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Cover's From Canada & France

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by BIONIC MAN, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. BIONIC MAN

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    To all dvd fans

    Why oh Why do dvd covers from Canada have the French
    names & writing all over the us side of the covers ! ! :mad:

    Why is there need to do THIS when the over side of the cover's
    has the french name etc on then ! ! :confused:

    So Why is there need to put both sets of writing on each side of the covers , Carn't they just say put the English cover one side and the French cover the other side :smashin:

    I must say some Studio's do this ( SO WHY NOT ALL OF THEM ) ,
    it makes the covers look better etc .

    Well I have sad my 2 pence worth ( What do you all Think )

    :nono:
     
  2. adox

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    don`t you mean freedom names:laugh:
     
  3. KRRK

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    Um, double printing, costs more? I dunno, just a thought.

    Its only words. Cool, chill out. You have a chic, European looking DVD collection that will impress the girls. Honest.

    I don't care about this issue, really.
     
  4. Dick Donkey

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    Yes damn you Canada for having a huge Freedom population within your country and not thinking about the British people over here. :nono: :laugh:
     
  5. adox

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    you mean freedom canadian population :smashin:
     
  6. Dick Donkey

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    Thank you Mr. Adox. I stand corrected :)
     
  7. BIONIC MAN

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    Nice replys guys

    But I'am just asking seen as they have the covers on both
    sides of the covers , Why not one on one side and the one
    on the other .

    Freedom of Choice , Pick the one we want



    :rotfl:
     
  8. KRRK

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    But then they would charge you a bit more, and tight people like me would post things in here, saying, "why can't they just print it all on one side and charge 1$ less for them or something."

    Are the covers on both sides? Not on my ones they dont. blank, see. I think. *goes off to look*.
     
  9. BIONIC MAN

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    Yes we all would like to pay less for dvd's

    Well they do print just one cover for the Usa , but you pay more
    for the same disc due to a higher Dollar rate . So that's not true
    they work out to be cheaper from Canada

    And some have 2 side covers ( Loads Of Money ) :lesson:


    :hiya: :suicide: :boring:
     
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    Yes we all would like to pay less for dvd's

    Well they do print just one cover for the Usa , but you pay more
    for the same disc due to a higher Dollar rate . So that's not true
    they work out to be cheaper from Canada
    The studio's must be wasting money then in Canada then

    And some have 2 side covers ( Loads Of Money ) :lesson:


    :hiya: :suicide: :boring:
     
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    Yes, I heard the first time. But there is a company that produces the discs, see, and they have costs to keep down. It has nothing really to do with exchange rates, as they don't really produce them with export in mind.

    Thus, having a single sided cover saves a few dollars on the production costs and equals more profit for them. I don't really know if this is the case, but its just my guess as to why some don't bother with two sided printings.

    So its all down to the evil, profit hungry dvd makers.
     
  12. Lex

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    This subject has been discussed many times before - it seemed that people fell in to three camps:

    1) Those who hate french writing on their DVDs

    2) Those who don't mind french writing on their DVDs

    3) Those who think that the people who do mind are anal retentive morons...

    It wasn't a particularly intellignet debate! :rolleyes: :D
     
  13. Sam Fox

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    Do all Canadian DVDs have French writing, or is it just those from the Quebec area?
     
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    It's Canadian law that everything must have dual language printing on it.

    It may surprise BIONIC MAN to know that Canadian DVDs are aimed specifically at the Canadian market and if he doesn't like the packaging he is free to buy elsewhere.

    Next we will be having complaints that DVDs aimed at the Indian markets have Hindi writing on them :rolleyes:
     
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    ...earce... like those damned Germans - instead of calling Nicolas Roeg's movie "Don't Look Now", which is its proper title, those foolish Krauts went and labeled their DVD "Wenn die Gondeln Trauer tragen" or something like that - while the French labeled the movie "Ne vous retournez pas"... and Italians aren't any better: instead of calling Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing Beauty" just that, they went and called it "Io ballo da sola" or some such gibberish... and the Poles have the cheek to label their LOTR disc(s) "Wladca Piersieni", not to mention SW2: AOTC which is labeled "Gwiezdne wojny: Epizod II - Atak klonów" - I kid you not!... at least the Spanish do it right: they labeled their disc of the Mexican movie "Amores perros" ... "Amores perros"...

    . . . :boring: . . .
     
