Thursday, December 27, 2007

Goldeneye - 007 vs 006


One of the best fights of the "new" bond era. Bond goes Mano-a-Mano with M16's own 006, now a rogue agent with a hatred for 007. A couple things make this movie great. Sean Bean as 006 plays the ultimate is-he-good-or-bad-guy as his performance in this movie oozes a hatred for Bond. Pierce Brosnan in his first role as James Bond does a great job, but for those of you who owned a Nintendo 64 and played the game, the movie is just 10 times better. I don't know what it is, it's just better.


In this scene Bond and Trevelyan fight atop a tiny platform high above a satellite dish, as 006 is strangles 007, he gets distracted by the escape chopper. Bond headbutts and kicks him off, but grabs his leg before falling. Alechttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif asks Bond one last time, "for England James?" Bond replies, "no, for me" and lets go. Alec falls to bottom, miraculously still alive, but severely injured(probably paralyzed). Bond jumps onhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifto the Helicopter before the platform collapses and falls on top of Trevelyan, crushing him. But, why would Bond let go of Alec when he was helplessly dangling by his feet? Because he's got a License to Kill, that's why.

Watch the whole fight click HERE and HERE for the classic line.

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Goldfinger - Tight Squeeze
Goldfinger - Oddjobs Death
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Goldfinger - James Bond vs Oddjob


Oddjob. Auric Goldfinger's personal chauffeur, bodyguard, golf caddy, and deadly assassin. Armed with a razor-sharp bowler hat that he uses as a lethal flying disc, Oddjob has become one of the most iconic henchman in Bond history. Extremely strong and nearly invincible, Oddjob smiles as he pummels Bond in a locked vault at Fort Knox. Oddjob is fearless, he knows he's going to die in the vault when the nuclear device explodes, but he is loyal to Goldfinger and knows that he must stop Bond from disarming the bomb. There's only one thing Oddjob is afraid of, his own razor-sharp hat. Bond attempts to use his own hat against him. Bond misses Oddjob with the throw, causing his hat to get stuck between the metal bars. When Oddjob goes to retrieve his hat, Bond dives for a severed electric cable and connects it to the metal, causing a lethal current to run from the bars through the metal hat to Oddjob, killing him. In the novel, Oddjob gets sucked through an airplane window, much like Goldfinger's death in the film. The best difference in the novel though would have to be Oddjob's taste for cats, yum!

Related Bond Kills

Goldfinger - Tight Squeeze
Live & Let Die - Mr. Big Goes Boom!
Goldeneye - 007 vs 006

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Live and Let Die - Mr. Big Goes Boom!

One of my personal favorite Bond movies of all time, Live and Let Die had it all. Voodoo, pimps, drugs, Paul McCartney, alligators, sharks, rednecks, speedboats, afros, new villians, human scarifice, and one of the best Bond kills ever. The only thing missing was Q. In the final showdown, Bond and Mr. Big go at it in a pool filled with man eating sharks. Bond manages to put a pellet of compressed air in Mr. Big's mouth, it detonates and inflates him to the ceiling before exploding into pieces. The following line ensues after being asked what happened to Kananga, "he always had an inflated opinion of himself."

Related Bond Kills

Goldfinger - Tight Squeeze
Goldfinger - Oddjobs Death
Goldeneye - 007 vs 006

Monday, December 24, 2007

Goldfinger - Tight Squeeze


We start out Bond Week with a classic, the demise of Auric Goldfinger. Bond, on his way home after saving the US gold supply, gets attacked by Auric on the plane. During the fight one of the windows gets shot out and the plane depressurizes, sucking Auric through the tiny window.

