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TiVo has killed it on TV as well now, have loads of films on it to watch I never get round to and end up channel hopping instead and watching nothing.
DVD's are just too expensive and TV is too dumb. :/ I'm a pop-culture ignoramus. Oh well, there are worse fates.
In my case though we don't have a dvd player, so it's vhs tapes.
They never do...
Anyone remember the Disney movie "Aladdin"? There was a line in the opening song about Arabia that said "where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face", and I guess because of legal issues they changed it to "where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense" in some versions. (I know because I was still fairly young and we got both the VHS tape and the audio cassette, and they were different, which confused my young little mind.)
The new version was a totally different singer with a totally different voice. I have a feeling that people don't like being edited like that and make no effort to make it blend in, because of it. Either that or the editors do the editing themselves and have fairly low budgets.
Sometimes the edits are really, really funny though.
And of course there's the fun inherent in watching a subtitled movie, rebroadcast in a foreign country. I was in Norway one year watching American TV and movies on their TV, and my cousins were reading me the Norwegian subtitles, in absolute hysterics. They said that was often the most fun part about TV. Whether censorship or poor translation, it rarely fails to amuse. (FYI, the title in Norwegian of "Alien Resurrection" translated roughly to "Alien Stands Up" despite the fact that Norwegian contains a perfectly acceptable synonym for "resurrection". And in Hong Kong, movie titles are often the funniest part. Apparently "Twister" was translated to "Run From The Devil Wind".)