Okay ,okay I admit I was a total film snob when this was released in English. I saw the first one when a friend who is a film maker advised us about the latest great films he discovered. We got the original one and really enjoyed it. (Along with Dead Snow which you HAVE to view) When I heard this was re-done in english I thought "Noo..why spoil a beautiful movie?" but I did rent this out.
I have watched and cringed at many remakes but I was very, VERY suprised at this one. Its sets were very much the same ,actors/actresses similar in looks and I could follow it ,I admit, a bit better. They kept the magic of the movie very much alive even though the funny scenes in original one were lost when the partner of the vampire keeps messing up the killing of people. This movie rather keeps to the feel of the tragedy and desperation of the vampire. A very beautiful story and Im so ,so pleased the makers did keep to the first. I would tell anyone like me who thought they would wreck it by re-making it just to watch..you will be really suprised at how great it is.