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Darren Russell wrote: Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: Darren Russell wrote: And I have to disagree with you, Die Another Day was another excellent Bond film, while Batman Begins was highly overrated. But that's just my opinion. ;0)

Die Another Day was too over the top and a just 2 hour tribute to the previous 19 films. Personally, I prefer Batman Returns over Batman Begins, but I don't think Batman Begins was overrated. It was intelligent and the world Nolan created was believable and whatnot.

My opinions as well Wink

If you really think about it, most of the Bond films are over the top. He's a secret agent with hi-tech toys, that's what you expect from the Bond movies. Yeah, some of the stunts are a little over the top, but no different from any other action movie made today.  A decent plot is expected as well, but I don't think it was that bad.

As for Batman Begins, I'll leave that alone because I wasn't blown away by it like mostly everyone else.  Hopefully the next picture will be better.  ;0)


I prefer the more "Down to Earth" ones, the first 3, a soft spot for YOLT (it is outlandish, I know, but it was my first), OHMSS, For Your Eyes Only, Licence to Kill, GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies. While I enjoy and watch the others, these are my favourites for their more or less realistic events. And like you pointed out, it is a surreal fantasy series, so they're not realistic, I understand that.

And Die Another Day didn't have a plot, it was a rehashed jumble of the last 19 films (orbiting "death stars", diamonds, moles, etc.)

Batman Begins was great, The Dark Knight will beat it to a bloody pulp and leave it for dead. Because we have the origin out of the way, he can just be Batman.
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: Darren Russell wrote: And I have to disagree with you, Die Another Day was another excellent Bond film, while Batman Begins was highly overrated. But that's just my opinion. ;0)

Die Another Day was too over the top and a just 2 hour tribute to the previous 19 films. Personally, I prefer Batman Returns over Batman Begins, but I don't think Batman Begins was overrated. It was intelligent and the world Nolan created was believable and whatnot.

My opinions as well Wink

If you really think about it, most of the Bond films are over the top. He's a secret agent with hi-tech toys, that's what you expect from the Bond movies. Yeah, some of the stunts are a little over the top, but no different from any other action movie made today.  A decent plot is expected as well, but I don't think it was that bad.

As for Batman Begins, I'll leave that alone because I wasn't blown away by it like mostly everyone else.  Hopefully the next picture will be better.  ;0)
The laserdisc has a commentary track on it not on any DVD.  Other than that, there's really no material out for a 30th Anniversary Edition unless someone wants to put snippets of practice material on there since someone bought a whole pallet of outtakes with no sound reels within the last year.
HALLOWEEN 2007 TEASER TRAILER
I'd almost count on it. To cash in on the anniversary, and the release of the remake. I don't own it, so I might pick it up when they do.

Sorry, can't help you on the extras.
Will there be a Halloween 30th anniversary dvd release i wonder. What else could be included that hasn't been before. Does anyone own the criterion laserdisc? Curious to know if there are extras not available on dvd.
I already pointed out that I meant the series and genre in general.

Like Saving Private Ryan and Unforgiven.

Or look at the recent Dawn of the Dead, it doesn't top or come near Romero's masterpiece, but it made a tired sub-genre interesting again. I don't count 28 Days Later... as a zombie movie.
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: goat boy wrote: Your missing the point. Theres no need for it. We have the original available on dvd so why bother? It's as pointless as having a psycho remake, you can't improve upon a classic.

The Psycho remake was pointless, but with Halloween there's creative flair there. The original is a classic and should always be remembered, but someone can come and make something old and tired fresh with a new approach.

Since when was a remake fresh and new?

It's pointless to try and better a film that's already as good as it can be. Anyone who thinks so are chasing dreams.
Ringu is from 1998 and damn near 10 years old now.  It's been beaten to death by other movies that have taken the same formula and just ruined it by making another one but with a different way to kill like in Phone.  My God, what a trash movie.

