DVD rentals in Puerto Vallarta
to have a VCR or DVD player in your room, or maybe
your laptop along with you to Puerto Vallarta?
If you’re only here for a
week or so, chances are your nights will be full enough
with Puerto Vallarta’s fun that a ‘night
in with a movie’ will be the last thing on your
mind. If you’re here for a while though, it
might be nice to spend a night away from the tourist
crowds with your sweetie watching a movie…and
learning a bit of Spanish while you’re at it.
Latin America has an excellent emerging film industry,
and many of these are subtitled in English and offer
an opportunity to see a great film you’d never
see ‘up north’.
Vallarta has a Blockbuster Video Store here, and
almost all ‘American’ movies are in English
with Spanish subtitles. As a tourist you may be asked
for a hefty deposit, but you’ll get it all back
when you return the tape/disc. Long-term residents
can have a free membership when they bring copies
of their passport and utility bills. The Blockbuster store is in the ‘hotel zone’
across from Plaza Genoves
Regarding the accuracy of the subtitles
as a resource for learning Spanish, be careful about
using these as a learning guide. Quality of subtitling
can vary wildly, even with the biggest Hollywood blockbusters.
While we’re sure most Mexicans get the point
of what’s being spoken in English on the screen,
we’ve seen lots of sloppy subtitling…such
as the character saying the word “four-thousand”
and the Spanish subtitles reading "750,000".
Based on these obvious mistakes, we’re pretty
sure the rest of the dialog was less than perfectly