Worst Remakes.....

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  1. Chuck L

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    I can think of two right off the bat....
    The Haunting....FX took out anything spooky or even mystifing that made the original 1963 such a wonderful film. The acting as well weakened a already weak direction.
    Pyscho...Gus Van Zant...Anne and what's-his-name...nothing about the film was special and only served to show that Hitchcock was the master.
     
  2. Dave L

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    Ross Hunter's "Lost Horizon" is often considered among the worst ever made. It's a textbook example of how to take a cast of talented actors and a great book and produce a gargantuan mess. Just takes money and talent, I guess.
     
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  4. Kenneth English

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    #1 Worst Remake of All Time = Michael Winner's THE BIG SLEEP (1978). Truly wretched. Even Robert Mitchum as Marlowe couldn't help this one (he was awesome in the great 1975 remake of FAREWELL, MY LOVELY).
    But then, has Michael Winner ever made a film that was remotely decent? Let's see: DEATH WISH 1-3, THE SENTINEL, WON TON TON: THE DOG WHO SAVED HOLLYWOOD...
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    Don't forget the remake of The Vanishing!
    (On second thought, maybe better left forgotten.)
     
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    The Day of the Jackal remade as The Jackal. I love the first and hated the latter.
     
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    There are so many from which to choose--but The Haunting remake was certainly an abortion of a film.
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    Psycho
     
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    Psycho.
    [Edited last by BryanZ on November 15, 2001 at 03:48 PM]
     
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    A bad remake of a decent remake.
     
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    Breathless (1983) , the pointless, witless, unwatchable, embarassing pile of crud starring Richard Gere. Goadard would be rolling in his grave...if he were dead, I mean. I'm surprised the sight of this atrocity didn't kill him.
     
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    If anyone badmouths The Fly (1986), I'll be upset. By the way, go to
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    Worst remake? Psycho. You can't try to improve something that doesn't need improving.
     
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    I would agree with almost everything listed here, so I will only add something different:
    A Letter to Three Wives (1985-TV). This is truly an abomination of the one and only classic!
    Al, do you really think the remake of The Vanishing was that bad - worst category? I actually enjoyed it.
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    Psycho, a totally pointless remake of a Hitchcock masterpiece.
     
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    If I can count Titanic as a remake of A Night to Remember, I'll add that one.
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    Dracula (1979) AKA Vlad the Lounge Lizard.
     
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    Definitely have to agree with Psycho! [​IMG]
     
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