Who says horror fans can’t get stuff done? Just yesterday we let you know about the ridiculous situation that Icons of Fright reported on regarding the dumbed-down English subtitles on the home video release of Let The Right One In. Today Magnet answered loud and clear.
The Digital Bits got the scoop right from the horse’s mouth:
“We’ve been made aware that there are several fans that don’t like the version of the subtitles on the DVD/BR. We had an alternate translation that we went with. Obviously a lot of fans thought we should have stuck with the original theatrical version. We are listening to the fans’ feedback, and going forward we will be manufacturing the discs with the subtitles from the theatrical version.”
That’s nice and all — but there’s just one catch.
“There are no exchanges. We are going to make an alternate version available however. For those that wish to purchase a version with the theatrical subtitles, it will be called out in the tech specs box at the back/bottom of the package where it will list SUBTITLES: ENGLISH (Theatrical), SPANISH.”
So let me get this straight … if we bought the DVD or Blu-ray already, we’re screwed. That’s not exactly the right way to fix the situation. My advice? Head to their website and let them know in the nicest way possible that an exchange option may be a really good idea.
Major props to Rob G., Mike C., and the rest of the Icons gang. You’ve done us proud!
We’ll keep you posted.
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