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Hmmm, this is why I dislike remakes

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carter

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i think remakes that upset you re a sign of geting old.remakes of films from before my time dont bother me but when karate kid was remade i wasnt happy that was a film i wached as a kid ,why cant thay leave it alone

to be fair i took the kids to see it and it was okish

still news this week that back to the future to be remade with (justin biber?)and a us version of scum.not happy again
 

chebby

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nodnarb4444:i think remakes that upset you re a sign of geting old.

No. It is a sign that the remakes tend to be reeeaaally bad!

The evidence I present your Honour is... "The Day of The Jackal" (1973. Director Fred Zinnemann, starring Edward Fox) and the train-wreck of a remake that was.. "The Jackal" (1997, Director... who cares? Starring Bruce Willis)

I will guarantee that anyone over 20 (with a shred of critical faculty) watching both would conclude that the 1973 version is a masterpiece and the Willis version an insult.
 

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chebby:

The evidence I present your Honour is... "The Day of The Jackal" (1973. Director Fred Zinnemann, starring Edward Fox) and the train-wreck of a remake that was.. "The Jackal" (1997, Director... who cares? Starring Bruce Willis)

I will guarantee that anyone over 20 (with a shred of critical faculty) watching both would conclude that the 1973 version is a masterpiece and the Willis version an insult.

Having read the book before seeing the film Edward Fox seems to come across as almost the perfect actor to play the title role.

Btw Frederick Forsyth is one of my favourite fiction writers.
 

plastic penguin

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nodnarb4444:

i think remakes that upset you re a sign of geting old.remakes of films from before my time dont bother me but when karate kid was remade i wasnt happy that was a film i wached as a kid ,why cant thay leave it alone

to be fair i took the kids to see it and it was okish

still news this week that back to the future to be remade with (justin biber?)and a us version of scum.not happy again

I'm with Chebby on this one - I recently mentioned (on a different thread) what Paul Hogan said about Crocodile Dundee II: "For a sequel to be as successful as the original, it needs to be twice as good."
 

Big Chris

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plastic penguin:nodnarb4444:

i think remakes that upset you re a sign of geting old.remakes of films from before my time dont bother me but when karate kid was remade i wasnt happy that was a film i wached as a kid ,why cant thay leave it alone

to be fair i took the kids to see it and it was okish

still news this week that back to the future to be remade with (justin biber?)and a us version of scum.not happy again

I'm with Chebby on this one - I recently mentioned (on a different thread) what Paul Hogan said about Crocodile Dundee II: "For a sequel to be as successful as the original, it needs to be twice as good."

A shame Hogan doesn't practice what he preaches.
 

plastic penguin

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Big Chris:plastic penguin:nodnarb4444:

i think remakes that upset you re a sign of geting old.remakes of films from before my time dont bother me but when karate kid was remade i wasnt happy that was a film i wached as a kid ,why cant thay leave it alone

to be fair i took the kids to see it and it was okish

still news this week that back to the future to be remade with (justin biber?)and a us version of scum.not happy again

I'm with Chebby on this one - I recently mentioned (on a different thread) what Paul Hogan said about Crocodile Dundee II: "For a sequel to be as successful as the original, it needs to be twice as good."

A shame Hogan doesn't practice what he preaches.


He tried and failed - that's the point, perfectly illustrated. It's like how many really good covers versions have you heard?
 

aliEnRIK

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Ive liked most of the horror film remakes to a degree (Halloween, Crazies, Friday 13th etc)

But was very dissapointed with A Nightmare On Elm Street which I watched this morning.
 
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Thankfully the Bieber/Back to the Futere story is nonsense, Rest easy Nodnarb4444!

You gave me a bloody fright though!
 

carter

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bobbyg81:

Thankfully the Bieber/Back to the Futere story is nonsense, Rest easy Nodnarb4444!

You gave me a bloody fright though!


gonna sleep better tonight now,thanx bobbyg
 

plastic penguin

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I awoke this morning in a pool of sweat, chewing on the cat's fur and trembling...

The script to the Dambusters is a Stephen Fry composition. What if he's written Guy Gibson as a "Melchett" type character?
 

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plastic penguin:
I awoke this morning in a pool of sweat, chewing on the cat's fur and trembling...

The script to the Dambusters is a Stephen Fry composition. What if he's written Guy Gibson as a "Melchett" type character?

I very much doubt that, if you knew anything about him you'd realise he'll be as faithful and respectful as he possibly can be. Or is allowed to be, more to the point.
 

plastic penguin

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the_lhc:plastic penguin:

I awoke this morning in a pool of sweat, chewing on the cat's fur and trembling...

The script to the Dambusters is a Stephen Fry composition. What if he's written Guy Gibson as a "Melchett" type character?

I very much doubt that, if you knew anything about him you'd realise he'll be as faithful and respectful as he possibly can be. Or is allowed to be, more to the point.

It was a light-hearted quip.

Hey, thinking about it, it would be fun way of doing a Dambuster parody.
 

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aliEnRIK:

Ive liked most of the horror film remakes to a degree (Halloween, Crazies, Friday 13th etc)

But was very dissapointed with A Nightmare On Elm Street which I watched this morning.

'The Fog' remake was about as chilling as a sauna in Dubai. The original is a classic and sits proudly in my collection.
 

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Big Chris:aliEnRIK:

Ive liked most of the horror film remakes to a degree (Halloween, Crazies, Friday 13th etc)

But was very dissapointed with A Nightmare On Elm Street which I watched this morning.

'The Fog' remake was about as chilling as a sauna in Dubai. The original is a classic and sits proudly in my collection.

Remakes, unfortunately, are much like sequels. Sometimes, a remake can be a classic in it's own right - like Ben Hur (the 1959 Charlton Heston version) - or Battlestar Galactica (OK, it's not a film, but still a classic), just as Aliens is also a classic - or The Thing. These are often better because of advances in special effects, cinematography, or just because they have massively larger budgets than the original.

However, more often than not, it's just a case of cashing in on the name, or making an "USA" version of a foreign movie - I'm thinking of Nikita here...

And then there are "re-imaginings"
 

aliEnRIK

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Big Chris:
'The Fog' remake was about as chilling as a sauna in Dubai. The original is a classic and sits proudly in my collection.

I'd heard it was rubbish so never bothered watching it. The original is classic (Though does look dated these days)
 

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scene:just as Aliens is also a classic - or The Thing. These are often better because of advances in special effects, cinematography, or just because they have massively larger budgets than the original.

The remake of 'Thing From Another World' is my favourite horror of all time. Absolutely dripping in atmosphere, the distrust between the workers is palpable. Must mention Rob Bottin too (Special effects guy) some of the effects would challenge films today (some not so
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The only 'thing' that really spoils it for me is the blood. I could have done a better job myself!
 
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aliEnRIK:

scene:just as Aliens is also a classic - or The Thing. These are often better because of advances in special effects, cinematography, or just because they have massively larger budgets than the original.

The remake of 'Thing From Another World' is my favourite horror of all time. Absolutely dripping in atmosphere, the distrust between the workers is palpable. Must mention Rob Bottin too (Special effects guy) some of the effects would challenge films today (some not so
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The only 'thing' that really spoils it for me is the blood. I could have done a better job myself!

If you haven't upgraded to the bd version. I can really recommend it. The picture is very good and the sound clearer. The sub doesn't get much of a work out though.
 

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NSYGrinner:

If you haven't upgraded to the bd version. I can really recommend it. The picture is very good and the sound clearer. The sub doesn't get much of a work out though.

I think it was the 1st bluray I ever bought
 

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