I mentioned on Twitter last night that I had tried to watch A Very Long Engagement, but failed because the subtitles were so awful. Today I provide y’all with pictorial evidentiary support.
First, the italicized subtitles for voiceover:
Second, the only very slightly better regular dialogue subtitles:
Click through for the 1024×575 versions, which might actually be harder to read.
Now, here’s the thing. I get that my wee TV is not exactly the ideal situation for watching any film, let alone a subtitled one, but better there than not at all. And not infrequently subtitles are just small, so I have to watch a film up close on my laptop. But seriously. Bubble letters? The manufacturer could at least make an effort.
If anyone has suggestions as to a version of the film with legible subtitles, I would appreciate it!