The Good, the Bad, the Bogus: American Remakes of Asian Movies

Nov 29, 2013 Comments

As director Spike Lee is happy to point out, Oldboy is a new version of the Japanese manga by Garon Tsuchiya, not a remake of Park Chan-wook's stinging, Korean-language thriller. Still, whenever Hollywood has endeavored to remake -- or reimagine, or reboot -- Asian movies, the results have often been disappointing. There are a few exceptions, however.

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