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Did Planet of the Apes Start the Sequel Craze?

Old 05-02-03, 10:45 PM
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Wong Fei Hung has been portrayed in over 200 movies. Over 100 of those were portrayed by the same actor. Wong Fei Hung wins. Sherlock, Bond, Godzilla, etc all lose. The end.
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Story of Wong Fei Hung Part I was 72 minutes. There were 98 sequels all starring Kwan Tak Hing. [according to my Heroic Grace program]

Were all the sequels of same running length? That's a pretty short feature but it's within the Academy's rules.
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Originally posted by devilshalo
Story of Wong Fei Hung Part I was 72 minutes. There were 98 sequels all starring Kwan Tak Hing.
99 movies, you say? That's a long story.
Old 05-04-03, 06:48 PM
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Japan has the "Tora-san" series that ended with I believe 44 movies with the same actor. The actor (can't remember his name) passed away a few years ago, ending the series.
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Ok, so what movie is the first one to have a "II" behind it? (just curious)

like American Pie and American Pie II

What was the first movie and sequel to have that (or the number 2 i guess)
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What about Dracula? IMDB shows 127 hits with his name in the title alone.
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Old 05-05-03, 11:45 AM
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on a related note, which remake started the new craze for remakes? my guess is gus van zant's version of psycho....
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IVAN THE TERRIBLE, PART II (late 40s)
Old 05-06-03, 01:58 AM
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I think the sequel craze came right about the same time people figured out they could make money on movies. Sequels have been around forever, from Bride of Frankenstein to Godzilla part whatever to Matrix Reloaded. Of course, we could blame books for starting this "sequel" thing as I heard some authors have been known to write sequels also.
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Originally posted by al_bundy
A few questions. Why doesn't Bond ever age? How does Ms. Moneypenny get younger? And how does Tokyo get rebuilt so fast after each new attack?
It's what people refer to as movie magic. Having sequels is not a bad thing, but dragging it on like day time soap makes me sick, while making film studio execs richer. Those bastards.
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Originally posted by FuzzyBallz
It's what people refer to as movie magic. Having sequels is not a bad thing, but dragging it on like day time soap makes me sick, while making film studio execs richer. Those bastards.

Too much of a good thing coud be bad in the long run and having sequels tend to dull the creative process like using the same characters dragging a plot or storyline or in some actors cases they could be typecast as certan characters in a movie or Tv show. not only do studio execs get richer but so do some actors who demand higher saleries for each sequel they appear in and well as directors and writers who draw up the scripts it's sure a tangled web they weave how sad.
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Nope~Frankenstein was the first in 1931, sequel Bride of Frankenstein in 1935, 3rd was cancelled when Colin Clive died in 1937, born in 1898 was only 39 years old.

Proof www.imdb.com people search
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I know you're the product of 50 year old public schools , but what are you talking about? Bride of Frankenstein wasn't the first sequal and they did make a part 3, and a part 4, 5, 6,......
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By no means am I stating that these were the first sequels, but Elmo Lincoln starred in 2 silent sequels to his 1918 TARZAN OF THE APES success. That's pretty early on.....
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Originally posted by devilshalo
James BondGodzilla
Dr. No

From Russia With Love

Goldfinger

Thunderball

You Only Live Twice

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Diamonds Are Forever

Live and Let Die

The Man with the Golden Gun

The Spy Who Loved Me

Moonraker

For Your Eyes Only

Octopussy

A View to a Kill

The Living Daylights

Licence to Kill

GoldenEye

Tomorrow Never Dies

The World is Not Enough

Die Another Day

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Gigantis, The Fire Monster

King Kong vs. Godzilla

Godzilla vs. the Thing

Ghidrah, the Three Headed Monster

Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster

Son of Godzilla

Destroy All Monsters

Godzilla's Revenge

Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster

Godzilla vs. Gigan

Godzilla vs. Megalon

Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster

Terror of Mechagodzilla

Godzilla 1985

Godzilla vs. Biollante

Godzilla vs. King Ghiodrah

Godzilla vs. Mothra

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (II)

Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla

Godzilla vs. Destroyer

Godzilla 2000

Godzilla vs. Megaguiras

GMK: All Monsters Attack

Actually the race is a little closer since you neglected to mention the "unofficial" Bond films: Casino Royale (1954), Casino Royale (1967), and Never Say Never Again.
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Wow! Never thought sequels went back 80 years or more.

I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Originally posted by joliom
Actually the race is a little closer since you neglected to mention the "unofficial" Bond films: Casino Royale (1954), Casino Royale (1967), and Never Say Never Again.
Then can I include all Mothra Films and the Devlin/Emmerich Godzilla?

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