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« on: August 29, 2012, 01:52:01 PM »

LOVEFiLM(which is a UK streaming service from Amazon)had a poll that was carried out to celebrate the release of Total Recall of people's favourite remakes
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here are the Top Ten
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1. The Departed - 20%

2. Ocean's Eleven - 13%

3. True Grit - 12%

4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 10%

5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 9%

6. Dawn of the Dead - 8%

7. The Thomas Crown Affair - 7%

8. 3.10 to Yuma - 6%

9. Karate Kid - 5%

10. The Italian Job - 4%


Not really a fantastic top ten is it?

Have you guys got any remakes that you think should of been in the top ten or at least replaced some of those that are there...I mean,where the fuck is The Pink Panther? icon_wink
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 02:00:10 PM »

John Carpenter's remake of The Thing.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 05:14:48 PM »

The Dawn of the Dead remake really surprised me.  I wanted to hate it with a passion as I'm a big fan of Romero's original take, but when I started hearing rumors that it was pretty dang good, I broke down and caught a matinee.  I friggin' loved it (not more than the original, but as a good zombie film in its own right) and have the blu ray that I watch every year at halloween.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 05:20:36 PM »

Magnificent Seven and Fistfull of Dollars are musts.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 06:38:08 PM »

Do remakes of TV shows into movies count? Most have been dreck but The Fugitive (1993 best picture nominee) was a great example of using solid TV source material to make an exciting film that's inspired by a TV show but not either parodying it or being too strictly like it.

I love Carpenter's The Thing though it's based more on John Campbell's short story source material - which had the concept of anyone being The Thing, not of James Arness as a giant Carrot Head creature.  icon_smile I think it still qualifies. It's just, when people talk about Reboots and Reimaginings, I tend to think of Carpenter's take there.
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 08:16:19 PM »

"The Birdcage"

Cape Fear


Are two I thought of right away which are great.

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012, 09:20:00 PM »

The Lion In Winter remake didn't surpass the original, but was still pretty good in its own right.

Ditto All Quiet On the Western Front.
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2012, 09:26:08 PM »

Lord of the Rings -  technically they were already done once with Bakshi's movie and the animated Return of the King.
Clash of the Titans - sorry, I'm a CGI whore.


if TV shows are in then I'll add The Fugitive, The A-Team and Speed Racer biggrin
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2012, 09:27:35 PM »

Clash of the Titans? 

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 11:15:14 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on August 29, 2012, 09:27:35 PM

Clash of the Titans?  

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Everybody knows that bots prefer CGI.
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2012, 08:39:57 PM »

Good God that's a craptasitc list - quite sad that people would vote for such lame-ass choices. I'd vote for any of the following over half of what's on that list.

Scarface
The Thing
King Kong
The Fly
Heaven Can Wait
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Nosferatu the Vampyre
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Insomnia
The Magnificent Seven
For a Fistfull of Dollars
Invasion of the Boddy Snatchers

I means seriously - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Karate Kid?! And here I was thinkng people in the UK actually knew something about films.   Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2012, 09:34:22 PM »

Gah, I forgot all about The Fly and it's one of my favorite movies ever.
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2012, 09:48:27 PM »

I did not know Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake.  they should remake it again with more CGI biggrin
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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2012, 10:47:17 PM »

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I did not know Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake.
It's a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story.
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they should remake it again with more CGI biggrin
OK that would be weird...very weird.
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2012, 07:20:36 AM »

Heaven Can wait has been done twice has it not?I think Chris Rock did a version(Down To Earth),but i prefer the Warren Beatty version which is a remake of Here Comes Mr Jordan,I loved Heaven Can Wait,really cool film

King Kong has also been remade twice,Jeff Bridges version and Peter Jackson version over the original 1933 version
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