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->''"This 2011 version is so similar--sometimes song for song and line for line--that I was wickedly tempted to reprint my 1984 review, word for word. [[AndThatWouldBeWrong But That Would Be Wrong]].''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''' in his [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/footloose-2011 review of the 2011 remake]] of the 1984 movie ''Film/{{Footloose}}''

The Shot-for-Shot Remake is a remake that is nearly identical to the original, in almost every way. It'll use most of the same dialogue, have the exact same plot, and change very few things.

See also SettingUpdate, TheyCopiedItSoItSucks. In animated works, often overlaps with StockFootage.


[[folder: Anime ]]

* Much of ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion: 1.0 You Are Not Alone]]'' is reanimated shot-for-shot from the original TV series. The most prominent exception is the (much-improved) battle against Ramiel. It gets {{subverted|trope}} with its sequel, as the plot gets diverged rather quickly.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShell 2.0'' is a shot for shot remake of the original film, using mostly the original script, but some different animation techniques and sound effects. The English version even used the original dialogue track, but did mix it with the new sound effects.
* When fans upload HD "remastered" Creator/{{Toonami}} intros on Website/YouTube, it really mean this, but using superior HD footage.
* ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' follows the original manga almost perfectly, being the series's 20th-anniversary-celebration project, though it also has plot deviations.
* The cutscenes for the 1993 Japan-only video game ''[[Anime/DragonBallZ Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans]]'' received an OVA release of their own that year (also Japan-only), and in 2010, ''that'' received an updated shot-for-shot remake as a bonus feature on the video game ''Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast 2'', though shorter and with a more coherent plot. It was also on the US version of the game, though subtitled-only.


[[folder: Film ]]

