07/24/2005: Star war Episode III: The Backstroke of the West (or, Engrish meets George Lucas, to our amusement)
Any of you out there who are fans of Engrish need to catch this. Matthew in Beirut shows us the hilarity that ensues when you take a bootleg DVD of Star Wars III, dubbed into Chinese (for the primary intended audience), and then subtitle it back into English--using the Chinese dialogue as your source for the English subtitles.
Here's a taste:
Don't remember Revenge of the Sith being such a blatantly religious movie, do you?
(if you go visit Matthew's blog, you'll see exactly what "Presbyterian Church" is the translation for, and in the comments a visitor explains why. Fascinating stuff.)
Len on 07.24.05 @ 01:10 PM CST