I loved the original, but I am very curious about the remake, so I plan to check this out this weekend. I've heard some glowing reviews. My take on the slavish faithfulness of the original: Imagine it like you're seeing the original for a second time but with new actors and some new components. That's the way I choose to see it. I loved the original so much that I have no problem seeing a remake, so long as that it is good.