Thursday, January 06, 2011

Let Me In on DVD

"Let Me In" arrives on DVD next month. I've been ambivalent about this unnecessary remake/adaptation since day one, but I'm finally willing to give it a shot. The film's poor box office performance ($12.1M domestic) wasn't a surprise to fans of the original. It was an incredibly tough — if not impossible — sell. The young leads and R-rating probably confused moviegoers.

Someone pointed out on Twitter that "Vampires Suck" made more money. Different audiences, but still disappointing. I get the impression that Matt Reeves tried his best to be faithful to the novel and succeeded with a quality film. Maybe it'll find that second life on DVD — when was the last time that actually happened? Looking forward to Reeves' commentary. A comic book prequel from Dark Horse is also included.

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