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NO to American remakes & stick to the ORIGINAL.!
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Posted 7/13/08

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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.


woah.! I got new lessons from you.. Thanks for explaining... Now I understand it more, that having remakes of asian film really makes it more better for their Filming Industry.. It helps them to gain more money + becomes more popular with all nationalities.. It isn't that bad after all..
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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.



Well, I have to say that I've not seen Shutter American version yet..
But I saw the American remake of The Eye of Jessica Alba and it was actually good, but haven't seen the original though.. XD
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Love2CUsmile86 wrote:

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.


Just curious, but what are some of the Asian remakes of Western films?
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ej_924 wrote:

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.



Well, I have to say that I've not seen Shutter American version yet..
But I saw the American remake of The Eye of Jessica Alba and it was actually good, but haven't seen the original though.. XD


The original version of the The Eye is very good, I may watch the remake one day just for the hell of it.
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^ I'll try to watch the original then.. but maybe not now, cause it's like midnight in here.. hahaha..
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arieL16 wrote:

^ I'll try to watch the original then.. but maybe not now, cause it's like midnight in here.. hahaha..


Wow, big time difference it's about 3:30pm here in the Sunshine State, but the movie is on here if you want to watch it and the sequel The Eye 2 isn't bad though not as good as the original.
Posted 7/13/08
yupp, agree, and dun forget the death note remake -_-
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iiiiiii agree to this. i hella dont want those americans to get the credit for asian's work. its like them stealing the glory from us, hella also can ruin the beautiful asian movies, like one missed call. those americans ruined one missed call, i'm hella piss about that. those crazy americans are booger, just stick with everything nice. these people should know how to get their own things and not stealing things from us, shit you americans just want the money from us asians, you american people stop making shit,.
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^All American remakes are credited to the original. The Americans bought the copyright, so it's not stealing.I do agreed with you that if the remake is good, most of the hype goes to Hollywood.On the other hand, if its failed, the criticisms will be at Hollywood. It goes both way.



Hong Kong remaked the French film La Femme Nikita which I think the Hong Kong title is called Black Cat. They also did a remake of American's stage production of Victoria. Korean's adaptation of the movie Love Her of a French film by Jean Beineix.

The man behind most of the Asian remakes is Roy Lee (A Korean-American). He is the person who brings these films to Western audience. If you guys want to complain, complain it to him. He is responsible for these movies that you see Hollywood is remaking.

A Tale of Two Sisters (2008) - Producer
Shutter (2008) - Producer
Addicted (2008) - Producer
The Echo (2008) - Producer
The Strangers (2007) - Producer
The Invasion (2007) - Executive Producer
My Sassy Girl (2007) - Executive Producer
Smoke (2007) - Producer
The Grudge 2 (2006) - Executive Producer
The Departed (2006) - Executive Producer
The Lake House (2006) - Producer
Eight Below (2006) - Executive Producer
Dark Water (2005) - Producer
The Ring Two (2005) - Executive Producer
The Grudge (2004) - Executive Producer
The Ring (2002) - Executive Producer


I think Roy Lee is opening the door for Asian film market in Hollywood. The only reason why Hollywood is remaking these films because they are good. If it was bad, who would want to invest in it. As a fan, I think it is a compliment for some other productions to do a remake. Beside, Hollywood can reach across the world more easily than Japan, SK , or HK. In all and all, the bottom line is money.
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well love2cusmile has touched on the reasons.
and it's true, all countries basically borrow from one another.

but back to your original question.
although i wouldn't say the American version of Shall We Dance was bad, it
just missed the MOST IMPORTANT part.

SPOILER



in the jpn version. the part in the dance competition where they are
bumped into. the lady loses her balance, but now what's important, is
that he made sure she didn't fall. he held her with all his might.
they completely left this off the american version. absolutely no excuse
for that.
and absolutely no excuse Shall We Dance is not here on CR
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Posted 7/13/08

ej_924 wrote:

Wow, big time difference it's about 3:30pm here in the Sunshine State, but the movie is on here if you want to watch it and the sequel The Eye 2 isn't bad though not as good as the original.


yep. it really is huge, the time difference I mean.. and bout the movie.. ya, i know that it's here, but I always forget to watch the movie because im to addicted to some other dramas... HAHA.. but i might watch it tomorrow.. ^^
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yupp, agree, and dun forget the death note remake -_-



waaaaaaaaaaaa.. the death note remake.. its ok for me to have it..
but please, for Pete's Sake don't let Zac Efron get the role of neither Light Yagami or L Lawliet..! nooooooooooooooo...


and if ever, they won't be allowing Ken'ichi Matsuyama to get the role as the L again.... I would have to say they better find a more suitable and a really really great actor, even if the guy is a new face in American Showbusiness World... Please don't let them ruin the MAGNIFICENT manga, anime & movies of DEATH NOTE..!
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Posted 7/13/08

ej_924 wrote:


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!


i know right?!?! it's insanity. america's arrogance is one of the most annoying things EVER!!!!! and we wonder why we're not well received over seas? honestly.
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Posted 7/13/08
I think it's a good and a bad thing.

Good thing, if it turns out well, more people would want to watch the original

Bad thing, if it turns out bad, Americans are gonna hate the "asian" people saying they make crappy movies,or
they'll say why is there sucha movie like this.

Yup! But for myself, I think originals are the best! = D
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maybe they can't think of anything new to make, or hollywood producers are losing their touch, but i don't really care if they do remakes.
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