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« : August 27, 2009, 12:21:32 AM »

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« #1 : August 27, 2009, 12:29:04 AM »

Hey, now...

Is Hoffman reprising the role? :D

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« #2 : August 27, 2009, 03:17:32 AM »

Susan George doesn't look too bad still! :-*

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« #3 : August 27, 2009, 07:19:11 AM »

Didn't they already remake Straw Dogs as Home Alone? What's the point?



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« #4 : August 27, 2009, 01:53:13 PM »

Didn't they already remake Straw Dogs as Home Alone? What's the point?

Pretty much my thoughts.

I'm not crazy about the original (one of my least favorite from Sam), but yeah, there's no reason for it to be remade.



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« #5 : August 28, 2009, 10:33:13 AM »

Is Hoffman reprising the role? :D

No, he'll play the old town drunk.




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« #6 : August 28, 2009, 02:07:27 PM »

Sam's words come to my mind, when he described the effect he wished on people
watching the WILD BUNCH slaughter: 'Just a wave of sickness in the guts'.

(at least people will talk about Sam's DOGS all over again. Maybe by then
they finished the CLOCKWORK ORANGE remake starring Seth Rogan)




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« #7 : August 28, 2009, 02:19:35 PM »

(at least people will talk about Sam's DOGS all over again.

Or Sam-the-dog, actually. Can't remember where but I've once heard Kris Kristofferson say that Sam was ''like a dog you'd love, but he'd always do something to embarrass you''. :D


Speaking of the original: it was never on the top of my list of his movies but it had some rather strong points I liked very much.




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« #8 : September 02, 2009, 07:09:24 PM »

If hollywoods remaking movies at least give it to a decent director.


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« #9 : September 03, 2009, 01:03:06 PM »

If they're doing it, Let's go... (you know what comes here)


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« #10 : June 20, 2011, 04:23:53 PM »

Bringing this one back to life after watching the Trailer.

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« #11 : June 22, 2011, 01:59:36 AM »

The second part of the trailer shows more respect for the thematic of the original than I expected. Anyway, no point in remaking this great movie, may be my favorite from Sam.



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« #12 : September 06, 2011, 08:34:05 AM »

This is kind of funny. The reviewer starts out by comparing the new film with Peckinpah's, then seems to lose interest in the putative subject of the article, and ends up essentially doing a review--a very positive review--of the original film! Not too flattering to the remake, is it?
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/movies/rod-lurie-remakes-peckinpahs-straw-dogs.html?_r=2&hpw



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« #13 : February 09, 2016, 06:56:12 AM »

Speaking of the original: it was never on the top of my list of his movies but it had some rather strong points I liked very much.

I guess if one lives enough...

I enjoyed this much more now, I guess the first time around I was shocked by the sheer brutality of it - to the point where I didn't care about the ending. And the ending is, in fact, very satisfying. The characters ''keep it real'', so to speak, and just dance into the well set moral anti-climax. Their reasons are reasonable enough, or better- true to their depicted (previously build throughout the movie) characters - but - they all have to be mingled  together to start 'working'. This is a very good  SP movie, IMO, still, it has more than its share of the usual SP silliness/childishness.



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« #14 : February 09, 2016, 07:26:01 AM »

The original, though flawed, is a powerful piece of work. The remake sucks.



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