* In the 1998 version of ''Film/TheParentTrap'', it's surprising how much of the dialogue was almost exactly the same. It also kept several of the important plot lines from the original (i.e. the camping trip, the grandfather discovering the identity of the two girls, and the recreation of the wedding dinner).
** Having said that, however the remake did deviate pretty heavily at times. The recreation of the wedding dinner happens much earlier in the remake and ends up failing unlike the original leading to a heavily edited third act. Aside from the camping trip, It almost completely deviates from the original.
* The American remake of ''Film/{{REC}}, Film/{{Quarantine}}'', is like this.
* Gus Van Sant's 1998 [[TheRemake remake]] of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' is regularly criticized for being ''[[ItsTheSameNowItSucks too much]]'' like the original and, consequently, entirely pointless. There was a scene added with Bates masturbating though.
* The Bollywood remake of ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'' is nearly identical to the original, though possibly with more gratuitous musical numbers.
* Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer remade the 1937 film ''Film/ThePrisonerOfZenda'' in 1952 with Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, and James Mason in the Colman, Carroll, and Fairbanks roles. The film was more or less a Technicolor carbon copy of the 1937 film, reusing the same script, score, and even camera angles -- the director, Richard Thorpe, actually sat watching the earlier film in an 8mm viewer, and copying from that.
* ''Film/AnAffairToRemember'' from 1957 (with Creator/CaryGrant and Deborah Kerr) is a remake of the 1939 film ''Film/LoveAffair'' (with Creator/CharlesBoyer and Creator/IreneDunne). It uses the exact same script, with very minimal alterations and additions to the story. The songs were also updated. The film was remade again in 1994 under the original title (with Warren Beatty and Annette Benning), but this version, while keeping the basic story, had a new script. The original film is also responsible for several Bollywood films, a couple of which also use the same script.
* A partial example: The opening scene in ''Film/SilentHill'' up to Rose passing out in the alleyway is a shot for shot remake of the opening of ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'' with Rose in Harry's place.
* Enforced in the Chinese remake of the short film ''Film/TearsOfSteel''; because the film and its assets were open source, it was possible for a team of Chinese students to obtain the original CGI files and edit in the live action parts with chinese actors - but as they weren't capable of changing the CGI files on a large scale, they had to do each scene shot for shot.
* ''Film/{{Grizzly}}'' (1976) starring Christopher George and Andrew Prine, was a scene-for-scene remake of ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' (1975), complete with an explosive finish!
* The American remake of ''Film/FunnyGames'' is almost exactly the same, but English speaking actors (some quite famous, like Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) are used instead of German and Austrian actors.
* ''Film/TheOmen2006'' for [[Film/TheOmen1976 the original film]], apart from changing the dates and adding a bit at the beginning which included modern signifiers of the apocalypse. They can be practically synced into one another as they are word for word the same.
* The 1931 Spanish language production ''Drácula'' was basically this to [[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} the 1931 Bela Lugosi film]]. In the early 1930s (before dubbing and subtitling), it was common for studios to simultaneously film foreign language versions of their films at night using the same sets with different casts and crew. The Spanish "Dracula" is by far the most famous of these. The final product is almost identical to the English-language film in most respects. The dialogue was a direct translation, and the staging was mostly the same. However, many scenes were longer since they used the entire original script (the English version had bits cut out to quicken the pace), and the Spanish film's director used more creative cinematography in an attempt to make the better film. Franchise/UniversalHorror fans do generally consider the Spanish film's pacing and cinematography to be superior, but the performances aren't considered to be quite as good, especially Carlos Villarias' Dracula not comparing to the legendary Creator/BelaLugosi. Interestingly, the Spanish film's female star, Lupita Tovar, lived to the age of 106 (passing away in 2016), and the film itself can be easily seen with subtitles on most Dracula DVD and Blu-ray releases as a bonus feature. It was reissued to theaters in 2015 as a double feature with the Lugosi film, and was even inducted into the UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry later that year.
* ''Film/LetMeIn'', Film/HammerHorror's [[SettingUpdate Americanized]] version of ''Film/LetTheRightOneIn'' is virtually identical to the original. The only differences aside from cosmetic changes are actually giving a date, an InMediasRes prologue for about a minute, and removing a scene where the protagonist visits his father's drinking buddy.
* ''Film/TheDebt'' (American, 2011 remake), features an identical plot, the same characters ([[DubNameChange some names changed]]). The only significant difference is the pace; the American version features more atmosphere shots, and stretches scenes out more than the original did, and adds a single action scene.
* The only changes made to ''Film/ComeOutAndPlay'', a remake of ''Who Can Kill a Child?'', is the removal of a handful of scenes, mostly the war footage.
* ''Film/{{LOL}}'', a French film from 2008 was shot-for-shot remade in 2012 in America with Music/MileyCyrus, Creator/DemiMoore, and Creator/AshleyGreene.
* The 2013 remake of ''Film/{{Carrie|2013}}'' is identical to the original film to the point of including scenes from the original film that weren't even in the book and mirroring the original film's changes to the book such as Carrie telekinetically impaling her mom rather than stopping her heart, the massacre taking place with Carrie in the middle of the action, and an homage to the infamous final scene of the original. This is all in spite of both director Kimberly Pierce and lead actress Chloe Moretz saying this film would adapt the book, not the original film.
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShowLetsDoTheTimeWarpAgain'' is pretty similar to ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' apart from the lips singing ''Science Fiction Double Feature'' being replaced with the Usherette from the original play.


