Miracle on 34th Street [Blu-ray]
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Richard Attenborough is amazing as Santa, at least as good as the formidable original. The scene in the original featuring Santa visiting with the Dutch war refugee girl is replaced in this remake with Santa visiting with a little deaf girl. The scene in the original is about as sweet as any scene in any movie ever, and the remake is even sweeter! The deaf girl's face, when Santa talks to her in sign language, is absolutely worth the price of this DVD.
The only real weakness for me was the John DeLancie and Jane Leeves part of the movie, as two "evil" agents for the "enemy" department store (where all the upper management wears all black). They reminded me of Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern from "Home Alone" -- sort of bumbling bad guys in a bad cartoon sort of way.
So all in all, I really think that this version is as good or better than the original, which is simply too dated in a few respects for me to be able to enjoy unconditionally. I think both of them are definitely worth owning.
1. I love old movies.
2. I mistrust remakes.
However, I loved this remake. It has become a regular part of our Christmas for the past 10 years. My wife loves it and I do as well. Get it now!!
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I'm not much n on remakes but this is a rare exception. It is clever and chic without loosing an ounce of sentiment displayed in the originalPublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
It's the original one. Not as good as the newer one by any means.Published 6 days ago by Robert Powell
My favorite Christmas movie. Watched with my grandchildren on Christmas day.Published 9 days ago by Ms Ross
I'm not generally a fan of remakes of older movies, but this is one of my favorite Christmas remakes. Just a feel good movie as you would expect.Published 10 days ago by Heidi
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