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the region one dvd and language options


the region one dvd has the film in both french and english dubbing. but there's no subtitles to the french track, which i find very disapointing and i now i have to rely on listening to the english dubbing. my question: did alain delon do the english dubbing? does he speak english? it would be some comfort to know that i'm at least hearing the lead actor's real voice than some anomynous dubber.

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It sounds like he did his own English dubbing. Try to compare it with him in Once A Thief, Girl on a Motorcycle, Yellow Rolls Royce, Sicilian Clan, for example. These were his own voice speaking English.

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The region 2 dvd has the film in french.My question: does Lola Albright speak french?
Es-ce la voix de Lola Albright que l'on entend dans la version originale française? ou est-elle doublée?

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The new region 1 dvd from Koch Lorber has both English & French dubbing, with optional English subtitles for the French dub.

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That is correct; this is an international film with many English-speaking cast members (Fonda, Albright, Booke, Howard, etc.), and thus, both versions are dubbed. Clement made many international films with alternate soundtracks prepared: Rider on the Rain, The Deadly Trap, And Hope to Die, The Babysitter, for example. Rider on the Rain has Bronson speaking in the English version, while blacklisted director John Berry (resident in France) was the voice dubbing Bronson in the French version where the rest of the cast speaks French, e.g., Eva Green's mom Marlene Jobert who is the star of the film. The concept of one version being official and the other dubbed makes no sense for these types of films, although the quality of the results is what counts (e.g., Burt Lancaster in The Leopard -folks prefer the Italian track, not the English-track which has Burt's familiar voice).

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It appears to me that the film was originally shot in English, but I don't know if it's true. So did Alain Delon speak French or English in the original?



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