The Heavy Rain Video That May Blow Your Mind

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Posted by Brad (2874 posts) -

I posted this on my (WARNING: SHAMELESS PROMOTION) Twitter account the other day--which just so happens to link to my profile on this here site (try it yourself!)--but if you didn't happen to see it either of those places, and you played through Heavy Rain, well, just watch it. Then tell me to what extent your mind has exploded.
 
 

   
 
Totally crazy, right? Though, it's certainly a bit less crazy when you realize that the gentleman in the video, Sam Douglas, was in fact cast in the role of Scott Shelby and the character was intentionally modeled after his likeness. So this wasn't just homage or, more bluntly, a shameless rip-off of a guy who already made for a pretty believable onscreen gumshoe. Some intrepid Giant Bomb users have since sent in other somewhat disturbing videos. If you want to see real-life Ethan Mars and Madison Paige, click on those links. And thanks to Beforet for sending this in.
 
When it comes to Heavy Rain-related videos on Youtube, however, you can't beat this one. The image of that wedge-headed 3D Morgan Freeman has been living behind my eyelids ever since I saw this. Gross.

 
    

Thoughts? The failed refrigerator door opening kills me every time.
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#1 Posted by Brad (2874 posts) -

I posted this on my (WARNING: SHAMELESS PROMOTION) Twitter account the other day--which just so happens to link to my profile on this here site (try it yourself!)--but if you didn't happen to see it either of those places, and you played through Heavy Rain, well, just watch it. Then tell me to what extent your mind has exploded.
 
 

   
 
Totally crazy, right? Though, it's certainly a bit less crazy when you realize that the gentleman in the video, Sam Douglas, was in fact cast in the role of Scott Shelby and the character was intentionally modeled after his likeness. So this wasn't just homage or, more bluntly, a shameless rip-off of a guy who already made for a pretty believable onscreen gumshoe. Some intrepid Giant Bomb users have since sent in other somewhat disturbing videos. If you want to see real-life Ethan Mars and Madison Paige, click on those links. And thanks to Beforet for sending this in.
 
When it comes to Heavy Rain-related videos on Youtube, however, you can't beat this one. The image of that wedge-headed 3D Morgan Freeman has been living behind my eyelids ever since I saw this. Gross.

 
    

Thoughts? The failed refrigerator door opening kills me every time.
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#2 Posted by Wes899 (2107 posts) -

Scott Shelby!

#3 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

i totally got a WTF moment from the first video, the second one was meh

#4 Edited by Trilogy (2645 posts) -

Pretty crazy.
 
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NOOO MORGAN FREEMAN... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

#5 Posted by Chewii101 (820 posts) -

Woot se7en! (One of my favourite movies of all time)

#6 Posted by Buscemi (1106 posts) -

swoxx, you're avatar is win.

#7 Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite (692 posts) -

OMG Scott Shelby, in the flesh!!!  Thats really cool though that Scott was modeled directly off of the actor Sam Douglas and that Sam has played detective roles before.

#8 Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN (1789 posts) -

The Sam Douglas/Scott Shelby video is pretty damn crazy

#9 Posted by foggel (2763 posts) -

That was hilarious. But man, seven is an awesome movie. Think I might see it again soon.

#10 Posted by sixpin (1286 posts) -

Sam Douglas doesn't look as old as Scott Shelby imo. I don't know if they intended for him to look older in the game or not. Scott Shelby looks to be in his late 50s, but the game puts him closer to 40 in terms of narrative timeline... Bah! Just one of the little plot holes that bugged me in the game. Cool video though. Props to the dev team for capturing his likeness so well.

#11 Posted by TonyBlue87 (291 posts) -

I love the Se7en spoof.  I only wish they had extended the ending a bit to include a "press X to box" for every time Brad Pitt asks "What's in the box?"

#12 Posted by Aeterna (1116 posts) -

That first video.. dude! haha.

#13 Posted by Xerxes8933A (227 posts) -

Saw this on your twitter.  I got more uncanny valley from this then any game I've seen.  I know this is the real person, but my mind first saw him as a video game character and associates him as such.  He looks human because he is, but my mind tells me he is not.  Watching this the first time made me feel really uncomfortable, though it gets better each time I see it.

#14 Posted by ZeroCast (1869 posts) -

The first video.That's pretty crazy.Seriously.

#15 Posted by Evilsbane (4529 posts) -

WHOA! That first video honestly made me feel strange watching it.

#16 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -

Awesome, both of them

#17 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

Mind has been blown.