Related Bond Kills

Goldfinger - Oddjobs Death
Live & Let Die - Mr. Big Goes Boom!
Goldeneye - 007 vs 006

Greatest James Bond Death Scenes


Since 1962, the Bond films have given us cool gadgets, hot girls, fast cars, great villains, witty one-liners, and some of the best movie deaths of all time. This week we take a look at the best 007 kills.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Temple of Doom - Heart Rip Scene


One of the best all-time violent scenes from a PG rated movie. This clip from Temple of Doom is the main reason why we have a PG-13 rating. To this day, the scene is still censored in the UK. If it's one thing Spielberg and Lucus know how to do, it's how to off someone. Mola Ram chants to the Hindu goddess Kali for a human sacrifice. He then rips out our victims' heart and lowers him into a lava pit. As the victim descends into the hot magma, the still beating heart in Mola Rams' hand burst into flames. So let's recap: guy gets his heart ripped out, then is lowered into a vat of molten lava while still somehow alive. Now that's a movie death! Here's is the loose Hindu translation to Mola Rams chant:

bali chadhoge - (you) will be put up for sacrifice

bali mangti kali ma - mother kali asks for sacrifice

mukti degi kali ma - mother kali will give you freedom

kali ma (3 times) - mother kali

shakti de - give power/strength

bali chadhaoon tere aage - presenting sacrifice before you

sweekar karo - accept it (please)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Chopping Mall - The Exploding Head Gone Wrong

The "exploding head" has evolved over the years. Done best in the 1981 movie Scanners, many question arise when trying to create the scene. Why would someones head blow up in the first place? Would it blow up into pieces or big chunks? How much blood do you use? In this scene from Chopping Mall (1986) we show you how it can go terribly wrong and cheesy. When someones head blows up, it's not supposed to look like a exploding pinata. With a little bit more blood and guts this could have been much better. Sure, this is The Greatest Movie Deaths of All Time, but we also like to explore those not-so-great cinematic demises. movie, movie, movie, movies, movies

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Demolition Man - Heads Up!

One of the best instantly freezing and shattering movie deaths ever happens to one of the best movie villains ever. Wesley Snipes as Simon Phoenix stole the show in the 1993 movie, Demolition Man. In this scene John Spartan and Simon Phoenix have their final fight and Phoenix gets his head kicked off. Be well.

Monday, November 5, 2007

FREEZE!


Death by freezing is always fun, but death by freezing and shattering is epic. It was probably done best in Jason X, There aren't many deaths from freezing, so a top 5 list should suffice.


Top 5 Deaths by Freezing (no, Terminator 2 doesn't count)


5) Timecop - When one of the henchmen gets blasted with LN2, Van Damme kicks and shatters his arm to pieces and he falls off a ledge to his death


4) Mindhunters - watching Christian Slater break into pieces bring tears of joy to my eyes. Christian's feet get blasted with some LN2, his ankles then shatter and he falls to the ground and crumbles.
3) The Shining - Jack gets lost in the hedge maze, classic
2) Demolition Man - One of my personal favorites. Simon Phoenix(Wesley Snipes) instantly freezes, then John Spartan(Sylvester Stallone) kicks his head off, it bounces on the ground and shatters
1) Jason X - Jason sticks Adrienne's face in Liquid Nitrogen then smashes it on the counter

Breakout - Propeller Scene UNedited

"They didn't show it!"

We've all yelled it out before, your watching a movie on basic cable, anticipating your favorite gory or violent scene only to have your hopes crushed when you see it's edited to shreds or removed altogether. The part in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom when the villain rips out the guys heart, the scene in Running Man when the prisoner's head explodes, the scene where Dennis Hopper is decapitated at the end of Speed, all edited when shown on TV. This scene from the 1975 Charles Bronson classic Breakout is one of them, only shown in the theatrical release, this scene has always been edited for television. Good thing this ain't TV.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Scarface - Tony Montana's Last Stand


You're high off the mountain of coke. Your sister just died and Sosa's men are invading your home, you're pissed! You grab your best gun, a M16 A1 with a M203 40mm grenade launcher. You're ready to go out in a blaze of glory.

Tony knew he was going to die, that's why he said "I'm coming" to his dead sister. That's why he constantly yells out "I'm taking you all to hell with me." He knew it was his final standoff.

You wish you could tell Tony, "look out behind you," but it's too late. "The Skull" blasts Tony in the back with a shotgun and we learn that Greed can lead to your own downfall.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - Order 66

The Jedi are treasonous! They have attempted to assassinate the Chancellor! They are enemies of the state! Execute Order 66.

