Heart of Darkness (synystershadows) wrote in kill_the_remake,
Heart of Darkness

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Please Clive! Say it ain't so!

It's been over a month since anyone's posted here, so I thought I'd break the silence. I came across more wonderful news while browsing today and I thought I'd share it with all of you. I found out that there is going to be a remake of the original Hellraiser. As if that alone wasn't bad enough, Clive Barker himself is interested in working on it! And just to add salt to the wound, the Weinsteins are the ones that are behind this wonderful idea. If you want to read more about this, click here.
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if you know the story behind the original Hellraiser it got recut and made mainstream from what was originally wanted... I mean they rejected the original Coil soundtrack that was made for the film.

as I see, there is nothing wrong with the original director making a remake of their own film, Hitchcock did it with his 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'.

It's not so good news if you realize that the cuts made to make the original more mainstream will most likely be present in the remake as well. Clive directed the original yes, but he won't be directing this remake. I don't think they can do much here to differentiate this film from the original. They can try, but I'm sure the MPAA will have a field day with it...
with the mpaa it's almost not worth going to any horror film in the theater because then later you get the DVD with the "scenes that were to scary for the theater" I say I want my $$ back from the theater, but cause the move was not scary enough.
Hollywood hasn't changed much since the original Hellraiser. The same cuts will be made, it will clock in at 86 minutes (because that's all the attention span your modern horror movie-goer has these days), and if you want to see any of the good stuff you'll have to wait for the super-extended-driectors-platinum edition, which will have all of 4 scened that probably belonged on the cutting room floor.