Phil Hand wrote:
I imagine the Game of Thrones subs were fansubs, weren't they? The mainland distributors would have a hard time with it, with all the sex, so no-one can have paid to have them subbed yet. Fan subs are always going to be dodgy, but sometimes the subbing on the big films is really quite inspired. I saw that Monkey King movie - don't remember the English subs at all. I remember they were there, but I must have tuned them out after a while.
I should have tuned them out, but I used to be interested in subtitling so I wanted to see how good or bad they were. The Game of Thrones subs in Taiwan weren't fan subs - I think it was HBO Asia that did the DVD set. The problem wasn't the overall quality - like you might see with fan-subs - it was more to do with intentionally watering down or even omitting some of the swear words, which also spoiled a lot of the jokes.