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Bill!
07-03-2007, 08:31 AM
Saw this preview at Transformers last night. I am a bit ashamed to say it looks like it might be fun. But whats the deal with Kidman being in these remakes of body replacement movies? I wish she'd get some decent roles again. Maybe she lost her ability to act when she went all anorexia.

Shane W
07-03-2007, 08:33 AM
Aother one? Isn't this like the 3rd or 4th time it's been remade?

YouStayClassy
07-03-2007, 08:34 AM
My goodness.... what was wrong with the 1993 remake? That was a perfectly fine horror movie that should have sealed the book on the "series".


Oh, wait.......$$$$

Bill!
07-03-2007, 08:36 AM
The problem is young people these days. They refuse to see movies made before the 90's or sometimes not even that old. So you need to keep remaking classics and even some that are not so classic.

Shane W
07-03-2007, 08:38 AM
The problem is young people these days. They refuse to see movies made before the 90's or sometimes not even that old. So you need to keep remaking classics and even some that are not so classic.

I don't see why people refusing to see "old" movies makes it so you need to remake them.

YouStayClassy
07-03-2007, 08:39 AM
The problem is young people these days. They refuse to see movies made before the 90's or sometimes not even that old. So you need to keep remaking classics and even some that are not so classic.

Which is a shame on so many levels. I mean, is it really that hard to come up with a new property instead of just remaking something that a lot of people in this day and age have never heard of?

Brian Defferding
07-03-2007, 08:41 AM
http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/united_artists/invasion_of_the_body_snatchers/donald_sutherland/invasion2.jpg

Bill!
07-03-2007, 08:42 AM
I don't see why people refusing to see "old" movies makes it so you need to remake them.

Because they are classic stories that everyone will love if they would just be willing to watch the classic versions. But people want new and flashy. So they can easily sell it, because its a great story.

thatguyfromsyracuse
07-03-2007, 08:45 AM
I thought I heard that the two guys who made the Matrix movies had to be brought in to "punch up" the script. Can that really be a good sign?

Shane W
07-03-2007, 08:45 AM
Because they are classic stories that everyone will love if they would just be willing to watch the classic versions. But people want new and flashy. So they can easily sell it, because its a great story.

I think you're missing the point. They don't give a shit if people love the classic version, nor do they care if new people watch it. For the most part the life cycle is finished on it.

They make remakes because very few people have the balls or ability to make edgy films or take chances. The 70's was probably the last great decade for filmmaking. Can you imagine Deliverance being made today?

nihilance
07-03-2007, 08:48 AM
Saw this preview at Transformers last night. I am a bit ashamed to say it looks like it might be fun. But whats the deal with Kidman being in these remakes of body replacement movies? I wish she'd get some decent roles again. Maybe she lost her ability to act when she went all anorexia.

Maybe it's a subtle commentary on Scientology.

nihilance
07-03-2007, 08:49 AM
Can you imagine Deliverance being made today?

Yes...but only badly and by Eli Roth.

Akira
07-03-2007, 08:52 AM
Is this really a remake of Invastion of the Body Snatchers, or is it a movie about people being taken over by outside forces. There are only so many premises in the world. Just because this one is similar it doesn't mean it's a remake.

Bill!
07-03-2007, 08:53 AM
Is this really a remake of Invastion of the Body Snatchers, or is it a movie about people being taken over by outside forces. There are only so many premises in the world. Just because this one is similar it doesn't mean it's a remake.

Well, its called Invasion, and from what I can tell, they make new versions of you that take your place.

YouStayClassy
07-03-2007, 08:54 AM
Oh weird, I just checked out the page for Invasion and Kidman and Daniel Craig are starring, just like they are in the Golden Compass this winter. Is this gonna be the next tabloid thing?

(akaRyanHoffman)
07-03-2007, 09:00 AM
The problem is young people these days. They refuse to see movies made before the 90's or sometimes not even that old. So you need to keep remaking classics and even some that are not so classic.


"these days"! :lol:

Brian Defferding
07-03-2007, 09:03 AM
Oh weird, I just checked out the page for Invasion and Kidman and Daniel Craig are starring, just like they are in the Golden Compass this winter. Is this gonna be the next tabloid thing?

http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/united_artists/invasion_of_the_body_snatchers/donald_sutherland/invasion2.jpg

adam_warlock_2099
07-03-2007, 09:03 AM
http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/united_artists/invasion_of_the_body_snatchers/donald_sutherland/invasion2.jpg

The original 50's classic is still the best.
:)


http://ryannorthcott.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/invasion%20of%20the%20body%20snatchers.jpg

Shwicaz
07-03-2007, 09:07 AM
Well, if this film can bring something new to the table like the other versions did, I don't see the problem.

the first INVASION focused on the effects of 'small town America', in the age of the 'perfect' 50's

The 70's remake focused on the feelings of invisibility and paranoia in a large city, where people no longer know their own neighbors anymore (as they did in the 50's version)

The 90's remake was focused on on the effects of the 'invasion' in the setting of a military environment. The great thing about it, was that the military, and the 'replacement' people were almost the same. The enlisted soliders (like the alien replacements) are not allowed to think for themselves, and are desensitized to their surroundings. Their only focus is 'the mission'.


