs. (especially if they are pedling an inferior version of the DVD.)
Then there are always the companies that are simply too cheap to do it.
All of the above is guesswork, but...
Ted
 

ChristopherM

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Feb 8, 2001
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I've read several magazine articles that go along with your theory that the practice is designed to discourage exports and protect national distribution rights, Ted.
It's particularly infuriating when, as you say, the country of origin has a superior edition (or the only edition - like Italy's "Mediterraneo").
France in particular is now seeing a large number of multi-disc and/or DTS special editions that do not include English subtitles, and which are being released as single-disc, non-DTS editions in other countries.
In fact I had wanted to check the Swedish websites because I had heard a rumour that Sweden was getting a 3-Disc Director's Cut SE of "Pacte des Loups", similar to the French edition (which has no English subtitles). I thought that maybe a Swedish edition would have more subtitle options, but unfortunately the rumour was unfounded - Sweden will apparently get just a single disc edition with a trailer. Ho hum.
 

Michael_N

Auditioning
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May 11, 2001
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KARAKTER with English subtitles apparently is available in Taiwan (as well as THE TIT AND THE MOON and HAREM SQUARE)
 

Hendrik

Supporting Actor
Joined
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...well... as you may have guessed from my moniker, I am Dutch, so I don't need subtitles on Dutch movies... BUT... if I were a Dutch (or Swedish, Norwegian, Latvian, etc.) movie director, I'd certainly want as many people as possible to see 'my' movies, so - in an ideal world - I'd see to it that DVD releases of 'my' movies would include optional subs in - at least - English, possibly also French and Spanish, heck even German...
...RUSCICO have the right idea: add subs in many languages and your discs can be sold around the world - e.g. Ballad of a Soldier features English and French dubs, plus subs in Russian, English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Hebrew, Swedish, Chinese, and Arabic...
...Taiwan eh?... do you know the url of a DVD site there?
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