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Old 03-12-04, 09:51 PM
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Directors that direct their own remakes ?

random question I suppose, but now that The Ring 2 is being directed by Hideo Nakata (Director of Ringu/Ringu2) and The Grude (Ju-on) is being directed by Takashi Shimizu (Director of Ju-On, Ju-on: The Grudge, etc; ), am curious what the track record with foreign directors remaking their own films in English have been (or another, second language).

Any ideas? I actually don't know of a single example... Closest being El Mariachi -> Desperado, but even that wasn't really a remake.
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The Vanishing (Spoorloos) 1988 was remade for American audiences in 1993. George Sluizer directed both.
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Originally posted by Geofferson
The Vanishing (Spoorloos) 1988 was remade for American audiences in 1993. George Sluizer directed both.
This is what I was going to say. It's the only one I could think of off the top of my head.

And btw, stay far, far, far away from the American remake. They "Americanized" it, completely changing the dark, disturbing ending, and tacking on a "everyone lives happily ever after" ending. It totally destroys everything that was great about the original.
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Originally posted by Geofferson
The Vanishing (Spoorloos) 1988 was remade for American audiences in 1993. George Sluizer directed both.
I'm guessing odds are against those two in-the-works remakes then. Damn.

I don't get the changes made to Vanishing though, studio intervention or did the Sluizer just feel the need to make a few changes? Was unaware he did both (saw both years ago though)
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Ole Bornedal directed both Nattevagten and the English remake Nightwatch a few years later.
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Hitchcock did The Man Who Knew Too Much twice (I knew there was one he did twice)
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Hitchcock, of course.
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Alfred Hitchcock remade his own The Man Who Knew Too Much.

Howard Hawks made two loose remakes of his own Rio Bravo: El Dorado and Rio Lobo.

John Carpenter remade Rio Bravo as Assault on Precinct 13, and then remade his own movie as Ghosts of Mars
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Yasujiro Ozu: A Story of Floating Weeds. Remade into Floating Weeds.
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George Lucas made THX1138 twice, the first time as a student film. Same with Wes Anderson and Bottle Rocket. At least, I think the first time it was a student film.

I know these aren't exactly what you meant with this thread, but there are probably very few examples of what you were asking for.
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Cecil B. DeMille - The Ten Commandments (1923 & 1956)
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Roger Vadim did both versions of And God created Woman.

Todd Browning remade London after midnight as Mark of the Vampire.
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Michael Mann- LA showdown (?) and Heat.
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You might say Robert Rodriguez remade "El Mariachi" when he made "Desperado."
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Robert Rodriguez remade El Mariachi into Desperado...
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Frank Capra remade Lady for a Day as Pocketful of Miracles.

BTW, I don't agree with the comparisons between Desperado/El Mariachi, and before anyone mentions them, Evil Dead 1/2 and Escape from New York/Escape from LA. There's a difference between a sequel that copies parts of the original and a remake. These were all sequels.
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Whatever...Desperado and EM are the same film...
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Originally posted by QuiGonJosh
Whatever...Desperado and EM are the same film...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112851/plotsummary
We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie.
The plot is a continuation, El Mariachi isn't the same character at the beginning of Desperado as he was at the beginning of El Mariachi
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That straight from The Bible of Film: IMDB.

Not to hijack this thread - but anyone know if the Original student film version of Bottle Rocket can be found for purchase? Anyone see it?
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I don't know for purchase, but the short film Bottle Rocket can be downloaded from here in low-quality RealMedia form:
http://wilson-brothers.com/luke/mult...vie-clips.html
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Evil Dead I and II...
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It never went into production, but Erich von Stroheim tried to get Universal to allow him to remake his 1919 silent, Blind Hubands in the 1930's.
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Evil Dead I and II...
Evil Dead II is not a remake. The first five minutes of the film are a recap of events from the first installment (mostly reshot since Raimi couldn't get to use the rights from the first film) and then everything after that is brand new material which takes place right after the events of the first film.
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Originally posted by Grimfarrow
Yasujiro Ozu: A Story of Floating Weeds. Remade into Floating Weeds.

Also I Was Born But... into Good Morning.

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