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Here We Go Again On Our Own

By Brian Prisco | Seriously Random Lists | September 3, 2010 | Comments ()



The following is a list of 25 remakes from the 1980s that you may or may not have been aware of. And believe me, this isn't an apology or an excuse for them sullying the classics. It's just food for thought to fucking choke on.

Bon appetit!

  • Xanadu (1980) based on Down to Earth (1947)

  • We're No Angels (1989) based on We're No Angels (1955)

  • Victor/Victoria (1982) based on Viktor und Viktoria (1933)

  • Vice Versa (1988) based on several films in 1916, 1937, 1948 of the same name.

  • The Toy (1982) based on Le Jouet (1976)

  • Three Men and a Baby (1987) based on Three Men and a Cradle (1985)

  • Scarface (1983) based on Scarface (1932)

  • No Way Out (1987) based on The Big Clock (1948)

  • The Man With One Red Shoe (1985) based on Le Grand Blonde avec une chausseure nomo (1972)

  • The Jazz Singer (1980) based on The Jazz Singer (1927)

  • Invaders from Mars (1986) based on Invaders from Mars (1953)

  • The Hand (1981) based on The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)

  • The Fly (1986) based on The Fly (1958)

  • Fatal Attraction (1987) based on the short film Diversion (1980)

  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) based on Bedtime Story (1964)

  • The Killers (Die xue shuang xiong) (1989) based on Le Samourai (1967) and Mean Streets

  • Dangerous Liaisons (1988) based on Le liaisons dangereuses (1959)

  • Cat People (1982) based on Cat People (1942)

  • Brewster's Millions (1985) based on Brewster's Millions (1914)

  • Blow Out (1981) based on Blowup (1966)

  • The Blob (1988) based on The Blob (1958)

  • Always (1989) based on A Guy Named Joe (1943)

  • Against All Odds (1984) based on Out of the Past (1947)

  • The Thing (1982) based on The Thing from Another World (1951)

  • Little Shop of Horrors (1986) based on the musical based on Little Shop of Horrors (1960)




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