60 of cinemas greatest sword fights, in one magnificent supercut

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Swordfights, the staple diet of the action movie. Whether you’re fending off Persian soldiers or battling for a mystical prize between immortals in present day New York, nothing beats seeing a rivalry settled than with some real steel on steel action. Video editor Clara Darko decided to not only gather some of the greatest sword battles in cinematic history, but score them as well to an energizing beat that makes for some fantastic and easily repeatable viewing. Check it out:

If you’re wondering what music is playing, that’s the Santa Esmeralda cover of “Don’t Let Me be Misunderstood”. And if you’re wondering whcih films were used in the supercut, here’s the full list:

  • 00:01 – Kill Bill
  • 00:06 – Hero
  • 00:08 – Seven Samurai
  • 00:09 – The Princess bride
  • 00:11 – Hero
  • 00:13 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  • 00:14 – Gladiator
  • 00:16 – Conan the Barbarian
  • 00:17 – Troy
  • 00:19 – Batman Begins
  • 00:21 – Dragonslayer
  • 00:23 – Kill Bill Vol. 2
  • 00:26 – The Empire Strikes Back
  • 00:29 – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • 00:33 – Zatoichi
  • 00:35 – Hellboy 2
  • 00:37 – The Mask of Zorro
  • 00:40 – The Phantom Menace
  • 00:45 – Peter Pan
  • 00:47 – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • 00:49 – Revenge of the Sith
  • 00:52 – The Duelists
  • 00:54 – LadyHawke
  • 00:55 – The Count of Montecristo
  • 00:56 – Kingdom of Heaven
  • 00:58 – Blade
  • 01:03 – The 13th warrior
  • 01:05 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • 01:06 – The Fellowship of the Ring
  • 01:07 – Highlander
  • 01:12 – Cutthroat Island
  • 01:13 – Dangerous Liaisons
  • 01:14 – The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  • 01:20 – The Attack of the Clones
  • 01:26 – Stardust
  • 01:28 – House of Flying Daggers
  • 01:30 – Matrix Reloaded
  • 01:32 – The Flame and the Arrow
  • 01:35 – Willow
  • 01:36 – Cyrano de Bergerac
  • 01:48 – Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves
  • 01:49 – Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • 01:50 – Hamlet (1996)
  • 01:52 – Rob Roy
  • 02:02 – Young Sherlock Holmes
  • 02:08 – The Crow
  • 02:12 – Casanova
  • 02:20 – Star Wars: A New Hope
  • 02:29 – The Four Musketeers (1974)
  • 02:31 – Dragonheart
  • 02:33 – The Return of the Jedi
  • 02:38 – Hook
  • 02:40 – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • 02:44 – Army of Darkness
  • 02:55 – Azumi
  • 02:57 – 300
  • 03:01 – Excalibur
  • 03:03 – Blind Fury
  • 03:05 – The Curse of the Golden Flower
  • 03:38 – Equilibrium

Man, there are some blisteringly fantastic fights in that video. The Mask Of Zorro, Highlander and Kill Bill, just to name a few. Which is your favourite?

Last Updated: January 27, 2015

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