[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* Though ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' deviates from ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' most of the time, there are some seasons that are close to the source material. However, ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' was criticized for being almost EXACTLY like ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'', with many episodes being shot for shot remakes, the only changes being the main BigBad, and the two crossovers that occurred that season. ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'', the Western adaptation of ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'', went in this direction as well, though it did deviate in a few parts.
** ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' and ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' had some major deviations from the source material, and yet still needed to do some scenes that were exactly like the sentai to fit that portion of the plot - mostly villain scenes, who had some storylines that really were word-for-word adaptations of their counterparts. It is nearly impossible to tell which scenes in Dai Shi's temple are from ''Jungle Fury'' and which are from ''Gekiranger,'' and the same with the Underworld/Infershia. Some of it is for actor purposes (Dai Shi's actor doesn't look like Rio's at all, but Dai Shi is often doing what Rio did) and some of it is for censorship purposes (Morticon and Branken both execute a {{Mook|s}} who failed, but Morticon does it with one slash where Branken stabs him on the ground and raises him into the air like a freaking meatball). This may mean extensive recreations of sets, or it may simply mean the PR villains are green-screened into villains' lair shots.
** As mentioned above Samurai is almost identical to Shinkenger yet a few minor details are changed such as Kevin being a swimmer instead of being a Kabuki performer like his counterpart and [[spoiler: Jayden and Lauren being siblings instead of Jayden being a decoy for Lauren like Takeru was for Kaoru]][[labelnote: spoiler]][[ArtisticLicenseHistory However]], this is a plot hole, since anyone who's familiar with the rules surrounding historic Japanese clans will tell you that the first born son is automatically the heir, regardless of if they are not the first born child[[/labelnote]]. Deker and Dayu's backstory was the biggest departure from Shinkenger with Juzou and Dayuu being unrelated in Shinkeger but the former being husband and wife. This was one of the few things the series was praised for.
*** The similarities were pretty much shot for shot. Considering that Samurai had Megamode new cockpit scenes were filmed but as stated tended to be shot for shot of many of Shinkenger's.
** Even for seasons that deviate the most from the source, it's still rare for a season to not have at least one episode that just straight up reshoots the Japanese episode. ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' and ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' have all done it. However, some seasons will mix it up and swap out the main focus ("All About Beevil" from ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'') or apply one episode's story to another episode's monster footage ("The Dome Dolls" from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'').
* The pilot of ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' was an almost exact copy of [[Series/TheOfficeUK the U.K. version]]'s pilot. The U.S. ''Office'' later [[GrowingTheBeard deviated from the U.K. original and became its own show.]]
* And speaking of growing the beard, ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had a tendency in its early years to copy episodes from [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]]. The most blatant example is "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E2TheNakedNow The Naked Now]]", which is virtually identical to "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime The Naked Time]]" aside from being HotterAndSexier and with [[CreatorsPet Wesley Crusher]] saving the day.
* The pilot for ''Series/ThreesCompany'' was a near-shot-for-shot remake of the first episode of the original BritCom ''Series/ManAboutTheHouse'' with the only major changes being the [[DubNameChange names of the characters]] and some of the jokes. The second episode of Threes Company was also a remake of an episode of the British show.
* The pilot of the US version ''Series/{{Skins}}'', was one of the British pilot, almost down to the letter. Needless to say, it didn't get much better after that, and was canceled due to a negative reaction from MoralGuardians and fans of the original.
* The pilot episode of the German version of ''Series/TheITCrowd'' was this - except they didn't get the punchlines and butchered them, as can be [[http://www.clipfish.de/video/1789043/vergleich-the-it-crowd-vs-das-iteam/ seen here]].


[[folder: Music Video ]]

