Alex Jowski and mister X take a look at one the remakes that breaks the rule that they all suck-Phillip Kaufman’s unique reinterpretation of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS: starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright and that guy from the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE tv show…
Also includes the Nelvana short THE DEVIL AND DANIEL MOUSE
mister X and Alex Jowski take a look at CAT PEOPLE- a VERY loose adaptation of the Val Lewton classic directed by a coke-fuelled Paul Schrader in his icy jewel AMERICAN GIGOLO style, w/Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard and Annette O’ Toole’s nipples with makeup fx by the Burman studio and music by Giorgio Moroder.
An antisocial commentary video as Alex Jowski discusses The 2008 french horror film Martyrs as well as it’s 2015 American remake.
I normally don’t compare the original vs the remake of anything as I feel that each movie should stand on its own merits and not in how it compares to something else. Brian DePalma’s 1976 adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie is one of my favorite movies of all time – easily in my Top 10 (which is more of a phrase and not an actual list) which I’ve seen countless times. When DVD became a thing, the first movie I bought in this new format was Carrie. [...]
Horror remakes are everywhere lately. If they’re not remaking classics such as Texas Chainsaw, Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, Hollywood is dumbing down films from other countries with One Missed Call or Shutter. These remakes would be fine if they either expanded on the property or were even suspenseful on their own but they fail in that department. Only few are able to do this successfully and one of the best at it is the remake of Maniac from 2012. Starring Elijah [...]
Since its release in 1987, ‘Robocop’ has become a classic and a household name. After the film’s success, the movie spawned two sequels, 4 TV series and video game and amany comic book adaptations. At one point Fans even campaigned for a statue of Robocop in Detroit. Of course with this popularity, a remake for modern audiences was inevitable. Sony and MGM tapped Brazillian director José Padilha, known for his ‘Elite Squad’ films, to remake the classic and [...]