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Old 08-03-2006, 12:34   #41
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Fox apparently; there are rumours of an R1 2-disc SE come March 2006, but like others, I'm wondering what they'd fill a second disc with?
March 2006. I'm wondering if there was any substance to this rumour.
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Old 08-03-2006, 13:04   #42
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Doesn't look like it, but you never know with Fox.
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According to AICN this is going to be remade.

Michael Caine will now play the Olivier part with Jude Law taking Caines original role.

Not a huge fan of Law, but could be interesting to see Caines take on the role of the writer.
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i loved the original one.....what a fantastic film...
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According to AICN this is going to be remade.

Michael Caine will now play the Olivier part with Jude Law taking Caines original role.

Not a huge fan of Law, but could be interesting to see Caines take on the role of the writer.
Done well, it could be excellent.
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Old 07-09-2006, 22:53   #46
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no chance - remake it??? no need - just get it released again on dvd - superb film... over 2 hours goes just like that - its so engrossing..

John Hodson please agree!!

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To a point; they can remake what the hell they like as far as I'm concerned, I don't have to go and watch them.

What is the point of remaking, say, The Wicker Man or Get Carter? They might as well have called them Get The Man In Sunglasses Who Doesn't Get Killed at The End and The Bee Fearing.

The originals are foundation stones, based on original screenplays given life by original diectors. The remakes are pale, pale shadows.

At least Sleuth started life as a play so the film, as much we admire it, is just another interpretation of that play. It stands as a fine work; I may enjoy a remake, I may not. But just like Jackson's flawed King Kong, a homage to an original film if ever there was one, it cannot 'damage' the original.
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I always liked Stephen King's comment when asked if he thought that a particular director, in adapting one of his titles for the screen, had ruined his book. He said something to the effect of 'my book's just fine; it's sitting up on the shelf just as it always has.'

Apologies for dismal paraphrasing.
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To a point; they can remake what the hell they like as far as I'm concerned, I don't have to go and watch them.

What is the point of remaking, say, The Wicker Man or Get Carter? They might as well have called them Get The Man In Sunglasses Who Doesn't Get Killed at The End and The Bee Fearing.

The originals are foundation stones, based on original screenplays given life by original diectors. The remakes are pale, pale shadows.

At least Sleuth started life as a play so the film, as much we admire it, is just another interpretation of that play. It stands as a fine work; I may enjoy a remake, I may not. But just like Jackson's flawed King Kong, a homage to an original film if ever there was one, it cannot 'damage' the original.

For me, it's just like going to see the same play in a different theatre with a different cast and crew. No one would attach any stigma to someone for doing that, yet remakes of films are seen as 'dirty' for some reason.

In most cases, I'm open to remakes, but I do have my exceptions. In particular, I despise most foreign films being remade, particularly very recent ones, because I know that the only reason they are doing so is because so many viewers refuse to read subtitles. It seems to be happening more and more lately too
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Heads up...

Sleuth on ITV3

Weds 9th May 9.30pm and 1.15am (thurs am).
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For me, it's just like going to see the same play in a different theatre with a different cast and crew. No one would attach any stigma to someone for doing that, yet remakes of films are seen as 'dirty' for some reason.

In most cases, I'm open to remakes, but I do have my exceptions. In particular, I despise most foreign films being remade, particularly very recent ones, because I know that the only reason they are doing so is because so many viewers refuse to read subtitles. It seems to be happening more and more lately too
With the restaging of a play the director is less inclined to tinker with key aspects than a movie director. As we know most remakes are dumbed down dialogue wise for modern audiences. It is probably sensible to dread this remake. I 'd love my fears to be groundless.
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late heads up - was on in the early hours today - its on again at 9.30 ITV3

for anyone thats not seen - as its impossible to get on dvd without paying over £30
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As postscript to my mid-thread rant about selling copies of favourite films for profit.

I finally did sell my copy on Amazon for around £40 and bought some other stuff but realised several months later that in spite of having a decent off air recording I would like to own my own copy of Sleuth again.

Fortunately I found a secondhand copy for £4 locally later, I'm hanging on to this one, whatever it is worth.

I have absolutely no idea what the moral of this story is.
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As postscript to my mid-thread rant about selling copies of favourite films for profit.

I finally did sell my copy on Amazon for around £40 and bought some other stuff but realised several months later that in spite of having a decent off air recording I would like to own my own copy of Sleuth again.

Fortunately I found a secondhand copy for £4 locally later, I'm hanging on to this one, whatever it is worth.

I have absolutely no idea what the moral of this story is.
doesn't bother me (sold for £30) - especially with an old film like this - the PQ on ITV3 isn't going to be much different from the OOP dvd... yes it has ITV3 in the corner.. I can cope with that
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With the new Branagh-directed version almost upon us it's surprising there is no sign of a re-release of the original.
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Finally!

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Time to sell my oop copy methinks (currently £60 on amazon..)
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I would get rid of mine at this point but they are going for less then a £10 er on ebay and the new version is available for pre order on Amazon so I think the window of opperunity has gone.
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I just got an e-mail from Amazon UK saying that the release date has been pushed back until April 14.
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Funny, that the few who said no prob with a remake, it's like seeing the show with a different cast in a different theater, obviously did not see the remake of Sleuth - with Mr. Pinter's new script that had little to do with the original play, and which clocked in a good thirty minutes shorter - surely fodder for the top ten worst films ever made. What shall we remake next? Chinatown?
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