Watch: 'Matrix Reloaded' Fight is Improved with 8-Bit Sound Effects

August 8, 2014
Source: Movies.com

The Matrix Reloaded

We've seen movies like Kill Bill and Blade Runner turned into 8-bit video games, but YouTube user and San Francisco State University student Phillip Raupach has decided to do something different inspired by old school video games. Instead of taking The Matrix Reloaded and turning it into an 8-bit video game, he merely took footage from the film, a fight scene with Neo and thugs in the house of the Merovingian, and replaced all of the music and sounds with those you would find in these early video games. The result is funny and impressive, as his work won him Best Sound Design at SFSU's BECAfest last year. Watch below!

Here's Phillip Raupach's 8-bit version of The Matrix Reloaded (via Movies.com):

For those who don't know, BECAfest 2014 is the annual showcase of student work produced in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts. It's pretty clear why this won Best Sound Design as the sound effects are applied perfectly to the images on film. Video gamers should easily be able to spot sounds and music from games like Contra and a variety of Super Mario Bros. titles, but there's plenty of other unique sounds coming from other games as well. This makes me want to go and edit a bunch of other action scenes with completely different music and special effects. It could actually be a good exercise in editing. Cool?

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments


slow day huh

Quynh Truong on Aug 8, 2014


Yeah no kidding lol.

SkyNet300 on Aug 8, 2014


Like. Rewatching the movies.

Xerxexx on Aug 8, 2014


Got quite the chuckle from this little video...

Gohikeone on Aug 8, 2014


Ah, Contra 🙂

Chris Giebler on Aug 8, 2014


Laughed so hard coz its my favorite movie

bluskydevil on Aug 8, 2014


Thanks for this. I never would have seen it if it weren't for FS!

DAVIDPD on Aug 8, 2014


I LOL'd.

cuckoozey on Aug 9, 2014


Not so great. For anyone who likes these things, try this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk0kufx74Io I hope this isn't something FS plans on posting more often.

MichaelSquintsPalledorous on Aug 9, 2014


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I'll stick to the original

Have Hope on Aug 9, 2014


LOL that sound keuupppp from cadillacs and dinosaurs

abhishek arora on Aug 10, 2014

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