First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  Next  Last
Americanized Films and Drama Series
4565 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / somewhere in silence
Offline
Posted 6/18/07
un yes it is illegal to claim anothers work called copyright? heard of it, and again its not just america who does remakes, its been done for years in many countries so to just cry about the US doing it is pointless

and its not uncreative ppl take ideas from one another and use it to grow, if everyone followed ur adivice then there wouldnt be so many great vampire movies, witches and wizards, even your beloved anime rip each other off to no end, I could keep going...

just a bunch of ppl trying to sound like movie experts that aren't, such close minded ppl

8990 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / Ronald McDonald's...
Offline
Posted 6/18/07

lilprince wrote:

omg so many babies you don't like americanized movies don't watch them no ones holding a gun to your head...and for the record if any one honestly liked Ju-on then I definitely don't trust your judgement in movies

1. it was extremely boring I found nothing scary about it
2. it was dragged out for no reason
3. I wanted to shoot that little boy if he meowed one more time, we got it ur dead whoopi

I enjoyed the american remake of this film

I liked the orig shall we dance compared to the american version

I enjoyed the orig ring more then the american version but both good movies I guess...

and like catex said I completely agree Films are remade all the time countries putting their own twist on things and making it more relatable to their own countries, it does bring films no one would have known about to light b/c when the american version of a film comes out they start to show the japanese versions on tv

also sometimes the orgi creators are there with the americans vice versa and putting their input in, so if they are happy with it I really dont see why anyone would be complaining considering its their baby in the first place...

hah...its not like once they remake it ur beloved version become unavailable and they don't claim it as their own, its not their job to do the research for other ppl, and it would be illegal to say the idea was theirs anyway...

A lot of ppl just like to sound smart with their friends like "You know thats a remake of so and so film, yeah I've seen the original and this one did nothing for me"


That's not the point really. If a movie from the 60's is remade, because the people responsible for it, feel it'd be a beautiful thing to adopt the story into a more modern version, that's one thing and you can argue about the necessity or if the new director isn't cocky for possibly ripping off a better director. But adopting movies from 2 years ago, just to americanize it ( cast and details that are not Hollywood glossy enough ) to reach a broader audience in the U.S. can't really be called an artistic approach. When you love a movie and you think of it as a piece of art or masterpiece etc. it's only natural that you ask for the reason this movie gets adopted instead of simply exporting it and spreading the love for the director
4565 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / somewhere in silence
Offline
Posted 6/18/07
like I said then dont watch it, there are ppl who enjoy the remakes just fine...aint no two ways about it, who cares when they remake something they've remade american movies as well like years apart heck ive seen the same movies made the same year b4 I kid u not

its just like when u've watched a movie and said oh i would have done it this way or i think it should go that way, only those ppl have the connections and resources to make their versions real...

you can cry about it all u want but they dont really care they get the monies either way

and I do call it artistic, if u can take something and make it ur own all the power to u, I may not like every remake but I aint going to cry about another

like the asian fied batman I dont like the cartoon and the drawing sucks b/c Im so use to my version of batman but I don't complain about it and say darn whom evrer for remaking it...
Posted 6/18/07

lilprince wrote:

un yes it is illegal to claim anothers work called copyright? heard of it, and again its not just america who does remakes, its been done for years in many countries so to just cry about the US doing it is pointless

and its not uncreative ppl take ideas from one another and use it to grow, if everyone followed ur adivice then there wouldnt be so many great vampire movies, witches and wizards, even your beloved anime rip each other off to no end, I could keep going...

just a bunch of ppl trying to sound like movie experts that aren't, such close minded ppl



no I mean, to make remakes may not be illegal, not to claim it as your own.

but, eh, you're right. You can't judge untill you see.
4565 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / somewhere in silence
Offline
Posted 6/18/07
oh I already know to make remakes isnt illegal lol, (^-^) we just had a misunderstanding
238 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
31 / F / USA
Offline
Posted 6/18/07
Hong Kong's "Exiled" also has sold copyrights to America.

I really don't understand why they can't just show the original with subtitles. But there's no stopping America from making terrible remakes. All I can see myself doing is promoting the originals that are worth watching.

WATCH "Be With You" aka Ima, Ai Ni Yukimasu. It's going to be remade with jennifer garner as the lead. But the original is a work of art. I love it. If you don't take my word, imdb viewers have given it a 8.4 out of 10. Check it out before the remake destroys it for you.
3889 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / F / sumwhere, cool
Offline
Posted 6/18/07
why? i'm all very disturbed by this...unless it comes out fantastic!
1589 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / F / Georgia,USA
Offline
Posted 6/18/07
Most of the American audience hasn't seen most the original versions of these movies so they don't really care and the writers know that. They take a film, and Americanize it. They take older American films, and modernize them. People aren't trying to see the original version. If they were to sub it, a lot of people might not like it and they peobably won't get it.