So, while the films share the same name, and basic premise, it is the different themes and settings that each film explored that made each film truly a 'different' movie, as opposed to 'just a remake' (like planet of the apes or the stepford wives)

nihilance
07-03-2007, 09:08 AM
The original 50's classic is still the best.[/IMG]

For it's time I would agree. But the 70's version still stands up really well today.

haloJONES
07-03-2007, 09:48 AM
Im going to the movies in about an hour I'll have a lok at it and take it under consideration. A movie series that needs another movie is PHANTASM
http://www.geocities.com/sarcastro747/MovieMarathonPics/phantasm.gifhttp://www.zone-sf.com/images/phantasm4.jpg
DEAD ALIVE/army of darkness
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/13/Bruce_Campbell_Army_of_Darkness.jpg

THWIP!
07-03-2007, 09:53 AM
I thought I heard that the two guys who made the Matrix movies had to be brought in to "punch up" the script. Can that really be a good sign?

It wasn't to punch up the script it was to punch up the movie itself. This movie was filmed and ready to come out years ago. I read that this was done way before Craig was even going to be James Bond. But The director had problems with the movie company over the final cut of the film. They wanted reshoots and he didn't so they let him go and brought in the Wachoskis, but I think the original director is still getting credit, though he didn't have final cut.

adam_warlock_2099
07-03-2007, 09:53 AM
For it's time I would agree. But the 70's version still stands up really well today.

Yeah I liked the 70's version as well. I think it was because at the time that I watched it (right after watching the 1993 version), my mother had told me that when she and my father first watched it, it scared her. But to me it wasn't, so while I liked it as a sci-fi movie, I couldn't take it seriously as a horror movie. But it was a great follow up to the original.

edwardmblake
07-03-2007, 10:18 AM
http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/united_artists/invasion_of_the_body_snatchers/donald_sutherland/invasion2.jpg

This is the best picture ever. The end of that movie kicked my ass.

GrandeMaestro F√ľnke
07-03-2007, 10:51 AM
I've only seen the original and 70s versions. I enjoyed both, but I thought the original was ther better of the two.

I really don't see a problem with a remake as long as it isn't a straight rehash of the others.

haloJONES
07-03-2007, 04:00 PM
I'M back from the movies and what I saw from the trailer was that it was made to feel like the RING, The Grudge, THE OTHERS, IDENTITY.

Dusto
07-03-2007, 04:32 PM
http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/united_artists/invasion_of_the_body_snatchers/donald_sutherland/invasion2.jpg

Sadly enough, that's the celebrity picture that looks most like me.

Kefky
07-03-2007, 04:36 PM
The 70's version is my personal favorite.

moonspider
07-03-2007, 04:40 PM
seriously....people these days have the shortest attention span ever if they cannot remember movies that exsisted around the damned 90's


seriously...this is like the 5 version of this thing

moonspider
07-03-2007, 04:43 PM
The problem is young people these days. They refuse to see movies made before the 90's or sometimes not even that old. So you need to keep remaking classics and even some that are not so classic.




is that why catwoman and terminator 3 are airing on AMC?

changingshades
07-03-2007, 05:18 PM
http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/united_artists/invasion_of_the_body_snatchers/donald_sutherland/invasion2.jpg

damn you brian, I was seconds away from posting this myself

YouStayClassy
07-03-2007, 05:19 PM
damn you brian, I was seconds away from posting this myself

Is there a youtube clip of this scene? I'm having issues finding one.....

changingshades
07-03-2007, 05:20 PM
Is there a youtube clip of this scene? I'm having issues finding one.....

I've not been able to find one, but I'm dumb

YouStayClassy
07-03-2007, 05:22 PM
I've not been able to find one, but I'm dumb

I considered myself a Youtube Deity, and yet I'm batting .000. I can't believe there aren't thousands of versions.....

haloJONES
07-03-2007, 06:03 PM
is that why catwoman and terminator 3 are airing on AMC?
that is such BULLSHIT. I understand completely. in 1998 a friend of mine said he felt old when he say aliens on amc because it had came out 20 years ago.
now amc viewlist is just crap-tastic.

moonspider
07-03-2007, 06:07 PM
that is such BULLSHIT. I understand completely. in 1998 a friend of mine said he felt old when he say aliens on amc because it had came out 20 years ago.
now amc viewlist is just crap-tastic.




um....was that bullshit aimed at me, or the fact that catwoman is somewhat considered an american movie classic?

edwardmblake
07-03-2007, 06:08 PM
Spoilers end of movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na2W38tLp_Q)

YouStayClassy
07-03-2007, 06:11 PM
Spoilers end of movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na2W38tLp_Q)

Thank you, kind Sir.

edwardmblake
07-03-2007, 06:21 PM
Thank you, kind Sir.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v638/jdavies/invasion2.jpg

Scotty
07-03-2007, 06:57 PM
My goodness.... what was wrong with the 1993 remake? That was a perfectly fine horror movie that should have sealed the book on the "series".


Oh, wait.......$$$$


Plus the 93 remake happened in my home state of Alabama

haloJONES
07-03-2007, 07:44 PM
um....was that bullshit aimed at me, or the fact that catwoman is somewhat considered an american movie classic?
it came out less than 5 years ago, the only thing you can consider it is a classic piece of shit