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Old 3rd February 2010, 01:05 PM
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Still, it's stuff like this that may eventually push the classics into obscurity... especially if digital media takes over from DVD and Blu-Ray
I'm more inclined to think that they'll come to their senses and realise that the current abortions aren't remakes at all but mainly cash-ins. Then they'll be in the 'lucky position' to revisit the originals.
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Old 3rd February 2010, 01:06 PM
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Somehow I kind of doubt that, as there'll always be genre fans around who'll want to look beyond the mainstream surface- and those said classics weren't really any less obscure in the last century's "post nasties" era- the average punter cared as little about our cult faves in the late 80's/90's as they do now.
Agree with you on some degree on this PN. Just seems to me that cult has become mainstream thanks to the hollywood money-making remake conveyor belt. When cult slashers, foreign (particularly French and Asian offerings) are getting the gilded remake treatment, and you can almost guarantee that anything remotely original and fresh that isn't US produced in some way will get a remake; and within increasingly shorter timescales (e.g REC vs. Quarantine) - is cult now becoming mainstream??
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I'm more inclined to think that they'll come to their senses and realise that the current abortions aren't remakes at all but mainly cash-ins. Then they'll be in the 'lucky position' to revisit the originals.
That's assuming they're aware that they're remakes in the first place...

I hope the new fans will decide to do this (if they know! ), but due to my very sceptical, cynical view on the modern world (and not being very in touch with the youth (sorry: 'yoof') of today ) my gut-feeling is very negative, unfortunately.
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That's assuming they're aware that they're remakes in the first place...
True genre fans will know or take the time to find out. The rest of them won't because they're easily pleased, though I'm more inclined to think they represent the minority.
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For instance the girl who cuts my hair was under the impression that Rob Zombie's H2 was a completely original film and was totally oblivious to the entire Halloween franchise... I almost wept.

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That was their loss. The original knocks spots off the remake as most of the old ones do.
Can anyone name me a remake that puts the original to shame?
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A remake I don't think anyone has mentioned...........April Fool's Day. A fantastic piece of filmaking (can you tell I'm being sarcastic?) And the terrible thing is,I bought it when it was released. Who wants to slap me first?
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the girl who cuts my hair was under the impression that Rob Zombie's H2 was a completely original film and was totally oblivious to the entire Halloween franchise... I almost wept.
Even if you hadn't known there were lots of other Halloween movies,you would think she would know there was at lest one more.The 2 in the title or II if you like,kinda gives it away!
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Im dreading the Hellraiser and Let the right one in remakes.
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Can anyone name me a remake that puts the original to shame?
There were a few in the 70's/80's but they were made by talented directors for genuine genre fans. The complete opposite of today's remakes basically.
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