Escape From City 17: A Live-Action Half-Life 2 Film

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whyarecarrots:

edit: And I realise this may sound like a ludicrous idea, but could we get this on the Escapist somehow ;)

Agreed. With all the other amazing content Escapist has been showcasing here, I would hope they try to snag this too.

CanadianWolverine:

whyarecarrots:

edit: And I realise this may sound like a ludicrous idea, but could we get this on the Escapist somehow ;)

Agreed. With all the other amazing content Escapist has been showcasing here, I would hope they try to snag this too.

Yeah. Wasn't There Will Be Brawl from somewhere else originally? And of course, ZP started on Youtube. It could happen.

For a small time little video like this, its really great. By hollywood standards the acting stinks. "I hate walking. ok! ugh!" Yeah, um, no. Just, no.
Still, considering the curcimstances this is great.

wow it was 5000 views yesterday, now half a million. great to see these guys have real talent.

I just love how these guys captured an urban warfare feel in this short. Looking forward to seeing the rest... too bad their website got Valve'd (Valve links to their video and site on Steam, and their site crashes from over-use).

Appearently the Purchase Brothers were invited to Valve headquarters and they've been in some form of contact with the company ever since. I love Valve...

That was amazing. I would really like to see this continue.
I think Half-Life 2 would make an amazing movie, just not from the viewpoint of Gordon and Alyx, we've already played through that part. Lets have more of the nameless rebels, like in this series!

Malygris:
Maybe Uwe Boll should give these guys a call.

Screw that, everything that man touches turns to crap

orannis62:

CanadianWolverine:

whyarecarrots:

edit: And I realise this may sound like a ludicrous idea, but could we get this on the Escapist somehow ;)

Agreed. With all the other amazing content Escapist has been showcasing here, I would hope they try to snag this too.

Yeah. Wasn't There Will Be Brawl from somewhere else originally? And of course, ZP started on Youtube. It could happen.

Yahtzee is from Something Awful. He hosted his videos on youtube because SA doesn't have a movie service.

Really good. They should make a real movie out of this. For 500 bucks this was just amazing.

I'll have to check this out later - my net connection sucks here.

Al_:
I think Valve are more than OK with this; it's been plugged on the Steam Update News that pops up when you start Steam. I'd say that's an endorsement and a half! Really good work, impressive stuff. I feel rude even thinking about critisicing the slightly hammy acting and kinda goofy headcrab zombies, when the CGI integration work is so superb.

They aren't making any money off of it, so it's basically a free valve commercial

the_tramp:
Does anyone know why their website isn't working?

Too much traffic; their internet is getting clogged

that did not look like $500 dollar budget. my only complaint is that the convine(or however you spell thier name) looked extremly fake. but with no crew and a limited amount of time. i can see why they didnt hire a make-up artist

dcheppy:
I don't think this could be considered fair use. Does anybody know why this isn't copyright infringement? Did they get Valve's permission, or will this disappear as soon as Valve's lawyers get around to writing a C&D.

A real shame if it does. Let's hope Valve is cool with this.

i saw this on the steam news pop ups, i'm sure that valve is cool with it.

Very well done.
Now I want to get back into 3D modeling, to see what I may do...

Volucer:
Now, if they can make that with only $500 between 2 episodes, imagine what Hollywood (working very closely with Valve so nothing goes wrong) could do.

If 500 dollars can make THIS, why is 5 million being wasted on full length films that cant even match this?

I would love for these guys to get the funding for a full Half Life film, they stick closely to the source material and do it justice.

EDIT: Just remembered something.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.88002
Uwe Boll is asking for 50 dollars off 350 thousand people so he can make his new movie, which will obviously be horrible no matter how much cash he gets.
Now imagine if someone with real talent like the Purchase Brothers received the funding that Boll gets.

The world would be a better place.

dcheppy:
I don't think this could be considered fair use. Does anybody know why this isn't copyright infringement? Did they get Valve's permission, or will this disappear as soon as Valve's lawyers get around to writing a C&D.

A real shame if it does. Let's hope Valve is cool with this.

The guys over at Valve approved of this video. There was an update message on Steam the other day about it. It said that the video had been sent to them unannounced and it blew them away.

Wow! That was.... really good!

That was rather awesome...

nova18:
If 500 dollars can make THIS, why is 5 million being wasted on full length films that cant even match this?

That covers actors fees mostly, because such entertainers are such important people that their precious minutes should be valued so highly, and all their expensive clothes and props.

Very Well Done, in terms of making the world believable unlike a certain Half LIfe 2 live action with toy headcrabs....also on Youtube

dcheppy:
I don't think this could be considered fair use. Does anybody know why this isn't copyright infringement? Did they get Valve's permission, or will this disappear as soon as Valve's lawyers get around to writing a C&D.

A real shame if it does. Let's hope Valve is cool with this.

Valve is like your cool uncle who lets you play with his rifle shooting pidgeons and lets you drive his motorcycle. Compared to EA who is like your uptight friend's hypochrist mother.

*drools*

:D

This was extremely well done, but it deserves to be watched in HD (and HD only!)

I can't wait for Episode 2.

Enigmers:
This was extremely well done, but it deserves to be watched in HD (and HD only!)

I can't wait for Episode 2.

Agreed on the HD thing: it looks stunning. Just let it load for a bit and the jerkiness disappears.

That was great. I hope that they get episode 2 out soon.

Nifty.. So when will this be the next Escapist show?

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