We’ve seen quite a few films over the years where the director or producers have gone back and changed bits with the use of CGI. The changes to the original Star Wars films were a mixed bag, as some of the changes were great, but then he went and made Greedo shoot first. And Steven Spielberg substituted guns for walkie talkies in ET, which is maybe the right decision for a kid friendly film. But if you were given the chance to change something from a film, using the magic of CGI what would it be?
I’m not sure you could use CGI to replace Sofia Coppola in Godfather Part III, so I’d change two other films. Firstly, Night of the Demon is a fantastic film, some of the dialogue even popping up on Kate Bush’s greatest album, but it is spoiled somewhat once you see the demon at the end. So I’d replace the demon with something that looks less like a monster from an early episode of Doctor Who.
And Quatermass and the Pit is similarly let down when you see that the aliens closely resemble the Clangers. A little bit of CGI there would quickly sort that out.
Is there anything that spoils one of your favourite films that you’d like to change? Maybe erasing Batman’s nipples in Batman and Robin? Removing the car door snowboarding effect in Die Another Day? Or getting rid of the whistling sound during the car stunt in The Man With the Golden Gun? How about covering up Michael Douglas’s bum in Basic Instinct?