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Peckinpah's Straw Dogs to be remade

StrawDogs.jpgStraw Dogs seems the next classic piece of cinema to receive a half arsed attempt at a remake and destroy it in the process.

For those of you who don't know this highly controversial film, it stars Dustin Hoffman and Susan George as a couple who are repeatedly subjected to violence from the local community, a violence which escalates to a brutal rape scene and results in Hoffman's character seeking revenge. It's a violent film from Sam Peckinpah written by himself and David Zelag Goodman from the novel The Siege of Trencher's Farm by Gordon Williams. The film garnered a lot of controversy, and although released in 1971 it was in 1984 that it was banned in the UK until 2002.

Now according to The Hollywood Reporter through Moviehole tells us that Rod Lurie, the man behind the excellent Command in Chief, is set to remake the film.

Clint is right, it isn't long before classics such as The Godfather are remade. This is getting truly ridiculous.





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Every day I read that films (really good films at that) are being remade. Its really frustrating and annoying. Why don't they just leave these films alone? I can understand if the film was a bit rubbish to begin with and could do with a make over and improvement. But c'mon, Halloween? The Fly? The endless current list of films being remade at the moment, and now Straw Dogs? What is Hollywood doing!?

First it was countless horror films being remade (and they still are) and now it seems that the remake tag has been attacted to the libary of classic thrillers.

What next?

In the words of C-3P0 "We're doomed".

it isn't long before classics such as The Godfather are remade. This is getting truly ridiculous.

I agree with your last statement that it is getting ridiculous.

But there is no way, believe me, no way that the The Godfather is ever going to be remade. And if they ever get around to, I will find another hobby outside films, mark my words.

I actually recently came upon this classic and watched it for the first time. It was really engrossing and I could see why it was so well known and heralded. It's a shame that remakes are all Hollywood has to offer nowadays.

Is nothing holy? This makes me a little sick to my stomach.

But then again, maybe I'm a hypocrite, looking forward to the remake of 3:10 to Yuma.

Then I think again, the original 3:10 to Yuma was the utter classic that Straw Dogs is.


Ann off side comment: what a WONDERFUL poster of the original. Recently, I saw a page that presented the arguably best posters of film history, and that was on the list. No wonder.

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