"Shall We Dance?" remake

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  1. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

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    Ugh. Low expectations, but we shall see. The only thing I really want to see coming out of this movie is the DVD of the Japanese version.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr...ent_id=1918928

     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    I'll stick with the movie that's good thank you.

    A film that doesn't work on US cultural mores, they'll horrifically alter it or it won't make any sense

    On the upside, maybe we'll get an uncut DVD release of the film somewhere w/English subs
     
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    Steve_Ch Supporting Actor

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    Right off hand, I am going to guess it to be a very different movie than the original. For those that have seen the original, just try imagine Gere in the lead, especially after he showed rather impressive dancing capability in the recent big hit Chicago.
     
  4. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

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    The trailer is up:

    WARNING: For those of you who haven't seen the Japanese version yet, do NOT watch this unless you want the entire movie spoiled for you.

    http://progressive.stream.aol.com/ao...ce_trlr_dl.mov

    I'll be damned. As far as I can tell, they stayed pretty true to the Japanese version, and it actually looks decent. The voiceover for the trailer is very similar to the voiceover for the original's trailer.
     
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    Vickie_M Producer

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    I'm bouncing around with joy at this trailer! Not only does it look good, it was filmed in Chicago, yay! I had no idea it was set in Chicago. My butt's in the seat. I'm a sucker for Chicago movies. Plus I like the story, and I like the cast. It looks sweet.

    I agree that the trailer spoils everything. That could backfire badly on them. They should rethink that trailer. There are several movies I don't go to see because I assume I've seen the entire story via the trailer. The Negotiator was one of them. I enjoyed the movie when I caught it on cable, but yep, I was right, the trailer did tell me the entire movie, including an important spoiler.

    If they think they're going to sell this movie just on Lopez and Gere, well, they could be right, but they'll lose a lot of people who will just say "why should I pay to go see it? I've just seen it."

    I'd urge everyone to seek out the Japanese original. It's such a lovely little movie.
     
  6. ThomasC

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    Well, the trailer for Peter Chelsom's previous movie, Serendipity, also gave away the entire movie, but I still liked it a lot.
     
  7. Brian Thibodeau

    Brian Thibodeau Supporting Actor

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    So if they put the original out on DVD, will they call it SHALL WE DANSU to avoid confusion with the US version?
     

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