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Star wars - please explain

I like how on Swiss tv you can switch from dubbed to original language. But why not star wars? Do they want us to think that some of the greatest films made are actually German? Ahhh!!!
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Old 29.09.2012, 22:49
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Re: Star wars - please explain

I guess it's because to transmit both languages they have to send the entire sound track in mono. And people wanted to watch the film in (Dolby Surround?) stereo.
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I guess it's because to transmit both languages they have to send the entire sound track in mono. And people wanted to watch the film in (Dolby Surround?) stereo.
If the programme is transmitted digitally this is no longer a problem. I think they normally send the Geman version in Dolby Surround and the Original version in Stereo or something like this.

You have to keep in mind, that Swiss TV has to purchase both the German and the English language version in order to send both language. The most likely reason I can think of for them not sending in both languages is that the company that distributes Star Wars demanded to much money for the English version.
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Re: Star wars - please explain

Maybe they didn't want the Swiss to realise that the clones are all kiwis
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Re: Star wars - please explain

It is possible to tweak your TV to get Star Wars in Galactic Basic where English is not available. New TVs also have an option for Bocce
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Re: Star wars - please explain

"Ich bin dein Vater!"



...just doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
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Re: Star wars - please explai

I was hoping that in German maybe skywalker doesn't turn bad in the scene where Samuel l Jackson gets axed. But no he sounds even more bad in German
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Re: Star wars - please explain

What I hate is when they dub over a show with german, but you can still hear the original English underneath. Was trying to watch a Top Gear on a german channel. Very distracting! Pick one or let me choose! =)
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Re: Star wars - please explain

Star Wars deserves to be watched with the full sound (and a big big screen is better), so no bilingual. (actually it's a favour you've got bilingual with English.)

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I like how on Swiss tv you can switch from dubbed to original language. But why not star wars? Do they want us to think that some of the greatest films made are actually German? Ahhh!!!
It's a trap!
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Star Wars deserves to be watched with the full sound (and a big big screen is better), so no bilingual. (actually it's a favour you've got bilingual with English.)

Yes, but does Yoda make any more sense in German?
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Re: Star wars - please explain

Probably a question that has been asked before, but see it mentioned on this thread - but its Sunday morning feeling lazy and only arrived 24hrs ago into Basel - (poor excuses I know) - I had heard that you could switch back to English on films on certain channels - l tried all the options on the remote and cant seem to find it If I was onsky at home would just hit the red button!!)

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Probably a question that has been asked before, but see it mentioned on this thread - but its Sunday morning feeling lazy and only arrived 24hrs ago into Basel - (poor excuses I know) - I had heard that you could switch back to English on films on certain channels - l tried all the options on the remote and cant seem to find it If I was onsky at home would just hit the red button!!)

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What I hate is when they dub over a show with german, but you can still hear the original English underneath.
Same here. Drives me totally nuts.
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Re: Star wars - please explain

If all Swiss people could speak English, then it wouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Star wars - please explain

Dubbing it in German would make it a cult-like movie if they would also translate the names. Unfortunately they don't.
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Dubbing it in German would make it a cult-like movie if they would also translate the names. Unfortunately they don't.
Lukas Luftspazierer? B&Q-Eins-Knowhomebase?

That sort of thing?
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Lukas Luftspazierer? B&Q-Eins-Knowhomebase?

That sort of thing?
Hans Allein, Der Kraft etc
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Hans Allein, Der Kraft etc
Why would you transalte Han Solo? Han is not actully an English name is it? And Solo is as much English as it is German.

The Force was actually translated to "die Macht".
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Yes, but does Yoda make any more sense in German?
I don't know, I'm in the French part....

At the time of the original trilogy, the translators had (in France) the obligation to translate in french the names of the characters, which was quite *strange* sometimes...
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