The UK DVD and BD Locked Subtitles Thread

An update:
Black Clover Season 2 Parts 1 to 3 BD
Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl BD
Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 BD
Tokyo Ghoul:re Part 2 BD
Twin Star Exorcists Parts 3 and 4 BD
Wise Man's Grandchild BD
 

Aeon

Dandy Guy, in Space
Sorry to resurrect this thread but I feel it is more appropriate than starting a new one.

I just tested The Dragon Dentist and can confirm that both the DVD and Blu-ray have locked subtitles.

I also wanted to ask if anyone knows if the subs for Golden Kamuy on either DVD or Blu-ray are locked or not?
 

Otomo

School Idol
Sorry to resurrect this thread but I feel it is more appropriate than starting a new one.

I just tested The Dragon Dentist and can confirm that both the DVD and Blu-ray have locked subtitles.

I also wanted to ask if anyone knows if the subs for Golden Kamuy on either DVD or Blu-ray are locked or not?
I've got Golden Kamuy season 1+2. UK. DVD.
The main menu offers choice of language then choice of subtitles on or off.
Regardless of whether I choose Japanese with subtitles on or off, I can then switch them on or off.
 

Aeon

Dandy Guy, in Space
I've got Golden Kamuy season 1+2. UK. DVD.
The main menu offers choice of language then choice of subtitles on or off.
Regardless of whether I choose Japanese with subtitles on or off, I can then switch them on or off.
Fantastic, thanks for letting me know.
 

Aeon

Dandy Guy, in Space
I've been meaning to update the thread for a long time. I'm planning on changing the format a bit, and it will be updated soon. It could take me a while, but I'll get there.
Brilliant; this thread is really useful for people like me who like to watch shows dubbed with english subtitles.

I may have some more contributions to the list in future but I personally like to test them just before posting just to be sure.
 

Aeon

Dandy Guy, in Space
Some more to add.

The good news
Summer days with Coo DVD and Blu-ray Collectors edition
Children of the sea DVD and Blu-ray Collectors edition
Ride your wave DVD and Blu-ray Collectors edition

have Unlocked Subs, it seems like GKids authored releases tend to be ok in this regard and even sometimes offer languages or subtitles besides English and Japanese

The bad news
One Piece Collection 24 disc 3 and 4 DVD have locked subs
This one annoys me to no end, given how much I like this franchise, for this reason I yet to buy any of the later sets as they likely have locked subs as well, I recall reading a review on myReviewer mentioning that this is also the case for collection 25 but I haven't got that one myself so I can only go by what they said.
The sets after this one are very likely locked as well but really I hope I'm wrong about that as this issue is the thing that's putting me off buying them.
 
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I've refreshed the main posts of my locked subtitles thread. I will now only list the title and the distributor. Speaking of distributors, all Funimation UK titles released by Anime Limited will be listed as "Anime Limited" to avoid confusion with the Manga/Funimation rename. And in regards to the rename, if a title (or the first part of a title) was released as Manga (with later parts under a rename (e.g. Funimation, Crunchyroll)), it will be listed as Manga. An exception will be made if the title was first released with optional subtitles under an earlier name, but the subtitles became locked after a rename (e.g. One Piece was first released by Manga, but the subtitles became locked after Manga was renamed to Funimation, so they'll be listed as "Funimation UK").
 

Aeon

Dandy Guy, in Space
For my christmas I have tested some of the mystery box titles so here goes.

On the naughty list
My-Hime
(Update: I've found some time to test the remaining disks and, as predicted, the subs are locked there as well)

On the (somewhat) naughty list
Code Geass Resurrection
; the blu-ray has locked subs but the dvd is fine.

On the nice list
El-Hazard's
subs can be toggled during playback.
Boogiepop's subs can be toggled during playback.
Josee's subs can be both toggled in the menu and during playback.

All titles listed are the collectors ed sets.

I haven't tested the exact version of the other titles I got in the box but I did watch the standard edition for Promare a while back and it was fine, being a GKids authored disk and all, so the steelbook is likely fine as well.
 
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For my christmas I have tested some of the mystery box titles so here goes.

On the naughty list
My-Hime
(I've only tested the first disk so far but it indeed has locked subs, the later ones likely do as well but I will update when I know for sure)

On the (somewhat) naughty list
Code Geass Resurrection
; the blu-ray has locked subs but the dvd is fine.

On the nice list
El-Hazard's
subs can be toggled during playback.
Boogiepop's subs can be toggled during playback.
Josee's subs can be both toggled in the menu and during playback.

All titles listed are the collectors ed sets.

I haven't tested the exact version of the other titles I got in the box but I did watch the standard edition for Promare a while back and it was fine, being a GKids authored disk and all, so the steelbook is likely fine as well.
Thanks. I've added My-HiME and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection to the list.

I've also added Bungo Stray Dogs (and the movie), the Steins;Gate movie and Fairy Tail (Collection 6 (Disc 3) - 11 and the Final Season).
 

Aeon

Dandy Guy, in Space
Quick one to add.

Ghost in the Shell Arise Borders 3 and 4, on Blu-ray by Manga UK, have locked subs.

Also tested on Blu-ray; Borders 1 and 2's main subs are unlocked and can be toggled either during playback or in the top menu, I'm not sure about songs and signs as I don't really check them; the same can be said for basically any other time I mention that a release is ok so just something to bear in mind.

Edit: Just tested some of the other AL mystery box titles.

On-Gaku's subs can be toggled either in the menu or during playback.
The same can be said for both Anti Magic Academy and Big Order.
All in all I think the mystery box haul this year has gone fairly smoothly.
 
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Aeon

Dandy Guy, in Space
Just wanted to ask while they're still on sale; does anyone know if the subs for Hunter X Hunter and/or Log Horizon season 3 on Blu-ray are locked or not?

Also I'm a bit embarassed to ask this as I did get the answer regarding the DVD but does anyone know if Golden Kamuy on Blu-ray's subs are locked or not? if they're not then I'll go with that version for the HD, otherwise then I'll get the DVD instead.
 
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Just wanted to ask while they're still on sale; does anyone know if the subs for Hunter X Hunter and/or Log Horizon season 3 on Blu-ray are locked or not?

Also I'm a bit embarassed to ask this as I did get the answer regarding the DVD but does anyone know if Golden Kamuy on Blu-ray's subs are locked or not? if they're not then I'll go with that version for the HD, otherwise then I'll get the DVD instead.

Don't have Hunter X Hunter, but Log Horizon S3 BD is unlocked

Golden Kamuy is locked.
 
Golden Kamuy has been added to the list.

I received Summer Ghost and The Deer King, both Anime Limited titles. I can confirm that the subtitles for The Deer King are completely optional both on the Blu-ray and the DVD, via both the main menu and during playback.

As for Summer Ghost, this is a unique situation. The subtitles are optional on the Blu-ray via both the main menu and during playback, but the subtitles for the DVD are locked. The Blu-ray uses discs from the GKIDS release, while the DVD uses the @Anime discs, and an additional note for the dub fans, the DVDs lack the English dub.
 

Aeon

Dandy Guy, in Space
Just wanted to ask if anyone knows if One Piece Collection 26 onwards continues to have locked subs and, if so, if any of them at least start offering a dub with sub option in the setup?

This can be for either the DVD's, the US only Blu-ray's or both.

I may be hoping against hope here as I very much want to continue with this series but it's the inability to watch dubbed with subs that started in collection 24 that's holding me back from it.
 
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