What I've Been Watching: The Catch-All Film Thread
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July 11th, 2013, 14:07
A partial offtopic but it doesn't deserve a separate thread.
The story is this. I can't watch every single movie I want in cinemas, and in my country many movies I want to buy don't have DVD release. Which means I have to buy a DVD form a foreign store (online ofc) and then watch it without subs or with subs I don't understand (for example japanese movie with only german subs included).
Netflix is not a solution - not only it's not available in my country, but movies I want to watch are usually not mainstream and often not available on it.
The solution is (was?) simple. Buy a DVD, and watch it with fansubs. Either english or my own language. There are many ways to do that, one of those is this:
Many ppl do this and it was all perfect… Till yesterday. Swedish police raided one of fansubs sites:
I'm writing this just so you all know. If this won't be just one case, I'll be forced not to buy DVDs without at least english subtitles any more as I won't be able to watch movies with a language I don't understand.
This means I can forget finding new rare gems that weren't made by Hollywood. And in the end it means Hollywood wants to dictate what taste ppl who understand english but not romanian, chinese, russian, etc should have.
I cannot accept that. If there will be a way to help undertexter site, as Kickstarter project or something, I'll join it.
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