Wednesday, January 04, 2023

"Schindler's List" on Peacock Missing End Titles

There's a bit of a problem with "Schindler's List" (1993) as it appears on the Peacock streaming service in the United States. As of January 4, 2022, the end titles are missing from the film that describe the real-life events that happen after the end of the film. This is a bit of a problem because the viewer is missing vital information that was intended to be given, and leads to off-putting shots of 'nothing'. On Peacock, Goeth's execution shot (not featured in the comparison below) is particularly awkward since the shot ends with a ten-second long freeze frame of his body hanging from a noose, with no titles.

Look at the video below to see a comparison.

view on YouTube

This seems to be a localization issue - a textless version of the film is frequently created so that the on-screen titles can be presented in different languages instead of subtitles OVER the native language of the film (English). In this case, the textless version of the film might have been given to Peacock by Universal with the intention of the titles appearing as rendered-on-the-fly subtitle overlays in each user's local language.

I have sent this movie to @Peacock and @PeacockTVCare on Twitter. There's no "submit a problem"-type page on the Peacock web site that I've been able to find.

update: 3:06pm 2023-01-04 - Peacock fixed it! Screenshots from Peacock below:

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