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Remarkable and Rough Remakes - Regale us all!

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Following on from Geoff's suggestion, let us speak of remakes good and bad (although perhaps if they're truly bad, the less said the better). Me first then?

Star Wars - remake of Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress. 
(OK, maybe only loosely!)

More conventionally...

The Fly
Year: 1986
Director: David Cronenberg
Screenplay: Charles Edward Pogue, David Cronenberg
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis

Remake of...

The Fly
Year: 1958
Director: Kurt Neumann
Screenplay: James Clavell
Starring: Al Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price
 
You all know the story; over-enthusiastic scientist messes with molecular transport tech (really should've used a Heisenberg Compensator and a biofilter) ends up a gribbly, fingernail-sloughing monstoid, and loses the girl. (Take note kids - vomming on one's food is a definite turn-off.)

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"Help me. Help me."

Remake - fab or floater... definitely fab! 
Notes: You never forget your first Goldblum. Fnar.

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Akira Kurosawa's Yojumbo. Remade to Sergio Leone's Fistfull Of Dollars. Remade to Walter Hill's Last Man Standing.

Each remake made it arguably worse. 

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59 minutes ago, Geoff said:

Akira Kurosawa's Yojumbo. Remade to Sergio Leone's Fistfull Of Dollars. Remade to Walter Hill's Last Man Standing.

Each remake made it arguably worse. 

Same for Seven Samurai (1954) ---> Magnificent Seven (1960 - enjoyable, as I recall)  ---> Magnificent Seven (2016 - a monstrous load of bollocks).

See how I'm not mentioning Battle Beyond the Stars?

Oh, wait.

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Apparently, around the time I moved to Thailand, there was a Thai remake of Rashomon, entitled U mong pa meung - have you seen it?

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No I haven't but by christ I remember Battle Beyond The Stars!!!!!!!

Totally in every cheap space flick till the mids 80's

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21 minutes ago, Geoff said:

No I haven't but by christ I remember Battle Beyond The Stars!!!!!!!

Totally in every cheap space flick till the mids 80's

BBtS was a bit special as I recall... and not necessarily in a good way. 😋

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