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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