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Old 11-17-07, 03:07 AM
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A Tale of Two Sisters remake, why god why??

kay, i was reading the Kevin Smith 'Zach and Miri" thread, and he listed the casting, so i wanted to know what other movies Elizabeth Banks had been in, and this was listed as in post production
http://imdb.com/title/tt0815245/
"Based on a classic Korean folk tale infused with '70s British horror. The DreamWorks version centers on modern-day teenage sisters Anna and Alex Rydell who return home from a mental hospital only to find their recovery unraveling because of a cruel stepmother, clueless father and a lingering ghost."

This is my favorite of all the new wave of asian horror movies. I somehow doubt that it'll keep the slow errie pace of the original for some fased paced mtv style horror movie.
Old 11-17-07, 04:02 AM
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I haven't seen any of the new wave Asian horror movies, but after seeing The Ring and The Grudge and hating those, I don't feel like I'm missing out.
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
This is my favorite of all the new wave of asian horror movies. I somehow doubt that it'll keep the slow errie pace of the original for some fased paced mtv style horror movie.
It's my favourite too and I'm pretty sure the atmosphere of the original film will be lost here. That's sad.

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I haven't seen any of the new wave Asian horror movies, but after seeing The Ring and The Grudge and hating those, I don't feel like I'm missing out.
First these two you mentioned are Japanese films, not Korean and there's a great difference. And by the way did you mean the remakes or Ringu and Ju-on themselves? If you meant remakes you can't judge at all I'm afraid.
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Remake opens at the end of next month in some areas (Australia, etc; ) with no announced US date.

Starring Emily Browning from Lemony Snickets, Arielle Kebbel from The Grudge 2 (winner! HAHAH), Elizabeth Banks from Slither - Scrubs - 40 YO Virgin, and David Strathairn from, well if you don't know David Strathairn... then fuck you.

Directed by Charles Guard and Thomas Guard and adapted by Craig Rosenberg (executive story producer for the last few episodes of Season 3 of Lost, and Half Light, the Demi Moore movie nobody watched.)

The production stills don't instill a ton of confidence, but we'll see...


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Originally Posted by Brack
I haven't seen any of the new wave Asian horror movies, but after seeing The Ring and The Grudge and hating those, I don't feel like I'm missing out.
You are missing out. Tale of Two Sisters is a great flick and also easily my favorite of Asian Horror. Lots of good, creepy stuff as well. Done a lot different than most Asian horror movies as well.

Definitely check it out if you can - I don't think you'll be dissapointed.
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After the O's review of 'The Eye' call me officially scared of yet another guaranteed Hollywood raping of an excellent chiller, "Tale of Two Sisters".
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After viewing such crappy Holllywood remakes like the Grudge, The Messengers, One Missed Call etc., I'm not having high hopes for this one. Stick with the original versions especially The Eye.
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Wow is The Eye really that bad of a remake? The original was pretty bland to begin with.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
Wow is The Eye really that bad of a remake? The original was pretty bland to begin with.
And with a more complex script as needed for Tale of Two Sisters, I'm sure that spells for a more promising result.
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Originally Posted by visitor Q
And with a more complex script as needed for Tale of Two Sisters, I'm sure that spells for a more promising result.
The thing that struck me most about A Tale of Two Sisters was how it was a dumbed down version of
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. The movie succeeds in terms of creating a fantastic atmosphere, one of my favorites actually, but it could have tied together a lot better. I'm hoping the scribe, who admittingly has experience with it having worked on Lost, is able to weave it together a bit better than the original, though I also have my doubts.
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As far as this remake - I 100% agree with Rich on the fact that the original was pretty bland.

With that said though, It did get off to one hell of a start (some very excellent scare scenes) but just turned into a run-of-the-mill piece of garbage that should have been trimmed down......a lot.

I have absolutely no urge to see the remake.
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Cool! Another Piss on the remake because the original was the best movie ever so that means the remake will suck and I haven't even seen it but I know thread.

"Why god Why?"

Why Not? Hell I never even heard of A Tale of two Sisters so a new version will introduce the story to a new audience. Some will probably like it enough to go find the original. Others will not and that's fine too.

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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Cool! Another Piss on the remake because the original was the best movie ever so that means the remake will suck and I haven't even seen it but I know thread.

"Why god Why?"

