Foreign language remakes of American films aren’t necessarily rare, but they are pretty uncommon. One of the more interesting ones to come out in the past year is a remake of the Coen Brothers’ first film, Blood Simple. The film is modern day noir and filled with great actors, fantastic imagery, and a blackly comedic sense of humor. So naturally Yimou Zhang, the Chinese director of Hero and House Of Flying Daggers, chose to remake it as a broadly comic and extremely colorful romp.
A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop hit DVD this week, and Sony is offering up a copy for one lucky winner. How do you enter? Simple… come up with a remake title in the vein of this one. Pick a US film and then imagine the three-nouned title of a foreign remake. (Think Yogi Bear remade as A Bear, A Cub And A Restraining Order.) Does it need to make sense? Preferably not, but there should be a thematic connection of some sort to help identify it to the original… and bonus points to the entries featuring phallic references along the lines of guns and noodles.
As always the contest is open to US residents only ages 18 and up. Be sure the email address associated with your comment is correct as that’s how we’ll notify the winner. Contest ends February 8th! Good luck!
The official plot synopsis:
It looks like a perfect plan: the affair will come to a cruel but satisfying end when a Chinese noodle shop owner plots to execute his unfaithful wife and her lover. But the lover has a lethal plan of his own in this violent tale of adultery and revenge based on the Coen Brother’s debut classic Blood Simple.“