The Barrow-Downs Discussion Forum


Visit The *EVEN NEWER* Barrow-Downs Photo Page

Go Back   The Barrow-Downs Discussion Forum > Middle-Earth Discussions > The Movies
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2003, 01:43 PM   #1
Rosolas
Animated Skeleton
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: England
Posts: 32
Rosolas has just left Hobbiton.
Sting The films shown in non English speaking countries

I have often wondered how the films are shown in countries where English is not the first language.<P>Are they shown as we see them but with sub titles in the relevant language shown on the screen, or are they dubbed into the language of the Country they are being shown?<P>If it is the latter, have the "actors" who are dubbing the voices, found fame because of the dubbing roles they play?
Rosolas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2003, 02:31 PM   #2
HCIsland
Zombie Cannibal
 
HCIsland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,000
HCIsland has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

The non-special edition FotR was sold in Canada with both French and English dialogue. There is a French sound track with actors overdubbing the English actor's words.<P>H.C.
__________________
"Stir not the bitterness in the cup that I mixed myself. Have I not tasted it now many nights upon my tongue, foreboding that worse yet lay in the dregs."
-Denethor
HCIsland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2003, 04:01 PM   #3
Estelyn Telcontar
Princess of Skwerlz
 
Estelyn Telcontar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: where the Sea is eastwards (WtR: 6060 miles)
Posts: 7,616
Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!
Silmaril

In Germany, the movies are dubbed. The German actors who speak the roles are fairly well chosen; most voices fit their roles. Some magazines report on the speakers, but for the most part, they are not known for their work. I still prefer to hear the original voices, so try to go when the movies are shown in English, a rare occurrence.
__________________
'Mercy!' cried Gandalf. 'If the giving of information is to be the cure of your inquisitiveness, I shall spend all the rest of my days in answering you. What more do you want to know?' 'The whole history of Middle-earth...'
Estelyn Telcontar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2003, 04:02 PM   #4
Guinevere
Banshee of Camelot
 
Guinevere's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 5,748
Guinevere is a guest of Tom Bombadil.
Tolkien

I come from Zrich, which is in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. At the moment Lotr is shown in 3 cinemas, in two of them it's in English, with German and French subtitles, and in one Cinema it's dubbed. But I believe in smaller towns it may be only shown in the dubbed version. I' m ever so glad I can see the English original! <P>(The Harry-Potter movie was shown in English with subtitles only the first few weeks, afterward only dubbed in German, because it's more aimed at kids who have no knowledge of English yet.)<BR> I think many Tolkien fans are also fond of his wonderful language. If they're not too good at English, they can always peep at the subtitles. That way, they actually learn something!
__________________
Yes! "wish-fulfilment dreams" we spin to cheat
our timid hearts, and ugly Fact defeat!
Guinevere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2003, 05:37 PM   #5
Diamond18
Eidolon of a Took
 
Diamond18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: my own private fantasy world
Posts: 3,561
Diamond18 is a guest of Tom Bombadil.
Pipe

<A HREF="http://forum.barrowdowns.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=17&t=000375" TARGET=_blank>Take a look at this.</A>
__________________
All shall be rather fond of me and suffer from mild depression.
Diamond18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2003, 07:56 PM   #6
Fair Erendil
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Sting

In Mxico we have a lot of movie theaters, that's mexican's main entertainment. In the day of the premiere they showed it in 10 theaters in my city and 2 of them were dubbed in spanish and the others, thankfully, were subtitled. We like to see movies with their original audio and voices. They just do the dubbing ones for children and illiterate people.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2003, 12:28 PM   #7
HCIsland
Zombie Cannibal
 
HCIsland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,000
HCIsland has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

This all sounds very similar to foreign language films that are shown in North America. Most are dubbed and it can be tough to see one with subtitles. Ironically, the more popular they are, the more likely they are to be dubbed rather then subtitled. I guess most folks like to avoid the reading. <P>H.C.
__________________
"Stir not the bitterness in the cup that I mixed myself. Have I not tasted it now many nights upon my tongue, foreboding that worse yet lay in the dregs."
-Denethor
HCIsland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2003, 03:45 PM   #8
Anunia
Haunting Spirit
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Rivendell
Posts: 60
Anunia has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