And the way Michael deals with his victims in the trailer is indeed very raw.  I like that aspect.
Movies like Halloween, Dr no, Jaws, Texas Chainsaw Massacre  
and Star Wars are very much a product of their time. It seems as if hollywood studios are trying to recapture those days instead of producing original movies. These remakes are nothing more than flash trash. I'm more interested in the kind of horror movies coming out of japan. Ringu for instance.
Darren Russell wrote: And I have to disagree with you, Die Another Day was another excellent Bond film, while Batman Begins was highly overrated. But that's just my opinion. ;0)

Die Another Day was too over the top and a just 2 hour tribute to the previous 19 films. Personally, I prefer Batman Returns over Batman Begins, but I don't think Batman Begins was overrated. It was intelligent and the world Nolan created was believable and whatnot.

My opinions as well Wink
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: goat boy wrote: Old and tired? Are you sure? Since when was any classic movie in need of an update? A fresh new approach as you put it.

I meant the series more than the original film itself. How many slasher pics have there been since Halloween? How many sequels has Halloween had? How many were good?

Look at the Batman and James Bond series. We had "Batman and Robin" and "Die Another Day", both arguably the worst of their respective franchises. Then, we had "remakes" so to put it, or, re-imaginings (the preferred term is reboot) of the series and they were both successes both critically and commercially.  


That's why we have the problems with movies today. If it does good, automatically they're thinking sequel, and many movies don't need sequels.  If it's a franchise, like those you mentioned, Batman & James Bond, then maybe....but like any other movie, don't just do it for the sake of doing it ($$$), make sure there's a VERY GOOD story behind it.  Halloween didn't need all of the sequels it had, and it certainly didn't need them as badly written/constructed as they were. Neither did Friday The 13th or Nightmare.  All of their respective sequels were done to cash in on the characters, Jason & Freddie.

And I have to disagree with you, Die Another Day was another excellent Bond film, while Batman Begins was highly overrated. But that's just my opinion. ;0)

goat boy wrote: I just think it's all a waste of time.
I would agree.  Leave the classics alone.

Franchise wrote: http://www.ohmb.net/Halloween%20Teaser.mov

http://www.ohmb.net/Halloween%20Teaser.wmv

For the people who want to see the new trailer in action.  They're going to be up for a limited time.

I will say this much...it looks interesting.  The way Michael just cold-cocks that guy on the porch was hilarious.
I just think it's all a waste of time. I Think theres a difference between rehashing halloween time after time for endless sequels and adapting various ian fleming novels or Batman comics though. But lets face it the batman movies were piss poor and bond has never been as good as when connery played the part and even then i'd say only Dr no, The spy who loved me and goldfinger were any good.
goat boy wrote: Old and tired? Are you sure? Since when was any classic movie in need of an update? A fresh new approach as you put it.

I meant the series more than the original film itself. How many slasher pics have there been since Halloween? How many sequels has Halloween had? How many were good?

Look at the Batman and James Bond series. We had "Batman and Robin" and "Die Another Day", both arguably the worst of their respective franchises. Then, we had "remakes" so to put it, or, re-imaginings (the preferred term is reboot) of the series and they were both successes both critically and commercially.  

They're remaking "I am Legend" this year too, would you say there's no room to make something new out of the story, add some originality? And yes, I'd prefer it if they did a faithful adaptation of the novel, but we all know that that won't happen.

I'm just saying, if Zombie brings something new and interesting to it, why wouldn't it be a good movie on it's own? It's a different continuity then anyways, so you can keep the originals as the definitive films (as I will) and ignore these new ones.

"Eat this sweetish segment, or spit it out. You are free."
Old and tired? Are you sure? Since when was any classic movie in need of an update? A fresh new approach as you put it.
goat boy wrote: Your missing the point. Theres no need for it. We have the original available on dvd so why bother? It's as pointless as having a psycho remake, you can't improve upon a classic.

