How The Hell Did I Miss This???

January 8th, 2008at 11:03pm Posted by Eli

Absolutely nothing at all whatsoever to do with the New Hampshire primary (Hillary & McCain are back; Rudy’s about on par with Ron Paul; Fred Thompson trails the write-ins), but this is ridiculously funny despite being almost three years old:

…I was walking past my friendly dvd salesperson and decided to check out Revenge of the Sith. I was assured the quality was good and for 7rmb why not give it a shot.

Aside from the counters on the top of the screen and a distorted perspective it was ok- not high quality but watchable. The captions were a hilarious surprise- a direct English translation of the Chinese interpretation of what the script was saying. It varied from being somewhat close to the script to being ‘far far away’…

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amazingly enough, the beginning scroll is mistranslated even though the words are right there on the screen.

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Obi Wan: “Let them pass between us”

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Obi Wan grows impatient with R2.

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that’s Chancellor Palpatine speaking, talking about Obi Wan.

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this seemed completely random until I figured out that ‘Jedi Council’ was being translated into Chinese then back to English as ‘the Presbyterian Church’.

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Anakin bargains for the life of his cuckoldry. Cuckoldry?

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i love this translation. Darth Vader is actually shouting, “Nooooooooooooo…”

Yes, that’s right, this is the actual origin of the expression “DO NOT WANT.” Be sure to click on the link for the whole thing – I omitted much hilarity for the sake of brevity.

I’m not sure if it makes me a lot less cool or a lot more cool that I did not know about this until Wired mentioned it…

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Movies,Quotes,Weirdness


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