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Guy whose wife disappears? Durch original, remade in trhe US
Topic by: nhunter
Posted: May 21, 2005 - 10:03 AM PDT
Last Reply: May 25, 2005 - 1:47 PM PDT

author topic: Guy whose wife disappears? Durch original, remade in trhe US
nhunter
post #1  on May 21, 2005 - 10:03 AM PDT  
Guy searches for wife. Serial killer plays cat and mouse game.

What's it called?

Thanks!
nhunter
post #2  on May 21, 2005 - 11:16 AM PDT  
Meant to say "Dutch original (I think) remade in the US."

The poster had a picture of a man standing in the pool of light under a street lamp beside a highway at night.
lizzoqops
post #3  on May 21, 2005 - 4:00 PM PDT  
Vanishing
hamano
post #4  on May 21, 2005 - 4:57 PM PDT  
The same director did both the original AND the remake.

The Vanishing (Original)

The Vanishing (U.S. Remake)

Based on the novel The Golden Egg by Tim Krabbe.
underdog
post #5  on May 21, 2005 - 6:40 PM PDT  
They're right, it's definitely The Vanishing, and you should definitely watch the Dutch original, *not* the US remake, which isn't terrible but it is flat and not nearly as chilling.

PGalloway1
post #6  on May 22, 2005 - 9:31 PM PDT  
> On May 21, 2005 - 6:40 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> They're right, it's definitely The Vanishing, and you should definitely watch the Dutch original, *not* the US remake, which isn't terrible but it is flat and not nearly as chilling.

Righto. Original The Vanishing is much better. Hey, isn't the original always better than the remake? The only film I can think of where the remake was better was Little Shop of Horrors.

Anybody got another?
jross3
post #7  on May 22, 2005 - 10:10 PM PDT  
*Raises his Anti-Flame shield*

.... Dawn of the Dead.....
nhunter
post #8  on May 23, 2005 - 5:35 AM PDT  
Thanks!
SonjaBlue
post #9  on May 23, 2005 - 8:04 PM PDT  
PGalloway1 wrote:

> Righto. Original The Vanishing is much better. Hey, isn't the original always better than the remake? The only film I can think of where the remake was better was Little Shop of Horrors.<

> Anybody got another?<

The Thing.
PGalloway1
post #10  on May 24, 2005 - 11:56 AM PDT  
> On May 23, 2005 - 8:04 PM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> PGalloway1 wrote:
>
> > Anybody got another?<
>
> The Thing.
> ---------------------------------

Ah yes, of course. James Arness as a giant carrot is definitely not the superior of the two monsters!
Eoliano
post #11  on May 24, 2005 - 12:21 PM PDT  
> Anybody got another?

The Singing Detective
underdog
post #12  on May 25, 2005 - 1:07 PM PDT  
> On May 24, 2005 - 12:21 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > Anybody got another?
>
> The Singing Detective
> ---------------------------------


E, you're kidding?!
Eoliano
post #13  on May 25, 2005 - 1:47 PM PDT  
> > > Anybody got another?

> > The Singing Detective

> E, you're kidding?!

About what? Did I miss something? My response was to the original being better than the remake.

I took your suggestion seriously and miraculously located a copy of the DVD at my favorite library. I watched it last week, and am indebted to you. It is a classic and it further endeared me to Michael Gambon. What amazed me, however, is how shallow, trivial and not worthy of even being called a remake the Downey version is... what were they thinking?

By they way, if you haven't watched the Life Aquatic bonus disc, I highly recommend that you watch the surprisingly delightful gem of a doc made by Intern # 1 in which Gambon steals every scene... he had me laughing out loud.

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