* When fanvids are "remastered", it usually means this. Usually done by the original vidder, when she obtains superior copies of the source being vidded or superior technology with which to vid (e.g., digital vs. videotape).
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic Loves This Trope. On at least two occasions, he even got permission from the original artists to use their sets ("Smells Like Nirvana", a parody of Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "Smells Like Teen Spirit", was filmed on the same set, and "Fat", a parody of the Music/MichaelJackson song "Bad", was filmed on the same set as another parody version of the video from the ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'' feature film).
* The hilarious remake of Music/KanyeWest's 'Bound 2', done by James Franco and Seth Rogen. It can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRckgn36lzY here]]. A side-by-side comparison can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BWTNYFCNVs here]].
* Aimee Mann's video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA1cX-wgMdM Labrador]]" is a shot-for-shot parody (complete with the original dialogue) of the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uejh-bHa4To Voices Carry]]" video from her former [[TheEighties 1980s]] NewWaveMusic band, 'Til Tuesday, under the (fictitious) concept that Aimee was forced under contract to comply with a PrimaDonnaDirector.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', the ending is a very touching remake of the opening scene of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''. The graphics are the only real change, but longtime fans both expecting it and not say that the scene brings back memories of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''. By extension, that game received a graphical and musical update in the form of ''Halo: CE Anniversary''.
* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'', there is a remake of the intro and several humorous takes of one of the midgame cutscenes in ''Warcraft II''.
* As part of the advertising campaign for the release of UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS [[VideoGameRemake version]] of ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Nintendo released a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kggOvvbLVO0 trailer at E3 2011]] that was a remake of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JntHVUp7m4E launch ad for the Nintendo 64 version]].
* The 2013 ''TabletopGame/SpaceHulk'' video game is this trope for the board game (specifically, the Third Edition released in 2009).
* While the ''Videogame/CrashBandicootNSaneTrilogy'' is mostly marketed as a remaster, the actual creation of the game evokes this. As the original trilogy was from the UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}} 1 era and therefore their code was unusable for remastering on the [=PS4=], the dev team simply remade the three games from the ground up copying the original level geometry. Vicarious Visions have even coined the term for this difference as a "Remaster+".
** ''Videogame/SpyroReignitedTrilogy'' looks to play in the same vein, being a kind of sister trilogy to ''Series/CrashBandicoot''.
* ''Video/MetalGearSolid'''s UsefulNotes/GameCube remake, ''The Twin Snakes'', is an interesting example. The level design is almost identical to the original, but the gameplay has been updated to include features from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' with very few level design changes and only a small ArtificialBrilliance upgrade to compensate for it, leading to a game with far more SchizophrenicDifficulty than the original.
** The cutscenes, directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, were [[WhatCouldHaveBeen going to be]] completely faithful carbon copies of the original, but Creator/HideoKojima demanded new cutscenes that used Kitamura's [[SignatureStyle signature over-the-top action]].


