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Invasion of the Remake is a podcast about that trend in film you love to hate, the dreaded remake! Your hosts Jason, Jeff, Trish and guests go into the good and bad of it all and discuss a few movies they think are deserving of a remake.

Invasion of the Remake is a podcast about that trend in film you love to hate, the dreaded remake! Your hosts Jason, Jeff, Trish and guests go into the good and bad of it all and discuss a few movies they think are deserving of a remake.
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Calgary, AB

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Invasion of the Remake is a podcast about that trend in film you love to hate, the dreaded remake! Your hosts Jason, Jeff, Trish and guests go into the good and bad of it all and discuss a few movies they think are deserving of a remake.

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English


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Ep.125 Rollerball (1975 Vs. 2002)

2/13/2018
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Rollerball (1975) is a deadly sport on rollerskates. Competitors take to the track trying to score, spilling blood to entertain the masses. But one player Jonathan E. rises above the rest as the sport's most popular player. A conspiracy begins to take Jonathan off the track one way, or another. Norman Jewison brings the William Harrison story to the big screen starring James Caan, John Houseman, and Maud Adams. This sci-fi bloodsport has become a cult hit spawning a disastrous 2002 remake by...

Duration:01:32:42

Ep.124 Remaking Yor: The Hunter From The Future (1983)

2/6/2018
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Yor, hunter of dinosaurs, savior to many, is on a quest to find out his own history and lost origins. Along the way he picks up a small group to aid in his search for his people. Two thirds Conan, and one third Star Wars, Yor: Hunter From the Future (1983) is a strange anomaly of Italian cinema. A spaghetti sci-fi, fantasy, if you will. Yor stars Reb Brown of 70's Captain America fame, Corinne Clery who would later be a Bond girl in Moonraker, John Steiner, Carole Andre, Luciano Pigozzi,...

Duration:01:27:22

Ep.123 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Vs. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

1/30/2018
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In a galaxy far, far, away... The intrepid hosts of Invasion of the Remake became aware of a disturbance in the Force Awakens. Something familiar, something remakey. In a desperate to gambit to bring balance back into the Force they compared Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope to Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. In doing so they would stumble onto the plot of Star Wars: Rogue One over a year before the film would hit theatres. Two years later they would do so again with a...

Duration:01:44:53

Ep.122 Bedazzled (1967 Vs 2000)

1/23/2018
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Would you sell your soul to the Devil for seven wishes to win the hand of the woman you love? That's premise of the romantic comedy Bedazzled. The original (1963) was written by and starred Peter Cook and Dudley Moore alongside Eleanor Bron, and Raquel Welch. Bedazzled's unique blend of big screen storytelling and small screen sketch comedy was directed by Stanley Donen (Blame It On Rio, Singing in the Rain). Writer/Director Harold Ramos would bring the comedy back to screens in a 2000...

Duration:01:30:50

Ep.121 Remaking The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew (1983)

1/16/2018
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This week it is all maple leafs, hockey and beer, as we remake Strange Brew (1983) eh? In our most Canadian episode ever, Invasion of the Remake grabs a few Elsinore beers to explore this loose comedic retelling of Hamlet. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas bring their classic SCTV characters, Bob & Doug McKenzie, to the big screen for the very first time along side Max Von Sydow, Paul Dooley, Lynne Griffin, Angus MacInnes, Douglas Campbell, Tom Harvey and Mel Blanc! It may seem impossible but...

Duration:01:39:25

Ep.120 Assault On Precinct 13 (1976 Vs. 2005)

1/9/2018
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Whether it is for vengeance or to cover up illegal activities, it is going to be a long night for the closing Precinct 13 that none may survive. Before Halloween, before the Fog, before Escape from New York, before The Thing, John Carpenter made the low budget, action, thriller Assault On Precinct 13 (1976). A simple idea that was inspired by Romero's Night of the Living Dead as a faceless gang lays siege to a closing precinct. In 2005 based on a screenplay by James (The Purge) DeMonaco,...

Duration:01:30:15

Ep.119 Remaking Strange Days (1995)

1/2/2018
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It's New Years Eve 1999. People's memories and experiences are being bought, sold, and traded as a commodity, almost like a a euphoric drug. A terrible murder has taken place that can rock the world, and its terrible secrets are in play. Bodies are mounting to keep this secret buried and Lenny Nero is at the center of it. Welcome to the first Invasion of the Remake of 2018! Happy New Year! To celebrate the New Year we look at Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days (1995) which takes place on the...

Duration:01:42:55

Three Kings

12/26/2017
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Christmas shopping can be a stressful time, especially if you are shopping for the the King of Kings. What does one get for the Baby that has everything? Find out in another Invasion of the Remake Holiday short. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Joyous New Year! Support independent podcasts like ours by telling your friends and family how to find us at places like iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tune In Radio, Audioboom, BluBrry, Libsyn, YouTube and all the best...

Duration:00:03:05

Invasion of the Remake Op/Ed News #1

12/23/2017
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We may be taking some time off for the holidays but we still have lots to talk about. Invasion of the Remake talks about some big entertainment stories giving their options on the Disney buying out Fox's entertainment assets and the recent change in U.S. Net Neutrality. Including ramifications involving Aliens, Predator, Prometheus, Star Wars, Marvel, X-men, Fantastic Four, The Simpsons, and more! If you enjoyed this new segment please let us know if you would like to hear more. Support...

Duration:00:36:33

A Christmas Carol Aftermath

12/19/2017
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After haunting Scrooge the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future meet to assess their evening and make plans for what to do next in a silly an Invasion of the Remake short. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you! Support independent podcasts like ours by telling your friends and family how to find us at places like iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tune In Radio, Audioboom, BluBrry, Libsyn, YouTube and all the best podcast providers. Spread...

