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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 08:18 pm:   

Just heard about this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11534111

It'd be nice to see Hammer Horror resurrected on telly again.
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Steve Bacon (Stevebacon)
Username: Stevebacon

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 93.186.20.145
Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 11:57 pm:   

This is so exciting. I hope they deliver.
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 86.24.209.217
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 01:14 am:   

For moment I thought you meant MC Hammer. Now that's what I call scary.
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 82.17.252.126
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 01:54 am:   

This would be a dream come true for me, which is why I'm fighting the urge to get too excited. Hammer projects have a notorious reputation for failing to get off the ground. All we can do is pray... like we've never prayed before!
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
Username: Simon_b

Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 86.24.209.217
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 03:06 am:   

Really, Stevie? Well, OK, just for you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otCpCn0l4Wo&feature=related

What? Oh. You meant the TV series. Sorry.
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 82.17.252.126
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 03:33 am:   

That's one nightmare from my youth I'd rather not have revisited!
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 06:01 pm:   

Have any of you seen anything produced by the newly-resurrected Hammer Films? I haven't checked them out, but I recall they were going to do some online/straight to DVD stuff, weren't they? Did any of those things happen? And were they any good?
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 06:04 pm:   

BTW that MC Hammer thing - he looks like Mr Motivator from the 80s!
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.27.39.177
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 06:11 pm:   

They'll just give creative control to some fuckwit who thinks horror is skulls and lightning. It always happens.
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Steve Bacon (Stevebacon)
Username: Stevebacon

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 90.204.111.238
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 07:04 pm:   

The reviews of Let Me In have been positive, I think.
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Stu (Stu)
Username: Stu

Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 86.16.2.118
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 07:57 pm:   

>>They'll just give creative control to some fuckwit who thinks horror is skulls and lightning.

You mean it isn't?
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 04:42 pm:   

Whatever became of Hammer's 'The Wake Wood', that was shot in Donegal in 2008, and due for release last year, since when... nothing???
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.253.77
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 04:51 pm:   

I've heard that Let Me In is virtually a shot-for-shot remake of Let The Right One In. Which begs the question: why?

Also, I saw that online film Hammer put out a few months ago, and it was fucking appalling.
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Hubert (Hubert)
Username: Hubert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 78.22.237.21
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 05:09 pm:   

Let's give good horror films back to the Japanese
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 05:12 pm:   

Yeah, 'Beyond The Rave' sucked big time, an insult to the Hammer brand. Then their official comeback feature, 'The Wake Wood', appears to have vanished without a trace, and a remake of 'Let The Right One In' isn't going to set any horror fan's expectations alight. This TV Series is probably just another unsubstantiated rumour...
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Alexicon (Alexicon)
Username: Alexicon

Registered: 10-2009
Posted From: 88.106.8.180
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 05:49 pm:   

An interesting aside to all this,is that Arrow Books have a tie-in with Hammer to produce new,written works of horror. Jeanette Winterson has just been commissioned to write her very first horror piece (a novella) for this combo.

Get your agents on the case,guys!
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 88.111.132.33
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 05:59 pm:   

Enough of the remakes! I really enjoyed the original Let The Right One In. I had a hard enough time ranting on about the remake of The Wicker Man.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 06:02 pm:   

To be fair I'm actually looking forward to seeing Let Me In. It's been getting good write ups and the cast looks spot on. I'm not normally a fan of remakes but this one does look good.
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Jamie Rosen (Jamie)
Username: Jamie

Registered: 11-2008
Posted From: 99.241.48.210
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 09:23 pm:   

Why remake Let the Right One In? Well, for one thing, this version is in English, which broadens the audience beyond those of us willing to watch a film with subtitles. For another, this film is getting a theatrical release, which broadens the audience further still.

Many people who will see this movie would not have watched the original. It doesn't in any way detract from the original, which is still right there for those who prefer it.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.253.77
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 10:01 pm:   

No, it doesn't detract from the original, but it does show the utter fuckwittery of a general filmgoing audience and the lack of imagination of the filmmakers.

The real question is: why remake it shot-for-shot? Why not do a different version, and perhaps use some of the book's more controversial themes left out of the original film?

I mean, slavishly remaking a (rather great) film that's a couple of years old? Sorry, but that's just pathetic.
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Steve Bacon (Stevebacon)
Username: Stevebacon

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 90.204.111.238
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 10:37 pm:   

It is good that it brings it to a wider audience.

But it does soil the original somewhat.

I actually like the US version of The Ring. But it's not a patch on the Japanese one.
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 82.17.252.126
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 12:09 am:   

I'm with Zed, a shallow remake of 'Let The Right One In', so soon after the release of the original, sends out all the wrong signals with regard to this attempted resurrection of Hammer Studios.
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Tom_alaerts (Tom_alaerts)
Username: Tom_alaerts

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.78.35.185
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 10:23 am:   

We can only hope that the remake brings in enough money to provide the new Hammer with a strong financial backbone, so they can move up from there.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 03:36 pm:   

How do we know the remake will be "shallow"? It might be as good as or better than the first version. We know the cast is top notch and the director has a good pedigree if I recall correctly.
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 04:40 pm:   

Matt Reeves is either incredibly brave or breathtakingly arrogant to write & direct a remake of a horror film that has already established itself as a highly original modern classic, from a critically acclaimed novel, the author of which was responsible for the original screenplay, in the original's own language, and with all the cultural relevance that implies.

'Let Me In' can only ever suffer in comparison with 'Let The Right One In', no matter how decent a fist they may make of it.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.55
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 04:56 pm:   

You're one of those "The glass is half empty" people aren't you.
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 04:57 pm:   

Just a realist when it comes to horror.
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Jamie Rosen (Jamie)
Username: Jamie

Registered: 11-2008
Posted From: 99.241.48.210
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 07:56 pm:   

There were times when some films would be shot simultaneously in different languages (so that Germany would have a German version, the United States an English one, etc, without dubbing), with the cast varying depending on the language. I tend to view this as the modern-day equivalent.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.110.146.251
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 10:03 am:   

The title of this thread seems particularly appropriate today, with George Osborne's smug face due to appear for hours on end, telling us that the bill for irresponsible and greed-driven speculation by the rich has to be picked up by... everyone but the rich. Topic for another thread.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.110.146.251
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 10:06 am:   

Jamie there were also times when the public were prepared to read subtitles. But the age of literacy is over.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.253.77
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 10:21 am:   

How do we know the remake will be "shallow"?

The very act of remaking a film, shot-for-shot, a year after the original was released just to appease twats who won't watch subtitled films is shallow. Is it not?
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.253.77
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 10:24 am:   

A good pedigree?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0716257/#Director

Not really.

Cloverfield was entertaining drivel, and The Yards was okay in a derivative kind of way.

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