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« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2005, 07:04:52 AM »

Its being made, it stars Nicholas Cage (actually a favourite actor of mine, but wrong for this role) as the non-virgin police officer.

 I really think its going to be abysmal.

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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2005, 07:20:35 AM »

WHAT?
I understood that they were both making their own separate productions Cage in the USA with a near copy American style of the original storyline  and Hardy with his own movie again in Scotland,and Hardy was even slagging off Cages version.
So they're now collaboraters-Shaffer will turn in his grave.I never believed Hardy trying to take credit for the original Wicker Man script and storyline.A few months ago the Horror channel was showing his The Fantasist filmed in Ireland in the 80's but i heard its not very good having neglected to watch it.
Do you know where the new movie will be filmed and whether it will include Christopher Lee etc or even any folk music?

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« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2005, 08:07:29 AM »

I fear the Hardy sequel will most likely not get off the ground, especially if the US one fails. If I remember, the Island is going to be off New England. I'll have to flip through my copies of Variety to check.  I doubt it'll have folk music and I think Lee isn't in it.

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« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2005, 08:11:32 AM »

What a shame,the Hardy version sounded infinately more interesting than Cages.In Allan Browns book before Anthony Shaffer died he was also working on a script for a sequel to the Wicker Man but i guess this'll never see the light of day!

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« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2005, 08:13:48 AM »

It's possible that both the Hardy film and the Cage film will never see an actual movie camera.

Hardy has been announcing since 2003 that RIDING THE LADDIE will go into production "next year", and still it's not happened. Names "confirmed" to be on board to date have included Chris Lee, Vanessa Redgrave, Sean Astin, Ewan McGregor and LeAnn Rimes. Location shooting has been announced to take place in Scotland, Texas, Oklahoma and Nova Scotia. So far though, this is all in Hardy's head.

Similarly, the Cage version is constantly announced as being cast and that "shooting will commence next year". Let's hope this abomination never actually gets off the ground. Last I heard (in September) Hardy was even suing Emmett/Furla (producers of the Cage film) for 40 million dollars.

I used to quite like Cage as a performer untill I visited Kephalonia in Greece, where he lived for several months during the shooting of CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN. By the time he left it seems everybody on the Island absolutely hated him, such was his brattish and obnoxious behavior the entier time he was there. John Hurt on the other hand is considered a local now, and all round great bloke.

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« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2005, 08:14:46 AM »

I maybe wrong, as I said before I'll have to go and dig out one of my copys of Variety to check, but I thought the Cage film was begining production or was about to begin. (I belive Cage is filming the Stone 9/11 movie at present)

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« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2005, 08:21:48 AM »

or was about to begin.

Lets hope it stays that way.

RIDING THE LADDIE is such a terrible title it's no wonder they changed it to MAYDAY instead. It sounds like a Scottish porno film.

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« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2005, 08:23:40 AM »

The Horror Of Dracula......w/ Christopher Lee is one of my favorites....& actually...truer to the Bram Stoker novel than Lugosi's Dracula.

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« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2005, 08:33:25 AM »

Juan Miranda i totally agree with you because i feel remakes always devalue the original.Like the Wicker Man,The Italian Job and Get Carter(i love Michael Caine) are both close the the heart and part of the British psych for many people,and i will never watch the American remakes-the originals are already perfect.I hate it when Hollywood starts interfering with our treasures and not coming up with new ideas of its own.
   Boardwalk_Angel you are right,Chistopher Lee IS Dracula and i've never wanted to see the recent remake with Gary Oldman-it looks crap!

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« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2005, 08:41:19 AM »

HORROR OF DRACULA (the US title for DRACULA) is a major landmark in world cinema. A bit talky in places now (1958), it still has Lee's most iconic performance, and a thrilling climax with Cushing out performing whole teams of Olympic gymnasts with his flying leap at the curtains. Great stuff.

My own fave Lee Drac film was his next stab at the role (8 years later!) in DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS. Full of startling imagery. However my fave Hammer vampire film doesn't even star Lee, just the mighty Peter Cusing in BRIDES OF DRACULA (with no Dracula). It has some of the most sumptuous colour cinematography I've ever seen (by Jack Asher) and is chock full of perverse phycological terror, even without the fangs and rubber bats going "Sqeeek! WeeeeeK!".

