Alright, after having spent the weekend sifting through the long list of remakes, I have finally put together what is hopefully a solid list of remakes. It is up to you guys to determine which of these fine films is the best of the bunch. There are, however, a few rules to follow:
1. Each film begins with 10 points. You are allowed up to 2 up votes and 2 down votes, and they can be for the same pictures or for 2 different films (for a solid example, check out William A. Smith's Overrated Directors game).
2. You can only vote once per day; as I live in Colorado and follow Rocky Mountain standard time, we will be following my time zone for this contest (that means according to Amazon's time table, the day will end at 11:00 PM Pacific Standard Time).
3. Keep in mind that voting the picture up means it's good or the best of the lot, while voting one down means it's bad or the least good of the bunch.
4. It is worth letting you guys know that you are voting for the remakes and not the originals or the predecessor. Keep this in mind when voting.
5. Once a film reaches zero, it's off the list for good. The last film standing, or the film with the most points, wins.
Now with that said, here is the list:
3:10 To Yuma (2007 James Mangold remake of 1957 Delmer Daves film) - 10
An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey's own remake of his 'Love Affair') - 10
Algiers (remake of 'Pépé le Moko') - 10
The Champ (Franco Zeffirelli's remake of the King Vidor film) - 10
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh's remake of his own 'High Sierra') - 10
The Departed (2006 Martin Scorsese remake of Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs) - 10
Deep Crimson (Arturo Ripstein's remake of 'The Honeymoon Killers') - 10
El Dorado (Hawk's redo of his 'Rio Bravo') - 10
A Fistful of Dollars (Leone's first western, a remake of Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo') - 10
Fright Night (2011 remake of Tom Holland's 1985 cult classic) - 10
Funny Games (Haneke remakes his own film ten year's later) - 10
Hairspray (2007 remake of the 1988 film) - 10
House of Wax (the 1953 3-D remake by de Toth, based on Curtiz's 'Mystery of the Wax Museum') -10
King Kong (specifically the 2005 remake of the 1933 classic) - 10
Little Shop of Horrors (1986 Musical remake of the 1960 B-Movie) - 10
M (Joseph Losey's 20-year's later redo of Fritz Lang's 'M') - 10
The Magnificient Seven (western remake of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai) - 10
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitch remakes his own film with same title) - 10
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog's redo of the F. W. Murnau classic) - 10
The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy vehicle remade from the Jerry Lewis classic) - 10
The Outrage (Martin Ritt's western remake of Akira's 'Rashomon') - 10
The Ring (Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japan's spooky 'Ringu') - 10
Scarface (Brian DePalma's remake of 1932's Scarface: Shame of a Nation) - 10
Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest's remake of Dino Risi's 'Profumo di Donna') - 10
The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford's remake of his own 'Judge Priest') - 10
True Grit (Coen Brothers remake of the John Wayne film) - 10
Underneath (Steven Soderbergh's remake of the 1949 version) - 10
Voting will start at 11:00 PM Pacific Standard Time tonight, and voting will end at that time as well, but at an unspecified date should the contest remain static for too long.
EDIT: Realized my error and remembered to include The Magnificient Seven.
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