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Can't locate 2 dvd's

There are 2 DVD's which I want to add to my collection BUT they must be region #1 AND have English subtitles.

1.) The Battle of the River Plate
2.) Death on the Nile (Agatha Christies film starring Peter Ustinov)

I have purchased both of them 3 or 4 times but none of them have English subtitles. I have scoured Amazon and Ebay.


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12-07-2021, 07:51 PM
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That one on the right says Region 1 on our Amazon site but can’t get the back of it up to see if it has subtitles .
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Originally Posted by Zuleika ->
That one on the right says Region 1 on our Amazon site but canít get the back of it up to see if it has subtitles .
Yes, that is precisely the problem. As I said, I have purchased it 3 times BUT none of them have subtitles in English. Most recently I contacted a seller from Korea, they CLAIMED it had English subtitles . When it arrived I was delighted to see that it said ENGLISH SUBTITLES ON THE BACK COVER. However, when I went to play it, it did NOT have English subtitles. Grr
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12-07-2021, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by bakerman ->
Yes, that is precisely the problem. As I said, I have purchased it 3 times BUT none of them have subtitles in English. Most recently I contacted a seller from Korea, they CLAIMED it had English subtitles . When it arrived I was delighted to see that it said ENGLISH SUBTITLES ON THE BACK COVER. However, when I went to play it, it did NOT have English subtitles. Grr
You could always download it from YouTube using the appropriate tool and then burn it to DVD....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXGz8Ql4G4I
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Originally Posted by bakerman ->
There are 2 DVD's which I want to add to my collection BUT they must be region #1 AND have English subtitles.

1.) The Battle of the River Plate
2.) Death on the Nile (Agatha Christies film starring Peter Ustinov)

I have purchased both of them 3 or 4 times but none of them have English subtitles. I have scoured Amazon and Ebay.
There are many subtitle sites on the web just Google "subtitles" and after you find the subtitle, google "add subtitles to a dvd" for instructions to did it yourself.
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Judd, Thank you very much for the link. However, that youtube copy has a very bad subtitle system. Could be one of the old ones that used a computerized way in putting subtitles in. At least 40% of the words are missing or totally wrong.
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Originally Posted by Parable ->
There are many subtitle sites on the web just Google "subtitles" and after you find the subtitle, google "add subtitles to a dvd" for instructions to did it yourself.
thank you very much, Parable. I'll check that out immediately.
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Judd, Thank you very much for the link. However, that youtube copy has a very bad subtitle system. Could be one of the old ones that used a computerized way in putting subtitles in. At least 40% of the words are missing or totally wrong.
Sorry BM, didn't realise that you wanted subtitles specifically, just that you wanted the video/DVD in English. As you say, if you did download that video from YouTube, it wouldn't download any subtitles with it.

What I do is what Parable has just suggested - I download foreign films (cough!) and then the English subtitles from a website. As I watch the films as MP4/AVI/etc, on my PC and not as DVDs, I just download the appropriate subtitles to match the video, or they won't synchronise.
 

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