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Old 17-10-2013, 09:14
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I was thinking about films that had titles that were later changed.

The recent Diana film was originally called Caught In Flight

Any others?
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Old 17-10-2013, 10:04
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$3,000 = Pretty Woman

Yabu no Naka (In a Bush / Grove) = Rashomon (Castle Gate / The Gate of the Castle)

The Continuous Path = Infernal Affairs (HK)

The Boys of Causeway Bay = Young and Dangerous (HK)

Divergent = Fatal Attraction

The County Whore Killings = Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)

Merry Christmas on a Battlefield = Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

That's all I know, I'm afraid.
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Old 17-10-2013, 10:06
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Old 17-10-2013, 10:45
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Old 17-10-2013, 11:15
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There's lots of stuff about film title changes online. eg funny translations/title changes for foreign markets:

http://www.shortlist.com/entertainme...e-translations

where it's claimed that The Sixth Sense was retitled in China to He's A Ghost! (read the comments below the article as well)
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Old 17-10-2013, 11:46
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I was thinking about films that had titles that were later changed.

The recent Diana film was originally called Caught In Flight

Any others?
Licensed to Kill was originally going to be License Revoked - heard a rumour that it was because the preview audiences did not know what Revoked meant, but I will take that with a pinch of salt.

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone was renamed in some markets where they did not know what Philosophers Stone was.
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Old 17-10-2013, 11:52
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There was a historical drama about the romance between Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton starring Laurence Olivier and Vivienne Leigh. In the U.K. it was titled Lady Hamilton but in the U.S. it was changed to That Hamilton Woman.
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Old 17-10-2013, 12:03
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Good thing I have seen The Sixth Sense, China, damn you



In Spain, I, Robot was called Yo, Robot (much better title imo)
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Old 17-10-2013, 12:51
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It's quite funny sometimes speaking to relatives from the US as film titles sometimes change, depending on which country you see them in.

UK - The Boat That Rocked
US - Pirate Radio

UK - Avengers Assemble
US - Avengers

...are two that instantly spring to mind.

Revenge of the Jedi became Return of Jedi. Surely a well known fact amongst film fans, but still...
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Old 17-10-2013, 15:36
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Rene Clairs', Ten Little Ni**ers, (1945), became And Then There Were None.
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Old 17-10-2013, 15:50
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Revenge of the Jedi =. Return of the Jedi
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Old 17-10-2013, 17:55
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It's quite funny sometimes speaking to relatives from the US as film titles sometimes change, depending on which country you see them in.

UK - Avengers Assemble
US - Avengers

...are two that instantly spring to mind.

Revenge of the Jedi became Return of Jedi. Surely a well known fact amongst film fans, but still...
Well, those were my two that I was going to post
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Old 17-10-2013, 18:18
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Old 17-10-2013, 18:37
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Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone was renamed in some markets where they did not know what Philosophers Stone was.
Yeah, that's right. In America its title is 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.'
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Old 17-10-2013, 18:40
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It's quite funny sometimes speaking to relatives from the US as film titles sometimes change, depending on which country you see them in.

UK - The Boat That Rocked
US - Pirate Radio

UK - Avengers Assemble
US - Avengers

...are two that instantly spring to mind.

Revenge of the Jedi became Return of Jedi. Surely a well known fact amongst film fans, but still...
The Boat That Rocked was recut as Pirate Radio. It's arguably a different film rather than a re-title.

It was Marvel's The Avengers internationally and Marvel Avengers Assemble in the UK.

Apparently the British and Irish audience are too intelligent to have forgotten about the other Avengers, and who knows why they dropped the possessive element from Marvel?
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Old 17-10-2013, 18:49
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Old 17-10-2013, 18:54
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$3,000 = Pretty Woman
My first thought too. The Producers decided to change the name to take the focus off the fact that the whole film is actually about a money grabbing whore.
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Old 17-10-2013, 20:54
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Rene Clairs', Ten Little Ni**ers, (1945), became And Then There Were None.
Really? I thought the book was called Ten Little Indians?
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Old 17-10-2013, 22:33
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There's lots of stuff about film title changes online. eg funny translations/title changes for foreign markets:

http://www.shortlist.com/entertainme...e-translations

where it's claimed that The Sixth Sense was retitled in China to He's A Ghost! (read the comments below the article as well)
I'm questioning the integrity of that article because some Japanese titles they claim exist don't seem to exist. For example, the actual Japanese title of 'Leaving Las Vegas' is 'Riibingu Rasubegasu' (lit: Leaving Las Vegas). So where did they get 'I'm a Drunk and You're a Prostitute' from?
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Old 17-10-2013, 22:37
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Old 17-10-2013, 23:57
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Lawrence of Arabia was originally known as The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (the title of T.E Lawrence's much lauded book detailing the Arab revolt from his point of view), but Thomas' brother A.W Lawrence refused the use of that title after viewing the film before its general release.
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Old 18-10-2013, 02:26
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Old 18-10-2013, 07:42
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Old 18-10-2013, 07:52
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Book of the Dead = The Evil Dead
The Man Who Hates Women = The Millenium Trilogy (Girl with the Dragon Tatoo)
Return of the Dragon (US) = Way of the Dragon (UK) - in fact I read the original title was actually going to be Enter the Dragon, but this was changed anyway as Bruce was making ETD for Warner Bros.
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Old 18-10-2013, 09:42
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The Man Who Hates Women = The Millenium Trilogy (Girl with the Dragon Tatoo)
I've always thought (and Wikipedia also thinks) that the Millennium Trilogy films are as follows:

1. Men Who Hate Women/The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
3. The Aircastle That Was Blown Up/The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest

Apparently luftslott ("aircastle") is a Swedish expression for something big that's built on nothing, so the title makes sense in Swedish. And of course the first story in the series is literally about men who hate women, it's just not a very marketable title.
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