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Not all remakes are bad
List creator: ColonelKong
Created on: May 25, 2003 - 11:32 AM PDT
Description: These are a few remakes that I think are almost as good as, equal to, or better than their predecessors. (Leans rather heavily toward sci-fi and horror. There are probably a few that I forgot or haven't seen yet)

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The Thing (1982)
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  A tougher, meaner, more paranoid film than....
The Thing (1951)
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Not Rated
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Collector's Edition) (1978)
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  This one is arguably a sequel, since Kevin McCarthy shows up for a cameo appearance. I'm not a Bay Area resident, but I imagine this one is fun for those who are. Depending on what mood I'm in, I sometimes actually prefer this one to...
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
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Not Rated
  My favorite 50s sci-fi movie, it's aged a lot better than most of them
Body Snatchers (1993)
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  The weakest entry in the Body Snatchers "trilogy", but still a pretty good film.
Sorcerer (1977)
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  I would give a slight edge to....
Wages of Fear (Criterion Collection) (1953)
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Not Rated
  over Sorcerer, but the first part is somewhat dull compared the first 20 minutes or so of Sorcerer
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)
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  A fine, moody vampire film, but not as creepy as.....
Nosferatu (1922)
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Not Rated
Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
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  This is a remake of....
The Quiet Family (1998)
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  which I haven't seen yet
Ringu (1998)
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Not Rated
  is really the one to watch first. Of course, it's a remake too (of the 1995 Japanese TV version)
The Ring Virus (1999)
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Not Rated
  Korea actually beat Hollywood to remaking the Japanese version. If you liked any other version of the story (where's the Bollywood Ring? :) ), it's worth seeing,
Metropolis (2001)
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  I know, I know, this isn't really a remake of....
Metropolis (The Complete Restored Edition) (1927)
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  ...but I'm sure Rintaro and Katsuhiro Otomo watched it several times
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
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  Sort of a quasi-remake of...
Rio Bravo (1959)
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Not Rated
  and....
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
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Not Rated
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
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  Not a remake, but heavily influenced by Hong Kong fantasy films such as...
Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain (1983)
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Not Rated

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