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LAST EDITED ON 05-15-01 AT 10:08 PM (EST)
Edit : Dammit!! Sorry, Itz. After reading your post again, it's pretty obvious that you are going to see the new movie. I just got all excited when I started reading your post, and started replying immediatly!
Flashback Central, Itz!! I too had all the POTA paraphenalia as a child!
I am a little younger than some of you (barely), so I can't add a lot on the topic of Hitchcock. I REALLY need to rent some of the classics so I can catch up. I admit, the only two I've seen are Psycho (who hasn't) and The Birds.
Itz, are you going to gos see the new POTA movie? It comes out on July 27th. It's directed by Tim Burton (Batman, Sleepy Hollow, Nightmare Before Christmas, etc). IMHO he is the one I would want to direct it (alternate: James Cameron). It should be interesting with his "twisted" vision.
Actually, Hollywood is getting to the point of disgust for me. What's up with all these theatrical versions of show I grew up on? It seems they are trying to cash in on remakes of storylines that have existed for 20+ years. The originality seems to have disappeared. If it's not a sequel, then it's a rehashed version of a show I grew up with. POTA is an exception in my mind though, but because I am a big fan. What's up with the latest Josie and the Pussycats and the yet to be released, Scooby Doo (starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar, of all people)? I will go see POTA, I have to admit, regardless of the reviews. It seems I've answered my own question though, as to why they are doing it. But, IMHO, POTA is great, and deserves an update.
Sorry I couldn't add to the Hitchcock praise, but thanks, Itz!
Edit: I would go see a remake of HR Pufnstuff, though!!