#18 Posted by Death_Burnout (3792 posts) -

i enojyed these from your twitter Brad, but the user posted link to the Pascal vid blew my mind because i know of 3 of 4 of the things in the video hes been in...but did not know he was in them! that was great.
 
I do hope Sean Bean kicked his ass though.

#19 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6986 posts) -
@MarkWahlberg said:
" Please read the site rules regarding U-tube spam. Thank you.  "
fail
#20 Posted by EVO (3863 posts) -
@Xerxes8933A said:
" Saw this on your twitter.  I got more uncanny valley from this then any game I've seen.  I know this is the real person, but my mind first saw him as a video game character and associates him as such.  He looks human because he is, but my mind tells me he is not.  Watching this the first time made me feel really uncomfortable, though it gets better each time I see it. "
Same here. For a moment I also thought someone had splice Shelby into that scene. Speaks volumes of the character models.
 
@MarkWahlberg said:
" Please read the site rules regarding U-tube spam. Thank you.  "
Haha, nice.
#21 Posted by Xealot42 (273 posts) -

Awesome!

#22 Posted by Terjay (809 posts) -
#23 Posted by Slab64 (1048 posts) -

I can't believe someone made that se7en spoof...so crazy/awesome

#24 Posted by metalsnakezero (2288 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
" Mind has been blown. "
Ditto, my friend.
#25 Posted by roughplague (131 posts) -

Thats weird, I saw that first video on a blog a few days ago O___o 
anyway, cool and freaky at the same time.

#26 Posted by Lambert (404 posts) -

The only person in the game that actually had good voice-acting. Everyone else was horrible.

#27 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Does this mean FMV games will make a comeback?

#28 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -

Holy shit! Maybe that explains why I saw someone on the street about a week ago who looked EXACTLY like Scott Shelby?

#29 Posted by PlasmaMachine (244 posts) -

Is this in any way related with the potential project, "David Cage's Don't Shit Your Pants"?

#30 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2088 posts) -

mind = blown :O

#31 Posted by gunslingerNZ (1899 posts) -

Somebody arrest that man! Also let Clive Owen know his boy is about to be kidnapped!!!

#32 Posted by swamplord666 (1757 posts) -

If isaw him in the street I'd be thinking "Shit... videogame characters are coming to life! Get me away from Kratos!"

#33 Posted by dancinginfernal (470 posts) -

Mind = Blown. 
 
I can't believe how similar they made him look to the actor in the game. Hooray, technology!

#34 Posted by Spiritof (2019 posts) -

Clive Owen is the Origami Killer?

#35 Posted by Crono (2639 posts) -

That Se7en / Heavy Rain spoof was awesome.

#36 Posted by Winternet (8005 posts) -
@gunslingerNZ said:
" Somebody arrest that man! Also let Clive Owen know his boy is about to be kidnapped!!! "
SPOILERS!!!! Please. =D
#37 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -
@Titus said:
" swoxx, you're avatar is win. "
Why thank you, sir!
#38 Posted by RobotHamster (4171 posts) -

My mind has been blown to bits.

#39 Posted by DylanMMc (43 posts) -

i wish I would of watched this vid on here because some asshole on youtube spoiled the killer which I had avoided knowing about.

#40 Posted by onimonkii (2429 posts) -

yo i've seen that movie and i never even made the connection.

#41 Posted by XenoNick (1390 posts) -

mind is blown O.o

#42 Posted by gunslingerNZ (1899 posts) -
@Winternet said:
" @gunslingerNZ said:
" Somebody arrest that man! Also let Clive Owen know his boy is about to be kidnapped!!! "
SPOILERS!!!! Please. =D "
Oh nice catch, totally blew the lid on the story there! ;)
#43 Edited by MisterBoss (44 posts) -

The detective so looks like Shelby.

#44 Posted by MrKlorox (11206 posts) -

No wonder the voice acting was bad. It's Europeans playing Americans. Bleh!

#45 Posted by rjayb89 (7717 posts) -

Hm, their faces do look noticeable stiff in the game.

#46 Posted by lihtster1 (19 posts) -

Sam Douglas is the guy in the first vid... if people wounder why he looks like Scot Shelby, its because he is Shelby and he also voices him in the game.

#47 Posted by spankingaddict (2659 posts) -

this really did blow my mind!

#48 Posted by NinjaHunter (972 posts) -

Real life Madison Paige is WAY hotter than the polygonal one.

#49 Posted by Milkman (16519 posts) -
@NinjaHunter said:
" Real life Madison Paige is WAY hotter than the polygonal one. "
Yeah, definitely.
#50 Posted by Hector (3355 posts) -

AHHHH!!! I don't know what real and what isnt now! NO!

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