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Old 09-12-2012, 09:31 AM
Best/Favourite Remakes

Or re-imaginings if you will :-)

They could even be better than the original.

Dawn of the Dead
Fright Night
King Kong
The Thing (the 1982 remake of the 1950 one)
The Fly
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
3:10 to Yuma
Cape Fear
the Mechanic
Straw Dogs
True Grit

Does Scarface count as a remake?!

Oh and I forgot:

The Birdcage
Heat
Insomnia
The Ring

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Old 09-12-2012, 11:48 AM
Off the top of my head:

Heat
The Departed
Vanilla Sky
Sorcerer
The Good Thief
King Kong ('05)
Invasion o The Body Snatchers ('78)

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:35 PM
The Departed (Martin Scorsese | 2006)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher | 2011)
The Thing (John Carpenter | 1982)
Heat (Michael Mann | 1995)
King Kong (Peter Jackson | 2005)
Insomnia (Christopher Nolan | 2002)
True Grit (Coen brothers | 2010)
Scarface (Brian De Palma | 1983)
Ocean's Eleven (Steven Soderbergh | 2001)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Frank Oz | 1988)
13 Assassins (Takashi Miike | 2011)
The Maltese Falcon (John Huston | 1941)
Ben-Hur (William Wyler | 1959)

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:45 PM
Good call on 13 Assassins.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone | 1966)
What is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly a remake of? I didn't think it was. You mean Fistful?
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:41 PM
"The Man Who Knew Too Much" (Hitchcock, 1956) is a great remake of "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (Hitchcock, 1934).
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:16 AM
I would have mentioned The Departed because it is a great film, but I haven't seen Infernal Affairs so I don't know if it's better than the original or a good remake.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:06 PM
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Good call on 13 Assassins.



What is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly a remake of? I didn't think it was. You mean Fistful?
I was under the impression that the whole trilogy was based on Kurosawa's Yojimbo and Sanjuro.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:55 PM
i enjoy the remakes of

Dawn of the dead
Ten Commandments
Ben-hur
maltus falcon
a fistful dollars
friday the 13th-sue me
the departed
True Grit-i'm not sure this counts a remake or just another relling of the book
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:07 PM
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I was under the impression that the whole trilogy was based on Kurosawa's Yojimbo and Sanjuro.
Fistful is a remake of Yojimbo, For A Few Dollars More borrows some elements from Sanjuro but they're very different overall so it isn't really a remake anymore than Tarantino movies are remakes of their influences, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is an original story/screenplay.

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:25 PM
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Fistful is a remake of Yojimbo, For A Few Dollars More borrows some elements from Sanjuro but they're very different overall so it isn't really a remake anymore than Tarantino movies are remakes of their influences, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is an original story/screenplay.
Okeydokes. Did not know that.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:26 PM
Lets get horror out of the way, since it's the most controversial.

-The Thing (more of a retelling of the short story.)
-The Fly (Better)
-Dawn of the Dead
-Night of the Living Dead
-Texas Chainsaw Massacre/TCM: The Beginning
-Friday the 13th
-My Bloody Valentine
-Invasion of the Body Snatchers 70's version (Better)
-The Ring
-The Grudge

Fright Night was ok mostly for the cast.

I love Jackson's King Kong and while I've never seen Infernal Affairs, The Departed rocks. True Grit was the tits and 3:10 To Yuma rocked as well. Cape Fear is one of Scorsese most underrated flicks. Sure, it goes over the top at the end, but it's still damn good. Oceans Eleven is better than the original imo, and so is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:20 AM
The Manchurian Candidate
Walking Tall
Death Race
Planet of the Apes '01
The Punisher '04
War of the Worlds


And I agree with:

Fright Night
The Thing '82
Dawn of the Dead
The Fly
Insomnia
Cape Fear
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:19 AM
I pretty much agree with your entire list, except for this one.
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Fright Night
The remake was atrocious. Colin Farrel is a dickhead

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Old 09-14-2012, 05:00 AM
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3:10 to Yuma , Original movie is better. Soundtrack, story and climax fight scene is more better and realist than remake version.
Of course it is. Because the remake sucked a phat wun.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:55 AM
Cape Fear.

