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Old 1st Mar 2021, 11:00
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Originally Posted by Lonewolf_50 View Post
Any idea on when the remake of Deep Throat will be released? Not sure who is in the starring role, but I suspect the budget will be a lot more than the original.
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I thought that the B movie that was on with Deep Throat was far better, The Devil in Miss Jones.
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 11:10
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Yes, it was called "Reginald Perrin" and Martin Clunes played the lead role. It's not as good as the original (how could it be?) but it's not bad and fun to watch. It was different enough from "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin" that in my mind it's not a remake. Maybe a do-over would be a better description. But I agree with the description of the original series, the casting was superb and so was the plot. Leonard Rossiter in his role as Perrin was pure perfection.

PS. I just started to rewatch the remake and the canned laughter is a bit of an issue.
Here was me thinking about the awful American version Reggie thankfully it only lasted 6 episodes
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 11:20
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I've never watched that and to be honest, never heard of it. I'm still watching the Martin Clunes series and on to episode 2. It's amusing but think it's simply because Clunes is a more-than-decent comedy actor. The canned laughter is driving me nuts though.
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 11:25
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I think I managed one episode, I liked Richard Mulligan in Soap, so gave it a chance. Not seen the Martin Clunes version, I imagine it is more faithfull to the original, which is availble on you tube, been watching them with Mrs FC
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 11:43
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Originally Posted by ford cortina View Post
I think I managed one episode, I liked Richard Mulligan in Soap, so gave it a chance. Not seen the Martin Clunes version, I imagine it is more faithfull to the original, which is availble on you tube, been watching them with Mrs FC
I liked him in S.O.B... another excellently cast film!
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 11:50
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I liked him in S.O.B... another excellently cast film!
I forgot about that...great movie another Blake Edwards Classic
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 11:52
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Not a movie, but hear Frasier is making a comeback. For the life of me, I cannot see how it'll be better than the original series. IMO, Frasier is up there with the best comedies of all time. Why start it up again without Martin Crane (John Mahoney)? He's passed away and in my opinion, made the series special.
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 11:55
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Thank God they never, so far, tried to remake Das Boot
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 11:57
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Like the rest of you on here I did not think much of Dunkirk (2017)
However, interesting to note it had 8 Oscar nominations and won 3!
It was dreadful, the none reliance on CG meant deserted beaches, total lack of skies fiilled with aircraft, or horizons filled with ships and boats.. add to that no real backstory, no fighting as such... two blokes and stretcher do not make up for John Mills and his guys fighting to get to the beach... nor the poor back story of the gathering of the little boats... even then the ships leaving were hardly filled either.. now were the beaches were full of men, wrecked vehicles and detritus.
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 11:58
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Hollywood tried to. They called it U-571.
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 11:59
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Thank God they never, so far, tried to remake Das Boot

They did into a TV series.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5830254/
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 12:14
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I reckon The Flight of the Phoenix remake was way better than the original. Controversial opinion no doubt.
Controversial? You're not kidding! Perhaps my opinion of this dire remake aren't really valid, as I've never managed to get more than 30 minutes into it before giving up. The moment in the original when James Stewart and David* Attenborough discover that the Hardy Kruger character has only ever designed model aircraft has to be one if the great scenes in cinema.

I'm a great Alec Guinness fan but I have to admit that Gary Oldman's portrayal of George Smiley was superb in the remake, and I agree with dead pan's comments on the penultimate scene, when Bill Haydon is shot by his former friend Jim Prideaux, who had had betrayed him.


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Old 1st Mar 2021, 12:28
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
The moment in the original when James Stewart and David Attenborough discover that the Hardy Kruger character has only ever designed model aircraft has to be one if the great scenes in cinema.
If it were only David Attenborough! The movie would have taken on a whole new plot twist and we'd be learning about desert animals. Sorry, Tanker, we all know who you mean, but you're referring to his brother, Richard.
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Imagine a remake of Blazing Saddles in today's climate...


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The Brosnan/Russo Thomas Crown beats the original hands down. We've got both on DVD and the original we hardly ever watch whereas the remake, every other month I would think. Comparing TV series to films is tricky, was one version of Tinker Tailor better than the other? Or Das Boot? Although I think Das Boot was filmed as a TV series then reedited for the cinema, and is worth seeing on a big screen.

So many films are remakes in all but name anyway. All those heist movies that can be traced back to Rififi for instance
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 14:41
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Originally Posted by Saintsman View Post
Imagine a remake of Blazing Saddles in today's climate...
If Scarlet Johansson played Lilly Von Shtupp, id watch it. But who would play Bart?

I never liked Yojimbo, I prefer A Fistful of Dollars
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 16:17
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
They did into a TV series.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5830254/
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I tried that and gave up, as it just seemed to be trying to tick too many boxes, with resistance fighters, Lesbian affair, etc The original and its music were excellent, and the actor who played the Captain Jurgen Procknow actually owned the role so well he was nicknamed "Captain" on some of the films he made afterwards apparently.
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 19:05
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Also we have The Cruel Sea. ( nuff said ) . then the 2020 Remake Greyhound. I felt was excellent even accounting for the CGI
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 01:28
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Originally Posted by Kiltrash View Post
Also we have The Cruel Sea. ( nuff said ) . then the 2020 Remake Greyhound. I felt was excellent even accounting for the CGI

You say accounting for CGI,, but the thing is good cgi you are unaware it is CGI.

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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 08:07
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Originally Posted by Kiltrash View Post
Also we have The Cruel Sea. ( nuff said ) . then the 2020 Remake Greyhound. I felt was excellent even accounting for the CGI
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Cruel Sea excellent as you said, though different to the book that I recently re read. Greyhound I was not impressed with, as CGI seemed a little OTT for me. Generally CGI for me works well in the space based stuff, but on planet earth aircraft, and indeed ships do not appear to "act" correctly, though it is a vast step up on the scale waves, or should we say un-scale in things like Sink the Bismarck.
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