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#16 leslie_dragonlvr

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 10:40 AM

It does get rather annoying with all the remakes.

Now if they did Gone with the Wind I would go nuts, no one could have done that better back then either. I agree on Dirty Harry too....its got to be Clint!
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Posted 22 August 2009 - 12:42 PM

Heres one I forgot about.

The Hitcher
I just picked up the original today. I can't tell you how many times I've seen that one. I hear the remake is pretty good but I haven't watched it yet.
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Posted 22 August 2009 - 12:59 PM

Heres one I forgot about.

The Hitcher
I just picked up the original today. I can't tell you how many times I've seen that one. I hear the remake is pretty good but I haven't watched it yet.


Rutger Hauer makes the perfect villain, does he not?

How many times can they remake Dracula and Frankenstein?

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 01:11 PM

This is so true Axman. I didn't even both to bring Dracula or Frankenstein up cuz they have like a million of them out.
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Posted 22 August 2009 - 01:28 PM

There are definately some great villians out there. It would be hard to do some remakes without the perfect villian types.

Interview with a Vampire, well no one can re-do that one. The cast was perfect and the story was one of the best takes on being a vampire and enduring their long fate in time.
But still no great Frankenstein except for the original. Now if someone could match that, well I might take up on it. But no one seems to be interested in doing a good remake, oh well...
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Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:59 PM

This is so true Axman. I didn't even both to bring Dracula or Frankenstein up cuz they have like a million of them out.



It's difficult to top Bela Lugosi. He was about the most intense and charismatic Dracula EVER.
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Posted 23 August 2009 - 08:23 AM

To this day when I think of Dracula I picture Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff as the monster from Frankenstein.
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Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:10 PM

Hollywood is so morally and mentally bankrupt these days all they can do is steal someone else's work.

They have their heads so far up it if they passed gas they would blow their brains out.

You have a few people controlling everything in Hollywood and those people are idiots that are so far removed from main stream America it's pathetic.

Independent film has a great future in this wacko dictatorial environment.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 05:43 AM

It seems the lower budge film are the only ones with original ideas anymore.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:39 AM

I love world cinema, and usually despise remakes of foreign films. Not because Iím a snob, but because whoever seems to take on the project completely misses the point of the original, or what made it effective.

A Tale of Two Sisters is one of my fave horrors. Ever. The remake? A total Hollywood train wreck, eugh.

I actually really enjoyed The Hills Have Eyes remake, as I have a lot of respect for its director - he made another of my fave horror films, Switchblade Romance. He just deals with character so well, and when he amps up the tension, itís unbearable. The initial attack in the Hills Have Eyes remake is relentless!

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:56 AM

I almost forgot one of the newer ones.

Race to Witch Mountain.
Thats a remake for Disney's Escape from Witch Mountain. Personally I liked Race to Witch Mountain alot and I loved the original one growing up.

I didn't know it was a remake. I thought it was pretty good too. How close was the storyline to the original?

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 05:59 PM

I almost forgot one of the newer ones.

Race to Witch Mountain.
Thats a remake for Disney's Escape from Witch Mountain. Personally I liked Race to Witch Mountain alot and I loved the original one growing up.

I didn't know it was a remake. I thought it was pretty good too. How close was the storyline to the original?

It was basicly the same idea. In the original movie the kids didn't know the were aliens until about half way into the movie. The remake they know from the start of the movie. The original had Eddie Albert (from tv show Green Acres) playing the same part and the Rock did in the remake...just not as action packed.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:15 PM

There are cases of remakes that take a different twist that the preceding film. For instance, "The Last Man on Earth" starring Vincent Price (another of my favorite thriller/horror actors) had him avoiding vampires. In "The Omega Man starring Charlton Heston, the main character was up against zombies of a sort. With "I Am Legend" Will Smith was fighting mutant monsters. The plot was same in all three even with variations. I enjoyed all three of the films.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:25 AM

Interview with a Vampire, well no one can re-do that one. The cast was perfect and the story was one of the best takes on being a vampire and enduring their long fate in time.

I hope from the bottom of my heart someone would remake Queen of the Damned! Sure the movie "rocks" and I liked the atmosphere, but it was totally different from the book (which is my favourite of the Chronicles). The movie didn't even MENTION the Redheaded twins, which are the whole SOUL of the story! Sure there were other faults, too, but leaving out the twins...!

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 05:51 PM

Interview with a Vampire, well no one can re-do that one. The cast was perfect and the story was one of the best takes on being a vampire and enduring their long fate in time.

I hope from the bottom of my heart someone would remake Queen of the Damned! Sure the movie "rocks" and I liked the atmosphere, but it was totally different from the book (which is my favourite of the Chronicles). The movie didn't even MENTION the Redheaded twins, which are the whole SOUL of the story! Sure there were other faults, too, but leaving out the twins...!

I have to agree. I haven't read the books...I'm sure I'm the only person on this site that hasn't...lol. I just didn't like the fact that Queen of the Damned and Interview seem like two totally different movies and didn't really cross over as being part of the same series.
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