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.... Show More

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July 16, 2019 80 min

Her husband, Doc McCoy, is in jail and she'll do the unthinkable to get him out. A heist gone wrong and a terrible secret revealed bring the McCoys to the brink. This is The Getaway. The original film (1972) directed by Sam Peckinpah brings the Jim Thompson novel to the big screen for the first time starring Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Lettieri, and Slim Pickens. Director Roger Donaldson would remak... Read more

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The god monster of Mayan myth, Quetzlcoatl, has taken up residence in New York and only David Carradine and Michael Moriarty can unlock the secrets of this winged serpent to stop it from making all of New York its food. From writer/director Larry Cohen comes the action, horror, comedy creature feature Q (aka The Winged Serpent, 1982). Join Invasion of the Remake as we take to the skies to see if we can remake this B-movie cult clas... Read more

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This week we feature the reigning scream queen, Danielle Harris! Danielle takes us from the start of her career in commercials, what scares her, and the journey into her horror career that began with Halloween 4 and wouldn't really start again until Rob Zombie's Halloween 15 years later. Join Invasion of the Remake as we throw Danielle Harris in the spotlight live from her panel at the Calgary Horror Con!   Support independent podc... Read more

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A secret invasion has already begun and only a 12 year old boy can save the world! This week we discuss William Cameron Menzies' sci-fi classic Invaders From Mars (1953) and the 1983 remake by master of horror Tobe Hooper. Make sure you check the back of your friends necks because they just might be Invaders from Mars!   Support independent podcasts like ours by telling your friends and family how to find us at places like Apple Po... Read more

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June 18, 2019 85 min

German soldiers have been stationed at the Keep, but an ancient evil has awoken killing more of them each night. The Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish professor to help them solve the mysteries of the Keep before more soldiers fall to this unknown force. Just before Miami Vice Michael Mann wrote & directed the World War II horror film The Keep (1983) based on the novel by F. Paul Wilson. The Keep had an impressive cast with Scot... Read more

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Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell (1995) is a cyberpunk, anime, masterpiece that questions what makes us human. Is it the body or the soul (our ghosts)? The 2017 live action remake starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt attempts to expand on this idea. This week Invasion of the Remake explores this high tech world of cyborgs, espionage, and artificial intelligence as we compa... Read more

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Invasion of the Remake once again enters the halls of Cannon Films, this time we re-imagine a movie that started a ninja/martial arts craze that would last for most of the 1980's, Enter the Ninja (1981). We'll stick to the shadows, striking when least expected, like a well trained ninja assassin, with a theoretical remake of Enter the Ninja!   Support independent podcasts like ours by telling your friends and family how to find us ... Read more

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Alfred Hitchcock's suspense, thriller Strangers on a Train (1951) influenced quite a few movies and television episodes. It left it's mark as one of the cinematic greats. This week we compare it to one of those heavily "inspired by" films Throw Momma From the Train (1987) starring Billy Crystal and Danny DeVito. You don't want to miss this train, check out this week's Invasion of the Remake!   Support independent podcasts like ours... Read more

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A pulp novel phenomena, Remo Williams, The Destroyer first jumped out of the novels into film in 1985 by frequent James Bond director Guy Hamilton a with Fred Ward in the title roll and Joel Grey as Remo's sensei Chiun. The controversy of cultural appropriation aside, Remo Williams the Adventure Begins (1985) is a fun action, adventure, comedy film that had a lot of potential for a remake. This week Sean from the What Does It Matte... Read more

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We've been invited to Summerisle famous for their delicious apples miraculously grown on an inhospitable island and unique May Day festival. What could possibly go wrong? The Wicker Man (1973) is considered one the finest films to ever come out of the UK. Starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt and directed by Robin Hardy. It follows a police officer who tracks a missing girl to the islan... Read more

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The war on the cinematic remake continues and we remain ever vigilant. Our advance scouts have reported back with a list of new remakes on the horizon. From Attack on Titan to Zorro here is the A-Z of which remakes may be on their way. May God have mercy upon us all.   Support independent podcasts like ours by telling your friends and family how to find us at places like Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, PlayerFM... Read more

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Mormon settlers are being forced off their land by an evil land baron and Mexican raiders. Only Trinity, the right hand of the devil, can help them...if you can wake him up. They Call Him Trinity (1970) stars Terence Hill as the unorthodox Trinity and Bud Spencer as his brother, the left hand of the devil, Bambino. Also starring Farley Granger, Dan Sturkie, and Remo Capitani in a classic Italian, comedy, spaghetti, western you won'... Read more

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April 23, 2019 80 min

They came for his family, now he's coming for them. They must've had a Death Wish. Paul Kersey had everything taken away from him, now he's taken to the streets to reap justice. Death Wish (1974) is a classic crime drama starring Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, and Vincent Gardenia in which a grieving husband and father, feeling powerless, takes up a gun to stop violent crime on the streets and take the power away from the criminals. ... Read more

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April 16, 2019 99 min

Sorceress (1982) is the most insane fantasy film we've ever had to rework into a modern remake. It has a floating head spitting lasers, angry monkey men, a frisky goat man, a lion with bat wings, the living dead, and twin playmates proficient in the magical and martial arts. All of this and more is wrapped in a Roger Corman bow. Yes it is awful. Join Invasion of the Remake in a land of swords and sorcery as we remake Sorceress!   S... Read more

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In We're No Angels (1955) three convicts escape jail to find themselves inadvertently helping a family and finding their own self worth in the process. Michael Curtiz directs an all-star cast that includes Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, Peter Ustinov, Joan Bennett, and Basil Rathbone. In the 1989 version, directed by Neil Jordan and starring Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore, and John C. Reilly, two prisoners escape with a death ro... Read more

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April 2, 2019 102 min

When movie special effects man, Rollie Tyler, is hired to fake the murder of a real-life mob boss entering witness protection, he finds his own life is in danger with criminals and government agents wanting him dead. Bryan Brown and Brian Dennehy star in a robert mandel film, F/X (1986). Join Invasion of the Remake with special guest Richard Cleveland from The First Layer as we rethink, recast, and remake F/X!   Support independent... Read more

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The world's greatest detective, Hercule Poirot, is drawn into a murder mystery on the high class train the Orient Express. One of Agatha Christie's greatest novels, Murder on the Orient Express (1974), is first brought to the silver screen by the amazing Sidney Lumet and an all-star cast that includes Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, and Michael York. ... Read more

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March 19, 2019 85 min

Science runs amuck in a coming to age tale featuring lasers, popcorn, and a crazy dude who lives in a dorm room closet as we remake Real Genius (1985)! Val Kilmer stars alongside Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink,  Robert Prescott and William Atherton in the 80's comedy classic. Join Invasion of the Remake as we uncover the secrets of Real Genius (while ice skating in our room, as you do) and ultimately come up with our own ideas an... Read more

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March 12, 2019 71 min

It's 1963, a time of big hair, teen dance television shows, and racial divide. John Waters brought his vision of 60's Baltimore to life with this fun comedy about popularity and racial segregation starring Ricki Lake, Divine, Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono, and Jerry Stiller. A stage musical adapting the film would rise to popularity in 2002 spawning an adaptation of the musical to a new movie in 2007 by Adam Shankman starring Nikki Blon... Read more

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Jack Slater 4 is here, it's sure to be the hit movie of 1993, and Danny (Austin O'Brien) has his a ticket to be the first to see it. Only his ticket takes him inside the movie where he can be a part of the action with his on screen hero. Last Action Hero (1993) is a self-aware, meta-action, comedy film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger that challenges the action movie tropes of the late 80's and early 90's. It has so many cameos and e... Read more

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