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    The Island of Misfit Films | CHUD.com

    I have yet to see this 'classic'. As f'd as I have heard it is I have also heard it is definitely worth watching. The article is a great read as far as the headcases that Brando(was) and Kilmer(is).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    The Island of Misfit Films | CHUD.com

    I have yet to see this 'classic'. As f'd as I have heard it is I have also heard it is definitely worth watching. The article is a great read as far as the headcases that Brando(was) and Kilmer(is).
    I remember watching that when it originally came out and thinking it was maybe the worst movie I'd ever seen up to that point. And I was too young to properly appreciate bad movies at the time.

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    I remember watching that when it originally came out and thinking it was maybe the worst movie I'd ever seen up to that point. And I was too young to properly appreciate bad movies at the time.
    I have it in my bag to hopefully watch today. I have a sick fascination with Val Kilmer. I see all this direct-to-dvd(for gods sake I think he did a movie with Cuba Gooding Jr.) and borderline SyFy crap that he does to 'put food on the table' but then I see a flick like Salton Sea where he is just awesome...and I wonder what is going on in the man's head. Man...Top Secret...Kilmer was the **** at one point. Dude was even Batman. Just a fascinating guy and there has to be a great biography there.

    As far as Moreau...the Lancaster one was the one I grew up on and that ain't exactly perfect.

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    I was reading about the Straw Dogs remake yesterday, and despite the fact that I have hesitated to watch the original due to its disturbing subject matter, I am tempted to watch since it seems to be a much more complex film that I assume it is.

    Watching the remake, however? Meh.
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    They just put out a bells'n'whistles blu of the Peckinpah version. Actually, the article I read in Fangoria, about how the remake director is a pacifist and the original had a profound effect on him actually has me mildly curious about the remake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    They just put out a bells'n'whistles blu of the Peckinpah version. Actually, the article I read in Fangoria, about how the remake director is a pacifist and the original had a profound effect on him actually has me mildly curious about the remake.
    Well, I was partly reading about some peeps talking about how in the original, the victim smiles a bit at first, and how that smile seemed to take it over the top. The director of the remake has said that it was inappropriate and a smile won't be in his film. Some people then argued that the director missed the point and that Peckinpah used the smile to add to the tension and point out that the wife was sexually frustrated with her husband. That initial smile then served as further emasculation of Hoffman's character. All of this just made me realize that the original provides an interesting and disturbing examination regarding gender roles and what it means to be a man and how the Hoffman's insecurity along with the incident makes him lose it.

    And yeah, I am aware that this film, along with A Clockwork Orange, and Dirty Harry came out around the same time, which resulted in people thinking that films were going too far in terms of violence. Dirty Harry never really offended me, and its far from excessively violent, particularly by today's standards, but the whole idea of a police officer going against the rules, obviously, is still controversial. A Clockwork Orange, however, did offend me, and it took me several viewings until I recognized the satire and black humor in the film.
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    Yeah, been reading a LOT about how Susan George adds to Hoffman's 'less than a man' outburst. I do not expect the remake to have the same subtlety of the original. Still want to see it for the comparisons. Actually there was a flick with Paddy Considine/Gary Oldman (Backwoods) that covered a LOT of the same ground. Prob'ly better than the remake will be, yet still there is a curiosity.

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    POINT BREAK Remake

    No way this perfect storm of silly/cool can be duplicated. Brah.

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    Daniel Stamm to Direct Remake of 13: GAME OF DEATH

    I liked last exorcism...and 13 was pretty good...could be worth watching.

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    Fine <em>Dogs</em> :: Hollywood Elsewhere

    Lurie's Straw Dogs "is a solid, tense drama that packs a wallop and tells its story on Lurie's own terms," he writes. "It's less a remake than a new version of the story, filtered through Lurie's vision.

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    "Lurie's film is bound to be just as controversial as Sam Peckinpah's original for its depiction of violence. But Straw Dogs is a smart, provocative -- and exceptionally intense and exciting -- movie."
    Hmmm...

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