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Tue, Oct 22, 2019 9:29 PM

What happened with movie posters !?

Since today, almost every single movie posters have changed according to the country you're in, for example I am French and all the movie posters are now in French, it goes for non-French films too.
But why is that ? Is there a way to change it back ? 

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Employee

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a year ago

Hi Luma,

Thank you for your feedback. We're always working on improving IMDb, and I've shared your feedback with the team.

However please know that the poster image is based off the "Title Display Language" in your Content Settings. If you'd like to update the movie poster to reflect another language, please and update "Title Display Language" to the desired language.

Employee

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a year ago

Hi Luma, we are experimenting with presenting the localized language posters based on geography and/or account content settings. It should match the text language you see around posters.

If you haven't explicitly set your language and country to French / France you can override the experience by changing those settings to English / USA in:

Account Settings > Content Settings > Title display language

and

Account Settings > Content Settings > Title display country

Also, if we don't have a poster in our database explicitly tagged for English / USA you may see the localized poster in your region.

If you want to see posters from other countries you can look through the gallery or change your content settings.

We will be running the experiment for a few weeks.


Thanks!

Champion

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If there is more than one poster available for a country/language, what determines which one is featured?

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Trisha S


Account Settings > Content Settings > Title display language

How should I set the "Title Display Language" in order to see the posters in the movie's original language, whatever it may be according to the movie?




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a year ago

Thank you for the answers.

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a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Problem with posters.

There is a serious problem with movie posters.
Since today, movies started to show unaccurate posters for differents films around the world. I have my settings on:

Title display country/region: Original

I realized perhaps you are doing some kind of test, so I tried to find a proper option for

Title display language

But there is no "original" option.
I selected the blank space, does it helps?

My language was previously setted on "Spanish", but I am NOT a Spaniard and I don't want to see Spanish posters, i want to see ORIGINAL posters, the ones in the original language of the movie.

How should I set the "Title Display Language" in order to see the posters in the movie's original language, whatever it may be according to the movie?

Looking forward to your response, thanks in advance.

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a year ago

Whoever merged my question with an "acknowledged" thread, thank you for making my question invisible.
No one (from IMDb) is ever gonna reply, and I will have to ask again anytime soon.

Simple question: How should I set the "Title Display Language" in order to see the posters in the movie's original language, whatever it may be according to the movie?

Employee

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Set country to USA and language to English.

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Thank you Trisha S for your response, but it doesn't help, that will show me the USA posters, not the original ones.

Thanks Ed Jones (XLIX), I have the settings like your last screenshot, it seems to help.


Employee

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a year ago

Hey all - sorry for the unintended experience. We found a bug that we're actively working on. In the meantime, if you set you Language to English and Country to USA you will see original posters.

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Thank you very much, I haven't read this response when I wrote my previous answer.

There are many posters tagged with unaccurate languages too, beware of that.

Cheers.

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a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Primary image changes.

This morning I noticed that a considerable number of primary images (possibly hundreds) have been changed. Many of these changes are very unusual and are definitely not in line with IMDb's primary image policy.

Here are a few examples to demonstrate what I mean:
Return of the Jedi's primary image now has the title 'Revenge of the Jedi'
Zootopia's is now a teaser poster
Vertigo's is now too long and doesn't fit on the screen
The Hateful Eight's is now an individual character poster
Birdman's is now a fan-made poster
Alien's has been changed from its iconic and instantly-recognisable poster to something I've never seen before

Others include:
Schindler's List
The Magnificent Seven
The Evil Dead
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Snowden
The Incredibles 2
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Ant-Man and the Wasp

The list goes on.

Normally I would request to change the primary images, but the scale of the problem makes this difficult and suggests there is an underlying issue here. I cannot recall so many primary images all changing at once. I suspect a fault in the system has allowed these changes to be made - hence why I'm reporting this here.

Edit: the primary images in question have only been changed on the website and not the app. The primary images shown on the Top 250 are also unchanged. This strikes me as being unusual (unless they are just slow to update).