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Offline David A. Riley

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Let Me In
« on: March 14, 2011, 03:36:44 PM »
Just picked up this latest Hammer DVD. I missed it when it was at the cinema so I'm looking forward to watching this as soon as possible. I've already got the DVD of Let The Right One In, which I thought a great film, so I'll be interested in seeing how this compares. I have high hopes.

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Re: Let Me In
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 08:53:58 AM »
Bought the newly released DVD of Let Me In yesterday, which I watched for the first time last night. The earlier version, Let The Right One In is one of my favourite vampire movies, confounding the modern tendency for user-friendly vampires TV and films seem to have been innundated with since Interview With The Vampire.

Despite the usual qualms one has about American remakes of brilliant European movies (putting aside the Hammer connection), I was pleasantly surprised to see just how good a job was made of this. The casting was impeccable and the acting first rate. There were differences between this and the original movie, but nothing that seemed to cheapen it. It had an air of realism, intelligence and sincerity about it that lifted it far above most horror movies. It was refreshingly free of any obvious CGI and was certainly not reliant on any ridiculous special effects. If this is an indication of the calibre of productions the new Hammer Films is capable of bringing out, that bodes well for the future. At the end of this month, another Hammer Film comes out on DVD, Wake Wood, with Timothy Spall. I'm looking forward to that!

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Re: Let Me In
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2012, 04:21:55 PM »
I really enjoyed both versions. *shocked!*


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Re: Let Me In
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 06:54:22 PM »
I thoroughly enjoyed "Let Me In" too.

Wasn't quite as keen on "Wake Wood" though. I thought it was a bit over-obvious and didn't show me anything I hadn't seen done better in the past.

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Re: Let Me In
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 04:08:34 PM »
I really enjoyed both versions as well. Makes a change - I really hope Gravity lives up to the hype.