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krazoom wrote:
The actors include Jesse Bradford as Kyun-woo and Elisha Cuthbert as the girl.. VERY bad choice for casting in my opinion.



I dont know either of the movies but eew elisha cuthbert. If she's in it... it's gonna be bad :S I dont like her at all lol

I do wish that they would just dub it or sub it for release in america. I dislike when they redo movies from other cultures entirely. Although i think the only ones ive ever heard of them doing are the japanese movies. lol which is even more odd. Anything else is considered "foreign films"... like from france, spain, etc. and viewed by the artsy fartsy population as great films. ex: Pan's labyrinthe, Life is beautiful, Totsi.
It's true they don't do it to all the movies. There was a few like crounching tiger hiden dragon. I gues they just do it for less "deep" movies like horror and romantic comedies? I dont know im just speculating... I dont know why they redo the movies... D:
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this post might be a lil off topic but i would go crazy if Hollywood remake a movie "Battle Royale".... ahh men
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I'm not sure why it's a serious problem. I mean Japan, Korea and China remake each other's films almost all the time. Takashi Miike did a remake of the Korean film, 'The Quiet Family' with 'Happiness of the Katakuris', for example. Also, there are many Asian remakes of American/British/etc. films.

All in all, a remake is just an interpretation - not a literal translation - of an original (whether it's a film or book). And that is exactly how it should be.

Personally I didn't like Martin Scorcese's 'The Departed' (version of 'Infernal Affairs'), but hey, it works for some. Roy Lee's almost single-handedly responsible for the whole Asian film remake thing, so if you need someone's arse to kick, go for his.

Back to topic: IMO, American/British remakes give original films (and its directors and actors/actresses) the exposure they otherwise wouldn't get. So, it's mostly for this reason I don't mind the whole Asian remake thing.

Anyway, as far as I know, there will be remakes (at least, those with remake options sold):

- Shutter
- A Tale of Two Sisters (a remake of an earlier version and also, there will be two remakes of this one)
- My Wife is a Gangster
- The Eye (Jessica Alba)
- Oldboy
- Infection (Rasen)
- The Host
- Himitsu
- 3-Iron
- Audition
- Itazura na Kiss (Mischievous Kiss / It Started With a Kiss)
- Shinku
- Ikiru
- Be With You
- Majo no takkyûbin (Kikki's Delivery Service)
- The Art of Seduction (which is a remake of 'Ying xiong')
- Ditto
- My Tutor Friend
- Battle Royale.
You make a good point. I think I can relax now.

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Meowsa wrote:
I dont know either of the movies but eew elisha cuthbert. If she's in it... it's gonna be bad :S I dont like her at all lol
I agree. She's irritating as f***. I think they chose her because of her role in a crappy Risky Business rip-off, The Girl Next Door.

I wish it was anyone but her. As least it's not that Tara, the dumb blonde from American Pie.


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this post might be a lil off topic but i would go crazy if Hollywood remake a movie "Battle Royale".... ahh men
Too late, mate. It's already happening. There are some significant changes. From what I remember:

- characters are now at college age (but I recently heard a rumour that it might be changed back to high school age, but restricted to students of a private school only)

- it'll take place on a Manhatten-type island. I have the impression it's going to be like a bit like Escape From New York.

- move the time setting to twenty years in advance to avoid criticisms for encouraging a possible repeat of a certain school shooting incident.

- tone down the violence factor and pump up the "character development" factor, especially between two leads. There are some hints they will also pump up the romantic factor between them.

- introduce a new backstory of the operation, e.g. it's something parents and the school created to punish students for being so spoiled and lazy.

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Posted 4/15/07
Most american horror movies suck because they have no story lines. They are just slasher movies with a lot of blood and gore (which looks cheasy anyway) and a killer with absolutely no motive to kill people other than being crazy. And all the actors in these movies are in their early 20's wearing way too little clothing.
Posted 4/15/07

RamenDiscount wrote:

i know why japanese scary movies is much more scarrier than american scary movies.

