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‘John Hughes’ Legend of Zelda’ Trailer is Just Like Heaven [Video]

The fan-film renaissance continues with a brilliant five-minute trailer that transports Link, Princess Zelda and Ganon of Legend of Zelda perfectly into the grainy VHS world of 1980s films including Say Anything, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Created by Gamervision, the makers of the popular Wes Anderson-parodying God of War video, John Hughes’ The Legend of Zelda features enough Zelda references to facilitate a beautiful drinking game and an amazing 8-bit cover version of New Order’s classic “Bizarre Love Triangle” in one fan-made trailer that we truly wish was a full-length movie.

There are some fantastically clever and inspired moments in this trailer. Casting longtime Zelda boss Ganon as Dean Rooney from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is certainly among them, as is the character’s Triforce tattoo. But there are more subtle nods just for the hardcore spotters of Zelda games, but also of a generation’s collective memory of the 1980s milieu.

You’ve got the Orion Pictures logo and the copious VHS artifacts, through which many of us looked back in time at the era we were too young to really remember. As if this astonishingly perfect mesh of The Legend of Zelda and the modes of John Hughes and Cameron Crowe weren’t charming enough, the video concludes with an incredibly good 8-bit cover version of New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” by Chipocrite, who offers the full-length track as a free download on his website.

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