"Seconds" sounds like a Twilight Zone episode from this year...

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  1. todd s

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    I was just at www.darkhorizons.com and saw this preview of a new movie.

    SECONDS- The story of a man who is given the chance at rebirth by a group called the Seconds Company. For a price, they can surgically alter you to resemble anyone on the planet, and insert you into that person's life. What happens though if you start to regret your decision?

    This sounds a lot like an episode from the 2002 version of the Twilight Zone. Here is the TZ synopsis:

    FUTURE TRADE- Martin Donner, a beset-upon hardware clerk, finds out about a company called "Future Trade" that arranges a trade between two people who want to trade their futures and their lives with each other. Donner agrees and trades with a businessman with a rich, expensive life with an attractive girlfriend named Francesca. However, after the deadline passes for him to back out, he finds out the reason the businessman traded lives.
     
  2. Jason Seaver

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    Heck, sounds an awful lot like a John Frankenheimer movie starring Rock Hudson (although that one didn't feature people being inserted into already-existing lives).
     
  3. Michael Reuben

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  4. John Watson

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    Sounds like deja vu, encore [​IMG]
     
  5. Chris Lockwood

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    What Frankenheimer movie is that?
     
  6. Peter Apruzzese

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    SECONDS, starring Rock Hudson and directed by John Frankenheimer. One of the better science-fiction films around, it's both thoughtful and frightening.
     
  7. Jason Seaver

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    Well, I wouldn't go that far. The science in it is goofy, and the restored (longer) version seemed interminable at points both times I saw it in the past year. This is one I think could actually benefit from a remake; I always felt that when the guy was made young, his environment still seemed a little stiff. It might be enjoyable to see the movie cut loose, and really give the feeling that the Rock Hudson character is out of place.
     
  8. Peter Apruzzese

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    I didn't say best, I said better (think Top 25 science fiction films) [​IMG] .
     
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    If they remade it, it could be called TRADING FACES [​IMG]
     

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