Sub or Dub?

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Subtitles or Dubbing?

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  1. black_dust

    black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    Subtitles or Dubbing? Which do you prefer when watching a foreign film?

    Normaly i go for subtitles everytime, but last night i was watching Hidden Dragon with dubs, and it was pretty well syched in with the mouth movements :up: But i think i will go with subs for any other film, that way i can pick up more Japanese :D
     
  2. Hunter Rider

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    Subtitles,quite often dubbing makes the films unintentionaly hilarious and loses the atmosphere
     
  3. Movies205

    Movies205 Corporate Money

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    Problems with dubs are there produced on the cheap. And also subtitles are just as effective since rage and other emotional tone is pretty universal no matter what language so you don't miss much.
     
  4. black_dust

    black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    I remember seeing a japanese film a few months ago and i turned the dubbing on for a few seconds and everyone in it had a London accent! made the mood of the movie very poor!
     
  5. Kable24

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    I started watching Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon in Dub. I couldn't do it, so I switched to Sub and it was much much better.
     
  6. blueyedgypsy

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    I'm first and foremost a subs fan...the voice acting is oh so much better. But if I want to multitask(i.e.,fold laundry, cook, or dink around on the computer simultaneously), then I'll flick on the dub. But I keep subtitles on, still, as you get a better idea of the literal translation, as opposed to what fit. It can be a completely different movie.
     
  7. The Question

    The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    Suctitles. Nothing wrong with reading.
     
  8. Philly Phanboy

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    Too bad that there wasn't a third option. I don't mind subtitles but there are some dubbed movies are actually dubbed quite well.
     
  9. The Storm

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    Subs. Dubbing just ruins films, they never put any emotion into it.
     
  10. Knightsaber Priss

    Knightsaber Priss Lone Wolf

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    Subtitles definately.
     
  11. Sarge

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    Dubbing in Miyazaki movies are great, but they seem to be the exception. Sub.
     
  12. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    Subtitles, no question. Dubbing ruins the performances of the on-screen actors.
     
  13. Silver

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    Subtitles

    ...dubbing only works for animated movies.
     
  14. Silver Sable

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    Subtitles any day of the week and twice on sundays, and screw anyone that prefers dubbing :mad: :mad:

    Dubbing is extremely disrespectful for an actor.
    Acting is 50% body and 50% voice, if you take aways the voice, all you have left is an half actor, and by that, an actor becomes nothing more than a product.

    Thank God i live in one of the very few countries that don´t dub anything, except animated movies and cartoons on tv.
    I understand why dubbing animated movies is acceptable, because of the kids, but i personally don´t like it (so i only watch original screenings), but cartoons...i don´t like it too, but there is nothing i can do about it (the only cartoon channel that doesn´t dub the cartoons is cartoon network).
     
  16. unknownuser

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    Subtitles >>> dubbing.
     
  18. X-Ray

    X-Ray Ippiki-ookami

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    So did you like The Incredibles in French?

    Dubbing for anything sucks.
     
  20. C.F. Kane

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    I've found that subtitling helps to draws me in and makes me watch the film more closely. Dubbing tends to be distracting.
     
  21. Sarge

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    In anime films (like the Miyazaki I mentioned) the dubbing is usually spectacular.
     
  22. LordSimen

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    Dubbing for me.
     
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  24. Kmack

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    Ditto, btw awesome avvy:):up:
     
  25. JTStarkiller

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    Live action has to be subtitled, 100%. Never dubbed. Animation sort of depends on the audio track. Miyazaki's stuff is all great either way, in my opinion.
     

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