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Oct 21, 2011, 01:48 AM
 
Best fight scene of all time - YouTube

Please watch til the end. lol~
     
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Oct 21, 2011, 05:52 AM
 
No, 50 seconds was enough. Please give it back.
     
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Oct 21, 2011, 08:36 AM
 
Let's actually make this about the best fight scene of all time. Because I like to set rules, we've got to have rules: I say these have to be "fight" scenes (implying individual combat) and not "war scenes". I mostly make this rule to avoid having someone nominate the battle for Minas Tirith in the Lord of the Rings, which would probably irreparably damage what little soul I have left - which is right by the exit, just next to the blues.

I nominate the bath-house scene in Eastern Promises. You're welcome.
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Oct 21, 2011, 09:07 AM
 
I like this one, though its not exactly individual combat:

Fong Sai Yuk 2 - Jet Li vs. 100 Swordsmen - YouTube
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Oct 21, 2011, 10:12 AM
 
Can't choose from the excellent Bourne films which fight scene I like the best.
     
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Oct 21, 2011, 10:31 AM
 

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Oct 21, 2011, 04:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by ajprice View Post
Why the **** did the stupid moron feel the urge to overdub the intro to "Beat It" over that?
     
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Oct 21, 2011, 05:03 PM
 
Does it have to be a fictional fight? My personal favorite, the Street Fighter edition of the Casey Haynes fight:

Zangief Kid vs The Rat - YouTube
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Oct 21, 2011, 05:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
I nominate the bath-house scene in Eastern Promises. You're welcome.
Couldn't agree more. That was my pick as well. I frequently tell people about that scene. It's crazy intense. Made more so by the fact that Viggo Mortensen is naked... makes him that much more vulnerable.
     
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Oct 21, 2011, 05:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Atheist View Post
Made more so by the fact that Viggo Mortensen is naked... makes him that much more vulnerable.
My friend watched that, and said that's what made the scene "hilarious."
     
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Oct 21, 2011, 05:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
My friend watched that, and said that's what made the scene "hilarious."
You've never seen it?

I'm pretty sure there's nothing remotely hilarious about that scene, even if you find penises and blood awesome, like Atheist does.

It's definitely a good movie. As is A History of Violence.
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Oct 22, 2011, 09:43 AM
 
Best death ever in a fight scene:

Hokuto no Ken is awesome - YouTube
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Oct 22, 2011, 10:04 AM
 
If not the best fight scene, the best soundtrack to one:

Transformers The Movie 1986: Optimus Prime vs Megatron HD - YouTube
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Oct 22, 2011, 02:12 PM
 
Yeah.....these submissions are all incredibly disappointing, ladies. You're bringing the suck.
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Oct 22, 2011, 04:11 PM
 
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Absolutely this.
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Oct 22, 2011, 06:46 PM
 
On the subject of chop socky films, can anyone help name this one. I've only seen this one fight scene from it. It's an early Jet Li film, I think set in late 19th or early 20th century war time, JL is in a school classroom and the bad guys are there. He then proceeds to take out the few dozen bad guys who come at him one at a time (because that is how it works in martial arts movies) all while he is stood on one spot, not moving his feet.

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Oct 22, 2011, 10:02 PM
 
Doesn't ring a bell specifically but it might have been Once Upon a Time in China.
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Oct 22, 2011, 10:11 PM
 
Or Fist of Legend (remake of Chinese Connection w Bruce Lee).
     
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Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
Yeah.....these submissions are all incredibly disappointing, ladies. You're bringing the suck.
I'm not sure you get to call us ladies given your only suggestion involves male nudity.

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Oct 23, 2011, 02:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
If not the best fight scene, the best soundtrack to one:

Transformers The Movie 1986: Optimus Prime vs Megatron HD - YouTube
     
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Oct 23, 2011, 03:52 PM
 
No, seriously.

Is this it? Are these your suggestions for the greatest movie fight scenes of all time? A bunch of highly choreographed, moderately cheesy one-at-a-time asian fake-martial-arts fight scenes, and a sentimental-but-not-serious Transformers offering? We didn't even get a Fight Club or Happy Gilmour-Bob Barker offering?

I'm flabbergasted. This place truly is gone to the shitter.
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Oct 23, 2011, 04:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
If not the best fight scene, the best soundtrack to one:

Transformers The Movie 1986: Optimus Prime vs Megatron HD - YouTube
I have three comments:

Why do people like that cheezy song? Can't everyone hear that it's a cheezy copy of Top Gun's Highway to the Danger Zone, which was itself a cheezy rip off of Bryan Adams style? The techno music in Transformers the Movie is so good, so why do people only seem to remember/love the horrible power ballads?