On Mygeeto, clone troopers immediately open fire on Master Ki-Adi-Mundi. Ki-Adi manages to deflect the first few blaster shots with his lightsaber and kill a couple of troopers, but was overpowered and shot in the chest multiple times.

On the fungus planet of Felucia, Commander Bly and his men opened fire on Jedi Knight Aayla Secura. Aayla didn't have a chance. She was shot in the back by Bly, then the other troops fired on her repeatedly. Major overkill.

On Cato Neimoidia, Jedi Master Plo Koon was leading an aerial assault against Separatist forces in his Jedi starfighter. His wingmen, led by Captain Jag opened fire on the unsuspecting Jedi Master before he could react. The starfighter turned into a ball of flame, incinerating Koon, before the remains plummeted into the city below.

On Saleucami, Jedi healer Stass Allie was betrayed by her clone troopers when they opened fire on her speeder bike, killing the Jedi Master in the resulting explosion. Not the most honorable way to go.

The clone troopers bear no malice, so the Jedi don't sense their betrayal until it's too late, except for Master Yoda. The best part of the scene is when Yoda takes care of his assassins with sweet a backflip double decapitation.

Related Star Wars Deaths

Episode IV - Han Solo vs Greedo
Episode II - The Demise of Jango Fett
Episode I - The Fall of Darth Maul
Episode VI - A Father's Self Sacrifice

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - A Father's Self Sacrifice


Vader can only listen as he lays wounded,to his master as he tries to manipulate Luke's emotions to end his father's life, but Luke doesn't give in to the dark side. Luke deactivates his lightsaber and throws it away, passing Yoda's final test and proudly declaring his allegiance to the Jedi. When the Emperor realizes Luke will not turn to the dark side, he uses force lightning to end his life. Luke calls out to his father for help. In an act of self-sacrifice, Vader grabs the Emperor and throws him to his death down the Death Star's reactor shaft. Anakin dies moments later, assuring his son that there is still good in him after all.

Related Star Wars Deaths
Episode IV - Han Solo vs Greedo
Episode II - The Demise of Jango Fett
Episode I - The Fall of Darth Maul
Episode III - Order 66

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - The Fall of Darth Maul


Darth Maul takes on two Jedi at the same time in one of the best lightsaber fights in the whole Star Wars saga. Maul slams his double-bladed lightsaber hilt into Qui-Gon's chin, dazing him, and the Sith Lord quickly takes the moment to impale Qui-Gon with his lightsaber. Obi-Won, on the verge of defeat, uses the force to grab Qui-Gon's light sabre, flip over Maul, and slice him in half.

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Episode IV - Han Solo vs Greedo
Episode II - The Demise of Jango Fett
Episode VI - A Father's Self Sacrifice
Episode III - Order 66

Monday, October 15, 2007

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - The Demise of Jango Fett

Jango Fett, the greatest Mandalorian bounty hunter, faces off against Jedi Master Mace Windu on Geonosis. Left with only one of his two Westar-34 blaster pistols, a broken jet pack and a disabled flamethrower as well, Jango was able to fire off a few menacing shots before Windu decapitates him with a swipe of his lightsaber. Jango dies fearlessly and honorably in battle by going toe to toe with the legendary Jedi master. One bad-ass bounty hunter is lost and another is born as Boba buries his father on Geonosis and takes his armor and ship.

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Episode IV - Han Solo vs Greedo
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Star Wars IV: A New Hope - Han Solo vs Greedo

Today we look at the death of the Rodian bounty hunter Greedo and the controversial "who shot first" argument. There are three versions of the confrontation between Han Solo and Greedo at the Mos Eisley Cantina. The first version was in the original cinematic release where Han Solo shoots and kills Greedo under the table before he could even get a shot off. The second version was shown in the 1997 re-release of the film, where Greedo shoots first and misses by a foot at point-blank range before Han shoots. The third version came out in the 2004 DVD release, in this version, Greedo shoots first again(although it looks as if they fired at the same time) but Han "dodges" the shot then kills Greedo. I use "dodges" in quotation because the scene was altered digitally so that it looks as if Han moves his head to dodge the shot. George Lucas explained the change by stating that he wanted to make clear to children that Han had "no choice" but to shoot Greedo and to enhance Solo's overall heroism.

