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« on: November 01, 2009, 05:52:12 PM »

Ever see a film and it seems familiar until you realize..Hey! this movie a remake! or even vice versa you watch the film and later find out it was a remake. (this one happens to me a lot) So I ask,  remake versus original which did you like best?

example:

Kairo 2001 (original) Pulse 2006 (remake)
Kairo i liked better very scary and had more emotion.

Oh and here is one more question which movie was first remade? This one has been on my mind all day.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009, 06:56:52 PM »

Welcome to the boards, and good first topic!

I think the most famous "remake better than the original" was THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) over the 1931 version.

As for the earliest remake, I bet they started pretty early in Hollywood history.  There is a PRISONER OF ZENDA (1913) and a PRISONER OF ZENDA (1915), but I don't know for sure that one was a remake of the other.  They could have been competing adaptations of the same source material.  (Though I guess the same could be said of the two MALTESE FALCONs).
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009, 08:10:27 PM »

I like John Carpenter's The Thing more than Howard Hawks' The Thing From Another World.

I also like John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) more than Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007).
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 12:26:44 AM »

Thank you, for the welcome.

I AM LEGEND (2007) over THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964) was a little bit better, but i would say almost a tie. I want to say THE OMEGA MAN (1971) is similar to the 2007 remake Ive only read the plot for this so I'm not to sure. Its on my need to watch list.

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) over CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (2005) the cg over the top and the tunnel scene its just not that freaky in the new one, Infact nothing happens so boring.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 01:59:52 AM »

I like Cronenberg's The Fly (1986) more than the original The Fly (1958).
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009, 07:13:34 AM »

The Thing > The Thing from another World

...Prom Night (New) > Prom Night (Old) (Not a lot to compete with IMO :P)

Willard (2003) > Willard (1970)

The Hills Have Eyes (2006) > The Hills Have Eyes (1977) (By a hair, the remake had plenty of stuff that bugged me)
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Other stuff I've seen (Which is mostly speaking horror-wise) matches up at best
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009, 08:26:23 AM »

The Korean horror film A Tale of Two Sisters is a lot better the the US version called The Uninvited.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009, 09:22:36 AM »

I actually like The Thing From Another World about as well as Carpenter's The Thing.  They were very different movies, the first one had a lot that appealed to me.  I've never seen the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre or The Hills Have Eyes 2, but I love both of those remakes. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009, 09:55:35 AM »

Black Christmas - the original is one of my faves, but the remake was putrid.
Dawn Of The Dead - love the original, but the remake was kinda meh.
I have absolutely no desire to see the Friday The 13th remake, the My Bloody Valentine remake, NOES 2010, etc., etc. It's kind of a cliche thing to say, but to me, remakes just taint the greatness of the originals.
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2009, 10:51:22 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2009, 11:36:16 AM »

Just a few:

* THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD is better than THE THING

* The original DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is better than the remake

* WAR OF THE WORLDS with Gene Barry is better than the Tom Cruise remake (but I like the Tom Cruise one, too).  The low-budget British remake is ambitious, but very bad.

* The original VANISHING POINT is superior to the TV remake.

* The Karloff version of FRANKENSTEIN is better than any remake.

* The Lugosi version of DRACULA is better than any remake.

* The original HALLOWEEN is better than Rob Zombie's version

* Toss up between the original INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS and the Donald Sutherland version . . . each has many elements I like.  They are both better than BODY SNATCHERS (but I enjoy that one, too).  THE INVASION with Nicole Kidman is very disappointing.

* The original POSEIDON ADVENTURE is better than POSEIDON.  Both are better than the dismal TV remake.

* THE TIME MACHINE with Rod Taylor is better than the Guy Pearce version.

* Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO is better than Gus Van Sant's "recreation."

* Sam Peckinpah's THE GETAWAY is better than the Baldwin/Basinger remake.

* The original WILLARD is better than the Crispin Glover version.

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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2009, 04:27:32 PM »

I enjoy:
+ The Thing from Another World over the The Thing.
+ The Ring over Ringu.
+ King Kong (2005) over the original King Kong.
+ Original Halloween over Rob Zombie's Halloween.
+ Disney's The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardobe over the animated and 60s verison.
+ The original The Andromeda Strain over the newest verison.
+ The Jungle Book (Animated) over The Jungle Book (Live Acted)

There are more, but I said enough.
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2009, 04:29:44 PM »

+ King Kong (2005) over the original King Kong.

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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2009, 04:50:04 PM »

+ King Kong (2005) over the original King Kong.

Blasphemer!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2009, 05:14:06 PM »

I like John Carpenter's The Thing more than Howard Hawks' The Thing From Another World.



I agree wholeheartedly.
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