PSA: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN on Netflix Watch Instantly With Original Subtitles

Posted by Peter Hall - April 12th 2009 @ 5:35 pm

Earlier today I was bouncing around Netflix adding titles to my Instant Queue when I noticed LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (review) as an offering.  Once the 360 finished streaming an episode of David Attenborough’s THE LIFE OF MAMMALS (get on Attenborough if you’re not already, btw) I set out to see if the Netflix stream used the dumbed down subtitles still currently on retail DVDs and BRDs.  I only did a spot check, but from what I could discern the Netflix stream, a service free to almost all but the most minimal of subscribers, used the original, context keeping Swedish subtitles.

I actually returned my Blu-ray of the magnificent film out of protest, so I find this highly amusing.  Has Magnolia begun printing and furnishing the new discs?  Did Netflix correct the issue themselves?  No idea, but as far as I’m aware, streaming LET THE RIGHT ONE IN from Netflix in HD is currently the most pristine way to see the film in America.

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  1. John LaTour
    April 13th, 2009 | 8:17 am | #1

    This is one time where I love being wrong!

  2. April 15th, 2009 | 8:05 am | #2

    Wow, thanks for letting me know this. I have friends coming in from out of town and I want to show them the movie(and then maybe the latest CINEMATIC TITANIC)but I wanted to make sure they had the same experience with the film I did.

  3. April 16th, 2009 | 6:19 pm | #3

    I still couldn’t hear anything on the Netflix version. I know I need the subtitles, but it’s nice to hear the actors’ inflections. It’s as if the dialogue track was gone but there was music.

  4. Nate
    November 6th, 2010 | 11:11 pm | #4

    Netflix on demand stream of this has some serious problems. Once I watched it with only one channel of audio. Another time, the supertitles were all jacked….bummer since I obviously love this movie.

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