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post #31 of 290 Old 10-06-2008, 05:59 AM
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merged existing thread with new thread. In the future, please just bump the existing thread with an update.

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thanks...added Zohan...

to mod: why add my list to OP, when he hasn't updated this in 4 months?
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thanks...added Zohan...

to mod: why add my list to OP, when he hasn't updated this in 4 months?

As with all lists of this type, the OP comes back in and updates it when people have posted their changes. If no one posts info to change, the list doesn't get changed.

The tier threads work the same way.

BTW, the first post has been modified. Thanks for the resurrection! :-)


EDIT: I removed the line mentioning Beuna Vista not having any releases with additional subtitle choices outside of English, Spanish, and French as they now have a few in the market...
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Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 have Chinese subs : 1 2
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Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 have Chinese subs : 1 2

Added. Thanks!

You know, now that I recall, Kill Bill on DVD was one of the few region 1 titles that also had Chinese subs...
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This is definitely interesting stuff. I've been tagging all subtitles on my website as straight "Chinese" since, in my cultural ignorance I did not realize that there was more than one written system (although I am aware of the Mandarin / Cantonese spoken split). If I understand the situation correctly, Traditional Chinese will be the most common character set for U.S. releases?

Part of the problem may be that the three letter language code used to identify the subtitle language on disc is defined by the ISO 639-2 spec, which as far as I know only has a single three-character code "zho" for "Chinese" : Wikipedia, Library of Congress (but, hey, at least they have Klingon listed). This is problematic, since it seems the only way to determine the actual script used is to rely on the studios to correctly label their product (ha!) or to actually put eyeballs to the screen.

At the moment, I have 115 titles tagged with "Chinese" subtitles, 6 titles with Cantonese audio and 9 titles with Mandarin audio, if you would like to add these titles to your list to investigate.

Finally, I would like to say that dvdempire.com is probably your best source for "back covers" for whatever that is worth. Anyway, great idea for a thread and it would be interesting to see treatment for other neglected or misunderstood languages that have nuances that we (and the studios!) might not all be aware of.

Hey thanks for updating that post. I'll dig through it when I get a sec... And yes, when in doubt, so far Traditional seems to be the most popular. (Short explanation - More complicated squiggles ^_^)
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Hey thanks for updating that post. I'll dig through it when I get a sec... And yes, when in doubt, so far Traditional seems to be the most popular. (Short explanation - More complicated squiggles ^_^)

No problem - I realized I had broken my links since I made that post when reading through the thread today. The unofficial Blu-ray stats thread is also a good resource to track, since the audio and subtitle listings in that thread are taken from direct disc scans.

I was considering possibly posting subtitle picture snippets in this thread for identification of unspecified Chinese script, if there interest in something like that. I'll have to experiment with the workflow, however, to make sure that it would not be too much of a pain.
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well i'm not sure what was added and what was not, but here's my list now:


Quote:
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2001: A Space Odyssey
27 Dresses
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later
30 Days Of Night
50 First Dates
A Clockwork Orange
A Few Good Men
A Knight's Tale
Across the Universe
Aliens vs Predator : Requiem
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Big Fish
Black Hawk Down
Blade Runner
Bonnie and Clyde
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Casino Royale
Catch and Release
Click
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Closer
Day After Tommorrow
Eyes Wide Shut
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
First Knight
Full Metal Jacket
Gattaca
Ghost Rider
Harry Potter and the Camber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Hitch
Hitman
I, Robot
Ice Age
Identity
Independence Day
Jerry MaGuire
Jumper
Kill Bill Vol 1
Kill Bill Vol 2
Layer Cake
Life of Brian
Live Free or Die Hard
Made of Honor
Man on Fire
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Me Myself & Irene
Memoirs of a Geisha
Men in Black
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
Ocean's 13
Paprika
Reign Over Me
Resident Evil 3: Extinction
S.W.A.T.
Spiderman 3
Stealth
Stranger Than Fiction
Street Kings
Sunshine
Superbad
The 6th Day
The Benchwarmers
The Devil's Own
The Fifth Element
The Happening * - note it says it is subtitle in Chinese, but I did not find a selection for it?
The Hulk
The Lost Boys
The Love Guru
The Perfect Storm
The Replacement Killers
The Simpson's Movie
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
Troy: Director's Cut
Ultraviolet
Underworld:Evolution
Vantage Point
Vertical Limit
Walk Hard
What Happens in Vegas
You Don't Mess with the Zohan

