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21 May 2008 @ 11:01 pm
Death Note Movie Event Fails!  
You fail Viz Pictures and Fathom Events! What is the meaning of releasing the Death Note movie DUBBED when it says that you will be releasing it SUBBED?! http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-03-04/first-live-action-death-note-english-trailer-posted

nee_chan and I went to go see the two day only release of the Death Note movie in theatres. But when we got there, amblejourney informed us that it was dubbed with the Anime's voice cast. As much as I like Brad Swaile as Light and Brian Drummond as Ryuk, I can't stand Alessandro Juliani as L. I don't know what it is, but I just can't listen to it. Plus, this is a LIVE ACTION movie. You can't really do a good dub over when the mouth movements are clearly in Japanese. It was a good thing she informed us before we bought the tickets, because I would have been livid if I just spent $10 and found out that it was dubbed. That's what happened when I went to see Howl's Moving Castle at the Big Picture during their Foreign Film Festival. The paper said that it was going to be showen subbed. But when I got there, they informed me that it was dubbed. I already own the movie. I didn't want to pay to watch it dubbed, when I could watch it at home for free. But I ended up watching it on the big screen anyways.

Now, back to the Death Note movie. amblejourney also informed us that they took out the opening song, Dani California by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. WTF?!?! Now why would they do that? It's an American song. Why cut it for an American release? D: But anyways, nee_chan and I decided to see Speed Racer instead. And let me tell you, WE BOTH LOVED IT!!! Yes it was a bit campy in parts, but that's what was expected. And the visual effects were stunning!!! (And so was Matthew Fox as Racer X!! Yum!! XDD) I'm glad we chose to see it. Now, I'll wait til September when the Death Note movie gets released on DVD to have my Japanese with subtitles. I just wished they would have informed us sooner than when we got there. *shakes head*
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Mari: Diplomatic Relations - domlandbubbleskaitou_marina on May 22nd, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
They probably had to remove the opening song because they don't have the license to use that music with that property in the U.S. Licensing is complicated. Speed Grapher wasn't allowed to use "Girls On Film" for its U.S. release, and that's a U.S. song too.
Sarah: eh?  (adaneko)gundamnook on May 22nd, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
I see your point and I guess I never thought about them needing to get a license to use the song in the US. I'd just assumed that since they had the song there to begin with in Japan, that they had already acquired a license to use it. I wonder if they will have a license to use it when the movie comes out on DVD? *is hopeful*
whimsy-chanwhimsy_chan on May 22nd, 2008 12:28 pm (UTC)
Man, I totally wanna see Speed Racer! It looks so awesome and ridiculous!

Too bad about Death Note, though. Dubbed live action is never a good thing.
Sarah: smug (turnthatshitup)gundamnook on May 23rd, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
Yes, Speed Racer was awesome and ridiculous! But it was so well worth watching it. See, I told you you should've stayed. XP

And yes, dubbed live action is not a good thing unless it's Godzilla or Gamera. Then it's a totally awesome thing! XDD
Nee-chan: Mikan/lovenee_chan on May 24th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
I'll go see it again if you want... #-_-#
Venusobsessed_love on May 22nd, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)

The stuff I saw here about the DN movie was that it was dubbed, so I just avoided it. My friend did go see it though and the Dani California song was in it oO; How odd.

Sarah: thumbs upgundamnook on May 23rd, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
Yep, we decided to avoid the movie because of the dub. Didn't wanna spend $10 on a movie I wouldn't have enjoyed. And I'm totally glad we saw Speed Racer instead! Much better!! ^^
Yuuki Hikariyuukihikari on May 22nd, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
Dubbed?? o_x;

Ugh my ears. I didn't think they were even doing a dubbed version of the movie, I thought it would be strictly subtitled. Scratch that off the list of things I wish I could go see >.>

XD But yay for speed racer! *hasn't seen, kinda wants to*
Sarah: glare (turnthatshitup)gundamnook on May 23rd, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
Ugh my ears.

Ugh, my eyes! I would've gone totally nuts if I had to sit there and watch the mouth movements not match the spoken words. I mean it's funny with the Godzilla and Gamera movies, but this day and age it totally hurts my eyes. O.x

I guess Viz Pictures decided to release the movie for their two day event in English, but I believe the DVD will be strictly subbed. At least I'm hoping they wouldn't be that stupid. -_-;

Soniaslai on May 22nd, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)