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    I saw the re-make shortly after it originally aired (around 2004, I think,) and I really did not care for it...

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    Wow, I didn't even know there was a remake. Have to check it out.....

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    I much prefer the re-make over the original. David Soul is so awful, he makes me squirm and cringe when I watch him onscreen. I also didn't care much for Mason as who-zee-what's. Meh.

    Lowe, Braugher, and Cromwell were great. Samantha Mathis was soooooooooo not right for Susan. Rutger Hauer played tired.

    Now they need

    John Cusack - Ben Mears
    Angie Harmon - Susan Norton
    Philip Seymour Hoffman - Straker
    Tim Daly - Barlow
    Melissa Leo - Eva Miller
    Shia LeBoeuf - Mike Ryerson
    Gary Dourdan - Matt Burke
    Dennis Haysbert - Father Callahan

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    Ok saw this the other night, Much of it was great in places. I could go along with the changes... and then ...

    The ending happened... what was up with THAT!!!???!!!


    I thought the way they brought it up to modern times was good though...

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    I've never seen the new one, and it's been years since I saw the original. Just reread Salem's Lot, first time since high school (20ish years). Which of the movies is most true to the book? I liked the original Shining movie, but the new one was better to me because it was closer to the story I knew. Same thing here? I don't mean comparing the new movie to the old one (some of the earlier comments seemed to be more along those lines), but rather either to the book.

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    i remember the original from wayback
    truly did not care for it
    the acting was mostly terrible
    especially david soul and his old teacher
    they lift whole sectionof dialogue form the book
    but it never quite gelled together
    i was left wondering even as a little tike how mears came to the vampire conclusion so quick?
    a total failure of adaptation
    the remake did have its faults
    mark petrie especailly
    all the updates were mostly good
    even mears not being a fiction writer anymore
    the acting was superb from a top rate cast
    did kinda think of the buffy movie
    when rutger hauer appeared but it soon wore off
    and did recognise several actors from
    austrailian soap operas doing american accents
    but over all a 110 percent better than the abomination of the original
    and i even liked the new ending

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    Hiya,

    Must admit I like both versions and as you've said the newer one is closer to the book. I couldn't get my head around Rutger Hauer as Barlow though...........maybe it's because I've always though he was gorgeous.

    One image that haunted me to my boots when I was younger was those Glick boys scratching on the window in the David Soul version, how scary was that in the early 80's?

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    The remake has a few decent ideas in it, but it's mostly not very good. Very cheaply made (or feels it, at least), and too many pointless changes to the novel that would be okay if they led anywhere. They lead nowhere, which is less okay.

    All in all, I'll take the original ever day of the week.

    There's still a GREAT movie (or a miniseries) waiting to be made from the excellent novel. It hasn't happened yet, though.

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    hmmm...just agreed w/the B on the other page, do so again...

    about that sequel...wouldn't it be cool of they did it as a two part theatrical release
    ; the first part would take the books title, ' 'salems lot'...

    ...and the second part would have to be 'second coming'

    just sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by guido tkp View Post
    hmmm...just agreed w/the B on the other page, do so again...

    about that sequel...wouldn't it be cool of they did it as a two part theatrical release
    ; the first part would take the books title, ' 'salems lot'...

    ...and the second part would have to be 'second coming'

    just sayin'
    That's a damn fine idea, right there.

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