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3.0 out of 5 stars May the Big Junkman in the sky drop a clog on your head., 15 Sep 2009
This review is from: Gone in 60 Seconds [DVD] (DVD)
Why does the term 'Remastered' suggest these days extensive, and ruinous, farting about with the original to the extent that it almost becomes a parody?

This Movie illustrates perfectly how dire modern remakes can become when they involve individuals with absolutely no idea of how to use the materials at hand sensitively, and when necessary (As in this case) leave well enough alone. 'Toby' Hallicki made a movie based upon a brilliantly simple premise - a car chase. His inspired use of friends and acquaintances, without the aid of Hollywood's finest overpaid, self-obsessed, glove puppets, gives slightly shaky, but naturalistic, acting (Still better than the bunch of goons in the remake).

How could anyone with an iota of intelligence ever think of replacing the excellent period soundtrack, starring Phil Katchachurian(Which complemented the movie and evokes the decade perfectly), with the sort of bloody awful cacophony you can replicate by placing an oversize saucepan on your head then bunging an electric whisk in between said pan and head and switching on. This 'remastered' bilge belongs with the garbage Nicholas Cage version, it's just bad enough.

I hope someone with a brain decides to reinstate the original score and give us back something which will not have us puking
for ninety minutes, meanwhile kindly take the tone deaf blockhead that created this abominable noise and give them a more suitable job: Surely someone so inept would make the perfect judge for 'X Factor' or any of the plethora of No Talent shows which infest our screens. In the interim I shall indulge my secret passion for silent film and turn the sound off. I just wish my Betamax player had survived.
Sadly, I have had to deduct two stars for the appalling, inapt, noisetrack.
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Initial post: 10 May 2010 22:41:22 BDT
Could you confirm which release you have? Thanks,

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2010 09:24:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Jun 2010 09:24:40 BDT
Hi! Jason,

The release I have is the remastered version of the 1974 original and was, I believe, released in 2009. This version is exactly the same as the original except for a change in the score, the original with the Phill Katchachurian tracks was incomparably better than the new score, however, I suppose you now have to pander to the musical illiterati. No changes have been made to the actual film itself.
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