Is this a remake? It sure sounds familiar, like I've seen it before. Picking up a hitchhiker who admits to being a murderer then stalks him! I'm sure I've seen that plot before, maybe a tv episode of something. I just don't remember where.
But, the upside (and imo the ONLY upside to remakes) is that the original will probably get a stellar DVD treatment beforehand. Its happened to basically most other original films that get the remake treatment.
This does not bode well for the remake. Mr Gold, I'm with you I can't wait for the inevitable DVD release of the original. I never liked the original bare bones DVD release. Plus...snapper cases. Though I usually don't double dip, I will this time. I hope the new release of the original will be as good or better then the R2 release.