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Tidemeister
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Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
I never had until about 2 yrs ago, at least all the way through. Had no idea how many good films are out there that I've never seen or even heard of. I have seen a few that were dubbed in English, but have found the best way is to hear the dialogue in native language. After a few minutes, if the movie is good, i.e. the story, actors, cinemantography, etc., you soon get lost in suspended disbelief and don't even notice or get distracted by the close captioning. I happened upon this when HBO Max was delayed on Roku, so on a whim tried Criterion Channel because it's extra heavy just on movies, not because I wanted foreign movies in paricular. Happy I discovered this new treasure trove of good movies.
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Sasquatch Smash
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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
I have. Multiple times.

Sometimes the dubs are just terrible.


Cousin Key
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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
Absolutely. Parasite and Old Boy are two Korean movies that are definitely worth seeing. Pan's Labyrinth (Spanish subtitles) is one of my favorite movies of all time.


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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
I’ve only done it accidentally


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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
I only watch dubs if it’s animated. Dubs for live action is wonky.

I also turn on CC for movies/shows even in English. Plenty of unclear lines said that I won’t miss now. Including some funny background character lines.


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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
Like at least 100 of them if not more.


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Galactic Inquisitor
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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
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Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?


I've done this regularly since college. I'll tell you what I can't watch, foreign movies dubbed into English (except old kaiju movies).


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Fun Bunch
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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
Um. Like... everyone?


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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
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I also turn on CC for movies/shows even in English.


This... especially with a toddler in the house I rarely watch anything without CC on.


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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
There are lots of must see foreign language movies. Dubs are too distracting.

Just about everyone I know has seen Life is Beautiful.
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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
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Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?


what in the...


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Tidemeister
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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
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Sometimes the dubs are just terrible.


Spot on, totally agree.


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SCLSUMuddogs
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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
Some of the movies that have made the largest impact on me have been foreign language movies. City of God immediately comes to mind, shite was wild


Tidemeister
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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
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I also turn on CC for movies/shows even in English. Plenty of unclear lines said that I won’t miss now. Including some funny background character lines.


Same here, often in fact. I've noticed that the U.S. made movies from the 40's thru 60's more or less have very clean and easy to hear dialogue. Strange. Lots of mumbling, unclear dialogue nowadays imo


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Tidemeister
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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
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Some of the movies that have made the largest impact on me have been foreign language movies. City of God immediately comes to mind, shite was wild


I want to see that, thx for reminder, but just checked Criterion Channel and not available, at least yet, hope they rotate it in.


Tidemeister
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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
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Absolutely. Parasite and Old Boy are two Korean movies that are definitely worth seeing. Pan's Labyrinth (Spanish subtitles) is one of my favorite movies of all time.


Saw Parasite recently, very good. Another Korean I saw few days ago, In the Mood for Love, which has got to be the lushest cinematography I can recall, won many top awards. Old Boy, need to check on that, thx.
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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
so many good movies

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Pan's Labyrinth
Oldboy
Hero
Seventh Seal
Train to Busan
Aguirre, Wrath of God
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
City of God

Plenty of good stuff to watch
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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
Nearly every time I watch a foreign film.

Dubs are nearly universally bad.

There are an insane number of good foreign movies.

I recently started getting into the samurai genre again and I’m expanding my Akira Kurosawa movies.

I have Yojimbo and Sanjuro coming in Monday and I will likely pick up more soon.
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Tidemeister
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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
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Nearly every time I watch a foreign film.


I had always avoided foreign films because of captioning, thinking it was odd way to watch a movie and that I wouldn't like. Ten lashes for my ignorance with wet noodles!


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theGarnetWay
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re: Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?
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Who has intentionally watched a sub-titled (CC) foreign movie in entirety?


Kung Fu Hustle is notably better and way funnier in its original sub-titles than it is dubbed in English (also one of my personal favorite movies.)

I prefer to watch films in their foreign language and read the sub-titles than crappy dubs.
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