The Big Combo

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Jim Roots
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The Big Combo

Unread post by Jim Roots » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:26 am

An advertising insert in a recent Olive Films DVD purchase got me interested in an old film noir, The Big Combo (1955). I did some searching on various sites and came up with three DVD issues of this flick. Unfortunately, none of the sites or comments make it clear if any of these issues have captioning. Does anyone know?

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Re: The Big Combo

Unread post by Rick Lanham » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:38 am

I don't have any disc version, but I did just take a look at Amazon's streaming version for Prime customers.

That version does have English subs which can be turned on.
The words are kind of small for some reason (at least on this laptop) and flash by quickly.
They call it a "digitally remastered version," it looks good (on a laptop).

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Re: The Big Combo

Unread post by boblipton » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:20 am

Um, Jim, you know the Joseph H. Lewis gimmick sequence in this one?

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Re: The Big Combo

Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:32 pm

There's a YT upload of THE BIG COMBO with auto-generated English subtitles.

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Re: The Big Combo

Unread post by Jim Roots » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:40 am

boblipton wrote:Um, Jim, you know the Joseph H. Lewis gimmick sequence in this one?

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No. Pray enlighten me. Or at least jolt my memory if it turns out I do indeed know it without remembering it.

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Re: The Big Combo

Unread post by Jim Roots » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:41 am

earlytalkiebuffRob wrote:There's a YT upload of THE BIG COMBO with auto-generated English subtitles.
Have you ever watched anything on YT with auto-generated English subtitles? Not acceptable.

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