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Americanized Films and Drama Series
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37 / F / Fort Meade, MD
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Posted 6/21/07
I used to work in a video store... and the imagination of the patrons there, was nil. There were a few customers who i genuinely liked, they asked where the anime section or the Foriegn film section was, and actually liked them (as in watching them for enjoyment and not for a class).
However, on MOST not all but Most of the DVD covers, it mentions that the movies are based off the storys from other countries.
The ring, for exmaple.... says in very tiny print, based of the sory Ring-u blah blah blah... so they do give credit, just no one reads the backs...
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27 / M / Los Angeles, Cali...
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Posted 7/13/07
yea seriously
they should just stop doing it

foreign movies are unique and shouldn't have a western makeover to it lol
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Posted 10/26/07
I think their also doing The Eye with jessica alba
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28 / M / the 650
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Posted 10/26/07
nooo! i dont mind remakes but the one thing i dont like about american remakes of asian films, especially horror, is that true the CGs n all the effects do look better but they start to feel unreal and they go for the jump! factor to scare u only in certain times instead of the original films where they maintain like a really creepy atmosphere throughout the movie. n of course being "americanized" means changing the values of the characters from the original story n that completely changes the story.

thats what i think. lol
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Posted 11/1/07
i don't mind it if hollywood adapts a foreign film. but i am going to have an opinion on it. if it's good, then i'll probably gloat (like the lake house for il mare, although il mare is far more touching. but lake house didn't ruin it). but if it was bad, then i'll probably just not want to talk about it.
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28 / F / BrisneyLand
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Posted 11/1/07
Yeah...i''ve heard about the news long ago...so no surprise to me..

Don't be so harsh, although many of the people who have seen the Korean version might say the American version is crap be4 it even airs...I thinks its made to suit more of the 'American' audiences’ taste.

If you don't like it...don't watch den...but I seriously don't see anything bad about it...it only gives Kdramas more international publicity.

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Posted 11/11/07
Sassy girl in hollywood sounds disastrous. I'm kind of dreading it. And Gad. Tarantino, NO. NO. NO. Not the 7 samurais please...

I don't really mind remakes, but sometimes when I watch it, it just struck me as how I prefer the original over the remake. (Ex: IA over the Departed, Ju-on over The grudge) When a movie is americanized, it loses the original appeal it has and suddenly becomes like any other movie in hollywood. All gloss no substance.

In a way, it loses it's originality. The reason that made it so special, I mean come on, Sassy Girl was such a hit here because of how the story progressed and how it ended. When it reaches hollywood, it's just another "one of those movies."

(But i'll give credit to The Departed, it's not better than the original but the cast were top notch)

I also dread "The Eye" as Jessica Alba simply cannot act.
And 3-Iron in HW? They'll probably turn it into an uber erotic film with LINES.
200 pounds of beauty I don't care, feel free to remake it. Nothing special about it.
Ronin...Wasn't there already a film like this? (sorry, kept thinking Robert de niro)
Tada, kimi wo aisheteru- No. Hell No. The Japanese version was already PERFECT. No HW effects/script is going to make it more perfect.
The Victim and Shutter- Hmm.. It will be cute. No offense but The Ring and The Grudge wasn't scary at all. I thought the girl/boy ghosts were kinda cute.

i've read about remakes of "So close" "Naked Weapon" and "Shiri" I hope it doesn't happen. I rather enjoyed the original.

Edit: Wait, What? BATTLE ROYAL?!? Are they serious?! What do they think that film is? Just another Jason?! Fuc* next thing you know, they'll remake DEATH NOTE.
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Posted 11/11/07
I believe they already have the rights for Death Note....it IS owned by WB. I really wouldn't be surprised if they did.
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Posted 11/11/07

blualiem wrote:

I believe they already have the rights for Death Note....it IS owned by WB. I really wouldn't be surprised if they did.


The horror. The horror. Well, I can at least look forward to maybe an even cuter Ryuk. The thought of an AMERICAN LIGHT is chilling to the bones. Don't even want to start with L
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28 / M / Montreal
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Posted 1/22/08
seriously! why not just bring out in theaters da original movies. its a way to show how much asia's industry(especially media) is growing. are they afraid that many people will slowly prefer asia's movies? if so, well then, stop copying(even if dey get permission from original director) and try to be original and make ur own unique movies. dont be lazy hollywood.
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36 / M / ascot, england
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Posted 1/22/08
im not dat suprised dt hollywood would make a remake of an oriental movie. dont get me wrong, i do like some of em but i havent seen an original story line from hollywood lately. most of em r from comic books, old movies or old plot n story line. dey might have came up wid an original theme but it look quite dsame for me.
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Posted 1/22/08
they're gonna americanize "the tale of 2 sisters"
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36 / M / ascot, england
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Posted 1/22/08
no fukin way. datl b rubish
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25 / F / texas
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Posted 1/22/08
HAHA Queen Latifa is going to be in "MY WIFE IS A GANGSTER", they'll probably going to make her look all gangster pimp with her fusia color suit...sigh...crap

& i love tale of 2 sisters <333 i made my friends watch it

if they make a remake of HYD im going to cry becuase its probably going to look like Gossip Girl or One Tree Hill crap
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24 / F / the sun....im dead
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Posted 1/22/08
omg......... what if they remade iryu.....
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