Invasion of the Remake Podcast

Invasion of the Remake Podcast

They are in your theaters, they are in your neighbors homes, and even your own. They have come to destroy your childhood and ruin your future. Only one podcast can protect you from the Invasion of the Remake! Invasion of the Remake is a weekly podcast with hosts Jason, Trish and Sam exploring the cinematic remake. We discuss films that have been remade for better or worse. We will also find those films with a nugget of a good idea that may be worthy of an updating for a new audience with our own unique ideas and cast to throw into the mix.

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July 20, 2021

D.C. might be just doing his nightly rounds in the neighborhood, but this deviously clever cat has stumbled onto a kidnapping, and he is the only cat that can help the F.B.I. solve the case. Join Invasion of the Remake as we compare the Walt Disney family, classic That Darn Cat (1965) starring Dean Jones and Hayley Mills to the 1997 remake starring Christina Ricci and Doug E. Doug. It's like catnip for your ears.

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This week Invasion of the Remake share their memories of growing up with Richard Donner movies and what they meant to them. Donner's films defined a generation and helped shape who that generation would become. He entertained us by making us believe a man could fly, that buried treasure could be found, that Satan might be a small boy, that an odd pairing of police detectives could become family, and so much more. Join Invasion ...

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Crime is the disease and he is the cure. This is where the law stops and he starts. He has a bad attitude...but just a little one. Enjoy these one-line zingers along with gratuitous violence, 80s machismo and Sylvester Stallone in Cobra (1986). This cop doesn't play by the rules when he takes down a serial killer backed by a vicious cult. Join IOTR as we rethink and remake Cobra complete with our own unique brand of fantasy cas...

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It begins with a game to commit the perfect crime but then it escalates into a game of retribution and revenge. Based on the play by Anthony Shaffer, Sleuth (1972) starring Laurence Olivier & Michael Caine, is a multilayered, crime, mystery nominated for 4 Academy Awards. In 2007 Kenneth Branagh brought his own vision of the classic play with Caine returning in Oliveir's role and Jude Law taking Caine's part from the or...

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The human eye can only see about ten percent of the visual spectrum. What if you could see beyond? In Roger Corman's cult classic X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963) he explores just that and the consequences of being able to see everything. Invasion of the Remake can see a bright future in remaking "X" complete with their own unique brand of fantasy casting.

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Arrogant, rich, narcissists have a bad habit of falling off their yachts and getting amnesia in Elk Cove. But going Overboard (1987 vs 2018) might not be all bad. In this episode IOTR learns about being a better person through kidnapping and torture. Can the Anna Ferris & Eugenio Derbez remake hold up to the Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell original or might they both go Overboard?

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In the future a specialized police unit is tasked with stopping rogue robots in Runaway (1984). We got Tom Selleck and an evil Gene Simmons in a bonkers sci-fi written and directed by Michael Crichton. That's right, Magnum P.I. vs the Kiss Demon and rogue robots from the mind that created Jurassic Park. That's a whole lot of crazy that we just couldn't ignore. Join IOTR as we remake Runaway with our own unique brand of ...

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Hello Mary Lou, we brought Prom Night to you. This week Invasion of the Remake graduates with you in style as we pit the classic Jamie Lee Curtis 80s horror with the 2008 remake. Only one will get the crown.

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Richard Dreyfuss & Emilio Estevez are partners on a Stakeout (1987) to help capture a dangerous escaped convict intent on paying a visit to his ex girlfriend, but the duo gets a little to close to their subject. This week the Invaders break out the telescope to try and remake the action, comedy Stakeout complete with fantasy casting and 100% less mustaches.

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This week IOTR takes a literal deep dive into the aquatic horror and science fiction sub-genre featuring Cold Skin (2017), Deep Star Six (1989), Leviathan (1989), Aquaman (2018), The Abyss (1989), Below (2002), Underwater (2020), Pressure (2015), Dykett (aka The Dive, 1989), Sanctum (2011), The Rift (aka Endless Descent), Sphere (1998), and Deep Rising (1998).

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It shouldn't be alive but it is. It's Alive! It kills without mercy. It's Alive! It's only a baby. It's Alive! This week on IOTR we compare monstrous, mutant, infants with the classic Larry Cohen film from 1974 and the 2009 modern horror remake. Only one film can be on top because It's Alive!

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It's time for another fan challenge! This week we're brought back to the old west where James Garner is made sheriff of a town booming from the gold rush and in desperate need of taming. Invasion of the Remake re-imagines Support Your Local Sheriff in surprising ways in this weeks shiny new episode.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a classic science fiction film exploring the fear and paranoia of losing ourselves, and our loved ones no longer recognizable as themselves. It's about loss of identity and mindless conformity brought on by McCarthyism and the Red Scare of the 1950s. The subject matter is no less relevant in the remakes from 1978, 1993, and 2007. This week IOTR covers all four iterations in the pod pulsing clim...

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Week 3 of Alien Invasion April brings the fearsome Ro-Man, an ape with a space helmet for a head, to conquer Earth in Robot Monster (1953). Widely criticized for being one of the worst movies ever made, Invasion of the Remake sees something worthy in the simian from space that can raise this cult, sci-fi, stinker to new heights. Join IOTR this week as we remake Robot Monster!!!

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Week 2 of Alien Invasion April brings a more peaceful visitor with a dire warning to Earth in the science fiction, classic,  The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and the 2008 remake starring Keanu Reeves. Can the universe afford the spread of humanity upon the stars? Can Klaatu and Gort survive the scrutiny of Invasion of the Remake?!!!!

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Alien Invasion April begins with all out war between Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956). Join us as we remake this Ray Harryhausen, sci-fi, classic for a modern audience complete with our own unique fantasy casting. The invasion begins this week, so plug your brainbox in and listen to Invasion of the Remake!

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After years in jail, Max Cady has only one thing on his mind. A deep seeded rage fueling his desire for a slow, agonizing revenge on the man who put him there. Welcome to Cape Fear (1962 vs 1991). This week Invasion of the Remake will stalk the classic Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum noir film comparing it to the Martin Scorsese thriller starring Robert De Niro and Nick Nolte. These two movie will battle it out on the savage waters...

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When two bumbling fools are recruited to become decoy spies, hijinks ensue that may destroy the world or just might save it. Join Invasion of the Remake as we discuss the Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase spy comedy, Spies Like Us (1985). We do our best James Bond impression to rethink and remake Spies Like Us, complete with fantasy casting, for a new generation.

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Walt Disney makes a beautiful animated film, then remakes it as another near-to-life animated film. It's the circle of life. Join Invasion of the Remake as we compare the animated classic The Lion King (1994) to its 2019 counterpart. Hakuna matata!

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The evil Koga Shuko has one half of a magical medallion and will stop at nothing to get the other half from the heroic Lee brothers in Double Dragon (1994). Fill your pockets with quarters and come with us to play the classic arcade beat 'em up Double Dragon. This week we'll go all the way back to the original game as inspiration for our fantasy remake. High score wins on this episode of Invasion of the Remake!

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