The Wolfman

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  1. jake_fink

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  2. SamMarlowPI

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    oh lord...i heard about this...i don't know...don't judge a book by its cover but..the wolfman?? another super classic being remade...hollywood must be in real trouble...lol
     
  3. Rockapin-up

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    Cool, I'm excited. I like Benicio del Torro.
     
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    Didn't Hitchcock remake his own film? Remakes have been with us almost since film began.

    I am looking forward to this one.
     
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    Loved the original. not sure whether we need a remake (as a rule, I prefer something new), but this could be interesting given the director. I'll go and see it. I would be worried that (as with so many remakes) they'd cheat us out of the original's tragic ending by replacing it with some improbable and sacharine ATALHEE nonsense.... I'm reminded here of An American Werewolf in Paris. The original London film was great, and I did genuinely enjoy the sequel, but I felt it lost a lot of its power by shoe-horning in a happy ending rather than the downbeat ending of the first. Again, though, it's hardly a sappy mainstream director they have employed here, so it could be great...

    Those prosthetics look superb.
     
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    I didn't realize that Rick Baker was involved, nor that they were doing "practical" effects (I assumed more CGI crap). This increases my interest 1000%. The Wolf Man is my favorite Universal monster, although the movie is not as great as, say, Frankenstein.

    Sounds promising.
     
  7. BegintheBeguine

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    Why did you make me look at that after 1:30 in the morning? Now I'm too afraid to go to sleep.
     
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    wolfman

    I SO cant wait for this one. I watch the original CONSTANTLY. But then again ALL the Universal films of that day and age seem worthy of that. There was just something special in them. Still IS.

    In my humble opinion.

    DRJONES
     
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    If the film wolfman actually looks as good as that brilliant picture,i am definately going to buy the dvd.
     
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    he does look pretty close to mr chaneys...
     
  11. jake_fink

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    Yeah. At least from Baker's perspective, it's new, but respectful of the original.
     
  12. K.D. Lightner

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    I love everything....

    ... werewolf, will go see it. The photo looks neat, a really nasty looking werewolf -- and closer to the original than most.

    I wonder if they are sticking to the original story? If so, who is playing Claude Raines role? He played the father of the wolfman.

    karol
     
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    I'm a little bit disappointed that they buried Benicio Del Toro under so much prosthetics --

    Check out this pic that they snapped of him and Rick Baker a few months ago -- He was told to "go wolf" so that they could get an idea of his facial movements, etc. -- He's got the wolf angle down with just his own hair and facial expressions. They didn't need to put him under tons of latex and fur.....

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  14. K.D. Lightner

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    Like Jack Nicholson in the movie, Wolf.

    There wasn't too much difference between Jack Nicholson and a werewolf. Who needed much makeup?

    Sometimes less is more.

    karol
     
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    I agree! I'm a complete fan of the Laemmle-run Univeral. the Wolfman's already when the company got handed over the money men, although it still succeeds.

    I'm a firm believer in the golden age era of films, but if remakes were outlawed, you would never have Whale's Frankenstein or Invisible Man, Brownings Dracula or Mark of the Vampire or Siodmak's Wolfman either as they were all made prior in way or another. I have a copy of the silent Wolf's Blood I've been meaning to watch. Maybe this weekend.. I'll sink my teeth into it :p
     

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