Today I was browsing the internet, when I found the review for "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt", a remake of 1956 film(with the same title and was directed by Fritz Lang). The website that I was looking at, gave the movie a C but seeing as I'm a dedicated old movie fan, I would have probably given it something worse because it's a remake.
The thing is, I will tolerate the new movies(it really depends on what the movie is though) that come out of Hollywood but I just can't stand remakes- no matter what movie they are remaking. I had been irked for some time about hearing that BARD would be the next victim in a serious of bad remakes, so I'm always worried about what movie, new Hollywood wants to remake. So this entire blog is trailers(yep, trailers) but I'm going to show the old movie's trailer and then afterward show the remake's trailer. So I want you to be the judge, would you watch the remake of these movies or are you like me and refuse to watch them? Enjoy the trailers and I promise to post more this weekend!
"Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" 1956 Cast: Dana Andrews and Joan Fontaine Directed by: Fritz Lang
"Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" 2009 Cast: Jesse Metcalf, Amber Tamblyn, and Michael Douglas Directed by: Peter Hyams
"The Women" 1939 Cast: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, and Joan Fontaine Directed by: George Cukor
I do realize that was a remake of "The Women" in the 1950's with June Allyson but I wasn't able to find a trailer of it.
"The Women"2008 Cast: Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, and Debra Messing Directed by: Diane English
"Cheaper by the Dozen" 1950 Cast: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, and Jeanne Crain Directed by: Walter Lang
"Cheaper by the Dozen" 2003 Cast: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, and Piper Perabo Directed by: Shawn Levy
"Sabrina" 1954 Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, and William Holden Directed by: Billy Wilder
"Sabrina" 1995(Couldn't find a trailer, so I put a clip of the movie instead) Cast: Julia Ormond, Harrison Ford, and Greg Kinnear Directed by: Sydney Pollack
"Yours, Mine, and Ours" 1968 Cast: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, and Van Johnson Directed By: Melville Shavelson
"Yours, Mine, and Ours" 2005 Cast: Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, and Sean Faris Directed by: Raja Gosnell
"The Parent Trap" 1961 Cast: Hayley Mills, Maureen O' Hara, and Brian Keith Directed by: David Swift ( I couldn't find a trailer, but again found a clip)
"The Parent Trap" 1998 Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, and Natasha Richardson Directed by: Nancy Meyers
Sorry for the size of the videos, I don't know why they can't be the same size as one another but whatever..
I know that there are a dozen more remakes out there but I thought I would just show you a sampling of the movies that have been remade throughout the years. So are you like me, would you skip the remake entirely and just watch the original or do you watch both? What films would you absolutely hate to see be remade??