Well, in Romania we have many cinemas as well, but <B>all</B> the movies are subtitled... Romanians like very much to go to the cinema, and also appreciate the real voices and sounds... To dubb a movie is a crime, i think... <P>Actually, I don't really know why the movies aren't dubbed like in other countries, but i think this is better... <p>[ January 22, 2003: Message edited by: Anunia ]
__________________
Flowers are the alphabet of angels,
whereby they write on the hills
and fields mysterious truths.

Dream the impossible, because dreams do come true.
Anunia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2003, 05:28 PM   #9
Vardadurwen
Wight
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 102
Vardadurwen has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

I have a friend who's living in Thailand right now, and he told me that the movies there are in English with subtitles in Thai.
__________________
'In this phial,' she said, 'is caught the light of Earendil's star....May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out...' - Galadriel

'Now there's an eye-opener and no mistake!' - Samwise Gamgee
Vardadurwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2003, 05:42 PM   #10
The Saucepan Man
Corpus Cacophonous
 
The Saucepan Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: A green and pleasant land
Posts: 8,468
The Saucepan Man has been trapped in the Barrow!
Pipe

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Romanians like very much to go to the cinema, and also appreciate the real voices and sounds... To dubb a movie is a crime, i think... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Sounds like you Romanians have the right idea, Anunia.<P>Unfortunately, the link to the Bootleg Captions on the thread to which Diamond gave the link doesn't seem to be working anymore. Shame, because they were very funny indeed.
__________________
Do you mind? I'm busy doing the fishstick. It's a very delicate state of mind!
The Saucepan Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2003, 09:51 PM   #11
mollecon
Wight
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Denmark
Posts: 188
mollecon has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

In Denmark, movies are usually subtitled - if not for any other reason economical ones, being a small country it would be impossible to have Danish actors dubbing all those foreign movies. & I'm quite happy about that! The only exeption is regular kids movies like, say, "Ice Age" - those usually come out in both a dubbed & a 'original' version.<P>Speaking of the Germans dubbing the movies - sometimes I catch a glimpse of some English language movie on one of the german TV-channels. It's quite distracting - imagine some old western type movie; first John Wayne opens his mouth with a fluent german - but <I>then</I> the Indian Chief comes along... I guess you get the idea
mollecon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2003, 02:32 AM   #12
Guinevere
Banshee of Camelot
 
Guinevere's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 5,748
Guinevere is a guest of Tom Bombadil.
Silmaril

I agree with you, Mollecon!<BR> Here in Switzerland (at least in Zrich, where I live) the movies in the cinemas are usuallally shown in the original, with subtitles. But on TV all foreign movies are dubbed in German which I think is silly. Some time ago I spent a year in Norway, and there, same as in Denmark, all the movies on TV were shown in the original language. I think people learn a lot and get used to the proper pronounciation if they have this opportunity! <P>On the DVD of FotR, fortunately, we have the possibility of choosing the language (English or German, with or without subtitles) But the films on Video cassettes (VHS) are available only in the German dubbed version. Another reason why we have recently bought a DVD player!<P>BtW, I have started a thread in "books" about Tolkien translated in other languages. I would appreciate your opinions on that subject as well. Thank you!
__________________
Yes! "wish-fulfilment dreams" we spin to cheat
our timid hearts, and ugly Fact defeat!
Guinevere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2003, 03:41 PM   #13
Vorrothiel
Pile O'Bones
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Norway
Posts: 14
Vorrothiel has just left Hobbiton.
Ring

Here in Norway we only have subtitles, and I know that there are only used subtitels here in Scandinavia, if I'm correct.. I can't imganine watching LOTR in german for example.. must be terrible...
Vorrothiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2003, 07:10 PM   #14
akhtene
Shade of Carn Dm
 
akhtene's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: stronghold of the North
Posts: 392
akhtene has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

