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Old 10-02-2006, 07:14 PM
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Which do you prefer?

Personally I go for subtitties... err titles mostly, but if it's high in action I'll take dubbing. I don't care to read while I'm watching kung fu movies or super crazy fast action anime.
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:20 PM
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I prefer subtitles. Actually, I like to put my close caption on while watching TV. Am I sick or what? I think its my ADD. I just can't watch TV, I have to read it too.
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I really hate dubbing for live action films. It's just uber cheesy but if i'm watching like an anime or something like spirited away or totoro then I prefer dubbing because it's not really obvious.
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the universal language of english please.
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:24 PM
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It depends on the type of movie. The answer to this question can be found in Wayne's World II.
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I completely prefer subtitles. Not to be a cinema snob, but I hate it when people walk out of movies when they find out it's subtitled without even trying to see if they would enjoy it. I mean, it's kind of distracting at first, but you get used to it a few minutes in.

I like the subtitles because if the movie is filmed in another language there are nuances with the sound of the voices that are lost in dubbing. I remember in Crouching Tiger the wisp of voices and intonations in the foreign tongue.... It was lovely and gave a entirely different feeling from the dubbed version...yuck.
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dubbing is just distracting... I'd much rather have subtitles!
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If it's foreign Super Action it has to be dubbed. Hands down.

Otherwise, subtitle it.
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I completley agree with the Crouching Tiger example. I tried watching it with dubbing when I got it on DVD having seen subs in the theater. Horrible.

But the worst film I ever saw with dubbing after seeing it numerous times with subs was City of Lost Children. I accidently picked up the dubbed VHS copy (back in the day) to show some friends who'd never seen it. I got 10 minutes in and stopped it and took it back to the store telling them that they couldn't watch it this way heh.
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yeah on cheesy kung fu movies dubbing only makes it better. Sometimes on animation it's ok too if the actors are decent.
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