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Calla Lily
02-15-2008, 04:53 PM
I know we discussed US remakes of Japanese horror awhile ago, but I lost the thread.

Anyway, if anyone has digital cable and gets the Sundance Channel on-demand, they're showing the Japanese originals of both these movies this month.

I didn't mind the US Pulse. I watched the original last night. It's almost a completely different movie. Way cool. And it made me jump. It takes a lot to make me jump. Going to watch One Missed Call this weekend with the teenager.

I liked the original The Eye (sort of) and Ringu and Ju-On (The Grudge) (a lot). Woo-hoo for Sundance!

DaddyCat
02-15-2008, 05:14 PM
I think I was the one who recommended Kurosawa's original Pulse to you in that previous thread. Glad you liked it. I had the misfortune of seeing the American version after seeing the original, and that made me swear to never again watch an American remake of J-Horror.

Regarding The Eye, the new American one is actually the second remake of the Pang brother's original. There was an Indian version called Naina. If anything, Naina was slower, so the original is still the best.

Calla Lily
02-15-2008, 05:32 PM
Ah! Thank you.

I saw another Japanese horror on Starz a few years ago. Alas; can't remember the name, but the plot revolved around a nurse in a hospital and whether or not there was a horrifying disease driving people mad and then killing them. Or whether or not it was all in her mond. OR whether a doctor was forcing her to cover up the evidence to prevent a citywide panic. As the credits rolled, I remember thinking that the director never made up his mind. I left dissatisfied with the movie.

DaddyCat
02-15-2008, 05:48 PM
Could that have been Infection? Dilapidated hospital on the verge of closing down, they take in a patient they shouldn't have, cover up the death, then lots of green goop everywhere?

Calla Lily
02-15-2008, 06:08 PM
That's the one. You're good. :)

DaddyCat
02-15-2008, 06:13 PM
That's the one. You're good. :)

I agree with both your conclusions; that Infection was not as good as it should have been, and I'm as good as I should be. :D

childeroland
02-15-2008, 09:12 PM
Have you seen Shutter yet? Have it on my DVR but haven't had a chance to view it.

DaddyCat
02-15-2008, 09:17 PM
Have you seen Shutter yet? Have it on my DVR but haven't had a chance to view it.

I haven't gotten around to that one yet. Looking forward to trying it though, the Amazon reviews are pretty favorable. If you do see it, let me know what you think.

Perks
02-15-2008, 09:24 PM
The one thing about 'One Missed Call' is that it's the only film I've seen on RottenTomatoes.com that didn't have a single positive review.

It's even got reasonably good actors, but it must be dreadful. I've got to see it just out of curiosity.

Celia Cyanide
02-15-2008, 09:29 PM
I have never seen the original One Missed Call, but seeing is it is by Takashi Miike, I'm sure it's quite good. I never liked The Eye all that much. The sequel was okay.

My favorite Asian horror films are Suicide Club, A Tale of Two Sisters, and Memento Mori, even though the horror is somewhat misplaced in that one. I loved all four of the original Juon films.

DaddyCat
02-15-2008, 09:34 PM
I have never seen the original One Missed Call, but seeing is it is by Takashi Miike, I'm sure it's quite good. I never liked The Eye all that much. The sequel was okay.

My favorite Asian horror films are Suicide Club, A Tale of Two Sisters, and Memento Mori, even though the horror is somewhat misplaced in that one. I loved all four of the original Juon films.

Ah, Suicide Club is another one on my list.

I really have to trade up to a better video store. Mine used to be pretty good at keeping up with Asian films, but they've really slipped for the past year.

Celia Cyanide
02-15-2008, 09:37 PM
Oh, and I meant to say that I haven't seen Pulse, but I did like Kairo. Didn't really get Cure, though.

DaddyCat
02-15-2008, 09:42 PM
Oh, and I meant to say that I haven't seen Pulse, but I did like Kairo. Didn't really get Cure, though.

Craven's Pulse is a waste.

Cure is pretty freaky, and not at all like a typical horror movie. I have to re-watch that one sometime, it's in my collection.

ChaosTitan
02-16-2008, 12:02 AM
I liked Craven's Pulse.

Jcomp
02-16-2008, 12:08 AM
I have never seen the original One Missed Call, but seeing is it is by Takashi Miike, I'm sure it's quite good. I never liked The Eye all that much. The sequel was okay.

My favorite Asian horror films are Suicide Club, A Tale of Two Sisters, and Memento Mori, even though the horror is somewhat misplaced in that one. I loved all four of the original Juon films.

A Tale of Two Sisters is amazing. I love that movie.

Celia Cyanide
02-16-2008, 01:01 AM
I think it's the perfect combination of horror and drama.

childeroland
02-16-2008, 01:16 AM
Shutter comes off as a Thai-horror version of I Know What You Did Last Summer, but it's pretty good for all that. Since it's been remade twice (inevitable lousy American version coming up later this year) in four years filmmakers must be finding something potent in it. I can't imagine the new remake will keep the original's plot twist.


I haven't gotten around to that one yet. Looking forward to trying it though, the Amazon reviews are pretty favorable. If you do see it, let me know what you think.