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Fan film does an exceptional job of porting Valve's best-selling saga into live action!

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You might not have heard of the Purchase Brothers, but after today I think it's safe to say you will. Recently added to youtube is their latest piece called 'Escape from City 17', which is a live action short about a couple of rebels trying to get out of City 17 (from Half-Life 2). Originally made to test production techniques, the Purchase Brothers liked the idea so much they've expanded it into a mini-series with part 2 already on the way.

Purchase wrote: Originally envisioned as a project to test out numerous post production techniques, as well as a spec commercial, it ballooned into a multi part series. Filmed guerilla style with no money, no time, no crew, no script, the first two episodes were made from beginning to end on a budget of $500.



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NullSoldier
NullSoldier

This is absolutely amazing!

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piper647
piper647

Amazing and 100% canadian :P

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RockerFox
RockerFox

now that is an awesome tribute to Half Life 2

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Nikolai_Romanov
Nikolai_Romanov

this is AWESOME! truely good work!

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Freaking sweet, can't wait for more!

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Chabs
Chabs

Finaly some great movie!

Geez, Uwe Boll should realy ask these guys if they can help him... or even better : How to stop his noob-films spree!

Good work guys =D

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Mr.QBlack
Mr.QBlack

GREAT !!

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.sh4k3n
.sh4k3n

Really impressive.

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Pendrokar
Pendrokar

Lol Rīga at 0:40!... Ok HL2 supposedly is going on in a Eastern Europe setting. But I doubt Latvia's Capital fits to that description! It is more South-Eastern(The HL2 setting).

Nice for 500$!

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flameknight7
flameknight7

really really extremely well done effects! It actually looks like you're in the hl2 world XD

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silentbob17
silentbob17

It took me a while to adjust to what I'm seeing... top quality. Effects are right on the money.

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cypher543
cypher543

I hope they sell the full series on DVD when it's finished. I would buy it in a heartbeat!

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Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel

Epic short film. Can't wait till part 2.

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Tokoya
Tokoya

I was blown away, good on Steam for advertising it too.

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timpa98
timpa98

Ni är svenska va??
Are you people swedish?
I think so!!!!!

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mikejkelley
mikejkelley

The production is really, really good.

But for every other comment about how this was made for $500, trust me, that's just another virulent marketing lie.

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Landkreuzer
Landkreuzer

Now that was awesome!
Did you make all those metrocop suits by your self i mean with the team?

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AngryNerd
AngryNerd

Dammit. Yeah, this is very cool.

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xilefian
xilefian

Hey, mensioned on Steam!

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AlCool
AlCool

VERY nice video. Love your special effects and use of the original HL2 sound effects :D

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T-hunter
T-hunter

God damnit Uwe boll you cant make a good VG movie whit 50 000 000$
but Fan movie without budget made Hollywood type masterpiece

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Robots!
Robots!

Lalws

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

For 500 bucks, that looked awesome. And it is a better Game to Film than Max Payne or any other movie out.

Valve should give these guys 100 grand to make a full length film.

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

and sell via steam XD
That would be perfect.

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Stevic
Stevic

Great fantastic job to all!

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sasuke2490
sasuke2490

reallly nice

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MiniHendrix
MiniHendrix

I've seen one minute and thirty four seconds of this video, and I can say it's already better than Avatar.

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jdwohlever
jdwohlever

They did this on a $500 budget?
The entire movie or just part 1?
Either way, I say Bravo!
That just goes to show what a little elbow crease and ingenuity can do.
The CGI is prefectly blended with the RL shots that really can't see any break in continuity.
If they made this a feature length film I wouldn't definitly go see it.
My only criticism is some of the acting seems a little forced, but that is something that must be learned through experience so I wouldn't hold that against them.
Great piece of art Purchase Brothers.

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fondu570
fondu570

FUKIN HALF LIFE 2

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