Weird subtitle fault on Canadian version of Bowling for Columbine

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  1. Richard Hardbattle

    Richard Hardbattle Stunt Coordinator

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    Watched the new 2 disc set last night for the first time - a great movie.

    However, I noticed a few problems with the subtitles. Firstly, the movie starts to use player generated subtitles in various scenes. O.K. - Fairly ugly. But, toward the end of the film, the player generated subtitles are superimposed on top of burnt in subtitles which seem to reappeared....

    You get a kind of doubling effect.

    Anyone else notice this?

    Rich
     
  2. Neil_Duffy

    Neil_Duffy Second Unit

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    Yeah... I noticed it to. I can live with it, just.

    Cracking DVD.
     
  3. Bob Turnbull

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    Yep, just watched it tonight and saw the same problems. Very odd.
     
  4. Christian Preischl

    Christian Preischl Screenwriter

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    Isn't BFC released by Alliance Atlantis in Canada? Good grief, so they're at it again. No wonder that the pure mentioning of this company fills me with terror. [​IMG]

    How is the US version of BFC? Does it have player generated subs all through the movie, or is it like the Canadian DVD, i.e. player-generated in the beginning and burnt-in later on, only without the fault?

    Chris
     
  5. Tom Tsai

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    ^ well, the film is produced by Alliance Atlantis and United Artists, so it's natural for them to be the one releasing the dvd.
     
  6. Christian Preischl

    Christian Preischl Screenwriter

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    I know, and I was nervous about it ever since I heard Alliance was involved. Their negative track record speaks for itself. However I honestly didn't see a subtitle screw-up coming, I suspected something like missing features or a bad transfer to be the problem. I was about to order this, but now I don't know. The problem is that, as is the case most of the times, Canada is the cheapest DVD-buying option by far if you live in Europe.

    Chris
     
  7. Tom Tsai

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    I watched it yesterday and it wasn't that big a deal, only showed up a few times. However, it would be nice to have no problems at all of course. Does anyone have the US version that can shed some light on this?
     
  8. CraigF

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    I haven't got my copy yet, lousy mail... As an English-speaking person, is there any reason why I should ever require the subtitles? IOW, I'm not forced to use them at some point am I?
     
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    Watched the Canadian version Friday night. Had no subtitle problems, on a Hitachi DV-P250. The disc skipped for a split-second in a couple places, but that's it.
     
  11. Jesse Skeen

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    Was this actually shot on film, or video? After "Jackass: The Movie" I'm not wasting my time with a "movie" that's actually been shot and presented on video.
     

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