Five films you want to see remade

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Postby Slade » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:18 pm

If you don't have a good story, you don't have a good film. The frights must grow out of the plot. Like in THE CHANGELING (1980):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dau6sxNlYl4
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Postby dlsevern » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:07 pm

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Postby Slade » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:08 am

You have good taste in horror movies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqYDRxdgnC0
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Postby Slade » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:12 pm

Okay, now I think you've got really good taste in horror movies. As I click on your links, I keep thinking, Yep, yep, yep.

For instance, ALTERED STATES. A story by Paddy Chayefsky. William Hurt at his height. And a concept of evolutionary regression in a water tank. I can vividly remember seeing it at the Stanley Theater on a snowy night and walking home with my mind on fire from its horrific ideas.

And, from the same era, STRAW DOGS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXkqGVfm1mo

And THE COLLECTOR:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oTFGi3ppnI

And while we're talking about Terence Stamp, try THE LIMEY (not really horror, but a good fish-out-of-water tale about what can happen if you mess with the wrong guy):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h_iD1us304

Here's a nifty scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfRV0qQ_vTk&feature=fvsr
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Postby dlsevern » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:38 pm

Nice, I didn't even know that the recent release of Straw Dogs was a remake. Didn't they also make a remake of The Collector too?

The Limey was a great movie.
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Postby Luna » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:08 am

dlsevern wrote:Thank you, as do you sir. Here's a few more


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiYSirEHS5E



Near Dark - one of my all-time favorite movies. I even used the name for my very short-lived PI business, and now it's the name of my band on Rock Band :oops:

Killer soundtrack too.
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Postby dlsevern » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:35 am

And you know, when I mention it to people, most have never even heard of it. Crazy
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Postby raasnio » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:43 am

Slade wrote:If you don't have a good story, you don't have a good film. The frights must grow out of the plot. Like in THE CHANGELING (1980):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dau6sxNlYl4


Still my favorite 'ghost' film. Though THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE is at #2 and both are far ahead of any others.
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Postby Slade » Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:24 pm

Trivia: Back in the 1970s, we had an office party at Da Vito, a restaurant beside our office on Maple Tree Square. Across the square, they were filming THE CHANGELING, and the drunker we got, the more the afternoon narrowed down to the question: "What's George C. Scott doing now?"

The answer was always, "Just standing around." And that's how I learned why so many actors prefer the stage. The curtain goes up, and the story moves from beginning to end with a continuous emotional arc.
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Postby dlsevern » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:47 pm

I have never seen a stage performance, NEVER, doesn't that suck. I don't like to do things alone and I could'nt ever find anyone who wanted to or could afford to go.
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Re: Five films you want to see remade

Postby EZ Rhino » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:08 am

Wasn't sure about where to put this and I finally decided on this thread. Looks like a movie's in development that is rumoured to be a female version of The Expendables.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2363008/

I likes my warrior women and I think this could have potential. Gina Carrano, Katee Sackhoff, Linda Hamilton and Pam Grier? That's a quartet to be reckoned with. Who would round out the cast though? They'd have to have something going for them besides physical beauty. Summer Glau? Ziyi Zhang? They're fairly athletic and pretty tough as well but I don't know...
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Re: Five films you want to see remade

Postby bucro » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:04 pm

1) A Clockwork Orange
I always thought this movie was ahead of its time, predicting the whole punk movement. It would be more relevant than ever.

2) The Magnificent Seven
Even if only to hear the theme song.

3) The Warriors
Bit of a gang theme developing here.

4) The Dirty Dozen
Just because they would kick the crap out of Ocean's Eleven [or 12 or 13 or whatever]

5) The Wild Bunch
Not to be confused with Woody Allen's Bananas.
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Re: Five films you want to see remade

Postby Mbwun » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:46 am

Welcome to the forum bucro! Nice to see someone new around here.

Unfortunately, things are pretty quiet in here these days.
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