As for the Gary Oldman Dracula, we were chatting about the creative bankruptcy of Francise Ford Coppola only the other day on the GODFATHER III thread. Coppola is of course Nic Cage's uncle. It's all wheels within wheels, ins't it? Spooky!

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« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2005, 08:43:35 AM »

I remember talking to a director who told me, the worst thing that happened was that Sofia become a director. I thought that was harsh as I did enjoy mildly Lost In Translation. (The man is a big Cage fan though)

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« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2005, 08:51:50 AM »

I hate it when Hollywood starts interfering with our treasures and not coming up with new ideas of its own.

I know what you mean Banjo. My reaction when I heard that Hollywood were remaking DON'T LOOK NOW was one of despair. Hollywood does seem to have been going through a dreadful crisis of creative drive for the last couple of years, churning out sequils, adaptations of comic books and computer games and remakes. Almost all of them will be unwatchable dross amimed at folk who have yet to grow pubic hair.

HOWEVER!

Don't forget that Hammer started it's history by taking the entire roster of Universal studio's monster's DRACULA, THE MUMMY, FRANKENSTEIN and THE WEREWOLF and remaking them (in colour for modern audiences).

Similarly we are all here on this board to celebrate the films of a man who made his name intenationally by doing an Italian remake of a Japanese movie.

And this Christmas's most anticipated release? A remake of a 1933 classic, KING KONG. Yes, remakes are usually abysmal, but sometimes...

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« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2005, 08:53:00 AM »

HORROR OF DRACULA (the US title for DRACULA) is a major landmark in world cinema. A bit talky in places now (1958), it still has Lee's most iconic performance, and a thrilling climax with Cushing out performing whole teams of Olympic gymnasts with his flying leap at the curtains. Great stuff.

My own fave Lee Drac film was his next stab at the role (8 years later!) in DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS. Full of startling imagery. However my fave Hammer vampire film doesn't even star Lee, just the mighty Peter Cusing in BRIDES OF DRACULA (with no Dracula). It has some of the most sumptuous colour cinematography I've ever seen (by Jack Asher) and is chock full of perverse phycological terror, even without the fangs and rubber bats going "Sqeeek! WeeeeeK!".

As for the Gary Oldman Dracula, we were chatting about the creative bankruptcy of Francise Ford Coppola only the other day on the GODFATHER III thread. Coppola is of course Nic Cage's uncle. It's all wheels within wheels, ins't it? Spooky!
I think i read it was Cushing idea to perform that giant leap to spice up the ending.I happen to like all the Christopher Lee Dracula's even the ones towards the end especially Dracula AD 1972 with Christopher Neame playing Johnny Alucard(Dracula backwards everone-geddit?) and all the hippy carry-ons.Dracula Prince of Darkness is probably the best one but i also like the Ralph Bates character in Taste The Blood Of Dracula and Dracula Has Risen From The Grave is up there too!
I haven't watched Brides of Dracula for ages but doesn't it have the mummy's boy Dracula(not very scary) locked up the the caslte?
I should really do a horror top 10 but it would take me ages to go through everything because some i've only watched once or twice!!

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« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2005, 09:03:03 AM »

Thats two new things i didn't know,firstly Nicolas Cage is Coppolas nephew and (OH NO!) theres to be a remake of Don't Look Now.
I don't think the Hammer remakes were quite the same but anyway they were British movies of works by famous novelists from the 19th Century British Isles and are definately a BIG IMPROVEMENT on the old b&w universal movies.The American horror industry was already dead on its feet in 1957,pretty much like the westerns before Leone and the boys intervened!!

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« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2005, 09:27:12 AM »

I haven't watched Brides of Dracula for ages but doesn't it have the mummy's boy Dracula(not very scary) locked up the the caslte?

Oh I dunno. He has his moments.



And the bi-sexual threat is something entierly new in horror. Something that Polanski took up and ran with for years in his films, even having a gay vampire in his Hammer homage/spoof, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES.

The sheer range of dark perversion going in BRIDES OF DRACULA (made in 1960) should be enough to recommend it to anybody. The first person "pretty boy" seduces and turns into a vampire on his release is his own mother!

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