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Added by Nonfictionguy on 13 Dec 2008 11:00
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Déjà vu - Battle of the Remakes

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People who added this item 1693 Average listal rating (1139 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Prelude told me this was a good remake, and it a cracking film, but I haven't seen the original yet. Looking at points, I'm sorry this one is too close to call - its a tie!

Too close to call on points!

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People who added this item 226 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
I personally prefer excellent originals, without which there wouldn't be a remake. But personal feelings aside, this fight is judged on points alone!

Too close to call on points!
Nonfictionguy's rating:
People who added this item 372 Average listal rating (247 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.7
A black cast with token white, and having seen the trailer, it looks like another badly done remake. Time will tell.

Loser on Points (by -1.6 Points / -2.6 Points)
People who added this item 1005 Average listal rating (657 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
So funny, this has to be the winner, but time will tell.

Winner on Points (by 1.6 Points / 2.6 Points)
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People who added this item 706 Average listal rating (465 ratings) 4.2 IMDB Rating 4.5
Taxi (2004)
So wrong, so very wrong - its starts with Queen Latifah in lycra and goes downhill from there. I suspect the only reason for the 4.2 votes is the costume change scene.

Lose on Points (by -2.2 Points / -2.6 Points)
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People who added this item 757 Average listal rating (499 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7
Taxi (1998)
From the writer that penned Leon and Nikita, comes a very light and enjoyable buddy movie, where even the car or rather the driving is often the star. There is even a little social commentary for the literati to pick up on.

Winner on Points (by 2.2 Points / 2.6 Points)
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People who added this item 511 Average listal rating (298 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Haunting (1963)
Certainly winner on points!

Winner on Points by 2.5 Points / 3.3 Points

Thanks Escafeld for this one!
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People who added this item 981 Average listal rating (629 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5
The Haunting (1999)
So much has occured in 36 years; technology has improved, film makers have an arsenal of tools at their disposal and a history of film making to borrow and learn from. So to produce a stinker takes quite some lack of talent. No contest here.

Lose on Points (by -2.5 Points / -3.3 Points)

Thanks Escafeld for this one!
People who added this item 1200 Average listal rating (760 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
King Kong (1933)
This is more like it, a clear winner against two tries. The original and still the best!

Winner on points (vs 1976) 2.1/2.4
Winner on points (vs 2005) 0.8/0.5
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People who added this item 394 Average listal rating (286 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
King Kong (1976)
I disagree with the votes on this one, but hey everyone to their own.

Lose on points (vs 2005) -1.4 / -2.1
Lose on points (vs 1933) -2.1/-2.4

Thanks to Prelude for this one!
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People who added this item 4550 Average listal rating (3127 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
King Kong (2005)
Didn't beat the original, but topped another remake!
This is wrong, but...

Win on points (vs 1976) 1.4 / 2.1
Lose on points (vs 1933) -0.8/-0.5
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People who added this item 317 Average listal rating (195 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
House of Wax (1953)
I haven't seen this movie yet - not being a horror fan. But certainly winner on points!

Winner on Points by 1.6 Points / 1.6 Points

Thanks Markjazz for this one!
Nonfictionguy's rating:
People who added this item 1636 Average listal rating (1057 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.3
House of Wax (2005)
Can anyone tell me what is scary about this movie? It was on TV so I watched it, which was a waste of my time. Best scene oh they've got a lift, oh he's got a knife, where has it gone, oh he's dropped them off where they wanted to go - tut!

Loser (On Points by -1.6 Points / -1.6 Points)
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People who added this item 432 Average listal rating (266 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
Another movie I haven't seen this movie yet - not being a horror fan. But certainly another winner on points!

Winner on Points by 1.4 Points / 1.6 Points

Thanks Markjazz for this one!
People who added this item 701 Average listal rating (462 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.6
Haven't seen this either and my thanks to Markjazz for the warning (see comments).

Loser on Points by -1.4 Points / -1.6 Points

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People who added this item 1653 Average listal rating (1119 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Cape Fear (1991)
Despite the great stars, it just doesn't have the same level of tension.

Loser (On Points by -0.6 Points / -0.7 Points)
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People who added this item 481 Average listal rating (303 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Cape Fear (1962)
Close, but the Original and still the best!

Wins on Points by 0.6 Points / 0.7 Points
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People who added this item 322 Average listal rating (215 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Based on true life. The Original and still the best!

