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Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:45 PM

I just cancelled my Netflix account...

...seems they have more foreign language videos than English..and they do not indicate until you link onto the video.

If I wanted to read a movie I would buy the book!

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Reply I just cancelled my Netflix account... (Original post)
angstlessk Feb 2017 OP
marybourg Feb 2017 #1
bigmonkey Feb 2017 #21
marybourg Feb 2017 #22
JenniferJuniper Feb 2017 #2
angstlessk Feb 2017 #4
Skittles Feb 2017 #12
angstlessk Feb 2017 #15
Berlin Vet Feb 2017 #18
TexasProgresive Feb 2017 #19
Skittles Feb 2017 #20
TexasProgresive Feb 2017 #23
Skittles Feb 2017 #24
MuseRider Feb 2017 #28
TexasProgresive Feb 2017 #29
MuseRider Feb 2017 #30
LeftInTX Mar 2017 #35
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2017 #3
angstlessk Feb 2017 #6
Squinch Feb 2017 #26
FSogol Apr 2017 #40
Squinch Apr 2017 #41
FSogol Apr 2017 #42
catchnrelease Apr 2017 #43
Squinch Apr 2017 #44
catchnrelease Apr 2017 #46
GentryDixon Feb 2017 #5
angstlessk Feb 2017 #7
pangaia Feb 2017 #8
angstlessk Feb 2017 #11
pangaia Feb 2017 #14
wcmagumba Feb 2017 #9
angstlessk Feb 2017 #16
Skittles Feb 2017 #10
angstlessk Feb 2017 #13
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2017 #17
okieinpain Feb 2017 #25
Squinch Apr 2017 #45
okieinpain Apr 2017 #47
samnsara Feb 2017 #27
bif Feb 2017 #31
bif Mar 2017 #36
hunter Feb 2017 #32
Demsrule86 Mar 2017 #33
Gabi Hayes Mar 2017 #34
mahina Apr 2017 #38
mahina Apr 2017 #39
mahina Apr 2017 #37
bif May 2017 #48
bif May 2017 #49

Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:47 PM

1. Do they indeed?

That would interest me!

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Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:27 PM

21. Me too, I'm a francophile.

I love the fact that they have so many french films, and french television series. I love Les Revenants (The Returned in English), and there are even Netflix original series in French - Marseilles comes to mind, which stars Gérard Dépardieu!

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Response to bigmonkey (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:41 PM

22. I just find that foreign films that make it to this

country are far better films than anything Hollywood has produced in 60 or so years..

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:47 PM

2. I think dubbing should be illegal, but

we're all different.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:50 PM

4. I would view dubbing

I just don't want to read the movie!

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:05 PM

12. I have a hard time with subtitles

the print is always white, and if the background happens to be a light color (which is quite often), I literally cannot see the words

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:12 PM

15. Yes, that happens often

it is aggravating!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:49 PM

18. Subtitles

I once bought a bootleg DVD overseas that had 5-6 subtitles (Chinese, Thai, Tagalog, etc). All you could clearly see was the top of the actors heads!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 05:08 PM

19. Yellow subtitles are the best. I don't know why they insist on white.

We have watched a lot of foreign films with subtitles- when they are yellow it is very easy to follow. I don't like dubbed movies because you lose the emotion of the actors' voices. I really like when they are speaking a Romance language and are really excited. You don't need to know what they are saying to get the meaning.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 05:12 PM

20. oh absolutely; I really dislike dubbing

but subtitles are tough on my old peepers

so you have seen yellow subtitles? I haven't - only white

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Response to Skittles (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 10:04 PM

23. It's rare. evidentily according to an online discussion about subtitles I am

in the minority. Yellow just stands out more clearly to me. What the majority went with was white with black outlines. I haven't seen that so I can't say.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 10:31 PM

24. white with black outlines might work

I don't mind watching a foreign film with subtitles (jeez, there are some excellent films out there), but it is very frustrating to constantly miss part of the dialogue

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:45 PM

28. I just recently got subtitles in yellow

on DirecTV and I love it. I have tinnitus and hearing loss so I use it for everything and this is so much better. I still have to turn it up too much even with hearing aids so my husband complains less with the subtitles. I was so happy when I discovered the yellow letters.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:47 PM

29. So there are 2 of us- great.

I don't really understand those who hate the yellow. It is so clear and easy to read.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:53 PM

30. 🤓 I am sure the two of us

will make it hard for them to change. I guess I should send them a note about it just in case. 👍

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 03:37 PM

35. You can adjust them in Netflix

I watch almost all foreign and have bad eyesight.

