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Old 08-30-07, 05:36 PM
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Re-makes that are better than original?

I know it is rare, but with "3:10 to Yuma" coming out and getting stellar reviews, "Halloween" not getting any yet, i was wondering if you think there are re-makes that are better than the originals.

I know I liked "Scarface" (1983) better than the Paul Muni 1932 original.
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This topic again?

fine.

Dawn of the Dead. There, I said it.
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The Thing is my winner as well.

I prefer Romero's DOTD.
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Originally Posted by DthRdrX
The Thing is my winner as well.

I prefer Romero's DOTD.
same here with both.
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This topic again?

fine.

Dawn of the Dead. There, I said it.
That makes 2 of us. Also, The Thing, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and KING KONG '05.
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This may be cheating because the original was a tv show, but The Fugitive.
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The Thing, The Fly, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Ring, Oceans 11
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This is definitely gonna be a short list:

John Carpenter's The Thing
David Cronenberg's The Fly
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In no special order

The Fly
Little Shop of Horrors
The Thing
Scarface
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Does Lord of the Rings count?
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The Thing

I know these next two might be considered blasphemous but I prefer the remakes of When A Stranger Calls and The Hills Have Eyes to the originals. I respect the originals and enjoy watching them but something about the remakes make me enjoy them even more.
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The Maltese Falcon
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (please forgive me...)

But of course both of these are based on books, so you could make the argument that they aren't really remakes, but just different interpretations of the book...

In a lot of ways, I enjoy the Peter Jackson version of "King Kong" a lot more than the 1933 original, but I'd have a hard time arguing that it is a better film.
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The Wicker Man

and Cat People (Nastassia Kinksi )
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The remake of the Hills have Eyes, the original is pale in comparison to it.
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Yep put me down for thinking that The Hills Have Eyes remake is much, much, much better than the original.
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Originally Posted by EdTheRipper
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I know these next two might be considered blasphemous but I prefer the remakes of When A Stranger Calls and The Hills Have Eyes to the originals. I respect the originals and enjoy watching them but something about the remakes make me enjoy them even more.
I think the remake of The Hills Have Eyes is superior to the original as well.
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How is this thread different from... Remake thread
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Originally Posted by The Bus
How is this thread different from... Remake thread
This thread is a remake of that one...but better.
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I love 2004 Dawn of the Dead, IMO it is a hell of a lot better than the original, which I don't care for at all.
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Let's try and take it back a lil' further:

Ben-Hur (1959)
Moby Dick (1956)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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The Thing
Scarface
The Fly
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Psycho (1998) was better than the original.
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Originally Posted by Goat3001
Psycho (1998) was better than the original.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA

For realz.

Cape Fear.

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