"Maniac" Remake in Production: Elijah Wood signs on.

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  1. Chomp

    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    My point is that it makes no sense to compare Maniac to Hatchet for the Honeymoon just because they share similar plot elements. They are completely different animals. It makes about as much sense as critiquing a film with its porn parody...It's like trying to argue A Clockwork Orange's theme of "Necessity of Evil in Human Nature" is done more brilliantly and artistically than in A Clockwork Orgy.

    I more or less agree with you...I just don't see any point in arguing that Hatchet for the Honeymoon is the better film. It's pretty fucking obvious its the better film.
     
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    So did anyone happen to catch this at Horrorhound yesterday?
     
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    I just watched this and I thought it was great. I'm a fan of the original and both films really capture the sleaze factor. Elijah Wood did an amazing job.
     
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    I think Wood is a great actor and I thought he might just be able to pull this off. I will be interested to see this eventually to see if I agree with you.
     
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    I watched it last night and i thought it was a great movie.Very good remake.Probably one of the great remake made in the last 10 years!Wood truly delivers,and the movie is beautifully shot and very graphic!!A big 8/10!!!
     
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    Gotta agree. Very entertaining remake and Wood was a surprisingly good choice for the lead. Lots of well shot night scenes, soundtrack was good, and the kills were what you would expect, brutal. Loved it.

    The killers perspective worked okay and did not distract like I thought it might. A few homage's in the dialogue to Joe Spinells original character, but not so many as to blatantly rip off every line.
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    I'm very interested in checking this out! Anyone know if/when this is going to hit theaters in the US?
     
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    Loved watching this at the cinema and can't wait for the blu ray. A first class remake.
     
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    Fantastic remake. I can't wait to get this on DVD.
     
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    Seen the movie yesterday. I thought they did a very good job with the remake & Wood was quite captivating. 95% of the film is shot 1st person, so I'm sure that may turn off some , but give it a chance, it's done so well. Imo they avoided the "dizzy" cam as much as possible.

    Anybody think the beginning was very Michael Mann like. Shot beautifully.
     
  11. BloodMan

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    I don't think a persons scalp will come off by a simple slice across the forehead... overall, not bad.... but that scalping shit was annoying....
     
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    It reminded me more of "Drive" stylistically but I agree it suited the film very well.
     
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    Any other actor and this might be a star making performance but people already have their expectations about Wood and he's been sort of pigeonholed from even before those Rings movies.
     
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    Dammit, now this is how you do a fucking remake! Pretty much echoing what everyone else has already said here, but fuck it...

    Great cinematography (The POV style was used perfectly) some nice brutal kills, awesome 80's style synth score, and Wood (Who I originally thought was the worst possible choice for the role) ended up winning me over. Great job, Frodo. Someone on another message board described this as Henry meets Drive. I'd say that's a pretty damn accurate description.

    IMO, this is easily the best of the modern remakes. It shits all over Evil Dead, Dawn Of The Dead and The Hills Have Eyes. WHY DIDN'T THIS GET A WIDE RELEASE???!!!

    9/10

    Still prefer the original, but that goes without saying....
     
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    I want to see this as well, and hope it gets a limited U.S. release at the very least. The first person P.O.V. angle has me curious how the film is. And it's funny they're doing that 'gimmick' for the film, since years ago I wondered how a film could be made solely from a characters P.O.V. Though my idea was more generic and mostly a Slacker type flick that would switch from different character P.O.V.s as they pass each other on the street, and then follow that character for a bit.
     
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    I got a chance to check this out tonight and I thought it was fabulous.The score fits the sleaze and the POV style was awesome as well.The kills are brutal and loved the homages to the original.I got a huge smile on my face when I heard the first stinger of the synth score.This film reminded me of Murder Set Pieces but a whole lot better.I recommend this to all of you guys.


    Sean
     
  17. Chomp

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    I have the Region B BD headed my way...should arrive this week sometime. The positive reviews have me eagerly awaiting its arrival. In anticipation I did download the soundtrack and it is indeed a sound to behold. Its a fabulous throwback synth score with traces of synthwave and a dash of Simonetti thrown in for good measure...dare I say it rivals Chattaway's original score?

    If the film is half as engaging and respectful to the era as this sountrack is, I think this has all the possibilities of being one of the best remakes ever produced and could wash away some of the automatic negative conceptions towards remakes in general...that or Aja needs to be involved with every horror movie remake from this point forward.
     
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    Any word of a US release on this yet?
     
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    VOD and limited theater run June 21st...no word on DVD/BD yet.
     
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    Heard a few excerpts from the soundtrack on Youtube.

    SOLD.

    I need to see this film.
     

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