The Psycho remake was pointless, but with Halloween there's creative flair there. The original is a classic and should always be remembered, but someone can come and make something old and tired fresh with a new approach.
You aren't the Goatboy from the old Special Reserve forum are you?
Your missing the point. Theres no need for it. We have the original available on dvd so why bother? It's as pointless as having a psycho remake, you can't improve upon a classic.
No and he's said he's not going to try that hard.  It's when you try hard that things get furthest away from what you want to do.  Carpenter told him to run with and make it his own.  It could be c**p and it could be good.  It's good for Halloween fans in general, which I am.  hah
Another pointless remake. When will the endless tide of c**p thats churned out every year end? Does rob zombie think he can come anywhere close to matching the original?
Saw this with Grindhouse earlier today. Way too much Michael in the trailer. Kind of worries me a bit. Zombie needs a steadicam operator and a tripod.

Still... could've been worse.
http://www.ohmb.net/Halloween%20Teaser.mov

http://www.ohmb.net/Halloween%20Teaser.wmv

For the people who want to see the new trailer in action.  They're going to be up for a limited time.
Thought The Hills have eyes remake was good so if it matches that i will be happy.  Love the original and quite fond of the sequel.  The rest were rubbish in my opinion (even h20 felt like a wasted opportunity)
Money is as money does.  If there's money to be made, someone will make it.  Halloween is yet another example.  Remaking Halloween does nothing to the original.  You'll still have the DVDs and what not.  I'm just enjoying this ride.
Franchise wrote: It's a re-imaging according to Zombie himself.

All of these "re-imaginings" of classic horror movies and thrillers (Hitcher) are terrible.  Outside of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake/re-imagining, everything that's been done so far has sucked. I don't think this will be any different.  I've seen Rob Zombie's movies, and I'm not impressed as everyone else seems to be.  Halloween is a movie that should not be touched! It's fine as is, and STILL puts many "scary" movies to shame to this day!
It's a re-imaging according to Zombie himself.  If you want to see most of the news, just go to the Halloween message board at www.ohmb.net.  We've got a busy front page these days.

I find this Myers to be pretty good looking.  While I don't see the comparisons between Leatheface and Myers, a lot of people do.
well he does look the same apart from a few minder diffrences but i agree rob zombie will do a good job of it, ive heard the music to the film and it sounds pretty gurd so it luks to be goin pretty well
Wait im confused 1 of the comments on the .com  said it was not a remake so is it another sequel or prequel ?
Well, I've never seen TCM (or any of the Halloweens for that matter), but I would think that everyone's seen Michael Myers by now, like Jason and Freddy. Personally I don't know what Leatherface looks like from the films (I'll assume like he has a face made out of leather...), I have seen the art of him on the DVD, but that's it. But I wouldn't think of Leatherface when seeing the new Myers, mainly because he looks the same (I know/understand, don't mess with a good look). I'm not making fun of you by all means, I just don't know how you would be able to confuse the two is all.
Im pretty sure I'm gonna be made fun of, but first thing to mind when I saw the picture was Leatherface...
I stand with the above on the idea of a remake. I hate it. Halloween will always be a classic, and one of the movies that I have grown up loving. I can live with the adult Michael, but the what's up with the young Michael. It almost looks like River in Serenity only with blonde hair. I will wait, though, and not place final judgement until release.
He looks pretty threatening!  Still not thrilled with them remaking this movie...but if he was chasing me I'd be scared!
wow  im goin to have to c this 1
oh that Myers - when I first caught this I thought we may have had another Austin Powers on the way....
Not impressed, but I am not impressed with the whole remake thing either of this flick.
Halloween will always be a classic, but I do put my my faith in Rob Zombie.  I think he will do a fine job.  Especially after seeing The Devil's Reject.  I think he will bring a fresh new start just like Casino Royale did for James Bond.
Wow... He looks exactly the same Tongue.
First Look at Zombie's Michael Myers
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/8284

I'm not sure how I feel about this look yet. It's certainly the dirtiest, most unkept Myers we've ever seen. What do you folks think? Franchise?