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May 20, 2006

So-called District B13

If people would learn to read subtitles I would not have to endure mangled film titles like District B13. "District B13" my ass. That makes no sense whatsoever.

It is not only the title that is a problem. The problem is needing an English-language version of Banlieue 13 in the first place. The trailer itself looks promising but then who could have anticipated the horror that would be the Day of the Jackal remake? No wait, the original for that one was English. Hmm, so was The Saint. And The Avengers come to think of it though at least in that case it was a translation of a television series to film. What I am thinking of are English-language remakes of J-horror, mostly.* Excepting The Ring which, if not as frightening as Ringu, was still quite well done. Even the juiced up special effects were not the usual distraction.

*Mostly.

Should at least try to know what I am talking about Update: So this isn't a remake? Hmm. "District B13" still sounds terrible.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 20, 2006 09:15 AM