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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject: Let Me In: The return of Hammer Films Reply with quote

Let Me In, is on general release in the UK as of tomorrow.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11686734

I'll be going to see it next week.
Obviously Hammer is just a brand name, but hopefully Nu-Hammer will be better than Nu-Who.
With a re-make of Let Me In, Hammer have got their work cut out for them, as Tomas Alfredson's original film is the best vampire movie i've seen since Werner Herzog's stunning re-make of the silent classic Nosferatu in 1979.

Let Me In: Movie Special on 4od, here:

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/let-me-in-movie-special/4od#3137125

Anyone else going to see it?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. But there have actually been two other hammer productions since "To the devil a daughter" - there's been "beyond the rave" and that film they shot in Ireland last year.

I have to say I'm a bit disappointed Hammer aren't doing opulent pseudo-period horror, as you say, it seems like it's being treated as just a brand, rather than a traditional form or whatever

Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow was a noble attempt at doing the classic Hammer thing (still crap though), but still the closest thing I've seen in contemporary cinema is Edgar Wright's "Don't..." trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7W_sMFoyMs
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny trailer. Laughing

_Liam_ wrote:
Yep. But there have actually been two other hammer productions since "To the devil a daughter" - there's been "beyond the rave" and that film they shot in Ireland last year.


Ah yes, Beyond the Rave was a straight to dvd thing rather than a cinema release though, wasn't it? (Apart from being on MySpace) I thought it was shit, personally.
What's the other film you refer to?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah Beyond the Rave was crap, I was nearly an etra in it, but I actually turned it down when I read the synopsis Laughing

the other film is wake wood
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_Wood

and it turns out there's another called "The Resident"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Resident_%282010_film%29
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

_Liam_ wrote:
Yeah Beyond the Rave was crap, I was nearly an etra in it, but I actually turned it down when I read the synopsis Laughing

the other film is wake wood
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_Wood

and it turns out there's another called "The Resident"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Resident_%282010_film%29


Hmm, read the synopsis for those; didnt sound terribly promising.

Not that the BBC article is definitive or anything, but theres that fucking word reboot again Sad I personally have reservations about the need to a) buy the hammer name to lend legitimacy to your output, and b) starting the 'reboot' off with a remake of a recent film, that doesnt really require remaking :/ I am sceptical about this, but I would love to be proven wrong.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for the info, Liam.
The Wake Wood sounds quite interesting.

qwerty123 wrote:
I personally have reservations about the need to a) buy the hammer name to lend legitimacy to your output, and b) starting the 'reboot' off with a remake of a recent film, that doesnt really require remaking :/ I am sceptical about this, but I would love to be proven wrong.


I know exactly what you mean.
Even if these films do turn out to be good, they will still be Hammer films in name only, since the original company dissolved some 25yrs ago.
Even so, I can't help but look forward to seeing this version of Let Me In, Fingers crossed it'll be half decent. Smile
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