I also adjust them on YouTube

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:48 PM

3. some of the greatest movies - and some of my favorites - are foreign language vids

You don't even know you are reading subtitles after a few minutes in.

My complaint with Netflix is that so many of the movies they stream in general are the dregs.

the real horror is when the US decides to do a remake of a great foreign film - Mostly Martha, Shall We Dance - they didn't need to be remade (and badly)

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:52 PM

6. I did watch a movie about Hitler that was in German

but it was historical, and not just a movie.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:15 PM

26. I'm addicted to Scandinavian mystery series. They are fabulous.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 03:37 PM

40. Recommend some. Thanks. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Reply #40)

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 04:42 PM

41. The first one that got international attention was Bron. It's been copied in the US and in France

but the original Swedish/Danish version is much better than the others. The title in English is The Bridge.

Borgen isn't a mystery but it's a fabulous series.

The original "Killing" on which the US version was based was called "Forbrydelsen." It was also MUCH MUCH better than the US copy.

"Trapped" was a series from Iceland that took everyone by surprise last year and won all kinds of awards - and deserved them!

There was a series last year with international backing called "Fortitude" which was a bit wacky, but very watchable. Set in a fictional Scandinavian outpost. Stanley Tucci and some other great people were in it. I'm watching season 2 now but it's not as good as season 1 so far.

Let me know how you like them. I'm a little jealous that you get to see them for the first time.

ETA: Okieinpain below reminds me of another good one: Department Q

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Response to Squinch (Reply #41)

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 08:15 PM

42. Thanks. n/t

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Response to Squinch (Reply #41)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 08:50 PM

43. I'm really liking the Scandinavian series

I did watch Fortitude and it had me going trying to figure out if it was some kind of sci-fi thing going on, or not. Where are you seeing season 2? Have I missed it on Netflix?

One of my favorites was Occupied. Excellent!! Really has you thinking about all the ramifications of what goes on. Especially now with Russia flexing it's muscles all over the place. There is supposed to be a season 2 for it also, and I can't wait.

I'll be checking out a couple of those you mention. Thx!

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Response to catchnrelease (Reply #43)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 08:56 PM

44. I'm watching Fortitude on

vidzi. I do subscribe to Netflix, but I didn't want to wait.

I haven't seen Occupied! Yay! A new one!

I follow a blog called "The Killing Times" https://thekillingtimestv.wordpress.com/ which lets you know when the British and the Scandinavian series air and gives reviews of them. I found out about a lot of these shows on there.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #44)

Sun Apr 30, 2017, 02:34 AM

46. Oh thanks!

I will check that out.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:50 PM

5. I love the foreign language offerings.

I choose subtitled series, and the Australian, Canadian, & UK shows. Much better programming in my opinion.

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Response to GentryDixon (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:53 PM

7. LMFAO! yes sometimes they are hard to understand..

...I just turn up the volumn

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:58 PM

8. I don't stream but get DVDs and proobably 90 % of what I watch are

foreign films with subtitles.

Mostly Japanese, Chinese and Korean...some Scandinavian, tsurkish, etc.

We all have different tastes, but if you eliminate any subtitled films, one is missing some of the greatest films ever made, for example, films by Akira Kurosawa..

Just my particular taste....

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Response to pangaia (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:04 PM

11. You are probably correct, but I still

cannot read a film...I do have audible.com which puts into English many foreign books.

It's not the foreign I dislike, it is reading the film.

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:08 PM

14. yeah, I understand...

I've just gotten so used to it, it' like breathing.. well, sort of..

