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Some Alfred Hitchcock Films Get 8-Bit Nintendo Video Game Covers

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April 5, 2012

8-Bit Hitchcock - North By Northwest

Not too long ago we featured a small batch of posters using 8-bit characters in scenes from movies like Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and The Matrix. And just this week we highlighted a fantastic piece of work that took the events of the Alfred Hitchcock film Rear Window and composed them into one single 20-minute shot. Now Hitchcock and 8-bit video games combine as a graphic artist going by Joebot has taken a few of Hitchcock's classic films like North by Northwest and Psycho and imagined what it would have been like if they were adapted into video games for the original Nintendo Entertainment System.

Here are Joe Spiotto's 8-bit NES video game covers for Alfred Hitchcock films, from Joebot via Geekologie:

8-Bit Hitchcock - North by Northwest

8-Bit Hitchcock - The Birds

8-Bit Hitchcock - Psycho

Joebot says, "In the 80's Nintendo was a dominant force to be reckoned with. Had Hitchcock been just a few years behind I'm almost certain that Nintendo would have jumped on the chance to make video-game adaptations of some of his most iconic films." The good news is, these pieces are part of a new installment called "Suspense & Gallows Humor: A Tribute to the All-Time Greatest" at Gallery 1988, and a limited amount of prints will be available for purchase exclusively at Gallery 1988's Venice location as well as online through their website. For more information and work from Joebot, check out his blog right here. Cool?

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