Spanish Speaking DVDs

Matumic

Matumic

where can i find American made movies that are in Spanish? if anybody knows, list some websites or stores here. Cheers
nohablo

nohablo

Hola. I can't answer your question, but I just want to point out that the DVD's of many American-made movies permit you to set the language that you wish to hear, as well as the language in which sub-titles will appear. Spanish is often one of the options. Of course, that's not the same (and not as satisfying, IMHO) as watching a movie where the actors are speaking Spanish (and thus what you see from their mouths agrees with what you hear), but I suppose it's better than nothing. I'm curious--why do you care whether the movie in Spanish is American-made? If you're looking for American-made movies designed to _teach _Spanish, you might look at the DVD that comes with the book _Lights, Camera, Spanish_ (see __http://www.amazon.com/Lights-Camera-Spanish-Book-DVD/dp/0071479023__). Bill VanPatten, one of the creators, is also responsible for the wonderful telenovela _Destinos_. (And if by chance you don't know Destinos, take a look here: __http://www.learner.org/resources/series75.html__).
Matumic

Matumic

I'm just asking for American made movies because I'd like to of seen the movie before so i might have a good idea of what they're talking about at times. It doesn't really matter if they're American made or not, it just might help a little bit more with the understanding part. So you're saying in most American made movies, i can set the language they speak (not the subtitles) into Spanish? If thats true, that'd be great! And yes I've started watching Destinos a while ago, its great. Anyway thanks for your suggestions and responding back so quickly. !Qué tengas un buen dia! Cheers
nohablo

nohablo

I think I may have been wrong in saying that most American films on DVD make available a Spanish soundtrack. Some do (e.g., The Simpsons Movie lets you choose Spanish as the language you hear and/or the language of subtitles), but probably not "most." I'm not sure how you can find out in advance--perhaps someone else on the forum can tell you.
Matumic

Matumic

nohablo, I really enjoyed that movie you recommended "Lights, Camera, SPANISH"! I own the collection of Destinos as well, its great. Do you have any other DVDs like those two, you can recommend?
nohablo

nohablo

[quo]*Quote from * Oli0084 I really enjoyed that movie you recommended "Lights, Camera, SPANISH"! I own the collection of Destinos as well, its great. Do you have any other DVDs like those two, you can recommend?[/quo] I wish I knew of more like these, but I'm afraid I don't. A couple of years ago, I came across one more that's worth mentioning: _Caminos del Jaguar_. I found it online; I think it was part of a college course. It wasn't created by the same person who did _Destinos_ and _Lights, Camera, Spanish_, and I didn't find it as good as those, but it was nonetheless interesting and was made for people learning Spanish. Now that you asked, I went looking for it again and found a site that has it, but I couldn't get it to play. It may be that you have to be enrolled in the class connected with the website. Then again, I was having problems with my cable connection earlier this evening, and perhaps my difficulties are simply related to that. Anyway, for what it's worth, the website is __http://humwww.ucsc.edu/aaperez/tarea/caminos.html__. Also, Amazon.com had some used copies on VHS available here: __http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0395815428/ref=dp_olp_2__ I might add that I've started to watch telenovelas on DVD, usually abridged. I've rented some from Netflix and bought some from Amazon (online) or Borders (in the store). Most come with optional English subtitles. The Spanish isn't as easy as it is in the videos that are made for learning Spanish, but it's not impossible, and, of course, you can always watch with subtitles. I find that if I watch with subtitles, I can hear and understand more of the Spanish, and every now and then I'll stop the DVD in order to look up a word I don't recognize (there are LOTS of words I don't recognize, but only every now and then do I stop to look them up). You can often get a set that contains 3 or 4 double-sided DVDs containing 10-14 hours of Spanish for less than $20 (Amazon has good prices, and Borders sends discount coupons every week to people who sign up for their Borders Rewards program). I might add that I prefer to watch the telenovelas on DVD rather than just on television because I can go back over a scene or just a few seconds of a scene several times if I've got the DVD, and of course I can watch it when I want, and with no commercials. I hope some of this proves helpful. I'd love to know what video resources other people have found.

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