Let the Right One In [Blu-ray]
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In the end, this DVD is a masterclass on why good subtitle translations are critical in foreign films.
Magnolia/MAGNET refused to pay for the original translations and hired there own in order to cut costs. I encourage you to write Magnolia/MAGNET and demand a re-issue with the correct subtitles, and a refund for your defective DVDs and Blu-rays
Let The Right One In is a strange fusion of coming-of-age and horror, but the result is something else. Don't ask me what. It doesn't fit in any film genre I'm familiar with. Calling it `horror" is too facile. Calling it "coming of age" is too shallow. In the course of the movie people will die, drained of their blood. Eli's...what?...protector?...partner?...the older man named Hakan she lives with...will kill for the blood he and Eli must have to survive. He'll die a terrible death himself. Eli will tell Oskar that they can't be friends, yet Oskar yearns for friendship. He asks Eli to be his girl friend before he knows she is a vampire and she asks him if he would like her if she weren't a girl. When he asks her age, she tells him she is 12 and has been for a long time. Oskar's innocence may be part of his protection. Eli is not innocent, but at times she seems as fragile as Oskar. Like the man she lives with, Eli will kill for blood. She must.
Kare Hedebrant plays Oskar and Lina Leandersson plays Eli.Read more ›
Buyers beware of this problem with the release. Hopefully we can expect Magnolia to own up to their decision and replace what i consider defective copies.
MY thoughts echo another commenter:
Unbelievable. Just read the comment saying that they WILL REISSUE the disc but that they WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCHANGE PROGRAM for those who purchased their DEFECTIVE PRODUCT. So let me get this straight; those of us who love this film, preordered it, then pointed out their mistake, thereby saving others from a mutilated film end up being PUNISHED because of it? Magnolia, you're a real class act.
BUT, this dvd has totally different subtitles. Problem is that the translation is terrible. The worst. Totally Irrelevant to the lines or situations. This ruined the beauty of this movie.
The theatrical translations are dubbed into English voice. What the hell is matter with Magnolia? Why didn't they just put the same translations into subtitles? Magnolia Home Entertainment, You disappointed lots of fans of this movie.
As far as the movie itself - this is a wonderful, almost perfect film! If all you want in your vampire/horror movies is frantic action and buckets of blood, this is not your movie. However, if you want a movie where the pacing of the film fits the story perfectly and where the horror (both physical and emotional) is one component in a complex (both heartbreaking and uplifting) story of loneliness and growing up, this is a movie for you. Special kudos to the acting of the two young leads - both show a range of emotion that most Hollywood "stars" can only dream about.
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I enjoyed this haunting fairy tale greatly. Wish America had made a movie like thisPublished 1 month ago by Margarita G. Gutierrez
Directed by Swedish Director Tomas Alfredson with English subtitles, this IS a vampire movie but to me it is also a dark, eerie tale of loneliness and isolation. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark
One of the best vampire movies ever. Do yourself a favor, if you have not seen this move. SEE IT.Published 2 months ago by R. Duquette
Let the Right One In is advertised as a vampire movie, which is
understandable since Eli is one of the best portrayals of a vampire in
movie history. Read more
As I watched this Art house supernatural horror tale at the movies I cannot comment on the quality (or lack) of the DVD version. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lynette McClenaghan
This is the right one. The American remake is the same - but the same.
The Swedes know less is more. Read more
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|How do you interpret the ending of the movie?||
I think your interpretation is entirely accurate. Eli is "developing" Oskar for the role as her new consort. Hakan has forfeited that role by his ineptitude. In Hakan we see Oskar's future; in Oskar we see Hakan's past. So there is a weirdly sinister overtone to what appears to be... Read More
May 11, 2009 by H. F. Gibbard | See all 24 posts
Above the Frequently Bought Together it says:
Subtitle Details: This product features the theatrical version of English subtitles.
Jun 20, 2012 by TVN | See all 3 posts
|Has anyone received the correct version from amazon?||
No...it's too risky. Magnolia hasn't done a full blown correction plan for the DVD. I actually found the corrected DVD at Barnes & Noble. Sure it cost $26.99+ $2.23(tax)=$29.22, but the way Magnolia has done it...seems I have to physically get it to be safe. Magnolia has corrected the DVD, here's... Read More
Jul 27, 2009 by Steven Chaverria | See all 50 posts
|Amazon now selling the Blu-ray version with Theatrical Subtitles!||
Indeed. Just got the Blu-ray from amazon, and it has the theatrical subtitles.
Jan 23, 2010 by M. Kirchhoff | See all 10 posts
Like others, I was taken aback when I discovered that the DVD subtitles were different from the subtitles in the theatrical release (I was fortunate to be able to download the latter online). But I did a little research using an online Swedish-to-English dictionary, and the fact is NEITHER... Read More
Mar 16, 2009 by N.R. Gasan | See all 37 posts
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