11 Sep – The Malaysian and Singaporean release for this summer's most unexpected hit musical film, "Mamma Mia!", will contain English subtitles for the song scenes, along with the usual Chinese and Malay subtitles.
According to film distributor United International Pictures Malaysia, the popular musical, opening on 28 September, will benefit from the inclusion of the subtitles, as they improve the movie experience for those who wish to sing along to the songs. Recent musicals that made theatrical release locally such as Julie Taymor's "Across The Universe" (Beatles songs) and Adam Shankman's "Hairspray" were not furnished with English subtitles.
Featuring 20 odd modified tracks originally sung by 70s pop phenomenon ABBA, "Mamma Mia!" is the very successful movie adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pearce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Amanda Seyfried among others.