In Russia both movies were dubbed. As for the actors doing the dubbing, I don't care who they are, and the voices imho fit rather well. However I hate the way some of the names are pronounced or translated(eg. Shadowfax became Grey-mane if back translated). I like more the English version I got on the cassette.
__________________
Где найти мне сил, чтобы вернуться через века,
Чтобы ты - простил?..
А трава разлуки высока...
akhtene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2003, 01:04 PM   #15
Nenya
Wight
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: the hand of Lady Galadriel
Posts: 127
Nenya has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

Uh, the thought of seeing a dubbed LotR just makes me want to cry...I am SO glad that we here (in Finland, that is) don't use voice-overs. Seriously, how can one NOT laugh out loud when hearing Gandalf speak, say, japanese...?! And same goes for any other movie as well. I once watched Beverly Hills in spanish, and I tell you, it was <I>very</I> entertaining. <P>By the way, what about the lines in elvish? Are they dubbed too, or do they use sub-titels there?
Nenya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2003, 03:10 PM   #16
Guinevere
Banshee of Camelot
 
Guinevere's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 5,748
Guinevere is a guest of Tom Bombadil.
Sting

In the German dubbed films, the Elvish lines are not dubbed, but subtitled. At least that!<BR>One thing I enjoyed particularly when watching the original was the beautiful English . (Galadriel, Gandalf etc.)
__________________
Yes! "wish-fulfilment dreams" we spin to cheat
our timid hearts, and ugly Fact defeat!
Guinevere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2003, 03:40 PM   #17
Aylwen Dreamsong
The Melody of Misery
 
Aylwen Dreamsong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: The Island of Conclusions (You get there by jumping!)...
Posts: 1,162
Aylwen Dreamsong has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> I have a friend who's living in Thailand right now, and he told me that the movies there are in English with subtitles in Thai. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>My friend has family in South Korea, and I went with her on a trip there and we saw FotR in Korean. Everything was with subtitles, which was good for me, since I don't speak Korean fluently enough to understand a movie. FotR is just so much better in English to me. But then again, TTT and FotR would sound strange to the non-english speakers, wouldn't it?<P> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Seriously, how can one NOT laugh out loud when hearing Gandalf speak, say, japanese...?! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I'd love to see the movie dubbed in Korean, it would have been very, very entertaining .<P>Aylwen<p>[ January 31, 2003: Message edited by: Aylwen Dreamsong ]
__________________
...Come down now, they'll say. But everything looks perfect from far away - Come down now! But we'll stay.
Aylwen Dreamsong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2003, 08:24 PM   #18
Nevvasaiel
Animated Skeleton
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 41
Nevvasaiel has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

I live in Hong Kong, and as it is a very diverse city in terms of language and culture, most of the foreign movies here come in 3 versions:<P>1) English, with chinese subtitles<BR>2) Cantonese (local chinese dialect), with chinese subtitles<BR>3) Cantonese, with english subtitles<P> the cantonese versions are dubbed (YUUUUUUCK), and the actors they find to do the voiceovers are generally ok-sounding, although much of the magic and beauty of Tolkien's language is lost in the translation. There are certain lines that when translated come out all wrong, with Tolkien's original meaning misinterpreted. Most of the voiceovers are done by local celebrities.<P>I always watch the english versions of movies, anyway, even though i speak chinese and english fluently. The original versions are definitely much better, there's a certain atmostphere that cannot be recreated through dubbing.
__________________
i couldn't repair your brakes, so i made your horn louder!!!
you must lead a horse to water, but, a pencil must be lead...
Nevvasaiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2003, 11:37 PM   #19
Baran
Haunting Spirit
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Mordor/Lothlorien
Posts: 71
Baran has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