The broken artwork of that film just kills me. One shot will be beautifully drawn with realistic shadows, and the next shot will be horribly drawn with no depth or lighting. The jarring juxtaposition just destroys the immersion.

If Hot Rod hadn't jumped in, would Prime have executed the unarmed Megatron? Are we supposed to think he would, because it knocks against the "boy scout" morality that the tv show presented. (And then the Bay movies went and had Prime execute everyone he could corner.)
     
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Oct 23, 2011, 06:34 PM
 
I have the whole soundtrack on CD and it rocks. Not sure how much of it qualifies as techno though. And not all 80s power ballads are rip offs of each other just because they were all power ballads from the 80s.

You are right about Hot Rod though. Prime would never have executed Megatron unarmed on his hands and knees.
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Oct 23, 2011, 06:42 PM
 
This scene is a pretty decent one. Starts 3:05 into this clip:

Fong Sai Yuk (3) (chinese film) - YouTube

Continues here:

Fong Sai Yuk (4) (chinese film) - YouTube
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Oct 23, 2011, 08:15 PM
 
How about Kung Fu Hustle?

Kung Fu Hustle fight scene - YouTube
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Oct 23, 2011, 09:29 PM
 
I don't know about it being the best, but this is certainly one of the more visceral in recent memory:

Oldboy Epic Fight - YouTube
     
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Oct 24, 2011, 04:12 AM
 
Another vote for They Live, and an honorable mention to the fight between Jimmy and Timmy on South Park.
     
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Oct 24, 2011, 10:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by Demonhood View Post
I don't know about it being the best, but this is certainly one of the more visceral in recent memory:

Oldboy Epic Fight - YouTube
The music can't go unmentioned there. I bought the soundtrack on the strength of that scene alone.
     
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Oct 24, 2011, 11:16 AM
 
The answer to the thread's title is obvious: it's this scene from Kitano's Zatôichi. You have to watch the whole movie to really appreciate it, though.
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Oct 24, 2011, 07:36 PM
 
Ron Burgundy has the best ever fight scene in cinema.
     
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Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
The answer to the thread's title is obvious: it's this scene from Kitano's Zatôichi. You have to watch the whole movie to really appreciate it, though.
I know beauty is in the eye of the beholders, yadda yadda yadda, but in my humble opinion that was absolutely mediocre. Some dude holding his sword the wrong way (he'd have his arm chopped off in a second, seriously - but maybe that's his thing or something?) is a bad start; backflipping ninjas and camerawork that hides all the "fighting" brings it even further downhill. I was completely unimpressed.

Seriously, I'd take the final Lucy Liu scene in Kill Bill over most of these "authentic" asian martial arts fight scenes. But I generally am not impressed by almost all of these - highly choreographed, highly one-person-at-a-time-from-the-large-enemy-group, highly non-gritty, highly fake.

Meh.
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Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
backflipping ninjas and camerawork that hides all the "fighting" brings it even further downhill. I was completely unimpressed.
I was only referring to the first fight scene, not the one afterwards.
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Seriously, I'd take the final Lucy Liu scene in Kill Bill over most of these "authentic" asian martial arts fight scenes.
I find those much less exciting: fights where both opponents exchange countless blows until one or both of them are very exhausted. Often, the hero would receive more blows than the villain, but in the end (s)he is able to turn this around.

Instead, the fight is decided in one or two elegant moves.
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Oct 25, 2011, 09:59 AM
 
So, according to your standards; it'll be pointless to post anymore clips? (shortcut)
     
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Oct 25, 2011, 10:11 AM
 
I'm sure this will change everyone's minds: fight - YouTube
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
So, according to your standards; it'll be pointless to post anymore clips? (shortcut)
Is comment that directed at me?
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
So, according to your standards; it'll be pointless to post anymore clips? (shortcut)
No, give'r. I'm sure there's lots of great ones. I just personally don't find highly choreographed and obviously fake "this is pretty much the same dance the Backstreet Boys did, except we're holding weapons and pretending to die" scenes that impressive, or worthy of the title of "best fight scene of all time."
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Oct 27, 2011, 08:45 PM
 
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Oct 27, 2011, 08:55 PM
 
And then there's this:

Best Fight Scene EVER! - YouTube
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Oct 28, 2011, 04:51 AM
 
Found a guy with a good list of Jackie Chan fights:

Four months to film this one:
Drunken Master 2 (cantonese version) Final Fight - YouTube
Real hot coals!

Dragons Forever Final Fight Scene Full High Quality - YouTube

Check out the kick that puts out the candles on 4 minutes. Completely real apparently:
Wheels On Meals - End Fight - YouTube
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