Sunday, July 13, 2014

Japanese titles of western movies

So I'm looking through Unext for movies to watch.

Names of movies being changed to fit their target region better isn't anything special, but Japan still manages to make me go "oh, wow" sometimes.
Edit: Made this.

Edit: Here's another one.

Tatari means "curse", and the subtitle "noroi no yakata" means "the cursed house". So "CURSE: THE CURSED HOUSE".

Also "tatari" is the sort of curse less associated with western stuff and more associated with the Japanese countryside where old people warn of ancient curses (an old lady around 90 yelling "TATARI JAAAAA" at people is practically a trope) so it's a horrible mismatch with the film for anyone fluent in Japanese.