Why Not? Hell I never even heard of A Tale of two Sisters so a new version will introduce the story to a new audience. Some will probably like it enough to go find the original. Others will not and that's fine too.
It's called a trend, pattern, consistency, whatever. Mostly I would try to agree with your 'most commonly used' argument against remake stompers such as myself. New material is never a bad thing ..unless it's garbage.

I have more altruistic reasons for my arguments but for the sake of keeping this short I'll say this; I'm a huge fan of east Asian cinema, and to see what has made original films such as Il Mare (remake: Lake House) and Kairo (remake: Pulse) unique, interesting, compelling and effective stories get turned into half ass remake attempts for the sake of selling new material leaves a bad taste. .. and I don't think the results represent Asian cinema any better. I realize the latter isn't the goal of the film industry but just the same, I'd rather hear of that new audience being turned onto more films from the Orient due to the quality from what they see here in the States than be dismissive.
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I agree with visitor Q that it's disheartening to see the world's best cinema just put through the Hollywood grinder. I couldn't believe it when I saw Kairo was getting a remake. One of the most complex and thought provoking Japanese films of the decade gets turned into a shitty jump scare movie? Fuck that.

However, as far as The Eye goes, the original wasn't very good, so I had no expectations for the remake.
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Ok fair enough. Just know that I'm not giving a pass to poor remakes. But I'm also not dismissing them out of hand.
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Eh it happens.

The thing is, with decent originals -- generally - come good remakes, ie - The Ring and The Departed (better than the originals or not is up to debate, but they're both pretty well made), with shitty originals come shitty remakes (One Missed Call was terrible originally, The Eye was average at best, Ju-on: The Grudge and it's remake were both mediocre). Doesn't mean much really I guess, tho Kairo got a horrible remake (great original).
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Just to clarify - my last post was in regards to the Eye remake.
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Trailer:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/ob...er_100208.html

It looks nothing like the original....
All 3 babes in underwear and bathing suits so at least it's got that...
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Originally Posted by Gunde View Post
Trailer:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/ob...er_100208.html

It looks nothing like the original....
All 3 babes in underwear and bathing suits so at least it's got that...
???

IMO, it looks very true to the original (in terms of themes and such, looks like a few plot changes for localization reasons). Unless they just completely dumbed it down, it looks to build to the same conclusion which isn't a bad thing (though I hope they handle it a little better, the original's ending felt like uhm.. shit that'd be a spoiler).

Now I wonder what they'll call The Uninvited if they ever choose to remake that one, heh

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I'm guessing they chose that name because its a little bit creepier and has a much more ominent presence compared to A Tale of Two Sisters. The Korean title falls in line with most other Korean scary movie titles.

I'm actually looking forward to this and think it might do pretty well. Who's actually seen the original? Asian horror flicks have a flavor of their own.
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If you liked A Tale of Two Sisters, be sure to watch A Bittersweet Life, by the same director. It's not in the same genre at all (it's a crime drama), but it's an even better movie. I'm stumped as to why it still hasn't been released in the U.S.

Fortunately, his most recent film, The Good, the Bad, and the Weird, has already been picked up for U.S. distribution.
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I caught A Tale of Two Sisters on the Sundance Channel a year or two ago. Good little movie. The movie is really about the five-or-ten really scary moments. There were two or three really good parts. The earlier bedroom scene, the kitchen shadows and the wardrobe scene were all really scary. Probably the most scared I've been in recent memory.

As for a remake - I really don't care. Investors seems to enjoy putting a little bit of money into these remakes. I'm sure they make a little bit of money on them. And they employ first time directors. It seems like a good little niche where you can get in and show your stuff.
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Yeah, I'm not too familiar with the directors but I think movies like this is usually where you can spot good up and coming directors/actors/actresses. Especially Elizabeth Banks, shes like the female Robert Downey this year... co-leading in Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Laura Bush in W., a major role in Role Models, and now co-leading in this.

Glad to know that you guys are liking the original 'A Tale of Two Sisters'... its a good sign.
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Loved the sound of my friend's hand hitting his forehead when he saw the trailer for this.

I had seen it before but it was showing before "Repo! The Genetic Opera".

All I did was lean over and say "Look at the wallpaper". His immediate reaction was "Oh god, is this 'A Tale of Two Sisters' remake?"

As much I hate the on-going flux of remakes of foreign films/recent films, I'll probably rent this one out of pure curiosity.
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These studios are going to make me perform Harakiri.

Oh well, I'll see it 'cause the chicks look cute.

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