Originally Posted by Bevdeforges
In France, when you buy DVDs of films, you have to check to see if they have the subtitles for the deaf. Not all films do these days - but when French movies are subtitled in French, it's noted that it's sub-titles "pour les sourds." Or, you can order English films and series from Amazon in France, but you'll need a DVD player that will read Region 2 DVDs (or set your computer DVD player software to Region 2).
Most US TV series are available in France on DVD with either English or French soundtracks and subtitles. The major TV channels often offer the latest episodes online for a few days after they are broadcast, but even those programs broadcast in VM don't seem to have any way to access the alternate soundtrack or subtitles in streaming version.
"pour les sourds." OK, I'll try to look for that.
Hm. Last year I tried to watch a French DVD on my computer it wanted me to switch regions and told me I could only do it about 4 times in the computer's life. Thought that was weird, so I never did watch that DVD. lol. hm. maybe there's a hack for that.
I don't have a TV and DVD player (or I won't once I move from this temporary apartment), it's just me and my laptop... I'm up for renting DVDs, but I don't really want to start a collection... but I'm guessing if I rented around here it would be the wrong region... that's why I'm trying to figure out something online. I guess if I found a movie I really really liked, I could try to find it region 1 with subtitles. But some variety would be nice.
What are the TV stations here that have shows on their websites? I might check that out. If I could watch The Office, in French, with subtitles... that would be awesome. :-D