In Norway, where I usualy live, dubbing is shunned. Most childrens movies are dubbed though, mostly by tv and theater celebreties, but thats it. Why dub when you can use subtitles? <BR>I'm an exchange-student in Thailand now, and at the cinema they usualy play the movies with the original soundtrack and thai-subtitles. On TV everything is dubbed though. Which doesn't really botter me since they NEVER send anything worth watching.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> In Denmark, movies are usually subtitled - if not for any other reason economical ones, being a small country it would be impossible to have Danish actors dubbing all those foreign movies <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>I think you are wrong when you say it's beacuse of economical reasons Denmark being one of the richest countries in Europe and everything. I would love to see Danish dubbing though <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> But then again, TTT and FotR would be strange for the non-english speakers, wouldn't it? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>No, why should it?
Baran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2003, 02:06 PM   #20
Melephelwen
Shade of Carn Dm
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: the Middle of Nowhere
Posts: 295
Melephelwen has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> In Denmark, movies are usually subtitled - if not for any other reason economical ones, being a small country it would be impossible to have Danish actors dubbing all those foreign movies <BR>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------<P><BR>I think you are wrong when you say it's beacuse of economical reasons Denmark being one of the richest countries in Europe and everything. I would love to see Danish dubbing though <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Denmark being richest... hehe. We probably are, but... you wouldn't think when you hear people complaining about taxes, schools, government, hospitals, etc. etc. etc. Anyways, back on topic.<BR>As mollecon already said, we (luckily) have our films subtitled. I have troubles capaping Harry Potter speaking German, and Frodo or Gandalf in Danish?!? <BR>The dubbing I hear is usually bad, (and bad timed) but I think the big deal about Danish dubbing is, that there simply aren't enough Danish actors who would bother doing it, and also have the required 'talent'.<BR>I think I'm way off topic, so I'll just stop
__________________
We're all following a strange melody
We're all summoned by a tune
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon
Melephelwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2003, 12:04 AM   #21
Beruthiel
Shade of Carn Dm
 
Beruthiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Set adrift on the Great Sea
Posts: 386
Beruthiel has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

In Malaysia they have little Malay and Chinese sub-titles. I've never seen a dubbed film here thank goodness! The subtitles are REALLY annoying though because they usually cover up the elvish translation so in the two towers I had no idea what Aragorn and Arwen were talking about!
__________________
~I am not young enough to know everything~ Oscar Wilde
Beruthiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2003, 01:47 PM   #22
Magician of Nathar
Animated Skeleton
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 46
Magician of Nathar has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

I know here in Canada it has a French version in DVD that's dubbed. But I find it OK. I used to live in China(mainland), and as far as I know in theatre they dubb all the English movies. So I will wager they probably dubbed LOTR too. Which would NOT be good thing... I guarantee you, LOTR in Chiness is a VERY scary thought...
Magician of Nathar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2003, 06:28 PM   #23
Swin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Sting

Finland. Yeah, subtitles.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2003, 08:07 AM   #24
Melephelwen
Shade of Carn Dm
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: the Middle of Nowhere
Posts: 295
Melephelwen has just left Hobbiton.
This might be a bit off the topic, but still in dubbing/subtitling ways...<BR>One of my friends once had bought "Coyote Ugly" and, as she didn't know much about her dvd-player, managed to watch it in Russian with Swedish subtitles. What an experience that must've been! I am so trying it, when I get a copy of LotR, that actually works! *wanders of giggling and imagining Aragorn talking Russian*<BR>Just had to share it...
__________________
We're all following a strange melody
We're all summoned by a tune
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon
Melephelwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2003, 08:52 AM   #25
potatothan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Eye

In the Netherlands it is just shown in English with subtitles, because of the age limit, the government figures that the vieuwers are smart enough to follow it. English is varely well known under the dutch population anyway. I think dubbing would really ruin the movie, because I can't imagine the horror of the wonderfull Ian McKellan having a dutch voice. Poor, poor Gandalf. <P>~Potatothan
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2003, 09:31 AM   #26
Olorin_TLA
Shade of Carn Dm
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Gardens of Lrien, Valinor.
Posts: 420
Olorin_TLA has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

I saw FotR in the cineam in Spain once...the voices were greatly done! It was like they were meant to be done by the Spanish acotrs...and they sounded as if they were trying to be like the characters/actors would sound, yet it didn't come across badly at all! <P>One other thing: translations were really good...for isntance, "Baggins" was changed to "Bolson," like in the Spanish editions of LotR.
__________________
"For I am Olrin! And Olrin means me!"

