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Old 06-11-2008, 05:23 PM
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Has anyone seen/ordered any of these HD's?

Astérix et les vikings [HD DVD]
http://www.amazon.fr/Astérix-vikings..._sbs_d_title_3

Coffret intégrale gendarme [HD DVD]
http://www.amazon.fr/Coffret-int%C3%...331085-6530624

Kirikou et les betes sauvages [HD DVD]
http://www.amazon.fr/Kirikou-betes-s...sbs_d_title_17


I was just looking through Amazon.fr and saw these three, they look really interesting but i somewhat doubt any English audio/subtitle. Has anyone seen these for themselves that can shed some light on quality and english-ability?
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:40 PM
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The first has English (audio, I think), and the latter two are French languange only. Also, I don't believe Gendarmes is animation (but rather 1960's French B movies) but the cover does create the impression that it is.
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:45 PM
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Thanks, I might have to look into the first one then.

I scoured the web and did find the only match to Gendarmes as a late 60's comedy type show/movie.
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Asterix is very English friendly. It has English subs for the French audio track and also has an English dub. It's not a bad movie either. I have Kirikou as well but haven't watched it yet. No English subs or audio on that one.
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I just picked up Les Triplettes de Belleville from a user here, so I am excited to see that. I noticed in the review they did here that it has no English but it mainly music and physical humor so I think I will enjoy it alot.

Now I am thinking I've got to pick up Astérix et les vikings if I can find it for less then $20 after watching about 7 minutes of it on dailymotion. It was all in French but it looks like a fun cartoon.

Although I'm not too sure about Kirikou et les betes sauvages, its looks a little weird. Honestly it looks a little racist maybe, can't really describe it... But also looking at it I don't see how it could really benefit from HD as the animation is a little scrappy, kind of looks like a newer South Park.
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:57 AM
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I just picked up Les Triplettes de Belleville from a user here, so I am excited to see that. I noticed in the review they did here that it has no English but it mainly music and physical humor so I think I will enjoy it alot.

Now I am thinking I've got to pick up Astérix et les vikings if I can find it for less then $20 after watching about 7 minutes of it on dailymotion. It was all in French but it looks like a fun cartoon.

Although I'm not too sure about Kirikou et les betes sauvages, its looks a little weird. Honestly it looks a little racist maybe, can't really describe it... But also looking at it I don't see how it could really benefit from HD as the animation is a little scrappy, kind of looks like a newer South Park.
Les Triplettes is a great movie, one of the best animated ones coming from Europe in a long time: you did good buying it.. Don't worry about the language: the spoken part is minimal and does not detract from the enjoyment of the movie even if you do not understand it.
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Has anyone seen/ordered any of these HD's?

Astérix et les vikings [HD DVD]
http://www.amazon.fr/Astérix-vikings..._sbs_d_title_3

Coffret intégrale gendarme [HD DVD]
http://www.amazon.fr/Coffret-int%C3%...331085-6530624

Kirikou et les betes sauvages [HD DVD]
http://www.amazon.fr/Kirikou-betes-s...sbs_d_title_17


I was just looking through Amazon.fr and saw these three, they look really interesting but i somewhat doubt any English audio/subtitle. Has anyone seen these for themselves that can shed some light on quality and english-ability?
Asterix is great too (a bit on the slow side if you want) with a fairly good English soundtrack.

Take a look at this one too:

http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_ss_w?_...ssance&x=0&y=0
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386741/

Go for the German version because the French one is without English soundtrack or subtitles
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Asterix is great too (a bit on the slow side if you want) with a fairly good English soundtrack.

Take a look at this one too:

http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_ss_w?_...ssance&x=0&y=0
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386741/

Go for the German version because the French one is without English soundtrack or subtitles
I agree it is a bit on the slow side. I am 99% sure I have the french version and it has English audio at the very least. Not sure on subtitles.
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Les Triplettes is a great movie, one of the best animated ones coming from Europe in a long time: you did good buying it.. Don't worry about the language: the spoken part is minimal and does not detract from the enjoyment of the movie even if you do not understand it.
Yea man, I checked out about 10 minutes worth on youtube, didn't wanna ruin too much, and it looked really interesting. Can't wait to get it.

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Asterix is great too (a bit on the slow side if you want) with a fairly good English soundtrack.

Take a look at this one too:

http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_ss_w?_...ssance&x=0&y=0
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386741/

Go for the German version because the French one is without English soundtrack or subtitles
Yea I have Renaissance, I personally really really like it but others I have shown it to have problems with their eyes while watching it. But yea, I'm a big Daniel Craig fan so I especially enjoyed it.

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I agree it is a bit on the slow side. I am 99% sure I have the french version and it has English audio at the very least. Not sure on subtitles.
Yea, I will count on the fact that it does when I go to buy it in a couple weeks. As long at the English is decent I will be happy, but I will probably stick to subtitles if they are available.

I find that English subtitles are much more enjoyable when watching a foreign movie or any movie in non-English. I hate the dubbed look, out of sync speach, and the voices are normally pretty annoying so I stick to subs.

Can anyone completely confirm the English audio/subs on Asterix?

Thanks guys for all the info.
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:05 PM
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Can anyone completely confirm the English audio/subs on Asterix?
I can confirm you , from the back of the box :

Audio: Francais 5.1, Anglais 5.1 (English 5.1)
Sous-titres: Francais, Anglais (English)

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