New short film The OutRunners shows Sega’s 1993 classic in a new way

Eighties’ styled movies will always be a thing. From the over the top stuff like Kung Fury to actual movies from the era,  it seems like a sub genre that is here to stay,  with neon filled everything,  and really kickin’ soundtracks.  There have been a couple of instances where video games have been a central plot point or been the main point of the story.  Thanks to director Eric Teti,  we now have one centered around the 1993 classic OutRunners.  basically a love letter to the greatness of SEGA racers in a way,  this short film is easily a must watch for SEGA fans.  I don’t really want to ruin it for every one before watching,  but just making people aware of it.  Even more awesome,  it was filmed at Richie Knucklez arcade in New Jersey,  as well as Richie himself playing a role.  For a short film,  it definitely shows some SEGA greatness,  from a scene about Monaco GP at the start,  to a training montage of OutRunners on Genesis,  and even plays some Initial D eurobeat. Easily a damn fine project.

The OutRunners is about 20 minutes or so long and can be found at the official site,  as well on YouTube.

Jayson Lamp

Resident SEGA racer expert of sorts,been playing them since OutRunners. Writer of the Forgotten Racers series,among other things. Favorite SEGA series is Hang-On,and my favorite console is the Saturn. "Welcome to our exciting circuit. Do your best,and good luck!!"-Power Drift,1988

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