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I just cancelled my Netflix account... (Original Post) angstlessk Feb 2017 OP
Do they indeed? marybourg Feb 2017 #1
Me too, I'm a francophile. bigmonkey Feb 2017 #21
I just find that foreign films that make it to this marybourg Feb 2017 #22
I think dubbing should be illegal, but JenniferJuniper Feb 2017 #2
I would view dubbing angstlessk Feb 2017 #4
I have a hard time with subtitles Skittles Feb 2017 #12
Yes, that happens often angstlessk Feb 2017 #15
Subtitles Berlin Vet Feb 2017 #18
Yellow subtitles are the best. I don't know why they insist on white. TexasProgresive Feb 2017 #19
oh absolutely; I really dislike dubbing Skittles Feb 2017 #20
It's rare. evidentily according to an online discussion about subtitles I am TexasProgresive Feb 2017 #23
white with black outlines might work Skittles Feb 2017 #24
I just recently got subtitles in yellow MuseRider Feb 2017 #28
So there are 2 of us- great. TexasProgresive Feb 2017 #29
🤓 I am sure the two of us MuseRider Feb 2017 #30
You can adjust them in Netflix LeftInTX Mar 2017 #35
some of the greatest movies - and some of my favorites - are foreign language vids NRaleighLiberal Feb 2017 #3
I did watch a movie about Hitler that was in German angstlessk Feb 2017 #6
I'm addicted to Scandinavian mystery series. They are fabulous. Squinch Feb 2017 #26
Recommend some. Thanks. n/t FSogol Apr 2017 #40
The first one that got international attention was Bron. It's been copied in the US and in France Squinch Apr 2017 #41
Thanks. n/t FSogol Apr 2017 #42
I'm really liking the Scandinavian series catchnrelease Apr 2017 #43
I'm watching Fortitude on Squinch Apr 2017 #44
Oh thanks! catchnrelease Apr 2017 #46
I love the foreign language offerings. GentryDixon Feb 2017 #5
LMFAO! yes sometimes they are hard to understand.. angstlessk Feb 2017 #7
I don't stream but get DVDs and proobably 90 % of what I watch are pangaia Feb 2017 #8
You are probably correct, but I still angstlessk Feb 2017 #11
yeah, I understand... pangaia Feb 2017 #14
I like them but do wish they would indicate language on film posting... wcmagumba Feb 2017 #9
Documentaries and possibly docu dramas can be tolerated angstlessk Feb 2017 #16
what is up with that? Skittles Feb 2017 #10
They do, but you have to click on the movie, then angstlessk Feb 2017 #13
I disagree. PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2017 #17
shit man i love those sub-titled movies. dept Q was off the chain. n/t. okieinpain Feb 2017 #25
It really was, wasn't it? Squinch Apr 2017 #45
+100 n/t. okieinpain Apr 2017 #47
Have you ever watched Great Garbos silent films... samnsara Feb 2017 #27
Foreign movies is what what I watch these days. Sorry for you bif Feb 2017 #31
And... bif Mar 2017 #36
Damn. That's one of my favorite things about Netflix. hunter Feb 2017 #32
I love certain foreign movies like the Bridge set in Sweden I think Demsrule86 Mar 2017 #33
that's a GOOD thing... a much higher percentage of foreign movies available in the US Gabi Hayes Mar 2017 #34
+1 mahina Apr 2017 #38
Though I just saw an outstanding documentary you might like- 'Theo Who Lived". mahina Apr 2017 #39
If they were cutting foreign films I'd be more likely to cancel. mahina Apr 2017 #37
The movies are always better than the book. bif May 2017 #48
I stand corrected. bif May 2017 #49

bigmonkey

(1,797 posts)
21. Me too, I'm a francophile.
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:27 PM
Feb 2017

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!

marybourg

(12,304 posts)
22. I just find that foreign films that make it to this
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:41 PM
Feb 2017

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

Skittles

(152,119 posts)
12. I have a hard time with subtitles
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:05 PM
Feb 2017

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

Berlin Vet

(95 posts)
18. Subtitles
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:49 PM
Feb 2017

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!

TexasProgresive

(12,114 posts)
19. Yellow subtitles are the best. I don't know why they insist on white.
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 05:08 PM
Feb 2017

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.