It's the only remake that comes to mind that isn't a giant pile of steaming shit.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:50 PM
the time mahcine remake

I do eenjoyy the time machine remake
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:54 PM
Let Me In
Vanilla Sky
Friday the 13th
The Departed
The Fly
Dawn of the Dead
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:25 AM
13 Assassins was a remake? Didn't know that.

Favorite remakes: Ben-Hur, Ocean's Eleven, King Kong ('05), The Departed, Magnificent Seven, and Fistful of Dollars.


I don't consider movies like Hamlet, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc. to be remakes. They're just adaptations of books that have been adapted before. They're have been several movie adaptations of Hamlet, Last of the Mohicans, and The Count of Monte Cristo - among many others. But one doesn't make it a remake of a prior adaptation of the movie.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:37 AM
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I don't consider movies like Hamlet, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc. to be remakes. They're just adaptations of books that have been adapted before.
That's right.

Other good ones:
Point of No Return
Diabolique
Flicka
The Woman in Red
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:24 AM
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Of course it is. Because the remake sucked a phat wun.
are you being facetious?
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:42 AM
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are you being facetious?
What does facetious mean in the context of my comment, dude?
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:39 PM
BETTER THAN THE ORIGINALS

LET ME IN
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)
THE BLOB
THE RING
DAWN OF THE DEAD
D.O.A. (1988)
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
THE AMITYVILLE HORROR
THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT
MOTHER’S DAY
WILLARD
CAPE FEAR


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Old 09-23-2012, 07:45 AM
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What does facetious mean in the context of my comment, dude?
sarcastic
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:42 AM
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True Grit-i'm not sure this counts a remake or just another relling of the book
Any movie whose screenplay was adapted from another medium despite having been adapted into a movie at least once before is not a true remake but rather an alternate adaptation in my book. So that leaves out "True Grit," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "The Manchurian Candidate," "The Maltese Falcon," the Millennium trilogy, the countless versions of "Oliver Twist," "Pride and Prejudice," "Alice in Wonderland," Shakespeare plays, etc.

So, the best actual remakes off the top of my head:
"The Man Who Knew Too Much"
"Invasion of the Body Snatchers"
"The Thing" (1982)
"The Fly"
"Down and Out in Beverly Hills"
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
"Heat"
"Ocean's Eleven"
"Insomnia"
"King King" (2005)
"The Departed"
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:00 PM
Ooh best remakes, I have quite a few I can list:

The Fly (1986) (Everyone says that due to the sweet ass special effects and Jeff Goldblum as the doomed protagonist)
The Thing (1982) (Same again topping the original with really cool gory FX)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Definitely up there as one of the best remakes especially with the casting of both Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig)
A Fistful of Dollars (Taking Yojimbo and making it a spaghetti western, Sweet!)
Cape Fear (Taking the perfect family through the grinder and making them really dysfunctional especially Nick Nolte since he can't keep it in his pants and Robert de Niro really sleazing his way into Juliette Lewis's panties)
Night of the Living Dead (Underrated gem directed by FX legend Tom Savini and Barbra taking a level in badass which is definitely shades of both Sarah Connor and Ellen Ripley plus a rare heroic role by Tony Todd)
The Ring (Just like the original Ring, it is creepy on so many levels but the imagery in The Ring is that little bit more disturbing especially when Samara is being suffocated by her mother and dumped into the well)
Scarface (Al Pacino is a freaking legend in this remake, "SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!")
Dawn of the Dead (Again another remake of a seminal zombie classic but the zombies in this are very similar to the Infected from 28 Days/Weeks Later because they can run)
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:43 AM
Scarface (1983)

The Thing (1982)

Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

The Fly (1986)

3:10 To Yuma (2007)

The Departed (2006)

Cape Fear (1991)

Let Me In (2010)

Dredd (2012)
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