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