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When I saw the original release of TRAINSPOTTING in Toronto, it had broad Scottish accents and dialogue, so obviously it was not dubbed for sensitive Canadian ears at that point. I believe the movie is now out on video, so renting may help to resolve this issue - though when some non-mainstream/foreign films become popular they can be redubbed to widen their appeal even further. Case in point - I read that LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL is being dubbed into English.

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> From: Julie Soebekti <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Canadian release of "Trainspotting"
> Date: Thursday, April 01, 1999 8:34 AM
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> I don't remember anything about the dialogue being redubbed for the Canadian
> release.  Also, I was browsing a DVD website and noticed that there is a
> Canadian version of Trainspotting.  The features were English subtitles and
> a French audio track.
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> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Lang Thompson
> > Sent: Sunday, March 28, 1999 1:58 AM
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> > Subject: Canadian release of "Trainspotting"
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> > When the film was released in the US it had dialogue redubbed to reduce
> > accents and remove British slang (plus at least one needle scene clipped
> > out).  Does anybody know whether this is true of Canada as well?
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