Good Movie

Discussion in ''Salem's Lot (Remake)' started by MaddenSudeikis, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. MaddenSudeikis

    MaddenSudeikis Well-Known Member

    I watched it when it premiered 10 years ago and like it. It followed book more than original mini-series which I appreciated. I really wish they would do a theatrical version of the book.
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  2. Nakedgun

    Nakedgun New Member

    Agreed on doing a movie-version; as long as it's a serious/honest attempt at the material..
    That said, I recently bought the new/updated mini-series with Rob Lowe in the lead and thought it was better than the original attempt. Of course, the original still has its' place in my heart as well.
  3. Opopanax

    Opopanax Well-Known Member

    I thought it was terrible. Nothing was the same as the book. Why change everything like that? The book was perfect, one of King's best; why change nearly every single aspect of it and then call it by the title?
  4. snake9785

    snake9785 Active Member

    I picked this up for 3 bucks at a local record shop today. I was excited when I saw the comments that it followed the book closely, but then a little nervous when I saw a comment that says it didn't. Guess I'll have to watch it myself and see.
  5. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    I'm not sure I've seen the remake.
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  6. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

    I own both versions. For me, the remake is just okay. Something about the original still gives me chills.
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  7. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

    Oh, I almost forgot!!.......Rob Lowe stars in the remake, Dana Jean
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  8. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    mmmm,mmmm, mmmmmm.
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  9. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    This is pretty much godawful. Nearly EVERYTHING is changed, and with no good reason. Jimmy Cody is a perv, Ben is a bitter war reporter, Matt is not very quick on the uptake, Mark is a poor (and pretty scuzzy) kid of a single mom, Eva is a Nazi war criminal, and pretty much the whole town looks like they've been tweaking for weeks. I can't even talk about Barlow & Straker. Good god this is bad.
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