Duration:00:06:23

Ep,118 A Christmas Carol Retrospective

12/12/2017
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Charles Dickens' classic tale of nasty old Ebenezer Scrooge discovering the magic of Christmas through the three ghosts of Christmas' Past, Present, and Future, along with the lives he has affected in his life, is a fond holiday memory for millions of people around the world, and a holiday staple. A Christmas Carol began being adapted for film in 1901 and has been adapted over and over again with hundreds of versions for film and television that continue to this day. It is a timeless story...

Duration:01:37:28

Ep.117 Remaking Reindeer Games (2000)

12/5/2017
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What's the first thing you'd do if you just got out of jail? Would it be to pretend to you are your dead cellmate so you could date his jailhouse fiance? Would it be to plan a heist with thugs who think you are your dead cellmate? Well, if you thought those were good ideas, boy do we got the movie for you. Despite its silly premise Reindeer Games (2000) has an impressive lineup of actors starring in this action, holiday flick. Ben Affleck takes the lead alongside Charlize Theron, Gary...

Duration:01:38:06

Ep.116 3:10 To Yuma (1957 vs 2007)

11/28/2017
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This week Invasion of the Remake catches the 3:10 To Yuma and we sure hope we're not late. That Wade gang is hot on our tail and leaving a trail of blood and bullets in their wake. Thankfully we still have time to cover the classic Glenn Ford & Van Heflin film (1957) and the star studded remake (2007). Russell Crowe, Christian Bale Ben Foster, and Logan Lerman star in the James Mangold remake alongside Peter Fonda, Vinessa Shaw, Alan Tudyk, Gretchen Mol, and Kevin Durand. It's a classic...

Duration:01:37:45

Ep.115 The 31 Days of Horror Challenge 2017 Part 2

11/20/2017
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Continuing the annual 31 Days of Horror Challenge! Each host of Invasion of the Remake watched 31 horror movies they have never seen before throughout the month of October. The challenge is done and now they are ready to talk about their journeys into the dark abyss. This episode was so immense that we had to split it up into two episodes so please enjoy part two, the last 2 weeks of the 31 Days of Horror Challenge. Plus the full list of one of our Invader listeners. Buckle in because we...

Duration:01:54:43

Ep.114 The 31 Days of Horror Challenge 2017 Part 1

11/14/2017
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It's back! The annual 31 Days of Horror Challenge! Each host of Invasion of the Remake watched 31 horror movies they have never seen before throughout the month of October. The challenge is done and now they are ready to talk about their journeys into the dark abyss. This episode was so immense that we had to split it up into two episodes so please enjoy part one, the first 2 weeks of the 31 Days of Horror Challenge. Plus the full list of one of our Invader listeners. Buckle in because we...

Duration:01:48:05

Ep.113 Remaking Transyvania 6-5000 (1985)

11/7/2017
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Welcome to Transylvania, home of vampires, werewolves, and man-made monsters. Jeff Goldblum and Ed Bagley Jr. investigate this legendary land and stumble upon crazy characters portrayed by Joseph Bologna, Jeffrey Jones, Carol Kane, John Byner, Geena Davis and Michael Richards in Rudy De Luca's Transylvania 6-5000 (1985). Invasion of the Remake eases our fellow Invaders out of October with this tongue-in-cheek, horror, comedy and re-imagines it with a new cast and audience in mind. Join us...

Duration:01:33:03

Ep.112 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984 Vs. 2010)

10/31/2017
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One, two, Freddy's coming for you... Invasion of the Remake puts on a pot of coffee because Freddy Krueger is bringing his rusted, blood stained claw glove to the podcast. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) introduced a new Slasher to the world, Freddy Krueger, it revived a dying genre, and made horror icons our of Robert Englund, and Heather Langenkamp. It also introduced the world to megastar Johnny Depp! In 2010, as remake mania was at a fever pitch, all sorts of horror icons were...

Duration:01:49:02

Ep.111 Remaking Night of the Demon (aka Curse of the Demon) (1957)

10/24/2017
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John Holden (Dana Andrews) accidentally accepts a parchment with a terrible curse attached to it. The clock is ticking to uncover a mysterious death or a demon from the pits of hell will come for John. Invasion of the Remake discusses this forgotten classic horror film and is astonished that it hasn't already been remade. Good thing it hasn't because this week the Invaders will do just that, remaking, rethinking, and fantasy casting a theoretical remake of Night of the Demon! Support...

Duration:01:39:17

Ep.110 Invasion of the Retrospective: Slashers

10/17/2017
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The Invaders are huddled in a cabin in the woods. Sam said he'd be right back, but he wasn't, at least not all of him, ew. Thankfully guest host Jeff (3.0) Robertson has returned (remember Ep.6 Remaking The Stuff?) to help us with our ever growing Slasher problem. Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Leatherface, Chucky, and a whole host of slashers are stalking us from the dark forest. Who are these masked murderers? Where did they come from? Invasion of the Remake discuss the...

Duration:01:48:26

Ep.109 Poltergeist (1982 Vs. 2015)

10/10/2017
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Invasion of the Remake gets haunted by a graveyard full of ghosts just like the family in Poltergeist (1982 & 2015)! The only thing for them to do is watch both movies in the hopes of exercising the evil spirits. Tobe Hooper directs a script by Steven Spielberg creating a legendary family horror film beloved by many. It stars Heather O'Rourke, JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Oliver Robins, and Beatrice Straight. Director Gil Kenan brings in an impressive cast with Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie...

Duration:01:55:03

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