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Videogame music makes Bullitt better

Ah, the old Bullitt car chase. Filmed in 1968 and never bettered to this very day, the Steve McQueen competetive automobile frenzy is a defining moment of 20th century cinema. It's tense. It's exciting. It's beautifully choreographed and it's crunchingly visceral. And that viscerality is helped no end by the sparsity of the scene's soundtrack.

But that got us wondering. Could Bullitt actually be improved with music? Was there a track which could possibly add extra tension and drama to this already most tense and dramatic of scenes? And then we realised. Yes there was. There was but one Final Fantasy track that could do the job. And here it is. And you thought this chase was high octane before...

 

Tune in next week for another of our little cinematic improvements. And in the meantime, check out any you've missed through the links below and let us know about any you've dreamed up or made in the comments.

Previous mash-ups

Star Wars
The Terminator 
Reservoir Dogs 

NOTE: This video is intended for parody purposes only. We sourced the video material used from YouTube, but if you are the copyright holder and would like us to remove it, get in touch at GamesRadar@futurenet.co.uk.



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16 comments

  • Tomsta666 - May 2, 2009 2:04 p.m.

    also it the start sounds like the theme from the Munsters
  • Tomsta666 - May 2, 2009 2:03 p.m.

    Not the best one, the music was very fitting but i'm not an RPG fag so I didnt get the reference.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - May 1, 2009 9:01 p.m.

    I think All the Pretty Horses and Brokeback Mountain could also use the Chocobo treatment.
  • fatdog12300 - May 1, 2009 6:57 p.m.

    amazing choice of song. i still think the terminator one was the best though.
  • robmh - May 1, 2009 2:33 p.m.

    best one was the mario one! (and first)
  • Whattehfock - May 10, 2009 4:24 p.m.

    It fits so well. Final Fantasy should have some car chase scenes.
  • NelosAngelos - May 4, 2009 10:23 p.m.

    Damn that was great. It's almost as if that was the true soundtrack to the movie to anyone who didn't recognize the theme was from FF. Terminator and Reservoir Dogs are still the best I think.
  • Darthwaluigi - May 4, 2009 5:45 p.m.

    fantastic. These just keep getting better :D i love Kirby the most, but still excellent doctoring! I hope you continue to make these
  • Ezekiel17 - May 2, 2009 4:36 p.m.

    Lolz! The chocobo theme ish on of my fsvorite video game tunes. Epic! reCaptcha: check learning
  • TripleAD - May 2, 2009 8:29 a.m.

    Good Vid The Terminator one is the best though
  • Juriasu - May 2, 2009 8:14 a.m.

    Kweh.
  • RaIdEn - May 2, 2009 5:35 a.m.

    i think the metal gear solid 3 theme (not the james bond one) and the matrix would be cool
  • twishart - May 2, 2009 12:59 a.m.

    I was hoping for the Bike Chase music from Chrono Trigger - it would have also worked. The Terminator one still made the laugh the hardest.
  • Unoriginal - May 1, 2009 7:09 p.m.

    Ive never bothered watching theese before but I'm pleasently surprised. Good job. I'm gonna go watch the other ones now.
  • Tasty_Pasta - May 1, 2009 3:54 p.m.

    Hahaha, that was totally not the FF music I was expecting, but it was overall much better than I was expecting too. Funny stuff GR.
  • schmeidenkamp - May 1, 2009 3:54 p.m.

    that was great, lol. Such a good movie

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