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November 10, 2004

As if in answer to my Netflix lament, screener season seems to have started today. I'm glad I didn't buy Eternal Sunshine already. Also, that bit I wrote below about 'affronting my sense of independence' came off a bit more egotistical than it should have. I should say that I'm proud that I've paid for all my films -- but I'd have let someone else pay for them quite readily.

The trailer for Walter Salles' remake of Hideo Nakata's best film, Dark Water, is now online. It looks pretty much exactly like the original, and while the only somewhat intriguing trailer gives no hint as to the real crux of the film (no sign of ghostly little girls), I imagine Touchstone wants to make sure this doesn't get confused with The Ring 2, which is coming out around the same time -- and which, of course, is directed by Nakata himself. The original Dark Water is the only one of the recent Japanese horror films that actually contained some real emotional depth in addition to its prototypical scares; with Salles onboard -- and the pretty impressive cast to boot -- I'd expect that to be maintained in the remake, if not enhanced.

Posted by David Lowery at November 10, 2004 6:56 PM