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Old 01-14-2013, 07:38 PM
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I've read other threads about this, but for Canadians and those who import some Blus, what is your solution? I've never been a fan of Bilingual packaging since collecting GI Joes back in the 80s. They had half the English file card removed to leave space for the French. Mostly I just print off new inserts, also lets me pick a custom cover if I want to. And box sets if I have to are ordered either off amazon or eBay. But what do you do about slipcases or steelbooks? Some of the slipcases are nice, and some I specifically got off amazon, like the Prometheus SE. But for a $10 blu I won't go to the extra trouble. Should I just toss them in the recycle bin? And alliance steelbooks, like Looper and the Mechanic, actually have French printed on the steelbook, unlike Warner who just puts French on the cardboard back. I've been tempted to use a black sharpie and just cover up the French on the steelbooks, but what if I want to sell them down the road? Black electrical tape?

And I am generally tolerant of the bilingual society I live in, but there are some things that seem very unnecessary. On a side note, I picked up a Casino SE box in France a few years back for a friend. I don't have an issue when a case has a foreign title, and in this case it only had French. If they did dual sided inserts with only French/ English on each side that would be perfect. Unfortunately they do one side with english in big letters and French in small, and the reverse on the other side. Seriously?
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:48 PM
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Canada has two official languages. Correct me if I'm wrong, but France has only one and therefore wouldn't have a need for putting English on their packages.

As an American living in Canada for 9 years, it was weird getting used to English and French being on everything. Game companies have a great solution. They usually shrink-wrap the French manual and whatnots to the case. Then you can throw it away if you like. I have seen some movies have dual-sided inserts, but it's rare. Unfortunately all you can do is suck it up or import.

The thing I hate about the English/French things is how they will often translate something pointless. Diet Coke always makes me giggle. "Coke Diete."
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Many packages in Japan also have English on them. I get your frustration but I doubt there's much you could do other than buy the U.S. or France version (Depending on what you want)
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Many packages in Japan also have English on them.
Many discs released in Japan actually have English language menus.
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Many discs released in Japan actually have English language menus.
I went to Tokyo a few years ago and the Resident Evil movies are all titled "Biohazard" just like the game in Japan. If I didn't have them all in steelbook it would be cool to have custom covers with that title.
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Japan has a weird hard-on for the English language. They'll buy shirts with nonsense English phrases on it simply because it's English.
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