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victorhart

Hi folks. As a beginner whose Mandarin study method is largely watching movies, I sometimes spend a long time trying to figure out what language a film is actually in before purchasing and downloading it. Often, IMDb, Wikipedia, and other sources list a movie in various languages, which is confusing. So I'm hoping to get some help on this forum. I'll really truly appreciate it! And I hope others will also benefit from the clarifications.

 

So here's the first question. If I download Dragon (Wu Xia) from Amazon, will it be in Mandarin or Cantonese?

 

 

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simc

I don't know, but everyone in the trailer on the Amazon spoke Mandarin so presumably the actual film will be the Mandarin version.

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Kamille

Thing is it depends: all two languages could be spoken in the movie (and they added sichuanese on the wikipedia page). Or either could be the original one and the other only the dubbed version. In any ways, if you download it from the web, there is no real way to be sure which language it will be for sure.

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Silent

I may hope that if Amazon offers it (legally) for download they mention what languages it is dubbed and what languages subtitles it comes with. If not, contact Amazon.

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victorhart

simc, I'm sure you're right. Thank you, I will download the movie.

 

My Mandarin is so basic that I watched the trailer and wasn't sure. I did pick out a few words, but I know there are some shared words between Mandarin and Cantonese. 

 

Silent, you would definitely think they would include that information, but they don't! I'm not sure I would completely trust their customer service on this ... 

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Silent

 

Silent, you would definitely think they would include that information, but they don't! I'm not sure I would completely trust their customer service on this ...

Don't know why you would not trust them about it (sadly I do know considering the quality of the average customer service) but they should provide this info or otherwise be hassled about it. If such basic info is not available what's  the advantage over a torrent download? With torrents you at least don't lose money over a bad gamble.

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victorhart

Good points, Silent. Amazon customer service is comparatively good, I'm just not sure I would trust their answers on this specific question.

 

I'm not sure these paid downloads have a big advantage over torrents, but I use them anyway. One advantage is that they are automatically well organized on the cloud, and I can easily have them delivered to multiple devices.

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victorhart

By the way, the movie is awesome, now among my top 3 personal favorites. (I just posted about it on the topic What was the last Chinese film you watched?, so I won't go into details here.)

 

Thanks for your help.

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