With Ju-On, the trailer scared me so bad I didn't even bother to see the original movie and the American version just plain out sucked. We're dedicated fans who'll take the time to watch the original versions. A lot of American people wouldn't watch it unless its been remade.

If you're a fan, you don't have to watch these movies. I'm choosing not to look at most of these movies but I do want to see the remake of Battle Royale if it ever comes out. I just like to see how thye turn out.
468 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / F / animeworld~
Offline
Posted 6/18/07
whats the english version name of the girl in the ring? sadako might sound better then it.
2913 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / 名古屋市...そろそろ
Offline
Posted 6/18/07
You know what is funny is when they call a remake original. I was looking at the cover of the remake of Pulse and when i saw the words most original horror or something to that effect i just put it back on the shelf. Funny though is that some people don't even know movies are remakes... that seems to happen a lot with jhorrow films i notice.
Posted 6/20/07
well, people copying other foreign industries is nothing new.
japan remade a less gruesome version of korea's ghost train (otoshimono)
also, taiwan beat japan to making hanakimi. and now japan's making it. =]

but as for hollywood....shall we dance was a japanese classic. i haven't watched the english one, so i don't know how good it turned out, but i really don't think they should take classics to remake.

also, kiki's delivery service? into an american live drama? please. even japan doesn't want to do that.

heard the grudge and the ring (american versions) were kinda stupid and nothing compared to japan's. i think japanese people display fear better. in the american movies, all the girls do is SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM. it's like....just shut the f up and get the heck out of there! at least in japan, the silence is scarier than the screaming. lol. and the screaming isn't overdone and doesn't sound fake.
218 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
31 / M / Flavour Country
Offline
Posted 6/20/07
I don't know why I always [email protected] crapping all over American remakes of Japanese movies for no reason other then "cuz American Moviez are teh sux", I just do.

The Ring and The Grudge for example, they weren't made because "Hollywood is out of ideas/lazy" it's because the Japanese Creator/Director REALLY wanted to make them into American films.

And who can blame them? Taking their films that were low budget exclusive to Japan films and making them into big budget World Wide films, who wouldn't want to do that?

The Grudge made a heck of a lot more money in Japan then Ju-On ever did, they seemed to like it. They must like Ted Rami or something, but who doesn't? :)

Not only that, but after The Ring and The Grudge came out and where big hits, guess what, suddenly Ringu and Ju-On (and a ton of other lesser known J-Horror movies) where out on American DVD, thus giving the originals (and the other stuff) even more exposure, is that a bad thing?

And one more thing, the remake of The Grudge is a good thing because it gave more screen time to Takako Fuji, who is quite the kind and lovely lady in real life, she signed the photo I had of her at the opening of The Grudge.

Oh, and another one more thing... Ju-On:Curse is better then Ju-On: Grudge, and Ju-On:Grudge 2 is better then The Grudge 2.
1241 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
33 / F / Indonesia
Offline
Posted 6/21/07
Asian horror movies are more scarrier than american is because we don't make our ghost pretty, as you see in those american movie, whowould be scare to a pretty ghost, right ?
9354 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M / santa rosa,Califo...
Offline
Posted 6/21/07

catex wrote:


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.


bdragonst wrote:

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.

o_0


that would ruin the movie especially the back story especially since some of the characters are orphans and the violence is what really made the movie what it is i mean
the plot is that there all being forced to kill each other by the government

5986 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / lazing in England
Offline
Posted 6/21/07

lilprince wrote:

like I said then dont watch it, there are ppl who enjoy the remakes just fine...aint no two ways about it, who cares when they remake something they've remade american movies as well like years apart heck ive seen the same movies made the same year b4 I kid u not.
Name them. For some weird reason, Korea is more likely to remake Irish/British/Chinese/Japanese films than American films and drama, e.g. About Adam > Nuguna bimileun itda. It's not common for Japan to remake American films. Taiwan is more likely to remake Japanese films/drama. I have never known Thailand to remake Western films, but they are definitely deeply influenced by American films, especially horror. I agree that there are Chinese remakes of American films.

I'd like examples of those made in same year, please, as I don't see how this could possibly work. Or is there a chance you could confuse 'remake' with 'influence'? :)

To others' posts:

Yeah, there are some remakes that are done purely to "Americanise" those films. I find this trend irritating and lazy, but that's the way it goes. Who cares?

New additions to the list of pending American remakes:

Failan (Korean)
Alone (Thai)
Redux (Hong Kong; not yet released!)
Ronin (Japanese)
200 Pounds of Beauty (Korean; this is one of most stupid and hypocritical films I'd watched)
Exiled (Hong Kong)
Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru (Japanese)
R-Point (Korean)
The Victim (Thai)
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.