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He Said/She Said: Movies in Need of a 3-D Remake

We've done our latest Top 10 list as a "he said/she said" sort of thing... 5 picks from each of us on the films we'd love to see in 3-D.

Anne says:

1. Clash of the Titans

Forget remaking it with digital effects. Harryhausen's rockingest, sockingest movie deserves - nay, screams out for - the 3D treatment.

2. Star Wars

Speaking of things that scream out for the 3D treatment, this is probably the only thing Lucas could have done to the original Star Wars that wouldn't have bastardized it beyond recognition. Which is probably why he hasn't. Yet. Once he figures out how to erase all guns from the movie full stop, however, and make the characters hold 3D dandelions instead, I'm sure we'll see another rerelease.

3. Deep Blue Sea

Giant mutant supersmart sharks? Check. Samuel L. Jackson at his Samuel L. Jacksoniest? Check and check again. Loads of schlocky scare-effect shots? Check and mate. The campy, heavy-handed, hilariously bad Deep Blue Sea is a Pornokitsch favorite, and 3D could only improve it.

4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Another of the charming orphans in the Disney catalogue (along with The Emperor's New Groove and Lilo & Stitch), Roger Rabbit's heady mix of screwball comedy, noir atmosphere and psychotically peppy animation make it an ideal candidate for 3D treatment. Rendering all the animation into 3D would enhance both the movie's effects and its overall themes (and make for a hell of a good show).

5. Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

There's an argument to be made that 3D can be added to any movie - campfest or otherwise - to improve the cinema experience. I think trying it out on this excellent Cohen brothers offering would be a good test of that idea, with little bits and bobs here and there acclimating the viewer for the final, breathtaking flood sequence. Although I'm worried that George Cloony's charm rendered into 3D would explode heads.

Jared says:

1. Dune [The proper one].


2. The Fifth Element

Camptastic sci-fi classic could blast, squelch and slink (Mila!) in surround.

3. 28 Days Later

This movie already makes me wet myself, but I'd gladly sacrifice a pair of pants to be menaced by Rage zombies in 3-D.

4. Labyrinth

3-D Bogglins! Although David Bowie's enormous package might be disconcerting in red & blue... and the final Escher scene would have people vomiting in the aisles.

5. The Emperor's New Groove

I'm unashamedly biased towards this "lost" Disney movie, but its surreal vaguely-Aztec landscape would look fantastic in 3-D, as would all the set-piece cartoon action.