SR Pick [Video]: Milo Ventimiglia Reenacts ‘Oldboy’ Fight Scene

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:54 am,

milo ventimiglia oldboy reenactment SR Pick [Video]: Milo Ventimiglia Reenacts Oldboy Fight Scene

One of the most popular Asian films of the last few years is Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy, the middle part of his Vengeance Trilogy (the first and third being Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance, respectively). I personally must have watched the movie at least 10 times, and it keeps getting better and better every time I watch it. A bona fide masterpiece IMO.

One of the most memorable scenes, not just of Oldboy itself but of any movie in the last decade, is the unbroken extended fight sequence in a dark hallway involving the main character and at least a dozen guys all attacking him at once. It’s an amazing, eyebrow raising sequence that’s unique to just about every other movie fight sequence I’ve seen.

On that note, our Screen Rant pick for today is of Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia reenacting (as part of the “Cinemash” series) that same Oldboy fight sequence. It replaces the gangsters from the real Korean movie with AIG executives who are about to use their golden parachutes to escape after stealing corporate bailout money for themselves.

The video is pretty silly for the most part, but for those of you who’ve seen Oldboy here’s a question: is it just me or would Ventimiglia be a pretty good choice for a remake new adaptation that Spielberg is trying to get made – if we simply have to have one, that is? Just a thought.

Anyway, enjoy:

Video: Milo Ventimiglia Cinemashes “Oldboy”

The more explicit nature of the violence from the actual movie is really watered down for this reenactment, but nonetheless it’s entertaining. What do you think of it?

To check out the actual fight scene from Oldboy to compare with Ventimiglia’s reenactment, you can head over to MTV Movies Blog.

Source: MSN

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  1. Loving the original “Oldboy” I am of course skeptical of a remake of a movie that’s only a few years old. But hopefully a remake will at least push people to see the original first. The re-enactment was a bit funny and cool though.

  2. That was fun. :D

    One big difference I found was the space they did that in was much bigger than in Oldboy. There you really felt the intensity as was a narrow corridor and so there was no room to move. It was just go right through them.

    Not sure about Ventimiglia in the role. Especially not with that wig! (least I hope that’s a wig).

  3. Although I really did enjoy Oldboy, and found it to be the best out of the Vengence Trilogy, the fight scene is really not that special.
    It was gritty, but really when you dissect it, all it was just letting the camera roll without cutting and just FOLLOW the action.
    It really tells you what the MTV-style, Fast-editing has done to Action scenes, because basically the Oldboy fight scene is just like watching someone play a level of Streets of Rage.

  4. There can’t be many fight scenes where the hero has to stop for a breather halfway through (with a knife sticking out of his back)…

  5. an uncut action scene is always great to see in film, when executed well. I have to say the 4-minute uncut action scene by Jean-Claude Van Damme in the beginning of JCVD is a favorite of mine(even as a satire of his own action films).

  6. I love Oldboy and I loved this homage to it. Milo Ventimiglia was fantastic. If they do a remake, I’d hope they’d consider him, but probably won’t. I also thought Milo Ventimiglia would have made a great Terry McGinnis if they ever got to a Batman Beyond film. With maybe an older looking Bale as Bruce Wayne. It would be sweetness…

  7. That fight scene in Oldboy is fantastic,and is one of my favorite things that a director can do in movies.The coordination it takes to pull of these types of scenes is unbelievable.For some other great one take scenes,check out,The Protector,Atonement,and of course they do it 2 times in Children Of Men,with the last scene being just truly breathtaking.

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