To truly understand this scene we have to look into Greedo's back story a little. Originally Greedo planned to buy his own ship but couldn't resist trying to cut the price by stealing some parts. Unfortunately those parts(power couplings) were intended for the Millennium Falcon and he was caught in the act by Chewbacca. As restitution, Han Solo took Greedo's rancor-skin jacket in exchange for the pair of burnt out couplings just taken off the Falcon. Ever since then Greedo has vowed revenge, which is why he eagerly took the contract on Han Solo. Greedo was going to kill Han Solo no matter what and Han knew that, that's why he shot first, to save his own skin.

The truth is that Han Solo is the biggest bad-ass smuggler in the galaxy and knew it was kill or be killed. Poor Greedo, not only was he stupid by not disarming Han and falling for the old "blaster under the table" trick, but the altered scene showed us that he was also a horrible shot.

I've provided both the original cinematic version(top) and the altered third version(bottom).




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Episode II - The Demise of Jango Fett
Episode I - The Fall of Darth Maul
Episode VI - A Father's Self Sacrifice
Episode III - Order 66

The Greatest Star Wars Deaths of All Time


Emperor Palpatine thrown into the reactor core of the Death Star. The stragulation of Jabba the Hutt by Leia. The death of Qui-Gon Jin. The decapitation of Jango Fett. The Star Wars movies were full of action, special effects, humor, and some of the best movie deaths too. This week we're gonna take a look at the best from the saga. So send in your comments and videos links of your favorite Star Wars deaths as we look at The Greatest Star Wars Deaths of All Time!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Full Metal Jacket - A World of Shit

What can be said about the film Full Metal Jacket that you haven't heard already? Great movie, Kubrick is a genius, R. Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman was hilarious, Vincent D'Onofrio gives a haunting performance as Private Gomer Pyle, and "me so horny, me love you long time." From the moment the movie starts, the recruits are stripped and demoralized, then rebuilt into killing machines. In this scene, Private Pyle's downward spiral ends violently. It's a world of shit and we're living in it.movie, movies, film, dvd, netflix, dvds, cinema, theater

Monday, October 8, 2007

Dark Ride - Splitting Headache

This scene from Dark Ride is a great homage to Takashi Miike's Ichi The Killer. The 2006 film was selected to play at the 8 Films To Die For film festival. The movie stars Jamie-Lynn Sigler(Meadow from Sopranos). All you need to know about plot are three words: teenagers, amusement park, and psychopath (I guess that's four words). movie
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Monday, October 1, 2007

The Jackal - Aim is a Little Off


In this scene from The Jackal, Bruce Willis uses Jack Black as target practice for his Gatling Gun anti-aircraft gun. He demands Black to hold out a pack of cigarettes to target. The aim was a little off and ends up blowing his arm off, then lets loose and blasts away. Anybody know what type of gun that is?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Jaws - Quint's Demise


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I don't know how this scene from Jaws has not already been featured yet. A classic, Quint's demise. Jaws came out in 1975 and it was rated PG, probably traumatized a lot of kids because of how graphic Spielberg's scene was. Top 10. Thanks to Mr. TIP for the request.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Green Mile - Botched Execution

This shocking scene (sorry, had to do it) from the 1999 film adaptation of the Stephen King novel involves the botched execution of Eduard Delacroix. When Percy Wetmore, a spoiled and abusive guard, doesn't soak the sponge that goes on the headpiece of the electric chair the sparks start to fly. The dry sponge causes the sabotaged chair to overload and blast violent electrical currents all through Del's body, causing flames to erupt from his eyes and mouth, frying him to death. Percy, you bastard!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Suspiria - Dario Argento: Violent Deaths

Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror film directed by "Giallo" master Dario Argento. The story is about a young American ballet student who arrives in Germany to attend a prestigious dance academy. After a couple of strange occurrences she begins having suspicions that all is not as it seems at the school. She eventually discovers the school is a front for a coven of witches who practice black magic. Entertainment Weekly rated the film #18 in its top 25 scariest movies of all time and said it had "the most vicious murder scene ever filmed." The first clip was actually on Bravos' scariest moments list. In the scene, some poor girl gets her face smashed through a window, stabbed in the heart(seriously, she gets stabbed IN the heart), dropped though a skylight and hung by the neck, Brutal! In the second clip, a woman tries to escape only to fall into a giant pit of barbed wire, ouch! Then gets her throat slit just to top things off. Two classic deaths from one classic movie.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Irreversible - Severe Head Trauma