ELENDIL! - Join "Forth Tolkiengas!"
Olorin_TLA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2003, 09:55 AM   #27
dancing spawn of ungoliant
Mischievous Candle
 
dancing spawn of ungoliant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: So near to Russia, so far from Japan, quite a long way from Cairo, lots of miles from Vietnam.
Posts: 1,267
dancing spawn of ungoliant has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via MSN to dancing spawn of ungoliant
Sting

Here in Finland a movie has it's original dialogue (I misspelled that, didn't I...) and there are subtitles in Finnish and Swedish. Children's movies like Disney animations are dubbed (very well, in my opinion).
Quote:
To dubb a movie is a crime, i think...
I agree.
__________________
Fenris Wolf

Last edited by dancing spawn of ungoliant; 01-13-2006 at 05:04 AM. Reason: Sweeping party...
dancing spawn of ungoliant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2003, 05:06 PM   #28
Orominuialwen
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Orominuialwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Umbar, but before the corsairs took over. (Ave Maria University, FL, USA)
Posts: 705
Orominuialwen has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

I've never seen LotR in another language, but I do know that as far as I've seen in France, where my grandma lives (well, only for part of the year now, the rest of it she's in the US, but she used to live there year round) they dub stuff. When I was there a couple years ago, I was watching an old episode of this tv show I watched at home in english and that waas dubbed. It was really weird because I knew what the people were supposed to sound like. Also it was very strange because at one point, someone started singing, but they didn't dub that into french, or even put subtitles. My mom wants to watch LotR in french with our DVD, though, with english subtitles (she speaks french really well, and I'm okay, but my vocabulary is small). That will be a frightening experience!
__________________
Gone for lentSeeyou at Easter! (And on Sundays too, maybe.)
Orominuialwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2003, 05:33 PM   #29
Kalimac
Candle of the Marshes
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Flyover Country
Posts: 780
Kalimac has just left Hobbiton.
1420!

When I was in Russia, they dubbed *everything*, and I've heard from my friends over there that they did it to LOTR as well. The annoying thing was that the English soundtrack wasn't quite gone, so you could hear whispers of the English dialogue underneath the Russian dubbing. The really bad specimens were the dubbed bootleg editions, when they had one person doing everyone's voice. Confusing as all get-out it was, especially to a non-native-speaker.<P>In Puerto Rico, they had it half-and-half - some shows were dubbed, some were subtitled. I saw TTT there and it was OK for the most part, I stopped noticing the Spanish subtitles after a while. The only part that threw me was that they cut out the English subtitles for the Elvish dialogue, so I had to keep nudging my husband and asking for a translation from the Spanish titles.<P>Also, if my brother is to believed, ROTK has made it to Iraq. English-only, bootleg, as far as I know.<p>[ 6:34 PM December 31, 2003: Message edited by: Kalimac ]
__________________
Father, dear Father, if you see fit, We'll send my love to college for one year yet
Tie blue ribbons all about his head, To let the ladies know that he's married.
Kalimac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2004, 11:01 PM   #30
TheBladeThatWasBroken
Animated Skeleton
 
TheBladeThatWasBroken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hopefully Middle-Earth
Posts: 48
TheBladeThatWasBroken has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to TheBladeThatWasBroken
Sting

In Taiwan, the movies are shown with original voice and subtitles, but animated ones have an original version and a dubbed version
__________________
Here I set it, but I command you not to touch it, nor to permit any other to lay hand on it. In this elvish sheath dwells the Blade that was Broken and has been made again. Telchar first wrought it in the deeps of time. Death shall come to any man that draws Elendil's sword save Elendil's heir.
TheBladeThatWasBroken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2004, 01:04 PM   #31
Idunn
Pile O'Bones
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Poland
Posts: 21
Idunn has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

In Poland, films are shown in original versions, with subtitles, except animated films. The latter are dubbed. Probably it's due to the fact that most of them are certainly aimed at children. Although I wouldn't stand films with actors being dubbed (it sounds artificially to me), I must say that dubbing in Poland is very good.
__________________
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield"
Tennyson
Idunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2004, 01:28 PM   #32
Unknown
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Sting

