Den of Geek has put together an amazing list of movie titles that were re-titled for distribution in foreign markets. I’m a little pissed they didn’t include The Pacifier, which was re-titled Gnome in the Phillipines. Still waiting for an explanation on that one. In any case, here is the Chinese portion of their list:
The Full Monty: Six Naked Pigs
The Blair Witch Project: Night In The Cramped Forest
As Good As It Gets: Mr Cat Poop
Boogie Nights: His Great Device Makes Him Famous (Genius. Just genius)
Leon: This Hit Man Is Not as Cold as He Thought
Fargo: Mysterious Murder in Snowy Cream
Austin Powers: Trump Card Big Liar
Deep Impact: Earth And Comet Collide
Knocked Up: One Night, Big Belly
Nixon: The Big Liar
Risky Business: Just Send Him To University Unqualified
Free Willy: A Very Powerful Whale Runs To Heaven
There are plenty more from other countries over at Den of Geek, but for whatever reason, the Chinese titles are by far the best. My hypothesis is that it’s because the Chinese are batshit crazy. Also: Mr. Cat Poop was my nickname in high school. [Thanks to Israeli FilmDrunkard Ohad for the tip]
I want more like this!
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