Why does the Westlake Entertainment Group produce the film' The Last days of Patton

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No C.C. on any of the copies of "The Last Days Of Patton". They are produced by Westlake Entertainment Group.  I need C/C/ because I am deaf. 
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Vincent Fournols

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Hi Richard,

You should rather contact the distributor of that program in your area and on the intend support (catch-upTV, streaming, DVD, etc.), because they decide over such a feature. The producer have very little to say about it, let alone IMDb...
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Vincent is correct. Closed Captioning is the domain of either the distributor or the broadcaster - although the actual CC's may be provided to the distro/bc by the production company this may or may not be the case, and it is up to each entity distributing or broadcasting content to choose in what manner they include these captions (if they do so at all).

Alternatively you have one option, which is admittedly convoluted but will probably help with a large selection of titles. - You can 'rip' the dvd content to your PC, download subtitles off of the internet, then re-burn the video with the subtitles included. Plenty of guides are around online how to do this, just google it.  - Generally this does not constitute copyright breaches, because you are allowed to create (at least) one personal copy for backup purposes. This law may vary depending on your country of residence, but generally for private home use its fine. - Again, I know it's an annoyance but it's a workaround nevertheless.
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I saw that same thing also. You send them your dvd they send you back yours and a copy with captions.
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Yeah - you can either do this via a 3rd party service as Ed suggests above, or you can do it yourself if you have the time and the necessary equipment. It's not really that difficult and there are plenty of guides around, but you will need a (relatively) modern PC and a dvd-burner - plus some software, the guides around go into this in a lot more depth so I'll leave that out of scope here, but ultimately there are alternate options open to you. The only possible hiccup I can see is if subtitles just aren't available online for a particular title - so do some research first before buying any DVD's that don't include CCing. 

Good luck :)
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Not sure if this is helpful, and it's not a DVD, but if you go to amazon.com and do a search for THE LAST DAYS OF PATTON, there appears to be a close-captioned version available for streaming (which I'm not really familiar with) through Amazon Prime (you can sign up for a free 30-day trial membership).

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Thanks for the reply but I'm only interested in a DVD NOT JUST A VIEWING.
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Westlake as far as my research goes did not by the rights or put out a dvd on the title.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westlake_Entertainment

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Ed Jones,  I will look again right now.  So far, I can't get Amazon to tell it's customers whether a DVD has subtitles or not. It's a crap shoot. I think I have ordered 4 of that title from Amazon and none of them had subtitles. I had to return them all. 
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OK :)
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It seems that this TV film is in public domain or that the DVD releases are unauthorized. This usually means = no subtitles. DVD release on Amazon doesn’t mean much - it could be anything.
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Richard Whiting

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Thank you everyone for your thoughts and ideas. I will continue to pursue this matter. Perhaps there are no DVD's with C.C. for the film 'Last days Of Patton"  The copy I have only lists Westlake Entertainment Group and they have as yet responded. Thanks again.