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      10-01-2003
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> Yeah, that's true. Almost all of the movie takes place in Minneapolis
> and Brainerd. The closest the movie ever gets to Fargo again is at the
> end when Jerry is captured in Bismarck, North Dakota.
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> Hey, did you get a look at that map that comes with the special edition?
> (It's located on the reverse side of the DVD case insert.)
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> The map is UPSIDE DOWN!
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I love this new DVD (except the subtitle thing). I've been watching the
trivia track and I never knew that statue was put there by the filmmakers.
I'm from the southeast so I wouldn't know any better


 
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> Yeah, that's true. Almost all of the movie takes place in Minneapolis
> and Brainerd. The closest the movie ever gets to Fargo again is at the
> end when Jerry is captured in Bismarck, North Dakota.
>
> Hey, did you get a look at that map that comes with the special
> edition? (It's located on the reverse side of the DVD case insert.)
>
> The map is UPSIDE DOWN!


<<I love this new DVD (except the subtitle thing). I've been watching
the trivia track and I never knew that statue was put there by the
filmmakers. I'm from the southeast so I wouldn't know any better >>

One improvement over the previous MGM _Fargo_ is the inclusion of
English subtitles. Now I know what Marge said as she entered the police
station: "Oh Janie, two more of the Skin-So-Soft, please."
Unfortunately, the subtitles have to be turned on and off via the menu.

It's going to be a few days before I can take in both the _Fargo_ trivia
track and the commentary. Yesterday was a big DVD day.

3 Netflix titles arrived: _Bend It Like Beckham_, Better Luck Tomorrow_
and _The Devil and Daniel Webster_.

I purchased _Fargo_, _Yankee Doodle Dandy_ and _The Adventures of Robin
Hood_.


 
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      10-01-2003
On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 20:05:38 -0500, Jay G wrote:

> Yeah, just like that film "Brazil." They never say where the film
> takes place, but it sure as hell isn't Brazil.


Heh.
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      10-01-2003
On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 08:59:00 -0400, Zimmy wrote:

> I love this new DVD (except the subtitle thing).


I don't have this yet. What is it exactly you don't like about their use
of the subtitles?
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      10-01-2003

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> Get ready for the deluge of posts crying about MGM's use of subtitles
> instead of burned in titles.


Is there any new versions of Fargo DVD coming after this one? This is what
the 3rd version of Fargo that I can count. Might as well bring us some new
versions of Holy Grail as we speak.

Studios just discovered that they can skin the same cow 3, 4 times in one
format so why stop there. When HD DVD comes along, studios can release a
crappy upconvert from DVD, a decent HD transfer the second time around and a
3rd version that comes in plastic sleeve if the demand is there.


 
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      10-01-2003
On Wed, 01 Oct 2003 17:17:28 GMT, Goldfinger wrote:

> Studios just discovered that they can skin the same cow 3, 4 times in one
> format so why stop there.


Actually, they discovered that many years ago.

Fortunately, they don't put guns to anyone's head, forcing them to buy
all the various releases.
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      10-01-2003
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> On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 08:59:00 -0400, Zimmy wrote:
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> > I love this new DVD (except the subtitle thing).

>
> I don't have this yet. What is it exactly you don't like about their use
> of the subtitles?


Some titles are not burned in.
For example, the "This is a true story" tag at the beginning is generated by
your DVD player's subtitle and looks like it was typed on a Commodore 64.
It really takes you away from the film.

For some reason, it isn't done that way during the whole film. The Fargo,
ND titles are burnt in as they should be.



 
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      10-01-2003
On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 15:56:27 -0400, Zimmy wrote:

> Some titles are not burned in.
> For example, the "This is a true story" tag at the beginning is generated by
> your DVD player's subtitle and looks like it was typed on a Commodore 64.
> It really takes you away from the film.


They probably did that for non-English speaking viewers, as someone else
suggested, though I would think they could have used a better font, if it
looks that bad.
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      10-01-2003
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> Yeah, just like that film "Brazil." They never say where the film
> takes place, but it sure as hell isn't Brazil.


I'd say it's more akin to "Chinatown", where an important part of the
main character's backstory happened there, even though the movie itself
doesn't take place there.




 
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      10-02-2003
There's no excuse for the player-generated subtitles. If MGM wanted to
properly present burned-in subtitles in multiple languages, all they would have
to do is use alternate angles. Disney DVD's have done this, and it works
perfectly. Just put the English subs on Angle 1, the French subs on Angel 2
and so on. Fortunately, the player-generated subtitles are only present on the
"Fargo" DVD twice and they don't really look *that* bad. The fact that the
transfer is improved outweighs the poor-looking subs, but MGM should have
covered both bases by using angles.
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