Here in sweden they show the original version with subtitles.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2004, 01:42 PM   #33
Finwe
Deathless Sun
 
Finwe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: The Royal Suite in the Halls of Mandos
Posts: 2,609
Finwe has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via AIM to Finwe
Sting

Iraq???? Wow. <P><BR>While I was fiddling around with my DVD player, I managed to watch FotR and TTT in Korean with Spanish subtitles. I couldn't stop laughing whenever one of the characters got angry. It was hilarious! (No offense to all Korean-speaking people on the Downs!)
__________________
But Melkor also was there, and he came to the house of Fanor, and there he slew Finw King of the Noldor before his doors, and spilled the first blood in the Blessed Realm; for Finw alone had not fled from the horror of the Dark.
Finwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2004, 01:31 PM   #34
stickifinger
Animated Skeleton
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Costa Rica
Posts: 34
stickifinger has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

In Costa Rica, both FotR and TTT were seen in the theaters in English with Spanish subtitles. Apparently, the distributers realized that there were lots of kids interested and issued RotK in 2 versions: English with Spanish subtitles and in Spanish. Since all TV shows are dubbed, people here seem to be used to it, but it drives me crazy. I think some people here agree with me. Though Harry Potter was in Spanish, an English version could be found in some theaters if you looked hard enough.
__________________
Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nemeless? - Tom Bombadil
stickifinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2004, 01:59 PM   #35
Elrond of Rivendell
Shade of Carn Dm
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 261
Elrond of Rivendell has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

In Luxembourg, we get the original with French subtitles. This is exactly the way I like it.
Elrond of Rivendell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2004, 06:20 AM   #36
Noxomanus
Wight
 
Noxomanus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 233
Noxomanus has just left Hobbiton.
Sting

Here in the Netherlands,all movies are subtitled,except those made for children (though for all a subtitled version can be seen and bought on video).As I live close to the border with Belgium and there is a much better cinema there,me and my parents went to see the LotR films there for the first time.Those films are also subtitled but have both a subtitle in Dutch and in French.
__________________
Nothing is evil in the beginning,even Sauron wasn't
Noxomanus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2004, 07:20 AM   #37
Balin999
Ghost Prince of Cardolan
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
Posts: 521
Balin999 has just left Hobbiton.
Send a message via ICQ to Balin999
Sting

Here in Austria (or at least in the city i Live in) ALL movies are dubbed in the bigger cinemas, which is really a shame, because sometimes they are translated very badly. <BR>But the German voices were quite fitting, as Estelyn said allready. I think that "Gandalf's voice" is from Austria But the guy doesn't even look like a wizard. <BR>Sometimes, they choose the voices of German actors, but that wasn't the case with LotR.
__________________
...Nichts ist gelber als Gelb selber...

...The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, but conformity...

...Everything is possible, except to ski through a revolving door...
Balin999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2004, 11:36 AM   #38
Melephelwen
Shade of Carn Dm
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: the Middle of Nowhere
Posts: 295
Melephelwen has just left Hobbiton.
Question

Just a question, Noxomanus. You say the movies in Belgium are subtitled in both French and Dutch - hopefully not at the same time?!?!?! One subtitle is bad enough, can't imagine how annoying it would be with TWO different languages at the same time...
__________________
We're all following a strange melody
We're all summoned by a tune
We're following the piper
And we dance beneath the moon
Melephelwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2004, 03:07 AM   #39
Guinevere
Banshee of Camelot
 
Guinevere's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 5,748
Guinevere is a guest of Tom Bombadil.
Silmaril

Well, in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, where I live, the Original version movies have always subtitles in both German <B>and</B> French! (Yes, at the same time, Melephelwen)
__________________
Yes! "wish-fulfilment dreams" we spin to cheat
our timid hearts, and ugly Fact defeat!
Guinevere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2004, 04:52 AM   #40
sigrid
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Sting

In Estonia - original version with subtitles (both estonian and russian)
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:40 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.