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The Asian Horror Remake Formula


A large chunk of the American film industry is devoted to remakes, adaptations, and sequels. This is no news to you. But there’s a problem: we’re running out of stuff of our own to remake. That’s why we’re dipping into whatever is popular in the international horror bay for a quick coin, and thus we get films like Shutter and …

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The Asian Western


Last week celebrated the American DVD/Blu-ray release of Ji-woon Kim’s The Good, the Bad, the Weird. The film is more or less a remake of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western of a similar name involving three mercenaries in hot pursuit of buried treasure and get caught in the midst of a civil war. Here, it’s 1930s Manchuria and the Imperial Japanese …

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