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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 11 September 2017 at 3:04pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

What films have been called different things in overseas markets?

I watched Italian horror film SHOCK (1977) the other night. It was marketed as BEYOND THE DOOR II in the US (and on a UK DVD release), presumably to cash in on the unrelated BEYOND THE DOOR from 1974.

HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS was released as BIGFOOT AND THE HENDERSONS in the UK (although I'm sure the modern DVD release retains the original name).

THE AVENGERS became AVENGERS ASSEMBLE in the UK. I'm sure you can guess why.

In Italy, the title for DR. NO translates as LICENCE TO KILL. What does this mean for 1989's LICENCE TO KILL as far as the Italian market is concerned? I can't recall the title, but I think the English translation for LTK is PRIVATE REVENGE or PRIVATE VENDETTA in Italy.

Incidentally, certain episodes of TV shows were spliced together and palmed off to us Brits as 'movies'. A two-part Spider-Man episode (the live-action series) entitled "The Deadly Dust" was released as SPIDER-MAN STRIKES BACK in UK cinemas.

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Bill Collins
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Posted: 12 September 2017 at 12:15am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I think Dolph Lungdren`s Dark Angel was I Come In Peace
in the U.S.
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Mario Ribeiro
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Posted: 12 September 2017 at 4:02am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

In Brazil...

RIO GRANDE became RIO BRAVO.
So RIO BRAVO became THE PLACE WHERE HELL BEGINS.
GIANT became THUS WALKS MANKIND.
EAST OF EDEN became BITTER LIVES.
EAST OF SUMATRA naturally became SOUTH OF SUMATRA.
TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT became AN ADVENTURE IN MARTINIQUE.
VERTIGO became A BODY THAT FALLS (in Portugal: THE WOMAN WHO LIVED TWICE).
JULES AND JIM became A WOMAN FOR TWO.
BLOW-UP became AFTER THAT KISS.
ANNIE HALL became NEUROTIC GROOM, NERVOUS BRIDE.
CARRY ON CAMPING became I WANT A NUDIST BRIDE.

The list is endless.


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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 12 September 2017 at 4:21am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I could go on all day; in Norway we have a long and proud tradition of rubbish translations. 

Some "highlights":

SPINAL TAP - HELP, WE'RE IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS
AIRPLANE - HELP, WE'RE FLYING
DIE HARD - OPERATION SKYSKRAPER
THE PARTY - HIGH FOAM IN HOLLYWOOD
THE ITALIAN JOB - THE WILD CAR CHASE
TRUE GRIT - GIRL WITH A MAN'S COURAGE
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - JAMES BOND IN JAPAN
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION - THE RAIN OF FREEDOM
DELIVERANCE - PICNIC WITH DEATH

I'll stop there...


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Mario Ribeiro
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Posted: 12 September 2017 at 4:43am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Oh, yeah, some of ones Peter mentioned, in Brazil...

AIRPLANE - FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS... THE PILOT IS MISSING!
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION - A DREAM OF FREEDOM
DELIVERANCE - BITTER NIGHTMARE
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 12 September 2017 at 5:25am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

We've been here before, so let's refresh our memories LINK

Still a decent topic!

Night of the Demon (1957) was called Curse of the Demon in the States.



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James Woodcock
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Zootopia and Zootropolis

And a whole host of many more
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 12 September 2017 at 7:58am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

We've been here before, so let's refresh our memories LINK

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Thanks, although I am dismayed that I had totally forgotten about that. When I first saw your link, I thought, 'Oh, someone else has beaten me to it months ago.' Couldn't remember it being me. Hope the memory isn't failing. ;-)
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