Out of the Memory Hole

569192_mediumThis week’s MSN DVD column is something of a deep cut, celebrating Shout! Factory’s Blu-ray edition of Sam Raimi’s Crimewave.

Well, “celebrating” might not exactly be the right word. But I did write quite a lot about it. That counts for something, surely.

Oh, and also for MSN, here’s a gallery of other movies which, like Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, were not the first film adaptations of a given source. It went up last week, but apparently I forgot to post it. Totally my bad, you guys.

2 thoughts on “Out of the Memory Hole”

  1. Some other re-adaptations you missed might include I Am Legend or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Unless you were specifically going for cases where the remake is better than the original attempt, in which case there’s also Ben-Hur.

    1. I thought about both BEN-HUR and THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, but figured arguments could be made that the originals were superior.

      And yeah, no Tim Burton remake has ever improved on the original.

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