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Post by famicom69 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:19 pm

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGEJDKJdPGg
Theres a sample of the awfulness

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Post by clarance » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:31 pm

Wasn't Commando the first ever film based on a video game. I think I remember reading about all the hoo-ha in Commodore User around '85?
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Post by jdanddiet » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:38 pm

I thought it was just coincedence.

After all, how could you make a movie about a one man army going on a rampage and killing loads of people :D
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Post by Pacific » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:53 pm

I'm pretty sure it has to be the other way around..

Commando was a genre-defining movie after all

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:07 pm

clarance wrote:Wasn't Commando the first ever film based on a video game. I think I remember reading about all the hoo-ha in Commodore User around '85?
They share a name and have leads who are, oddly enough, commandos, but that's all they have in common. The movie isn't a licensed product of the game or vice versa.

Another movie about games: The Wizard.
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Post by DPrinny » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:40 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote: Another movie about games: The Wizard.
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/33161.html

Wouldn't the Angry video game nerds DVD be classed as "About games" ?

What about Chans "City Hunter"
That has a bit based on a game

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:48 pm

DPrinny wrote:Wouldn't the Angry video game nerds DVD be classed as "About games" ?

What about Chans "City Hunter"
That has a bit based on a game
Much as it pains me, I'll be inclined to buy the AVGN DVD as a comedy/documentary for the collection. It ranks pretty low though, being neither comedic or documentary.

City Hunter is an absolute must for the collection, being one of the most well known and direct gaming cultural references in movies.
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Post by liveinabin » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:11 pm

As I recall, the coin-op, Commando was created as a result of the popularity of the movie. It wasn't licensed, however, it didn't need to be.


The only videogame movie I can stomach is Silent Hill. That was pretty good, considering.

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Post by clarance » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:57 pm

liveinabin wrote:As I recall, the coin-op, Commando was created as a result of the popularity of the movie. It wasn't licensed, however, it didn't need to be.
The movie definitely came out after the game, like I said, I remember an article about it in Commodore User. Cant find any scans of the article though...
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Post by GarryG » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:13 pm

I have In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale , but it's in my own movies-of-games collection.

I'm sure I saw one or two going for around 3.99'ish in a video store I ocasionaly check in on though.

I can nip in or the way back from work and send you one if I find any, if you want.
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Post by Shinobi » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:16 pm

Consolevania is just 1 million times better then Angry Video Game Nerd..

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Post by JetSetWilly » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:33 pm

The only ones I have are:

Street Fighter The Movie
Wing Commander (which I thought was bloody good)
DOA
DOOM (BUT...IM NOT....SUPPOSED....TO DIE!!!)
Double Dragon
Silent Hill
Resident Evil
Resident Evil Apocalypse
Resident Evil Extinction
Resident Evil Degeneration

I do have Alone in the Dark and In the name of the King but they were bootlegs. Ill have to pick them up, mainly because I haven't watched ITNOTK yet, but it looked good.
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Post by GarryG » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:26 pm

By the way the ones I have that I can remember are:

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (on VHS Video no less!)
Final Fantasy: Advent Children
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider 2
Mortal Combat
Mortal Combat 2
DOOM
Hitman
Silent Hill
DOA
Alone in the Dark
In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
BloodRayne (first one only)
Resident Evil
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3 (only one I bought at full price!)
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Post by Tepid Snake » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:42 pm

Well, since we're listing, might as well add mine...

Super Mario Bros.
Street Fighter: The Movie
Double Dragon
House of the Dead (weird 'trade-only' copy won off eBay for a penny)
Alone in the Dark (Weird US version?)
Silent Hill
DOOM
Dead or Alive
Resident Evil: Degenration
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Yeah, I'm supposed to be collecting these things... Now I realise how few of them I have!

I suppose you could also add Streets of Fire to this list- apparently, it was the direct inspiration for the original Final Fight (they're almost one and the same, but lacking in Haggar.)
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:51 am

From this thread, Grandma's Boy has tenuous gaming links as the lead is a game tester.

Having now listened to The Verdict, I can add another to put in the chicken/egg situation:
Ecks Vs Sever.

It was supposed to be a game licensed from a movie, but the game(s) came out long before it hit cinemas, in essence reversing the process. The film is so bad it may as well be a videogame adaptation.
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