After watching this clip your first words might be, "Whoa, that's pretty violent" or if you're like me, "Holy Shit, that's fuckin' awesome." Either way, you're going to have some kind of reaction to this ultra violent scene from the French film Irreversible. That's exactly what director Gaspar NoƩ wanted, in fact initial footage using a latex dummy wasn't violent enough, so they used C.G.I. (if you look closely you can see the digital augmentations) to kick it up a notch. The movie starring Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci(Google her immediately)was so controversial Newsweek stated that it was the "most walked-out-of movie of the year."

The Godfather - Sonny gets Whacked!


The demise of Sonny Corleone was one of the most violent scenes of its time. Death by a hail of gunfire from a Tommy Gun, Sonny's death was painful to watch not just because of the brutality of the death, but because Sonny was everybody's favorite Corleone. Coppola was a fan of Bonnie and Clyde, so he staged Sonny's death in The Godfather to be reminiscent of the final death scene. In this clip, Sonny gets ambushed by Barzini's men at a toll booth with a barrage of bullets and to top it off, a kick in the face. Poor Bastard.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Wishmaster - Skeleton Pops Out

We're back! Sorry for the delay, but we were suffering from headshot week hangover. In fact headshot week was so popular that we couldn't fit all of it in 7 days, so we'll continue with part 2 another time. Today's movie death comes at the hands of the Djinn. The Djinn is the most underrated horror movie villain ever. Played by Andrew Divoff, the Djinn doesn't have an axe or machete to kill his victims, he uses wishes. With the overriding theme of “be careful what you wish for” in the films, wishes can have disastrous, horrific, and fatal consequences. Often, the genie causes harm to the loved ones or innocent people surrounding the wisher, making others pay for its master’s greed or ignorance, and he always does it in the goriest ways. In this clip from the opening sequence of Wishmaster, A Persian sorcerer sees what the Djinn can do first hand as a skeleton bursts out of a mans body and attacks people.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Bad Boys 2 - Slow Motion Headshot

SCENE AT 9:00

Headshots are great, but nothing beats a slow motion headshot. In this clip from Bad Boys 2, the antagonist Johnny Tapia gets one to the dome in slow-mo. To top it off, he falls on some land mines and gets his upper body blown to pieces. One of the most underrated movie deaths in my opinion. Michael Bay certainly knows how to kill'em, movies like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Rock had some pretty good deaths. Bay is set to produce a remake of the Hitchcock film The Birds, he's also set to produce a remake of the original Friday the 13th. Let's hope he can bring something to those films. Most likely no.

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Friday, September 7, 2007

The Plague Dogs - Definitely Not Disney



The Plague Dogs is not your ordinary animated film. It may look like a cute Disney movie at first glance, but it's far from it. This is movie can become disturbing at times, maybe it's because there are scenes you wouldn't expect to see in an animated film. Scenes of animal cruelty and violence like this clip. I won't spoil it, so just watch. The film was directed and produced by Martin Rosen, who also directed Watership Down, another awesome animated movie involving some pretty violent rabbits. A must see. Thanks to Arxane for for the clip. Keep sending those requests!

The Godfather - The Moe Greene Special


Moe Greene Special at 3:45
When a headshot gets it own nickname, you know it's good. In the climax of the Godfather, Michael Corleone has Moe Greene and other enemies of the family killed on the day of his nephew's baptism. Greene is shot clean through the eye by an unseen Corleone assassin while getting a massage in one of his hotels. The method in which he was killed, where the victim is shot through the eye, came to be known as a "Moe Greene Special".

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Dawn of the Dead - Headshot!
Saving Private Ryan - Sniper Headshot
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Bad Boys 2 - Slow Motion Headshot

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Maniac - Shotgun Headshot

This clip from the 1980 film Maniac was filmed in slow motion and lit entirely by the reflected headlights of the car. The scene was infamous and widely talked about because of how extremely graphic and realistic it is in its depiction of the damage caused by the man's head being blown apart at near point blank range by 12 gauge buckshot. Another great FX shot from the great Tom Savini.

