It didn't really have much in common with the original film. I loved it though, I thought it was one of the better "remakes" (probably because it wasn't much of a remake).
Very suspenseful and entertaining. Even though it is nearly 2 hours long, it flew by.
The original is a personal favorite of mine, so I wouldn't say that it is better. But it was a surprisingly good little film.
Shame it didn't get a better release. It seemed to sneak onto disc with little to no fan-fare.