[Videolib] English subtitles for DVD screenings?

11 Jul 2007 21:40:11 -0000

I'm showing Sidney Lumet's Murder on the Orient Express on DVD at my public
library this week. Our sound system is very good but not excellent, many of
our regular moviegoers are seniors, and Poirot's Belgian accent is a bit thick.

Should I turn on the English subtitles to help patrons better understand
the dialogue, or would English subtitles be an unnecessary distraction? I'm
leaning toward leaving subtitles off unless asked to turn them on.

for any comments.

Mike in Dubuque
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