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06.24.2009
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Considering all the times Hollywood has plundered movie material from Asia, turnabout is fair play.

So a Hong Kong remake of the Coen Brothers' noir classic BLOOD SIMPLE is in the works, from no less than acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS).

The Coen's 1985 black comedy revolves around an adulterous affair between a bartender and Abby, his boss' wife. When her husband Marty learns of th situation, he hires a lowlife detective to have them killed. Double-crosses and mixed messages lead to a series of murderous mishaps.

Yimou's version "San Qiang Pai An Jing Qi" (roughtly translated as "THE STUNNING CASE OF THE THREE GUN SHOTS") stars Chinese actor Sun Honglei, comedian Xiao Shenyang and actress Yan Ni, and marks the director's first work since he designed the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics.

Extra Tidbit: Hong Kong doesn't just go to classics for remake material -- they made their own version of CELLULAR called CONNECTED.
Source: THR

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12:10AM on 06/27/2009
i'll take other countries' remakes over Hollywood remakes any day.
i'll take other countries' remakes over Hollywood remakes any day.
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11:22AM on 07/29/2009
Why of course you would. Typical self-loathing Americans. Why don't you people just move somewhere else?
Why of course you would. Typical self-loathing Americans. Why don't you people just move somewhere else?
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3:38PM on 06/25/2009
blood simple was an amazing movie. i'll take this remake as a sign of respect towards it, since foreign countries(other than bollywood) don't do a lot of remakes of American cinema. its only insulting when your acting like Hollywood and being remake crazy
blood simple was an amazing movie. i'll take this remake as a sign of respect towards it, since foreign countries(other than bollywood) don't do a lot of remakes of American cinema. its only insulting when your acting like Hollywood and being remake crazy
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3:28PM on 06/25/2009

Awesome

Any love to Blood Simple is good news to me, definately the Coen's most underrated flick. Pure freakin' gold that movie is, with a kick-ass soundtrack to boot.
Any love to Blood Simple is good news to me, definately the Coen's most underrated flick. Pure freakin' gold that movie is, with a kick-ass soundtrack to boot.
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10:20AM on 06/25/2009
Hot damn! Can someone say: One of the best movie titles ever.
Hot damn! Can someone say: One of the best movie titles ever.
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2:47AM on 06/25/2009

Dark comedy?

I'm not sure if this was much of a black comedy... maybve a little but it was mostly like what... a noir thiller?? I loved it though, my favorite coens bro film, plus it doesn't help being their(well Ethan i guess) debut...unless i'm mistaken... I'm not too pysched about the re-make, too good of a movie... and i don't care what director does it(i'm sorry i HATED Hero...just my opinion though)


How awesome was it when that dog was in the house?? I was like... wtf? ohhh daamnn
I'm not sure if this was much of a black comedy... maybve a little but it was mostly like what... a noir thiller?? I loved it though, my favorite coens bro film, plus it doesn't help being their(well Ethan i guess) debut...unless i'm mistaken... I'm not too pysched about the re-make, too good of a movie... and i don't care what director does it(i'm sorry i HATED Hero...just my opinion though)


How awesome was it when that dog was in the house?? I was like... wtf? ohhh daamnn
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2:43AM on 06/25/2009
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The indian version of Cellular
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The indian version of Cellular
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2:32AM on 06/25/2009

I trust Yimou too.

Damn now I want to go dig up that movie.
I loved it way back then.
Damn now I want to go dig up that movie.
I loved it way back then.
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12:26AM on 06/25/2009
Blood Simple is the sort of movie that has such a strong basic structure you could take the bare bones and put them in roughly any setting, and might still have a good movie. Not to say it couldn't be screwed up, but I trust Yimou.
Blood Simple is the sort of movie that has such a strong basic structure you could take the bare bones and put them in roughly any setting, and might still have a good movie. Not to say it couldn't be screwed up, but I trust Yimou.
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