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*Casino
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Added, thanks!
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I was considering possibly posting subtitle picture snippets in this thread for identification of unspecified Chinese script, if there interest in something like that. I'll have to experiment with the workflow, however, to make sure that it would not be too much of a pain.

That's totally up to you. If you decide to do it, great! If it ends up being a pain in the butt, hey, no worries.:-)
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Added, thanks!

you're still missing a few from my list above...(re: 28 days, 28 weeks, etc.)...
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you're still missing a few from my list above...(re: 28 days, 28 weeks, etc.)...

OK, now I think I caught them all.

Also the alphabetizing has been modified. All articles dropped from titles and moved to the end.
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Species


note: The Happening BD Cover says it has chinese subtitles, however when i viewed the movie, it did not have anyone. If someone can confirm this...
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I am under the impression that anything released by Fox does have Chinese and several other Asian language subtitles, please let know if there is exception.
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I am under the impression that anything released by Fox does have Chinese and several other Asian language subtitles, please let know if there is exception.

There are definitely a number of exceptions to this - one recent example being The Happening which only has English/Spanish subtitles. Other Fox discs without Chinese subtitles that I own or have rented include Juno, Kingdom of Heaven, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Meet the Spartans, Mr. Magorium and The Transporter films. I imagine there are plenty of others.
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Went through the list and compared it to some online sources and came up with these. Added them, but always appreciate those who own the discs to double check.

Africa: The Serengeti

Alaska: Spirit of the Wild

Antarctica: An Adventure of a Different Nature

Appleseed: Ex Machina

Australia: Land Beyond Time

Batman: The Movie (1966) [Special Edition]

Battle of Britain

The Berlin Concert: Live from the Waldbuhne

Broken Arrow

Broken Trail (2006)

Celine Dion: Live in Las Vegas - A New Day

Commando
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"Batman Begins" has Chinese subtitle also!!
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Can someone confirm does Die Hard series Blu-Ray all has Chinese Subtitle as they post on Blu-Ray.com?


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"Batman Begins" has Chinese subtitle also!!

Added. I'll wait until someone chimes in on the Diehard subs before I add them.
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Added. I'll wait until someone chimes in on the Diehard subs before I add them.

Die Hard 1-3 definitely have them (marked as Cantonese subs on box and in menus). Not sure about Die Hard 4 since I don't have that one, but its back cover looks the same as the others, so it probably does as well.
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Can confirm that these have Chinese subtitles:

- Die Hard 1-4
- Broken Arrow
+ Chain Reaction (please add)
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I just confirmed Spider Man 1-3 all have Chinese Subtitle! What I have is the trilogy box set with 3 individual Blu-Ray case, hope they are same as if you buy they one by one.
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Confirmed The Terminator has chinese...
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Thanks everyone, following titles added:

Chain Reaction

Die Hard (C)
Die Hard 2 (C)
Die Hard 3 (With a Vengeance) (C)
Die Hard 4 (Live Free or Die Hard) (C)

Spiderman
Spiderman 2
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- The Terminator
- Tears of the Sun
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- Tailor of Panama
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the Casino BD has Chinese subs? sweet

now, did Uni rape it like they did the Thing or is it as good or better thn the HD DVD?

thanks God I didn't let any of my Uni titles go when I dropped HD DVD

just saved $40 on the matrix collection since the bd encodes aren't any better and have a 3 frame glitch

thank god for hd dvd
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- The Terminator
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- Tailor of Panama

Added.

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- Patton
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