Sky Double-Bills Doppelgängers

Sky’s come up with a doozey of a pop-up movie channel for June: Original v Remake.

The season will run from June 18-21 and feature:

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1957) vs Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  • Death at a Funeral (2007) vs Death at a Funeral (2010)
  • The Adddams Family (1991) vs The Addams Family (2019)
  • RoboCop (1987) vs RoboCop (2014)
  • The Magnificent Seven (1960) vs The Magnificent Seven (2016)
  • The Terminator (1984) vs Terminator Genisys (2015)
  • The Pink Panther (1963) vs The Pink Panther (2006)
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior vs Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

In most cases, the classic easily triumphs the wannabe, the notable exception being the Body Snatchers face-off: Don Siegel’s version is still tops but Philip Kaufman’s is a vintage spine-tingler with it own unique identity borne of ’70s paranoia.

The stunt’s also a chance to see in HD golden-age movies that too often are consigned in SD to the Vintage Movies channel.

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