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* The 1934 WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} "Orphan's Benefit" was remade in 1941, with the same soundtrack and animation but in color and with modernized character designs. And apparently, Disney planned to produce color remakes of other black-and-white cartoons, which unfortunately never got made either due to the Disney animators' strike or the outbreak of World War II. Animation drawings for a scrapped remake of "Mickey's Man Friday" exist.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
** "Dough For The Do-Do" was a color remake of the classic black-and-white short "WesternAnimation/PorkyInWackyland". Animation and soundtrack are the same, but the backgrounds were redesigned in the style of Creator/SalvadorDali. Not an exact shot-for-shot remake, as there are several new or reworked scenes, including the ending.
** A similar example is "Tick Tock Tuckered" (1944), a remake of "Porky's Badtime Story" (1937). The main change was replacing [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome abandoned character Gabby Goat]] with WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck.
** "Slightly Daffy" (1944) is a color remake of "Scalp Trouble" (1938); it reuses some animation and adds a few gags like the Indian who keeps accidentally shooting his horse in the head and angering it and the way the scout contacts the other Indians, and a few gags are omitted from the original like the Indian swallowing embalming fluid and breathing fire to burn a hole in the fort to enter and an Indian being cut in half by a cannonball.
* Two of Creator/TexAvery's [[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons MGM shorts]], "Wags to Riches" and "Ventriloquist Cat", were remade for Cinemascope as "Millonaire Droopy" and "Cat's Meow" by using the original animation and reformatting it for widescreen. Tex got screen credit despite having left the studio years earlier.
* A common target for ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'''s SeasonalRot has been how most, if not all, of their {{Cutaway Gag}}s have become these: the scenes are ''so'' identical to their source material, both visually and [[OverlyLongGag in length]], that whatever joke was intended (if one was even intended at all) is completely lost. A clear example of this would be "Oceans 11 And A Half," where Stewie creates a music video for a song he wrote, which turns out to be an identical remake of Music/BryanAdams' video for "Everything I Do (I Do For You)" in its entirety.
** In-universe example: Carter offers to help Lois if Peter does a shot-for-shot remake of ''Film/LiarLiar''.
** Herbert also performed a rendition of "Somewhere That's Green" from the ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'' that was pretty much identical to the scene in [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors the movie]].
** The spinoff, ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', followed suit in an episode where Cleveland performs a literally identical version of the Montgomery Flea Market ad meme (aka, "It's Just Like A Mini-Mall") and then went for the hat trick by using a ChristmasEpisode to recreate ''Film/DieHard'' (with the justification that it's Cleveland telling the movie's plot as a story to kill time while he's posing a Nativity scene).
* In 1967, Creator/WarnerBros, having re-acquired all the black-and-white Looney Tunes that were distributed by Sunset Films (later Guild Films), had 75 of those cartoons sent to Korea to be redrawn and embellished in color. It was slipshod to say the least; sound synchronisation faltered at times, objects were off-color, the trace jobs were sloppy (it was done on six-field cels as opposed to the normal 10-fields), and some animation was eliminated altogether.
* [[Creator/HannaBarbera Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera]]'s 1955 MGM short "Good Will To Men" was a remake of the studio's 1939 cartoon "Peace On Earth." Both films received Oscar nominations. Aside from the animals' designs, the main difference between the two versions is the nature of humanity's downfall. In the '39 version, made as [=WWII=] was breaking out overseas, humans literally fight to the last man for increasingly arbitrary reasons; in the '55 version, the Cold War arms race culminates in a nuclear apocalypse. Towards the end of their tenure at MGM they also did remakes of some of their WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry shorts to make them compatible with Cinemascope. These remakes are done in LimitedAnimation, unlike the originals.
* The 1942 ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} short "Me Musical Nephews" was remade in 1950 as "Riot in Rhythm".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' featured a parody of Disney's ''Disney/TheLionKing'' that for some reason actually copied scenes from the song "Circle of Life" at the very beginning of that film. Here are comparisions between the two versions:
** African sunrise
** Birds flying over river
** Zebras and [[MisplacedWildlife Leafcutter ants]]
** Approaching herd of elephants
** Mt. Kilimanjaro
** Animals migrating toward Pride Rock
** Pride Rock (Zazu is a generic white bird in ''Animaniacs'' version)
** Rafiki/Yakko moving through crowds of animals
** Animals giving way for Rafiki/Yakko
** Rafiki/Yakko climbing Pride Rock
** Mufasa and Sarabi with Simba (portrayed in ''Animaniacs'' as [[MisplacedWildlife tigers)]]
** Closeup of baby Simba
** Rafiki/Yakko with Simba
** Overhead view of Pride Rock
** Animals below Pride Rock
** Rafiki/Yakko holding up baby Simba
** Sun shining down on Pride Rock
** In the ''Slappy Squirrel'' short "[[Disney/{{Bambi}} Bumbie's Mom]]", while not exactly shot-for-shot, the animation of Bumper the rabbit giggling and falling over looks like it was copied directly from animation of Thumper.
* "Tops with Pops", a 1957 ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon, is a remake of 1949's "Love That Pup". The only differences are that it is shot in widescreen instead of fullscreen, thicker and more detailed outlines of the characters, and more stylised backgrounds.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XMen,'' some parts of the Phoenix arc were word-for-word from the comic to the point of Creator/ChrisClaremont getting credit. Some of the changes were mostly due to the cast being different (Gambit puts the power inhibitor on Dark Phoenix instead of Nightcrawler, who is not a regular team member) and some of it is due to the medium (telepathic duels become the ''awesome'' astral plane battle sequences the series always jumped at the chance to create.) There's even a line of ''alien dialogue'' that is kept. It's not that the show didn't have its own (very good) storylines or was afraid to deviate from the comic; ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga is a case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
* The first 6 episodes of ''WesternAnimation/PostmanPat'' used a generic crown logo on the side of Pat's van, but from episode 7 onwards they got permission from Royal Mail to use their actual logo. For consistency they re-made the title sequence, and it is essentially a shot-for-shot remake of the original.