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Old June 13 2014, 12:51 AM   #1
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The Phantom

Has anybody heard anything about a remake? I really like this movie, its a good one for a rainy Saturday.
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Old June 13 2014, 01:23 AM   #2
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Well, first off, if they were to make another Phantom movie, it wouldn't be a remake. It would be another adaptation of the Phantom comic.
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Old June 13 2014, 02:25 AM   #3
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FYI: Syfy ran an updated PHANTOM mini-series a few years back. Alas, it wasn't very good.

But I'm also fond of the Billy Zane version. (Never seen the original b/w serial with Tom Tyler.)
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Old June 13 2014, 07:45 AM   #4
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I quite like the Billy Zane film too, the first film I took both my sons to.
I think I saw the mini series too, not at all good.

The film would require a Urban in Dredd commitment - the mask stays on.
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Old June 13 2014, 08:29 AM   #5
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Didn't Zohan catch The Phantom?
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Old June 13 2014, 08:52 AM   #6
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I liked the Billy Zane version too
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Old June 13 2014, 11:50 PM   #7
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Make that another who likes the Billy Zane Phantom. Saw it in the theater with a bunch of friends, we all loved it. Wish it had done better at the box office.
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Old June 14 2014, 12:35 AM   #8
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The Billy Zane version is hilarious.
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Old June 14 2014, 01:09 AM   #9
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It's really fun and so so bad.
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Old June 14 2014, 02:51 AM   #10
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It's really fun and so so bad.
I don't think it's bad. It probably wasn't enough of a blockbuster for modern audiences, but it was a good, old-fashioned, Saturday matinee adventure movie. I would have loved it when I was a kid, the same way I loved, say, Tarzan and the Lost Valley of Gold or The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.
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Old June 14 2014, 04:35 PM   #11
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I don't think it's bad. It probably wasn't enough of a blockbuster for modern audiences, but it was a good, old-fashioned, Saturday matinee adventure movie.
This. It's just plain old fashioned fun. I keep thinking it would be a great double feature with The Rocketeer. Or The Shadow. Or the Indiana Jones movies, which granted at least the first and third are better.
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Old June 14 2014, 06:55 PM   #12
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I don't think it's bad. It probably wasn't enough of a blockbuster for modern audiences, but it was a good, old-fashioned, Saturday matinee adventure movie.
This. It's just plain old fashioned fun. I keep thinking it would be a great double feature with The Rocketeer. Or The Shadow. Or the Indiana Jones movies, which granted at least the first and third are better.
Yes and yes. Good old-fashioned rollicking fun. I remember seeing it reviewed on a channel 4 movie show with Johnny Vaughn, the name of which now escapes me, which basically recruited people off the street to review films. When this came on, the reviewers all looked at each other sheepishly and all admitted guiltily that they'd enjoyed the hell out of it, despite expecting it to be awful. Zane really made a sweet and charming old fashioned hero in it. And in an age where Batman stars usually let their suit do the gym work for them, he was in fantastic shape.

And a role for Patrick McGoohan? Yes please.

I've heard of various efforts to relaunch the character on the big screen since then - futuristic, modern-day, pulpish, etc. The beauty is, it can be set any time, it's more a question of getting the tone right. This should not be The Dark Knight-like in its approach.

Personally, I'm a sucker for retro superhero movies, be it The Phantom, Captain America, X-Men First Class etc, so I hope it will be set in the past.
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Old June 15 2014, 08:49 PM   #13
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I've never watched the Billy Zane Phantom. Everything I've seen online about it looked awful. This thread encourages me to track it down.
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Old June 15 2014, 08:52 PM   #14
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If you enjoy the likes of the Rocketeer, The Mummy or the Shadow, you ought to get some enjoyment from it. It's not going to rival The Avengers or The Dark Knight but it's an enjoyable piece of escapism.
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Old June 15 2014, 08:55 PM   #15
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Yes, I enjoyed all of those-- though I had a couple of problems with The Shadow. I'll check On Demand tonight to see if Phantom is hanging out there.
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