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NO to American remakes & stick to the ORIGINAL.!
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Posted 7/13/08 , edited 7/22/08
First of all no offense to all the Americans, I am just talking about the Asian films being reproduce into American remake. I admire and watch lots of American shows, so don't hate me people..

Why do they need to remake all the asian films, Shutter, The Ring, The Eye, My Sassy Girl to name a few. If we can just watch it with different subtitles?
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It's simple enough.
If you don't like it, no one is forcing you to go and watch it.
& remakes are made to make money, and some people cba with subtitles, so a remake in English makes it easier for them.

Plus, it's fun to brag if a friend says 'I've just seen blah blah blah', which you can reply with 'Well, I've seen the Chinese/Japanese/Korean' version, lol.
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^ I respect you're opinion..
But, don't they respect the people who made it?

Even in my country, they are like copying the Korean dramas and make a version in our own language, I do support it, although I don't pay much of respect to the one who made the remake, I just enjoy watchin it.

My main question is actually, what's the worst english remake film? LOL. sorry that my question wasn't clear..
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Dunno, but don't watch if you hate remakes, no one is forcing you (:
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Posted 7/13/08
I agree with you!!
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i agree but unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it. the worst part about this situation i think, is the fact that the asian versions are still miles better than their american counterparts. it's astounding how bad hollywood can f**k up (pardon my french) a movie when it was made perfectly already. hahaha... i guess i have a little bit of a grudge (and that was SO not supposed to be a pun.. but it is funny. )
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Here is the truth.

The Asian productions want to sell the copyright of their movie to a larger production. It is one of the best way to make a big profit. It doesn't matter if the American remakes are bad or good, the gesture helped to expose the world to that Asian (HK, SK, or Japan) market.Not to mention, Hollywood or any other larger productions acquiring your film, it inspires you to make better films because it is in demand.

I remember when the movie The Ring came out. Many people were aware that it was a remake of a Japanese horror movie. For those that liked the movie, many (like my friends) seeked out the Japanese version to watch.This boosted the rental sales profit for Ringu. The Japanese original movie version, Ringu, was a small production. It was made in 1997 and came out in 1998. The whole production cost no more than $200,000. I don't know how much they earned in the box office in Japan. Dreamworks reportedly acquired the film for a little over $1 million dollars. Because of the success of The Ring in the world, American production companies seeked out other Japanese films. From a business point of view, the Japanese film companies were very happy. I bet the cultural exchange ministry was also very happy about it.

To be fair, Asian also do many remakes of Western films and of each other.

Yes, American remakes can be crappy at times but I think it has a more positive effects behind the scene.
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i think cross cultural remakes are a good thing. even if the remake sucks, it might inspire people to check out the original. then more people would become fans of asian movies.

on the other hand, hollywood really needs to come up with more original ideas, its getting a little ridiculous.
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Basically american screenwriters are not original enough or too lazy to make up intriguing story, so they 'borrow' it from other countries.

I've liked Godzilla though.
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^It's more like they bought it. "Borrowing" would get them sued. Fast-money is a big trend in America.
The copyright to the Ringu was $ 1 million dollars. Dreamworks throw in $30 million - $40 million for the whole production. They earned over $100 million worldwide. Now, that's what I called fast-money. I wouldn't say American lacks creativity though. I find remaking films from other countries is like making films based off on a book or manga. The hardest part of the process is the creation of ideas. On the other hand, if we look at the whole picture of Hollywood cinema now, remakes is only a handful. It was a year or two ago when remakes was a trend.
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elwoodluver00034 wrote:

i agree but unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it. the worst part about this situation i think, is the fact that the asian versions are still miles better than their american counterparts. it's astounding how bad hollywood can f**k up (pardon my french) a movie when it was made perfectly already. hahaha... i guess i have a little bit of a grudge (and that was SO not supposed to be a pun.. but it is funny. )


Yes, directors do that to make the movie more mainstream and accessible to Americans, unfortunately there are a lot of people in the U.S. who don't want to watch the originals (myself not included) because of the subtitles, it's a shame, you end up missing out on a lot of great movies.
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arieL16 wrote:

First of all no offense to all the Americans, I am just talking about the Asian films being reproduce into American remake. I admire and watch lots of American shows, so don't hate me people..

Why do they need to remake all the asian films, Shutter, The Ring, The Eye, My Sassy Girl to name a few. If we can just watch it with different subtitles?


None taken, I just watched the original version of Shutter and it was a kick ass movie, haven't seen the remake but I know it won't be as good, I love the original version of The Eye too, have yet to see that remake, and that's probably a good thing.
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ej_924 wrote:


elwoodluver00034 wrote:

i agree but unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it. the worst part about this situation i think, is the fact that the asian versions are still miles better than their american counterparts. it's astounding how bad hollywood can f**k up (pardon my french) a movie when it was made perfectly already. hahaha... i guess i have a little bit of a grudge (and that was SO not supposed to be a pun.. but it is funny. )


Yes, directors do that to make the movie more mainstream and accessible to Americans, unfortunately there are a lot of people in the U.S. who don't want to watch the originals (myself not included) because of the subtitles, it's a shame, you end up missing out on a lot of great movies.


i TOTALLY understand what you mean. it is such a shame that americans can't accept watching something not in english. some of the best movies ever made are in different languages and a vast majority of americans will never see them due to the fact that they aren't willing to watch it unless it's dubbed or worse... remade in english.
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elwoodluver00034 wrote:


ej_924 wrote:


elwoodluver00034 wrote:

i agree but unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it. the worst part about this situation i think, is the fact that the asian versions are still miles better than their american counterparts. it's astounding how bad hollywood can f**k up (pardon my french) a movie when it was made perfectly already. hahaha... i guess i have a little bit of a grudge (and that was SO not supposed to be a pun.. but it is funny. )


Yes, directors do that to make the movie more mainstream and accessible to Americans, unfortunately there are a lot of people in the U.S. who don't want to watch the originals (myself not included) because of the subtitles, it's a shame, you end up missing out on a lot of great movies.


i TOTALLY understand what you mean. it is such a shame that americans can't accept watching something not in english. some of the best movies ever made are in different languages and a vast majority of americans will never see them due to the fact that they aren't willing to watch it unless it's dubbed or worse... remade in english.


I know, we seem to be the only country that has a problem with subtitles, I mean other countries watch our movies with subtitles, let's return the favor!
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Posted 7/13/08 , edited 7/13/08

PiaHawk wrote:

i think cross cultural remakes are a good thing. even if the remake sucks, it might inspire people to check out the original. then more people would become fans of asian movies.

on the other hand, hollywood really needs to come up with more original ideas, its getting a little ridiculous.


You got a point there.. That asian films becomes more popular as foreign countries make remakes of it..
& they really should work out more in thinking of fresh and new stories or plots.. ^^
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