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Quoting AndyEN:
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In this case, yes (English/Portuguese audio, English sub-titles). If memory serves, another one I looked at recently had Arabic/Hebrew audio and English subtitles.

If the English language is subtitled but the Portuguese is not then I would call that a Portuguese track.

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Are there burned in subtitles for one language but not the other?

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Quoting Gamemaster:
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Quoting scotthm:
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Yes they do, and that is covered in The Rules:

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Some companies (using similar but different names) may serve more than one function. List such companies only once

In case of Disney it's not that easy I think.

Before 2007 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures was named Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Would you have deleted Disney (or any other name with Disney in it) if the movie was still released under the Buena Vista name?

Perhaps not, but then again "Buena Vista" and "Walt Disney" are not "similar but different" names, they are entirely different names.

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Quoting Gamemaster:
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Understandable, but in this case I think both of them serve a different function.

Yes they do, and that is covered in The Rules:

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Some companies (using similar but different names) may serve more than one function. List such companies only once

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Quoting Gamemaster:
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So for Brave that would mean the studios we list are:

  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Disney
  • Pixar Animation Studios

  • I'm not really comfortable with including Disney twice here.

    We have similar situations with other studios (TCF, for example) and I don't think we would list both of these under Studio, would we?  Aren't we told that, "Some companies (using similar but different names) may serve more than one function. List such companies only once".

    Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
    Twentieth Century-Fox




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    Quoting MikaLove:
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    Because, I am assuming "Distributed" means they produced the movie...?

    This suggests that they are the Theatrical Release Studio, and not merely a production company.

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    Quoting GSyren:
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    The example given in the rules is perhaps a bit unfortunate, but to me the rule is quite clear. Enter the studio as credited (minus any company suffix).

    If the credit is "Walt Disney Pictures", then don't abbreviate it to "Disney". So it follows that if the credit is "Disney", then we enter it as "Disney".

    What about a film that says "Disney Presents" in the opening credits and "Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures" in the closing credits?  The theatrical distributor gets top billing according to the rules.

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    Quoting DJ Doena:
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    What about Drama? Surely, they all contain the dramatic element. But here's the question: Which war movie doesn't? So isn't it kinda redundant to add the Drama genre as well?

    I don't think I would ascribe the Drama genre to "war" films like Buck Privates or Operation Pacific.

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    Quoting GSyren:
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    Just for fun I checked the credits in Coco, which was the latest profile in my collection that had Walt Disney Pictures entered as production company. Here is what I found regarding anything Disney:

    Production credit: Disney
    Copyright credit: Disney Enterprises
    Distribution credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
    And then there were of course also credits for Pixar.

    So, no mention of Walt Disney Pictures anywhere in the credits that I could find.

    Since the "Theatrical Release Studio" for modern Disney films is Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures then per rule that is the highest priority "studio" to be contributed, followed by the production companies.

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    Quoting DJViking:
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    Has anyone gone over to using a different application for managing your movie collection?

    I expect someone has, but I haven't felt the need.

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    Quoting DJ Doena:
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    Using the online option is not really a good way to backup. It's more of a last resort way.

    Agreed.  You will definitely want to restore from a local backup, and do not disturb Profiler on your old PC until your backup has been restored to DVDP your new PC.

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    What does an "FX Supervisor" do?  What type of work do they supervise?

    I would say that if they supervise an effect that appears onscreen that would be a legitimate Visual Effects credit.

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    Quoting AiAustria:
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    From my point of view, this would be a complete abuse of group dividers.

    How can following the rules be an abuse of the rules?

    The rule on dividers explicitly says:
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    Use Group dividers to designate cast grouped in the credits such as "Soldiers" or "Additional Cast".

    Special Appearance by is at least as "essential" as Additional Cast.

    And don't suggest that one cannot be a group, because Invelos has approved far too many group dividers for song titles with a single author for me to buy that argument.

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    Quoting Nosferatu:
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    Wouldn't it look a little silly to have a list of names and then a group divider saying "Special Performance by" followed by one name and then other cast members after the end divider?

    It may, but it would "mirror the film credits", which is what The Rules say to do.

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    Quoting T!M:
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    I don't see one person credited as "Guest Appearance by" as the same as a "Soldiers" or "Additional Cast" header followed by a group of names. The rule require that the cast is grouped to qualify for the use of a divider - one person can't be "grouped".

    The fact that Invelos has approved the contributions of a multitude of group dividers for songs where there is only one song writer credited proves that it can be done, and furthermore Ken's statement that he seeks consistency in the online database suggests that we should consider a group of one as a valid group.

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    Quoting T!M:
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    If it's just one person, then it's not a group, so no group divider.

    That's obviously not how Invelos see things, as they have approved a multitude of group dividers for song titles where there is only one song writer.

    The rules regarding dividers say, "these groupings should mirror the film credits", and "Use Group dividers to designate cast grouped in the credits such as 'Soldiers' or 'Additional Cast'."  This certainly falls into the category of additional cast.

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    "Special Appearance by" or "Guest Appearance by" should be a group divider.

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    If they appear in the film as themselves then Himself/Herself/Themselves, plus in this case a "Special Performance by" group divider.

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    Quoting Danae Cassandra:
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    It clearly states based on the character from, not based on the novel by.  OCB

    Yes.

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    My menu says "Change UPC / Locality..." 

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    It's only $46 per movie.  Who could resist?

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    Quoting GSyren:
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    what would you want if you could just get any wish?

    User defined fields
    The ability to filter on any field
    An easier to use/more flexible report writer

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    Quoting OldMan56:
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    since support tickets or any other correspondence is being ignored for whatever reason and this has been going for at least 2 years IMO forum users should have the opportunity to hear about other programs available to them.

    I would have had no objection if a link had been provided to another site where this discussion could take place rather than to derail this thread.

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    When you have people who were dedicated to this program that put a lot of work into contributing making this database what it is today starting to call it quits should make you wonder what is wrong.

    I also wonder what is going on.  It's not reasonable that Invelos has basically cut off all communication with the customer/user base.

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    Quoting Binnerup:
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    So, question is - is it professional to not give anyone just a simple status of things after this long? Is it professional that support inquiries are not responded to? Can you live with perhaps loosing access to your user account because of some events and you are unable to get help? Can you live with something potentially breaking down with any new iOS or Android update, and you have no way of knowing what to expect? Is that professional?

    That question has already been answered that is is not.

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    But hey, me posting here perhaps could get the cat out of the bag, which would likely be the most positive for users here.

    But then again, neither is this, IMO.

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    Quoting Kathy:
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    I've had a query in the support forum for over a year and I am still waiting.

    The lack of active support or comments from the powers that be is unprofessional

    True, but that doesn't mean that other vendors should behave unprofessionally.

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