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    It may seem like a silly law, but it does have it's benefits. Every english speaking person in Canada knows what "Corn Flakes" are in french. :D

    In Canada, even eating breakfast can be educational. :lesson:
     
  17. Alice

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    But why can't they have french on ONE side and English on the other! That makes much more sense!
     
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    Since when do laws have to make sense. There are many in this country that don't
     
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    Why are you people coming up with such stupid replies when the point made is totally valid?

    If the companies are going to pay the extra printing costs to do a dual sided DVD cover (as opposed to a single sided, bilingual cover), what is the point of both sides being bilingual but one featuring more prominent English and one featuring more prominent French.

    They should either print a single sided bilingual cover, or a dual sided cover with one side being wholly in English and the other in French. (The Canadian Rush Hour 2 is the only example I've seen that is done "correctly" like this.)

    Doing it Right.
     
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    I was being serious. I hate french writing - I think they should do english on one side and french on the other.
     
  21. sweetmate

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    I was totally agreeing with you! Read my post! I meant other peoples replys were nonsense.
     
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    I agree with Lex on point 3.

    But Lex needs another option for James45, who has publically stated that he hates French text on DVDs but doesn't mind Chinese text :rolleyes: :laugh:


    For those who are bothered with Canadian DVDs, may I suggest that you don't buy them. After all, you're not supposed to be buying them anyway. You should be grateful there are suppliers there who will even sell you them.
     
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    Well thats a real intelligent statement. :rolleyes:

    Region coding had nothing to do with it, if you are a french speaking canadian or a non french speaking canadian, reversible single language covers makes alot more sense than reversible bilingual covers.
     
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    1. It's a non-issue.
    2. Notice the words you used in your second paragraph. Any opinion is pointless except from those who actually hold a Canadian passport. Everyone else - it's not your country, so whatever your view, it won't change their law.
    3. Have you looked at the reversible covers? They just swap the location of the French and English text. Still dual language. It's the law.
     
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    Hey, I got a Canadian passport, so I get to speak. ;)

    Seriously, it's something that you come to expect, seeing 2 languages on just about everything all the time, and you just get used to it. But, like Squirrel said, if it's that big an issue for you, just don't import DVDs from Canada. It's not like the law is going to get changed anytime soon.
     
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    Actually, the way anti-french feeling is on the rise in N. America it coud well do! :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Why is my opinion pointless because I don't have Canadian passport? So does that mean I can't have an opinion on anything that happens outside the UK because I'm a British citizen? I can't have an opinion on a film made in France because I'm not French? Or my opinion of an American film is void because I am not American?

    Squirrel God you do talk a phenomenal amount of rubbish.

    And you also haven't understood this thread in the slightest. The point about the reversible covers is that having a reversible dual language covers is pointless. Some DVDs were made with reversible covers but one side being completely in English and one side completely in French which is quite clearly the best way to go. If the DVD studio doesn't want to pay the extra to print both sides of the cover then fine, a bilingual cover is the only option. But why print a reversible cover with both sides containing both languages, that makes no sense.

    If you read the link I posted from a Canadian DVD website it clearly states that most Canadians think the same way (75% in that particular survey), and that French covers don't sell well even in the French speaking parts of Canada.

    What’s even dafter is that DVD releases don't have to have any French writing on them unless a French soundtrack is included and it doesn’t have to be included by law. The fact that they make the bilingual cover thing the law suggests they are meant to be a truly bilingual country but the fact that DVDs don't have to include a French soundtrack doesn’t really back that up.

    And they don't have any bilingual theatrical posters either. How is a non-English speaking Canadian supposed to know what film he is about to see?
     
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    And also if bilingual covers is the law, how come not all studios have to do it?
     
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    Oui. Vous pouvez avoir une opinion mais vous ne pouvez pas devenir fâché à son sujet.

    Une question entièrement différente.

    Je sens la même chose loin au sujet de vous aussi.

    Ce qui est clair est que vous êtes incapable d'avoir une opinion. Vous vous croyez avez toujours raison et votre vue est la seule vue qui est importante.

    C'est vous qui n'ont pas compris. Le point est, qui s'inquiète?

    S'ils ne parlent pas anglais puis ce qui est le but d'avoir une couverture en français et anglais? S'il n'y a aucune bande sonore française puis ils ne la comprendront pas de toute façon. Il me semble raisonnable parfait.

    (Je fais des excuses pour mon Français faible.)
     
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    I can't believe you tried to cover up your feeble arguement by posting in French, that has to be the gayest thing I've ever seen.
     

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