Revisiting famous Vancouver filming locations to remake them

It’s been almost 40 years since Gastown served as the setting for ‘The Neverending Story’

Have you ever wondered what the locations used in movies made decades ago look like now?

YouTube channel Reshoots does just that, going back to where the movies were shot and taking the location as it was in the movie, but without the actors or special effects.

This gives viewers a chance to see exactly where a shooting took place and what it looks like in 2022.

So far, the channel has produced three classic films shot in Vancouver, with the Never ending Storyits sequel on never ending story 2, and This (the original 1990 film).

In all three videos, they return to places like Gastown to film the exact locations and angles of the films used. They even try to recreate the movement of the camera in the movies.

Their meticulous attention to detail also means that if the shot is different because trees have grown or things have changed, they’ll take it anyway.

For the Never ending Story and its sequel, they focus on Bastian Bux being bullied in Gastown and the scenes in and around the bookstore.

The longer video for This recreates shots of many scenes from the movie, even if the building featured in the shot is gone (which happens many times). Since filming around Vancouver, the channel has traveled to nearby cities, such as New Westminster and North Vancouver, to see what the locations look like today.

While these are the only three videos featuring Vancouver, the channel revisited other films shot in other cities from the 1950s to the 1990s, including The Goonies, support me, and blade runner. There’s also a playlist for movies shot in Seattle.

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