Episode 01 of Original Remake: Infernal Affairs and The Departed


On the very first episode of the Original Remake podcast we discuss the origins of this show which has something to do with our first double feature selection of INFERNAL AFFAIRS and THE DEPARTED.
Ultimately we seek answers to three questions:
  • Does the remake do justice to the original?
  • And if you just watch the remake do you get a good sense of why the original was successful or not successful and thus remade?
  • But most of all which movie to watch, the original or the remake?
Along the way we talk about the distinct cultural difference of moving the story from INFERNAL AFFAIRS to Boston, the advantage or disadvantage of having a big star like Jack Nicholson playing the big heavy, and the humorous whirlwind of vulgarity that is Dignam in THE DEPARTED.