YouTube viewers flock to 8-bit movie remakes

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    A team which recreates popular movies as 8-bit video games is attracting millions of views on YouTube.

    David Dutton from California makes the "old school" arcade-style films for film collective Cinefix.

    His four minute version of 2001 Japanese anime movie Spirited Away has attracted nearly 1m views since it was uploaded last month.

    Other films to get an "old school" makeover include Titanic, The Avengers and Frozen.

    Mr Dutton uses off-the-shelf software Adobe Photoshop and editing software After FX to create the films.

    His brother Henry writes the distinctive music and the sound is edited in Adobe Premiere.

    "We grew up playing video games in the 80s," said Mr Dutton, who used to direct music videos.

    "But we had no background in animation."

    Two years and 45 films later, Mr Dutton's 8-bit cinema efforts are getting a good response from Hollywood itself.

    James Gunn, who directed the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, said on Facebook that Mr Dutton's version, released in January, "makes my heart sing", and the producers also claim to have worked with some of the studios directly on remakes.

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