Chinese writing on DVDs

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  1. mcmullanbrush

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    I recently purchased a DVD from Hong Kong and was extremely annoyed to discover it had Chinese writing on the cover:mad: :mad:

    It has really put me off buying from Hong Kong:(

    Does anyone why this happened and can you suggest a Hong Kong supplier that sells DVDs with English only covers:confused:
     
  2. Confucius

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    I feel the same way about my R3 copy of The Gift. Not only is there Chinese writing on the cover, but also the menus. And they have even provided Chinese subtitles as well. Terrible :( ;) :D
     
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    You think that is bad, I just had a look at my copy of Battle Royale and all the cast and crew have had their names written in Japanese:mad: :mad:
     
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    You're off thread there. This thread is clearly about CHINESE writing. :D
     
  6. Bone Daddy

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    Thats nothing,I pulled out one of my Chinese films - `The Legend of Zu`and the bast**ds even have Chinese actors in it,and they have Chinese names as well :D
     
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    Off topic, I know :blush: but...

    Why do Chinese girls have small plats?
    Coz Chinese boys have small plicks! :eek:

    JD
     
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    Of course you have to expect that DVDs from other countries are labelled with the local language, R2s in Germany have German writing and thus Chinese DVDs have Chinese writing. No surprise, especially if this are local releases.

    But here comes the good news: the original R3 releases of the big studios in Asia are basically re-coded R1 discs (though sometimes the e.g. DTS track has been omitted in favor of an Asian soundtrack) with Asian subtitles sometimes you will find the English cover right behind the Chinese one!

    Well, and if you didn't buy original ones you don't deserve any better anyhow ... :devil:
     
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    Ve haf vays of making you laugh.
     
  10. Ian J

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    Even Reiner ? :D
     
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    Point taken ;)
     
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    Somebody gave a site there a while ago where you can download excellent versions of real, and custom DVD covers. Maybe if you check them out you'll find some for the films you bought.
     
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    Yes i say OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!
     
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    "I recently purchased a DVD from Hong Kong and was extremely annoyed to discover it had Chinese writing on the cover

    It has really put me off buying from Hong Kong

    Does anyone why this happened and can you suggest a Hong Kong supplier that sells DVDs with English only covers"


    er...perhaps, because they speak cantonese in Hong kong!!

    You ****ing idiots!!
     
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    Ooooooo, sense of humor failure someone does not understand sarcasm and irony.:p
     
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    Think they also speak Mandarin.
     
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    Mandarin is spoken in mainland China.

    Official languages of Hong Kong is Cantonese and English.
     
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    Okay. Had a brief thing with a HK girl once, she spoke Mandarin and Cantonese - that's why I thought that.
     
  20. mjn

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    With hong Kong being handed back over to the the Chinese, Mandarin is starting to filter thru into Hong Kong.
     
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    She's 31 now and was speaking it from a young age. But I take your point.
     
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    Mjn are you ever happy?

    Miserable so and so... have a Cadbury's Caramel!:D
     
  23. mjn

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    of course i'm always miserable........

    i live in a country where i can't get anything faster than 56k net connection at home, can't get any decen thi-fi equipment, oh....and i'm on night shift.....so no bedtime until 9am...
     
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    This'll cheer you up

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    Aaaaaawwwww look how cute it is , aaaaaawwwwwwww :) And it's waving at you :) :D

    MJN, if it's so bad in Dublin why don't you just move!!!
     
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    fair point... carry on.
     
  26. mjn

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    cos i like living here....although since the Euro came in, it has become even more expensive!!

    Plus it's where the IT companies are all moving to.
     
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    If you like living there, then you have no reason to be constantly miserable. So shush moaning and start enjoying life ;) :D
     
  28. mjn

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    when beer is €4 a pint....i can be as miserable as i want!
     
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    Then you can't like living there then can you? :rolleyes: Either you like living there or you don't. :mad: Make yer mind up matie ;) :p
     
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    lol.......i do and i don't.....

    girlfriend hasn't really settled since she got here. She has been living between the two countries.

    But i'm pretty adaptable, and can live just about anywhere.

    There is some things i hate about living here, and some things i love....

    hate the fact that VAT is 21%
    hate the fact prices have gone up since the €
    hate the public transport, which really sucks

    love the countryside, 10 mins from the mountains
    love the fact i only do 3 day weeks
     

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