Wins on Points by 2 Points / 1.4 Points
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People who added this item 979 Average listal rating (665 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Decent action movie, good stars, but this isn't real life, but it is great for learning how not to kill someone. Giant Gun in Car with remote control - yeah right!

Loser (On Points by -2 Points / -1.4 Points)
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People who added this item 1704 Average listal rating (1129 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
The line "Get your dirty hands off me you darn dirty ape!" and the emotional scene at the end of this film made this movie the powerful visual treat it was. Superb! The Original still the best!

Wins on Points by 1.5 Points / 2.5 Points
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People who added this item 3083 Average listal rating (2032 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.7
How can you top the best, why have a double twist ending of course! Shame it was just so lame. This should have went straight to DVD.

Loser (On Points by -1.5 Points / -2.5 Points)
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People who added this item 365 Average listal rating (247 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Fly (1958)
Help me! The original is dated, special effects are limited at the time, but it still shocked. Late at night this film still holds its own - Tie.

Too close to call on points!
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People who added this item 2171 Average listal rating (1398 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Fly (1986)
Special effects were, at the time, advanced and impressive. If you saw the original you knew what to expect, but it is still a good movie - Tie.

Too close to call on points!
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People who added this item 1353 Average listal rating (820 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.7
How can anyone try to improve on a classic! Steve Martin actually does a good job, but the slapstick looks forced and humour is dated. With the original in colour and english, why would anyone want to make a remake - bad idea!

Loser(On Points by -1.8 Points / -2.2 Points)
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People who added this item 773 Average listal rating (507 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
The classic looks its age, its humour is very light. But as the first in the series, its place in history is reserved. The Original and still the best!

Winner on Points by 1.8 Points / 2.2 Points)
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People who added this item 568 Average listal rating (331 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
A film of its time, this had everything, humour, action and a sense of realism. The ending is a classic. I've got an idea! Winner, the Original and still the best.

Winner on Points by 0.4 Points / 0.5 Points
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People who added this item 2637 Average listal rating (1764 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Not so much a remake, more of a new car movie with a familiar name. This is how remakes should be done. Take a concept and take it on. Sadly it doesn't have the longevity of the original.

Loser (On Points by -0.4 Points / -0.5 Points)
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People who added this item 522 Average listal rating (295 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.4
Get Carter (1971)
Classic movie, certainly still the best!

Winner on Points by 2.5 / 3.9 Points
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People who added this item 317 Average listal rating (217 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.2
Get Carter (2000)
What can I say, anyone involved in this movie should hang their head in shame.

Loser (On Points by -2.5 / -3.9 Points)
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People who added this item 2085 Average listal rating (1300 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Insomnia (2002)
This is actually a very good remake, the atmosphere is superb and acting is first class. Surprised, but for making me think Williams can act, the remake should win!

Loser (On Points by -0.8 / -0.1 Points)
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People who added this item 197 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Insomnia (1997)
The original and a superb film, well shot, atmospheric and gripping. If you enjoy movies, then do watch this film, it is a classic (hence they did a remake in english). The Original and slightly better!

Winner on Points by 0.8 / 0.1 Points
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People who added this item 1333 Average listal rating (866 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
No no no no no! Do not watch this movie! I watched it all and knowing the original so well, could see what they were trying to do, but the original is just in another league. This movie should sit on the DVD rental shelf next to the remake of Planet of the Apes.

Loser (On Points by -1.9 / -1.8 Points)
Nonfictionguy's rating:
People who added this item 406 Average listal rating (242 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
You can see the skill of all the actors in this movie, which flows wonderfully. Its the original, a classic and certainly the Best!

Winner on Points by 1.9 / 1.8 Points
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People who added this item 1407 Average listal rating (928 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.5
Simply replacing the threat of Global Nuclear War with the Green Agenda might have worked, but there are so many flaws with this movie. Do not watch if you have a mind.

Loser on Points by 2.5 / 2.5 Points
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People who added this item 838 Average listal rating (500 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
The original and still the best!

Winner on Points by 2.5 / 2.5 Points
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Remake or Original, but which one is best?! There is only one way to find out FIGHT!!! Personal opinion aside, I've used both Listal Points and IMDB Points to judge the outcome.

If you cannot wait for the result - Originals are best (but not always!).

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