Recut: Monty Python and the Holy Grail as an action thriller

Silly movies become darker or more action-oriented thanks to video editing and YouTube

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One of the beauties of YouTube and having inexpensive movie editing software is the ability for users to create super-cuts of multiple movies (we've seen plenty of those), but also take existing movies and re-spin or re-cut them to look like a different genre.

One such re-cut making its way around the InterWebs is this one from Stephan Bouley, in which the 1975 comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is re-cut to appear more like a summer action blockbuster thriller, rather than a silly comedy.

It's crazy fun to see these re-imagined trailers, and The Nerdist has compiled a list of its 10 favorite re-cuts, including "Jaws as a Disney movie", "Back to the Future as a horror/thriller" and "The Ten Commandments as a teen comedy." The more opposite the original movie is to the re-cut genre, the better the re-cut becomes (comedies that become horror, and vice versa). There's definitely an art to this style.

What's your favorite?

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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