The Late Movies: Shot-for-Shot Remakes


All you need is a camera and some slow weekends to recreate a famous (or not really very famous) scene. Why? Because it's cool!

The Goofy Movie

No, I don't know why anyone would want to recreate The Goofy Movie, but Ted Sowards rose to the challenge. Using the original audio track makes it just a bit easier. Comparing this to the original is a snap with the picture-in-picture feature. More shot-by-shot recreations just ahead.

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala began working on a remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1982, when they were only ten and eleven years old! The entire project took years, but the results are amazing. Vanity Fair detailed their story. This is only the first portion. For comparison, look in your video case or your memory will probably do just as well.

The Sopranos Opening

This time, the show is set in Pittsburgh! Compare with the original if you like. Or check out other remakes set in Melbourne or Baltimore or Quebec City or Dublin.

Separate Ways

Journey make the song a hit in 1983. You can see how well this remake of the video meshes with the original by keeping an eye on the picture-in-picture.

Perfect Strangers: Seattle Intro

The introduction to the TV show Perfect Strangers, recreated in Seattle. Compare this with the original in this side-by-side version.

Rocky IV Montage Scene

Compare this homemade remake with the cinematic original. The song is No Easy Way Out by Robert Tepper.

My Freeze Ray

A shot-by-shot parody of the song Laundry Day (My Freeze Ray) from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Check out the original to see how spot-on these guys are, especially considering they put the remake together in just 48 hours.