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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Do-Over!

Does it seem like there are an awful lot of do-over movies of late? In the past year we've seen Alice in Wonderland and Clash of the Titans, just to name two. You can read about some of Hollywood remakes in the making, including The Wizard of Oz, here and here.

If you like to watch two versions of a movie and compare them, we have these do-over titles in our collection: King Kong, 1933 and 2005 [both DVD KIN]; The Parent Trap, 1961 [J VIDEO PAR] and 1998 [DVD PAR]; The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, 1974 and 2009 [both DVD TAK]; 3:10 to Yuma , 1957 and 2007 [both DVD THR]; You've Got Mail, 1998 [DVD YOU] a remake of The Shop Around the Corner [DVD SHO] from 1940.

And then, of course, there are the Hollywood remakes of foreign films such as: The Birdcage, 1996 [DVD BIR], based on the 1979 French film, La Cage aux Folles [DVD CAG]; City of Angels, 1998 [VIDEO CIT], based on the 1987 German film, Wings of Desire [DVD WIN]; Fever Pitch, 2005, based on a British film released in 1997 [both DVD FEV]; Insomnia, 2002, based on a 1997 film from Scandinavia [both DVD INS].

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