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Subject: OT-Pans Labrynth-Subtitled
Date Posted: 6/11/2007 3:21 PM ET
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Here is a warning to my fellow PBS'ers.This whole movie is subtitled!!! I  had no idea when I rented it!! My dh wouldn't watch it but I did.I thought the creatures were VERY CLIVE BARKER!!!!  Now I know why all the commercials for the movie had  a very loud commentary running over the movie!! I felt tricked!!! LOL!!! Anyway-I thought it was ok.There was one "monster" in it that scared the daylights out of me though!!!!


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Date Posted: 6/11/2007 11:52 PM ET
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I loved "Pan's Labyrith"!  Visually superb with a great story (that is quite tragic).  I keep recommending "The Devil's Backbone" to anyone that liked "Pan's" (warning it is subtitled), it's by the same director.

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Date Posted: 6/12/2007 7:18 AM ET
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I loved both movies . I am surprised  that it didn't state it was subtitled anywhere on the case .

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Date Posted: 6/12/2007 7:17 PM ET
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Seems like a number of people have had this same  problem.  Our local Target has a sign underneath the display informing purchasers that the movie is subtitled and that no English track is available.  I knew it was subtitled when the movie was released and didn't realize there was a problem until I saw the sign.  My husband is the same way about subtitled movies.
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Date Posted: 6/21/2007 12:23 AM ET
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I knew it was subtitled.  i watched it once to read all the subtitles and then a second time to pay more attention to the visual part.  LOL

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Date Posted: 6/21/2007 7:34 AM ET
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I thought it was a good movie. The subtitles don't bother me if the movie is good.

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Date Posted: 6/22/2007 6:22 PM ET
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I loved it, but was totally surprised by the subtitles as well!!!

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Date Posted: 7/5/2007 5:25 AM ET
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I loved it! And after I while didn't even realize I was watching the subtitles. LOL I think that is probably the first movie I have ever watched that is subtitled thur the whole thing.

I still didn't get the ending tho. LOL

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Date Posted: 7/7/2007 2:14 PM ET
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Subtitled??? I just got it in the mail from Netflix today. I guess I should have read the description better. LOL I even knew it was a Foreign film too. Duh me... LOL I hope it's good I may watch it this evening.

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Date Posted: 7/9/2007 2:22 PM ET
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It liked it, but I watch a lot of foreign films, so subtitles don't bother me.

That thing that was in the wall was FREAKY! It was so cool and scary, I didn't know if I wanted to kill it or keep it as a pet.

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Date Posted: 7/23/2007 9:12 AM ET
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I loved this movie. I saw in in theatres then we bought it when it came out. I def. wasn't disapointed it was subtitled! It made it all the more interesting for me. :)

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Date Posted: 7/26/2007 11:52 AM ET
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I had no idea this was a problem. I assumed it would be subtitled because most of his films have been, Hellboy being the exception. The Devil's Backbone and Cronos were subtitled. Also, it was set in Spain. *shrug* I guess I just assumed and so wasn't disappointed.

Anyway, I'm with Leah - I don't care; subtitles don't bother me.

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Date Posted: 7/28/2007 8:42 PM ET
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Wow, I didn't know people are still so surprised by subtitles :) I saw this in theaters, del Toro is one of my favorite filmmaker's and this is his masterpiece. If you liked this movie you should check out "The Devil Backbone" (also Spanish, so it has subtitles) it's kind of like a prequel to Pan's and has the same feel and deals with children in war. I'm actually just re-watching Pan's right now with the commentary, which is one of the best I've ever heard- he points out all the influences on the movie, and explains things I didn't catch before.

stacy- Tell your DH he's missing out on many of the greatest films ever made if he won't watch it simply because he has to read!

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Date Posted: 8/1/2007 4:04 PM ET
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For Del Toro fans, here is a link to an awesome interview he gave on Fresh Air. He explains where a lot of his inspiration comes from.


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Date Posted: 8/2/2007 11:36 PM ET
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Oh I heard that on the radio, great interview. I was shocked when I heard his father was kidnapped and held captive for so long!!

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Date Posted: 9/3/2007 11:07 PM ET
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 Oh my god!! I have heard this so much!! What I usually hear is "if I wanted to read I would buy a book"!! This doesn't make any sense to me. A great movie (Pan's Labyrinth being one of the best) is a great movie! The subtitles are better than crappy dubbing!!

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Date Posted: 9/4/2007 12:32 PM ET
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I'm pretty sure the DVD case lists Spanish as the first language. I don't really understand why people are bothered by subtitles. I think it's interesting to hear what other languages sound like. Once you get into the movie you stop realizing that you're reading the words at the bottom.

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Date Posted: 9/4/2007 3:32 PM ET
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I think I only knew it was subtitled because of an online friend...but I'm pretty sure I heard about it somewhere else.

The Wal-Mart I went to had a sign by the movie saying that it was subtitled as well.

The local video store was telling people when they went to rent it that it was subtitled. And every person she told said they knew that already. The one person she didn't tell...didn't know and came back upset.

But yeah...I'm kind of surprised it doesn't say somewhere on the box that it is. At least I didn't see anything like that on there.

Other than that, I thought it was a great movie. Usually I can't stand movies with subtitles, but this one I really enjoyed :)