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Old 6th May 2010, 12:45 PM
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The only people who have heard of this will be those who've seen it and either love the original (so don't want to watch a remake) or hate the original (so don't want to see a remake).

Well, the "horror community" will probably never unite on this issue (guranteeing lots of lively debates to follow, which essentially is a good thing though), but I for one fall into the category, who know the original and like it, yet are still curious to see what angle the remake will bring to the table.
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Well, this member of the horror community isn't at all interested in what the filmmakers bring to the table!

As someone who is utterly sick of Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes remake company, I don't know if I can even bring myself to go to the cinema and watch the Nightmare on Elm Street 'reimagining'. But that's something for another discussion!
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One good thing I could imagine coming from it is a re-evaluation of the original and - ideally - an overturning of the ridiculous censorship foisted upon the film in this country.
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an overturning of the ridiculous censorship foisted upon the film in this country.
Don't hold your breath.
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That argument always comes out when a pointless remake is announced and I really don't know if it works. This may prompt someone to try and re-release the original and trying get all previous cuts waived by the BBFC but, with the brilliant R1 version available, they are dealing with a pretty small audience.

Fingers crossed though!
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Old 6th May 2010, 01:06 PM
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I'd be dead all ready if I had held my breath! I've spent over 20 years wondering just why they think the film needs censoring. Never found any explanation convincing.
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One good thing I could imagine coming from it is a re-evaluation of the original and - ideally - an overturning of the ridiculous censorship foisted upon the film in this country.
As long as it'd not be a rerelease a la "Blackhorse", at least a halfway watchable version could probably get a chance of passing through these days. One never knows...

As for the hatred against the recent wave of mainstream remakes....I find that to be a total waste of energy, really, as there's good horror made in so many quarters outside Hollywood these days, I wouldn't make the future of the genre solely depending on some major fat cat's idea about "scary movies".

As long as "horror" is a hot item in the (Hollywood) mainstream, genre filmmakers all over the globe have it a lot easier to get their flicks financed and distributed- so we're profiting from whatever "Hollywood" is cooking up for the casual cinemagoers in any way.
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BBFC case study here. They haven't seen the uncut version for almost 10 years now though, so a lot of the details will be outdated.

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This may prompt someone to try and re-release the original and trying get all previous cuts waived by the BBFC but, with the brilliant R1 version available, they are dealing with a pretty small audience.
I'd like to see it resubmitted just to see what they'd make of it now. If there was a chance it would pass intact then it's worth a try but I can't see the sense due to it being a definite for cuts (which would be far less than before). Best way is to import the uncut version.

Surprisingly there hasn't been a UK release of the unrated My Bloody Valentine, despite the (awful) remake.
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I think there is a case for passing the film uncut as it is not, as the BBFC guidelines say, a film that eroticises sexual violence. Quite clearly to anyone who has seen the film, it does quite the opposite and makes sexual violence, in this rape (or, more particularly, gang rape) look utterly repellent with that scene in the woods quite difficult to sit through.
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Death Wish II would be equally problematic for the BBFC. Possibly more so.
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