Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
August 12, 2022, 04:16:12 AM
684693 Posts in 51805 Topics by 7292 Members
Latest Member: refundrifle8 Forum  |  Movies  |  Press Releases and Film News  |  Japanese remake a Hollywood movie for a change. « previous next »
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Japanese remake a Hollywood movie for a change.  (Read 1220 times)
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 1281
Posts: 9848

« on: October 19, 2021, 06:29:56 AM »

I remember the Cube as being one of my favourite movies from that year. I'd be interested in a remake, but not if it turns out to be a shot for shot copy.

1997ís Cube was a fantastic sci-fi, horror ride. The self-contained film trapped a group of people in a interchangeable, booby-trapped, labyrinth. It was a huge home video hit at the time. While most times it is the US remaking films from other countries, this time around Japan is remaking one of the United Statesí.

The Japanese Cube remake very much looks like a shot for shot remake of the 1997 film. They are even using their shoes to check for booby-traps in some cases apparently. It even teases the big scene in which someone gets turned to tiny chunks of meat thanks to one of the traps.

The synopsis for 1997ís Cube goes like this:

Without remembering how they got there, several strangers awaken in a prison of cubic cells, some of them booby-trapped. Thereís onetime cop Quentin (Maurice Dean Wint), scientist Holloway (Nicky Guadagni), young math genius Leaven (Nicole de Boer), master of escapes Rennes (Wayne Robson), autistic savant Kazan (Andrew Miller) and architect Worth (David Hewlett), who might have more information on the maze than he lets on. The prisoners must use their combined skills if they are to escape.

Iím really interested in seeing the Japanese version of the film. Iím curious if they will switch the ending up to surprise audiences.

Cube hits theaters in Japan on Oct 22. There still isnít an international release date, but we will let you know when and if there is.]

But do you understand That none of this will matter Nothing can take your pain away
Jim H
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 302
Posts: 3575

« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2021, 05:40:49 PM »

Hollywood?  You're going to make the Canucks angry with that remark.  Well, slightly miffed, maybe.

That said...  I think this is not a bad film to remake actually.  It's got some visual flair and does a lot with a minimal setup, a very basic concept you can do a lot of different things with - like a new adaptation of a stage play, you know?  Most of the story is created in dialogue and character performance, meaning it's very easy to change up in interesting ways if you're a good writer.

Incidentally, the only other licensed (there's a number of unofficial copies and such, of course) East Asian remake of a Western film I know of off-hand is Connected, which is a Hong Kong remake of Cellular.  I actually think it was a major improvement across the board, well worth checking out - it's on Netflix right now in fact.  I hope Cube can manage the same trick.
Rev. Powell
Global Moderator
B-Movie Kraken

Karma: 2851
Posts: 24081

Click on that globe for 366 Weird Movies

« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2021, 05:50:16 PM »

I'd be down with that, in principle, if they'd do something new with the premise. Unfortunately, the trailer does make it look like a shot-for-shot remake with Japanese actors. The director has only made one other movie, which I'm not familiar with.

I'll take you places the hand of man has not yet set foot.
Pages: [1] Forum  |  Movies  |  Press Releases and Film News  |  Japanese remake a Hollywood movie for a change. « previous next »
    Jump to:  

    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email

    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os∑mo∑sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.