The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.
The original is way better; evidence against the Hollywood film system
This film is way inferior to the Dutch original (the fact that the same director directed both is another story). This movie has obviously been toned down for American audiences, which is insulting if you've seen them both (I stumbled onto the remake on cable late at night). The original is a thriller in the truest sense of the word, and is far more intelligent, disturbing, and scary than the Hollywood version. I bet the producers assumed American audiences couldn't handle disturbing well so they gave us a more friendly version, very insulting. If you're going to see this version, make sure you rent the original too and watch it first, just to see how much the remake pales in comparison. If you don't like psychological, disturbing, riveting, and no-downbeat-endings in your thrillers, the 1993 version is for you. But if you want to be truly blown away, the Dutch original is very highly recommended over this one.
- Dec 3, 1998
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