Skittles

(152,119 posts)
20. oh absolutely; I really dislike dubbing
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 05:12 PM
Feb 2017

but subtitles are tough on my old peepers

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

TexasProgresive

(12,114 posts)
23. It's rare. evidentily according to an online discussion about subtitles I am
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 10:04 PM
Feb 2017

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.

Skittles

(152,119 posts)
24. white with black outlines might work
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 10:31 PM
Feb 2017

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

MuseRider

(33,916 posts)
28. I just recently got subtitles in yellow
Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:45 PM
Feb 2017

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.

TexasProgresive

(12,114 posts)
29. So there are 2 of us- great.
Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:47 PM
Feb 2017

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

MuseRider

(33,916 posts)
30. 🤓 I am sure the two of us
Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:53 PM
Feb 2017

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

LeftInTX

(22,981 posts)
35. You can adjust them in Netflix
Thu Mar 16, 2017, 03:37 PM
Mar 2017

I watch almost all foreign and have bad eyesight.

I also adjust them on YouTube

NRaleighLiberal

(59,209 posts)
3. some of the greatest movies - and some of my favorites - are foreign language vids
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:48 PM
Feb 2017

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)

Squinch

(49,608 posts)
41. The first one that got international attention was Bron. It's been copied in the US and in France
Fri Apr 28, 2017, 04:42 PM
Apr 2017

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

catchnrelease

(1,917 posts)
43. I'm really liking the Scandinavian series
Sat Apr 29, 2017, 08:50 PM
Apr 2017

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!

Squinch

(49,608 posts)
44. I'm watching Fortitude on
Sat Apr 29, 2017, 08:56 PM
Apr 2017

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.

GentryDixon

(2,934 posts)
5. I love the foreign language offerings.
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:50 PM
Feb 2017

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

pangaia

(24,324 posts)
8. I don't stream but get DVDs and proobably 90 % of what I watch are
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:58 PM
Feb 2017

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....

angstlessk

(11,862 posts)
11. You are probably correct, but I still
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:04 PM
Feb 2017

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.

pangaia

(24,324 posts)
14. yeah, I understand...
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:08 PM
Feb 2017

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...

wcmagumba

(2,851 posts)
9. I like them but do wish they would indicate language on film posting...
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:03 PM
Feb 2017

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...

angstlessk

(11,862 posts)
16. Documentaries and possibly docu dramas can be tolerated
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:16 PM
Feb 2017

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

angstlessk

(11,862 posts)
13. They do, but you have to click on the movie, then
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:06 PM
Feb 2017

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

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,223 posts)
17. I disagree.
Wed Feb 22, 2017, 04:19 PM
Feb 2017

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.

samnsara

(17,327 posts)
27. Have you ever watched Great Garbos silent films...
Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:20 PM
Feb 2017

...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.

bif

(21,868 posts)
31. Foreign movies is what what I watch these days. Sorry for you
Sun Feb 26, 2017, 10:35 PM
Feb 2017

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!

bif

(21,868 posts)
36. And...
Thu Mar 16, 2017, 09:47 PM
Mar 2017

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!

hunter

(37,940 posts)
32. Damn. That's one of my favorite things about Netflix.
Tue Feb 28, 2017, 10:24 PM
Feb 2017

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

Demsrule86

(67,493 posts)
33. I love certain foreign movies like the Bridge set in Sweden I think
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:10 PM
Mar 2017

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

 

Gabi Hayes

(28,795 posts)
34. that's a GOOD thing... a much higher percentage of foreign movies available in the US
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:22 PM
Mar 2017

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?

mahina

(17,077 posts)
39. Though I just saw an outstanding documentary you might like- 'Theo Who Lived".
Sun Apr 9, 2017, 02:12 PM
Apr 2017

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

mahina

(17,077 posts)
37. If they were cutting foreign films I'd be more likely to cancel.
Sun Apr 9, 2017, 02:06 PM
Apr 2017

I watch them every week.

But I understand your point.

bif

(21,868 posts)
48. The movies are always better than the book.
Tue May 2, 2017, 07:46 PM
May 2017

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.

bif

(21,868 posts)
49. I stand corrected.
Tue May 2, 2017, 07:49 PM
May 2017

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

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