Because u cant understand a crap what thier sayin ( not to be mean or something ) and u'll like panic ( i mean if theres a subtitle it would help abit )





yea i tottaly agree wid u!!!
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Maybe they might do a better job on HYD II if it's remade O.o... cause.. uh...... that series lacked quite a lot to me :(... I mean HYD II was kind of a mistake to me.. they should've made a happily ever after ending to 1 and not make a 2 ><... oh well..
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It's incredibly irritating when people whine about how so & so is being Americanized. The jrock community recently dealt with this problem when all the Dir en grey fangirls were up in arms over how they've (Dir en grey) apparently changed their sound to a more American one.
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WHAT!! SO GHETTO -- I KNEW MY SASSY GIRL WAS A VICTIM ... BUT I DIDN'T THINK THERE WOULD BE OTHERS... gahh !! i'm so mad!!!! >:T Americanized My Sassy Girl probably wouldn't be able to keep its charm like it did in the original D=

Oh, and I heard the sassy girl actually is given a name now -.-
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catex wrote:

- 3-Iron


I really can't see a remake of 3-Iron being a very good investment for Hollywood unless they choose to increase the dialogue...

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1917 wrote:


catex wrote:

- 3-Iron


I really can't see a remake of 3-Iron being a very good investment for Hollywood unless they choose to increase the dialogue...




haha. i agree.
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They better not even think of touching The Returner
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1917 wrote:

I really can't see a remake of 3-Iron being a very good investment for Hollywood unless they choose to increase the dialogue...

Four words: 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The remake won't be like 3-Iron in that sense. I think they bought the option to use the concept of the guy using leaflets to identify certain houses as well as some elements of the storyline, such as his transformation in prison.

From what I understand American producers were wowed by the transformation. So I have a feeling the remake will have a bigger focus on the prison section. Not 100% sure.

Also, they apparently plan to create a prequel/flashback section to sketch the guy's background to explain his reasons for doing what he does. It looks like they might shift the focus from the woman to this guy? I dunno.

Edit: [changed details to avoid spoilers.]
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I heard an online rumor that Tarintino was going to re-make "The Seven Samurai."
Please don't do it, please don't do it, please don't do it, please don't do it...
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catex wrote:

I'm not sure why it's a serious problem. I mean Japan, Korea and China remake each other's films almost all the time. Takashi Miike did a remake of the Korean film, 'The Quiet Family' with 'Happiness of the Katakuris', for example. Also, there are many Asian remakes of American/British/etc. films.

All in all, a remake is just an interpretation - not a literal translation - of an original (whether it's a film or book). And that is exactly how it should be.

Personally I didn't like Martin Scorcese's 'The Departed' (version of 'Infernal Affairs'), but hey, it works for some. Roy Lee's almost single-handedly responsible for the whole Asian film remake thing, so if you need someone's arse to kick, go for his.

Back to topic: IMO, American/British remakes give original films (and its directors and actors/actresses) the exposure they otherwise wouldn't get. So, it's mostly for this reason I don't mind the whole Asian remake thing.

Anyway, as far as I know, there will be remakes (at least, those with remake options sold):

- Shutter
- A Tale of Two Sisters (a remake of an earlier version and also, there will be two remakes of this one)
- My Wife is a Gangster
- The Eye (Jessica Alba)
- Oldboy
- Infection (Rasen)
- The Host
- Himitsu
- 3-Iron
- Audition
- Itazura na Kiss (Mischievous Kiss / It Started With a Kiss)
- Shinku
- Ikiru
- Be With You
- Majo no takkyûbin (Kikki's Delivery Service)
- The Art of Seduction (which is a remake of 'Ying xiong')
- Ditto
- My Tutor Friend
- Battle Royale.

Where did you hear about those three? =/



I'd heard of "My Sassy Girl", but.... =SS
How unnerving -_-;;
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