Andromeda Strain mini-series on A&E - Memorial Day weekend

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  1. May 8, 2008 #1 of 85
    windracer

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    Heard about this on a podcast this morning on my way into work. With Ridley Scott involved, it sounds like it could be pretty good.

    http://www.aetv.com/the-andromeda-strain/
     
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    Bierboy

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    Wow....that looks good....great pedigree with Ridley Scott involved....I'm all over this....don't know, however, if I can wait until Memorial Day weekend. I may have to get the DVDs. Thanks for the alert.
     
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    Bilbrey

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    Sorry, I'm skeptical that they can make a modern remake without ruining it.
    But I'm hoping... The original was one of my favorite films.
     
  4. May 9, 2008 #4 of 85
    TiVo Steve

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    It's VERY well done! Not your typical remake. Runtime 2:50 (DVD version). :)

    I wonder how many "hours" it will run on A&E... :rolleyes:
     
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    Any indication that it will be aired in HD? A&E HD is normally pretty worthless, unless you are a fan of CSI:Miami and humorously-dubbed re-airs of The Sopranos...

    Edit: It states in the pop-up that it will be in Hi-Def...
     
  6. May 9, 2008 #6 of 85
    Bierboy

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    I think it's four hours (split over two days). Hows the audio on those DVDs? DD5.1?
     
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    cheerdude

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    Thinking the same thing...
     
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    cheerdude

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    Per Amazon, DVD release date is June 3rd.
     
  9. gastrof

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    Just to clarify, according to the cable channel's website, it'll be aired on Memorial Day, not on the weekend (unless you consider Monday part of a three-day).
     
  10. gastrof

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    How did you see it? A & E won't show it until the 26th and apparently it won't be out on disc until June.
     
  11. dswallow

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    It's been available by Bittorrent since late April.
     
  12. Bilbrey

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    Is that the Chinese knock off version?
    :D
     
  13. dswallow

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    For a remake, it's pretty well done.

    But I think everything they added to the miniseries over the original movie watered down the story and turned it into a proselytizing diatribe with a preachy overtone.

    In other words, it could certainly have been a lot worse, but the original movie really was still much better. Maybe someone will trim out all the crap they added in the remake and edit it down to something better.

    It at least gives me a little hope that the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still won't be totally trashing the original.
     
  14. Bilbrey

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    Someone is remaking the "Day the Earth Stood Still"?

    This boggles me. That with all the great ideas and stories for great movies, they go back and remake an old title because that must be easier to sell to the studios than an untried new movie...

    I applaud the risk takers that bring us new films.

    Rarely does a remake justify the effort. Yes, it does happen, but imagine all the great new films that might have been, instead of an old story with a new retelling...

    Or perhaps some folks just think, we will keep remaking it till we get it right... (like... "The Hulk"???) ;)
     
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    Andromeda Strain was also one of my favorite movies. Last year when I tried to watch it again I found it to be extrememly boring. A remake wouldn't be a bad idea.
     
  16. MsMurray

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    Part 2 of The Andromeda Strain doesn't air until Tuesday, the 27th, at 9 p.m. EDT.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    I've had some problems with this one. First, I set up an ARWL, FRO (to avoid the original movie), but that didn't pick up the new one. When I changed it to FR and reruns, it picked it up. Apparently, TiVo thinks it's a rerun. Then, it didn't pick up the second episode, and when I manually selected the second one, TiVo dropped the first; apparently, TiVo thinks it's just a one-shot movie with twice as many showings. So in the end, I had to manually select both episodes.

    (S3, by the way.)
     
  18. gastrof

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    Wasn't the original based on a novel? Wouldn't that mean the original may have left out a bunch of stuff the new one includes?

    Not with Neo playing Klaatu.

    Let's see if they even make the robot have the name "Gort" or go back to the original story and call him "Gnut".

    "Gort...Klaatu, verada, nik....nik...oh-oh...what was that last part?"
     
  19. gastrof

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    HULK's not a remake. It's not an origin story. It may not even be taking place in the same "universe" as the one with Bana.

    They just figure that with the other movie still fairly fresh in people's minds, the audience will know the Hulk story well enough where this one will make sense, even if Norton's Banner has a slightly different past than Bana's did.
     
  20. mattack

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    I never saw the Bana one.... Are you saying neither of them had the same origin as the TV show (which I possibly incorrectly thought was faithful to the comics)? Scientist gets hit by gamma rays and Hulks out when he gets angry...?
     

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