Modern Classics Get Retro with the Best Premakes Ever

Sometimes you've got to send a modern movie or TV series back in time to remake it before it's ever born! That's what happens in these premakes, which take contemporary movies and shows, and turn them into old-fashioned fare.

Logan's Run (1976) in the style of the '30s

Audio from Logan's Run theatrical trailer (1976), video clips from The Black Pirate (1926), The Lost City (1935), The Phantom Empire (1936), Things to Come (1936), Undersea Kingdom (1936), Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940), Evil Brain from Outer Space (1964), plus the Lincoln Memorial matte paintings from Logan's Run.

The Empire Strikes Back (1980) as a '50s 3D movie

The ingredients were:

Flash Gordon (Deadline at Noon, Conquers the Universe), The Phantom Planet, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Invasion of the Animal People, Man Beast, Lunar Walker, Golden Bat (Ogon Batto), The Mysterians, Captain Midnight, First Spaceship on Venus, The Flying Saucer, The Fighting Devil Dogs, The Outer Limits (Second Chance, Soldier, I Robot, The Sixth Finger), Things to Come, Space Patrol, Atragon, Terror in the Midnight Sun, Forbidden Planet, Rocketship X-M, Latitude Zero, Space Flight, Metropolis, The Jetsons, Devil Girl From Mars, Tobor the Great, The Alligator People, The Return of the Fly, Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas, Starman (Attack from Space), Marvel Super Heroes (Iron Man), The Cyclops, The Sea Hawk, Kings Row, Mahler Symphony No. 6, Gustav Hoists The Planets (Mars), and The Empire Strikes Back Radio Drama

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) as a 1950s action movie

The recipe:

The 10 Commandments, Prince Valiant, Naked Jungle, Secret of the Incas, Jungle Queen, Zulu, Look to Lockheed for Leadership, Casablanca, The City of Brass, Mr. Moto takes a Vacation, Star in My Crown, A Pain in the Pullman, On Dangerous Ground, Patton, King Solomons Mines, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Greatest Show on Earth, David and Bathsheba, The Screaming Skull, When You Know, Mysterious Mr. Moto, Lawrence of Arabia, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and Superman at Bay.

Blade Runner (1982) as a 1940s film noir

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) as a late '50s sci-fi

Ghost Busters (1984) as a film from 1954

The clips are from:

Ghostbusters, The Three Stooges, Scared Stiff, Ghost Breakers, Topper Takes a Trip, The Ghost Busters, Abbott and Costello meet the Invisible Man, Star Trek, Ghosts on the Loose, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Spooks Run Wild, The Absent-Minded Professor, Son of Flubber, The Caddy, 100 ans d'histoires de Bibendum

Batman (1989) as a film (Citizen Wayne) by Orson Welles from 1946

Forrest Gump (1994) with James Stewart from 1949

Made from bits and pieces of:

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Harvey, To Kill A Mockingbird, Forrest Gump, Horse Feathers, Its A Wonderful Life, Mountain Road, The Shopworn Angel, The Stratton Story, You Can't Take It With You, Thunder Bay, Top Ten Elusive Runners, Table Tennis Action Classics 1930s-1950s, I Feel Like a Feather in the Breeze, Woodrow Wilson at the Labor Convention, Fancy Curves, The Men, Captains Courageous, The Making of Forrest Gump

Lost (2004-2010) as a TV series from the late 1960s

With some bits from:

The Prisoner (The Arrival, The Chimes Of Big Ben), Tom Sawyer (1973), Lord Of The Flies (1963), The New People (Pilot), Lost Flight, Godzilla (1954), Star Wars, Alive, Rosemary's Baby, Lord Of The Flies (1990), Crash Island (Pilot), Slaughterhouse-Five (1972), The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Teil 2), Tombstone (1993), Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Time Tunnel (Rendezvous with Yesterday), The Tempest (1980), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) and Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Up (2009) as a Walt Disney production from the 1960s

The recipe:

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, *batteries not included, The Red Balloon, Superman, The Wizard of Oz, The Muppet Movie, Follow Me Boys, Mackenna's Gold, Benji, A Boy and His Dog, Mysterious Island, The Doberman Gang, The Alvin Show, Posse, One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing, The Island at the Top of the World, Zeppellin, Stephen King's It, Hollywood Hotel, Jonny Quest, Peter Pan's Flight, Habanera from Carmen, Always

Inception (2010) in 1950s style

The Walking Dead (2010-) as a 1950s serial

Drive (2011) as a 1956 movie by Jean-Luc Godard

The Avengers (2012) as a 60-year-old sci-fi

The recipe:

Man and the Moon, Flash Gordon (Deadline at Noon), The Phantom Planet, Rocketship X-M, Star Trek (The Cage), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Flying Saucer, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, The 27th Day, Superboy, The Wasp Woman, Outer Limits (Demon with the Glass Hand, The Invisibles, Chameleon, Zzzzzz), Twilight Zone (The Monsters are Due on Maple Street), Anastasia, Underworld USA, The Amazing Colossal Man, War of the Worlds, The Avengers, Captain America, It Came From Outer Space, Invasion USA, King of the Rocketmen, Zombies of the Stratosphere, Radar Men from the Moon, Die Nibelungen (Siegfried, Kriemhild's Revenge), The Man with Nine Lives, The Thing from Another World, Dr. Cyclops, The Marvel Superheroes (Hulk), Der grüne Bogenschütze, William Tell, Batman (Shoot a Crooked Arrow), The Eagle, The War of the Colossal Beast, The Gnome Mobile, Thunderball, The Dirty Dozen, Captain Scarlet, Fantastic Four (The Phantom of Film City), Our Man Higgins, Attack of the Puppet People, Land of the Giants (The Clones), Yilmayan Seytan, Tales of Frankenstein, Love Finds Andy Hardy, Das Rheingold, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Airport, Demetrius and the Gladiators

John Carter (2012) as a 50s sci-fi

Using shots from "John Carter", and sound clips from the trailers of Ray Harryhausen's brilliant "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad", George Reeve's Superman serial, and a Buck Rogers movie, I've made this trailer for Andrew Stanton's "John Carter" in the style of movie trailers from the 50's.

Pacific Rim (2013) in TOHO Godzilla style

The Great Gatsby (2013) with some bits from the 1974 version starring Robert Redford and Theatrical Trailer #2

Bonus: Gone with the Wind with Vampires, from the classic 1939 movie with some bloodsuckers

In the same vein as the books "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters", comes "Gone with the Wind with Vampires", an alternate reality version of the beloved Southern epic. The film tells the story of Scarlett O' Hara, one of the last surviving human beings, who is caught in the midst of a great vampire civil war. Marvel as she outwits the forces of the undead, while she flirts with her true bloo... er... love. Complete with heartaches and staked hearts, "Gone with the Wind with Vampires" will 'blow' you away. – tells us the original uploader, whoiseyevan.