I WILL admit I do NOT like opera Supertitles..but then, I know what's going on...

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:03 PM

9. I like them but do wish they would indicate language on film posting...

Just watched a sort of docu-drama called Journey To Greenland with audio in French and subs in English (not great but I liked it), as someone said...after a couple of minutes I don't really notice the sub titles, they do a good thing for me by forcing closer attention to the film, with old guy add my mind sometimes wanders or I am surfing while watching/listening to a standard English show or film...

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Response to wcmagumba (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:16 PM

16. Documentaries and possibly docu dramas can be tolerated

but regular movies...I do love me some murder mysteries...but refuse to read them on a movie.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:04 PM

10. what is up with that?

I can't believe they don't just indicate the movie has subtitles

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Response to Skittles (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:06 PM

13. They do, but you have to click on the movie, then

go to details and scroll forward to see what language is presented

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:19 PM

17. I disagree.

They have plenty of movies and TV shows in English. While I personally have no problem with subtitles, I understand others may not like them.

There is a French TV show that I watched the first season of, reading the subtitles. The second season, no subtitles. My French, alas, isn't that good.

I think that many of the foreign language DVDs offer dubbed tracks, but I'm happy reading, so I don't bother.

Oh, also, sometimes I just cannot quite catch what someone is saying in English when watching something, and then I'll briefly turn on the subtitles in English to see what they're saying. Quite useful.

Also, I'm always watching on my computer, and there's a little icon to click on at the bottom of the screen that can instantly give me subtitles. Nice.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:12 PM

25. shit man i love those sub-titled movies. dept Q was off the chain. n/t.

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Response to okieinpain (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 09:00 PM

45. It really was, wasn't it?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #45)

Sun Apr 30, 2017, 01:43 PM

47. +100 n/t.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:20 PM

27. Have you ever watched Great Garbos silent films...

...on Netflix? You get used to reading. I always watch tv with closed caption on anyway. I need it for any BBC program. But I have seen some really good Foreign flix. I just have Netflix on TV and when you see the show it does tell you what language its in.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 10:35 PM

31. Foreign movies is what what I watch these days. Sorry for you

When I first started rowing on the rowing machine, I watched a half movie, then watched the rest later. Now I watch a movie a day. Netflix rocks!

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Response to bif (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 09:47 PM

36. And...

I only watched movies in English at first. It was so much easier Then I realized that most of the really good movies were in foreign languages, so I sucked it up and started watching movies in foreign languages. Just get over it!

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 10:24 PM

32. Damn. That's one of my favorite things about Netflix.

I love watching movies in their original language. Dubbing ruins them.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:10 PM

33. I love certain foreign movies like the Bridge set in Sweden I think

Even my hubs who hates sub-titles forgot after a while and loved it.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:22 PM

34. that's a GOOD thing... a much higher percentage of foreign movies available in the US

 

is way better than the mostly absolute GARBAGE they stream on netflix

like cable, there's not much, percentagewise, worth watching there. lots of documentaries. thanks for the headsup on the foreign, though; been pretty much ignoring them

our library has a YUGE collection of them, though....way bigger than any I'd seen in even the biggest video store.....what's a video store?

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #34)

Sun Apr 9, 2017, 02:06 PM

38. +1

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #34)

Sun Apr 9, 2017, 02:12 PM

39. Though I just saw an outstanding documentary you might like- 'Theo Who Lived".

A journalist in the Middle East is kidnapped by Al Qaeda in Syria.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5777992/

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Sun Apr 9, 2017, 02:06 PM

37. If they were cutting foreign films I'd be more likely to cancel.

I watch them every week.

But I understand your point.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Tue May 2, 2017, 07:46 PM

48. The movies are always better than the book.

So if you don't read foreign book? You'll never see the foreign movie? You are missing out on so many good movies. Are you joking or what. I feel for you. Open up your eyes.

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Response to bif (Reply #48)

Tue May 2, 2017, 07:49 PM

49. I stand corrected.

The movies are sometimes better than the book. But sometimes a lousy book is turned into a great movie.

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