Japanese/Cantonese track only plays Cantonese?

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I recently purchased my first VCD's from savcd.com This is a place that sells legitamite VCD's to the best of my knowledge.

I purchased the Princess Mononoke 3-cd set in Japanese, and two volumes of Pocket Monsters in Japanese/Cantonese.

I received my VCD's, and was blown away by Mononoke. The sound and picture quality was wonderful.

I was very disappointed in the Pocket Monsters VCD's. It seems as though only the opening and ending credits were played in Japanese, while all dialogue was in Cantonese. I assumed that the VCD would have been bilingual when I bought it. But, I am still unfamiliar with my DVD player (Samsung brand) so I wasn't quite sure how to switch languages (though I assumed such an option would be under the menu.

Anyways, is this particular VCD actually bilingual? Can I switch between languages on my DVD player if it is? If this VCD isn't bilingual, does anyone know where I can find Pocket Monster VCD's in Japanese?



-- Renee F. (kityline@powerworx.net), August 04, 1999


Read the manual to your Samsung player to figure out how to switch between the left and right channels. That is how VCD does dual dubbing. If the movie is dual dubbed then you should get an echo effect out of your speakers. If not then the movie itself was dubbed in all Cantonese and there is nothing you can do about it. Now many Video CDs are bilingual but some distribution companies prefer to pick one lanqauge to make it cheaper and easier to play. Case in point Street Fighter V Video CDs are all dubbed in Cantonese. No other lanquage is available.

-- The Lone Ranger (rutger_s@hotmail.com), August 05, 1999.

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