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OK, so last night while I was err, umm, "busy" with a blow up LEslie-Ann Down doll wearing a Nanette Newman mask (the doll, not me), I got to thinking about whether I had ever seen a film remake that was considered better than the original by either critical or public acclaim. (It helps take your mind off of matters in hand is all I'll say)

So, I couldn't really think of any. but I know that there are a load of film buffs in here that will have a list as long as Bluebeard's at the tip of their typing fingers.

So, come on, sad feckers and film geeks, has that feat ever been achieved? And I don't really mean just because you personally think it was. I mean I thought the remake of Blue Lagoon was better, but that's probably only because it had bare naked ladies (lady) in it. It wasn't better REALLY!

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scarface, arguably. although it is often overrated.

maybe ocean's eleven?

cape fear is a strong candidate.

evil dead 2, essentially a remake of evil dead.

the magnificent seven is a remake of the seven samurai, so I'm sure some would argue it is better.

there will probably be a few in the horror genre.

the departed (although I think most people prefer infernal affairs).

cruel intentions? maybe... not sure about that either.

the fly?

the maltese falcon

a lot of noir is if not remade then heavily influenced by early 20th century french and german cinema, so the further back you go the more chance you have of finding better remakes.

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The Parent Trap was a film where a young Hayley Mills played twins. It is a film for twelve year old girls. Can't understand why anyone on this forum would want to watch it!

Am I going to get an answer on my Tombstone question?

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The Parent Trap was a film where a young Hayley Mills played twins. It is a film for twelve year old girls. Can't understand why anyone on this forum would want to watch it!

haha yea i was only jokin bout the parent trap

i swear :huh:

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Gone in sixty seconds...being into American Cars likely makes a difference but also some of the acting in the 74 original was pretty bad, Nicolase Cage is still a bit over the top in the newer version but to counter that we have Angelina Jolie...

the main car in the original was a crappy 71/2 Mustang Mach one (Elanour) and in the remake it was a gorgeous 67 Shelby so that tips the scales for me as well.

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Gone in sixty seconds...being into American Cars likely makes a difference but also some of the acting in the 74 original was pretty bad, Nicolase Cage is still a bit over the top in the newer version but to counter that we have Angelina Jolie...

the main car in the original was a crappy 71/2 Mustang Mach one (Elanour) and in the remake it was a gorgeous 67 Shelby so that tips the scales for me as well.

now thats a good shout. that shelby was beautiful, your gonna annoy me now by saying youve got one arent you....

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now thats a good shout. that shelby was beautiful, your gonna annoy me now by saying youve got one arent you....

No mate, I've had the Mustang that shape but not had the Shelby...The best thing about the 60s Cars is they just don't devalue, The Saleen I just sold was losing money every month but the 60s ones just either go up or at worst stay the same.

No point in having any of them now though, everywhere is speed cameras speed humps or bumper to bumper traffic, enjoying driving those beasts is a thing of the past.

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As in the American version of the Birdcage was better than La Cage aux Folles? Mmmmm I don't think so......

Personally, I thought it was.

Maybe your biased because of the French link. Fair enough.

La Cage is a wonderful story and my favorite musical/play ever. Ive even directed a Rep version of it before and I studied it a Uni on my Theatre Studies thesis.

Neither are a patch on the original play, but personally i thought The Birdcage was superior to the first film made in the early 80s.

Each to their own and all that.

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The first casino royale was a spoof so I think it's a slightly unfair comparison

Fair argument.

I would also argue that nominating the likes of the Fly and Scarface (as I did) are harsh as so much time passed between the original and the remake that modern technology etc make them almost incomparable.

I would actually argue that elements of the orginal FLy were far better than the remake and that the remake just benefited from advancements in capability in terms of special effects.

I would disagree about Cape Fear - I thought the De Niro version was lame.

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