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Dawn of the Dead - Headshot!
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Bad Boys 2 - Slow Motion Headshot

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Saving Private Ryan - Sniper Headshot

Headshots take precision and accuracy, but getting a headshot through the sniper scope takes Private Daniel Jackson. In this scene from Saving Private Ryan a sniper battle takes place between a German and American soldier. Berry Pepper's character amazingly shoots the German sniper in the eye through the scope of the rifle. Nice shot.

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Monday, September 3, 2007

Dawn of the Dead - Headshot!

We start "HEADSHOT WEEK" off with this classic clip from the original Dawn of the Dead. During the raid scene in the beginning of the movie, one crazy racist cop goes on a shooting spree blasting everyone in sight. He busts open the door and blows one poor guy's head clean off. In the original ending, Peter shoots himself in the head and Fran commits suicide by sticking her head in the helicopter blades. After changing the ending, make up artist Tom Savini didn't want Fran's fake head to go to waste. He dressed the head up as a bearded African-American man and used a real shotgun to film the scene. The result was one of the greatest headshots of its time.

Related HEADSHOT Deaths

Saving Private Ryan - Sniper Headshot
Maniac - Shotgun Headshot
The Godfather - Moe Greene Special
Bad Boys 2 - Slow Motion Headshot

HEADSHOTS


The headshot. From video games to movies, it will either make people gasp or smile. Maybe its some kind of psychological thing or the visual of brain matter splattering on the wall, but the headshot always gets a reaction from the audience. Whether it's a handgun or a shotgun, it's pretty damn entertaining. What is your favorite movie headshot?

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The Frighteners - Dammers' Demise
Wanted - Reverse Headshot
The Godfather - The Moe Greene Special
Bad Boys 2 - Slow-mo Headshot!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Final Destination 2 - Massive Pile Up


We're gonna finish Car Accident week off with a bang. This clip is arguably the most brutal car accident in movie history. The special edition DVD is a must, it includes how the whole scene was choreographed and filmed. From the toy cars they used to plan the sequence to the CGI logs used to plow into the police car(they tried using real logs but they didn't bounce enough) I recommend the DVD to any movie buff interested in how they created those fantastic deaths. So there you have it, some of the best car accident deaths in cinema today. What do you think? What did I miss? Leave your comments and let us know!

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Meet Joe Black - Joe Meet Windshield
Dawn of the Dead - Hit & Run
Death Proof - Head-on Collision
Final Destination - Always Look Both Ways

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Descent - Death by Projectile

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The opening scene from The Descent might look like just another car crash death, well it is, except it involves a few deadly projectiles. In the clip, the other car involved is carrying some copper pipes that fly into the windshield and violently impale the driver.

Death Proof - Tarantino's Crash


With the use of computer generated imagery (C.G.I.) becoming more popular; the danger in movie stunts, explosions, and car crashes is eliminated. Some argue C.G.I. devalues the realism and thrill factor. Some movie makers refuse to use C.G.I. in their films. In this scene from Death Proof, Tarantino used real cars to make the crash as violent as possible. Tell us what you think, C.G.I. or the real thing.

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Final Destination - Always Look Both Ways
Meet Joe Black - Joe Meet Windshield
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Final Destination 2 - Pile-Up

Monday, August 27, 2007

Dawn of Dead - Hit & Run

Another car accident for everyone to go along with our theme for the week. This clip is from the Dawn of the Dead remake and no, it doesn't involve zombies. After Ana escapes from her zombie husband, she darts for the car to escape. The neighbor is out in the middle of the street with a gun trying to figure out if he should shoot her and gets smacked by an oncoming ambulance.

Related Car Crash Deaths

Final Destination - Always Look Both Ways
Meet Joe Black - Joe Meet Windshield
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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Final Destination - Always Look Both Ways


Yesterday's movie death involved Brad Pitt getting blindsided by a van in the scene from Meet Joe Black. Today is essentially the same, except with a Final Destination twist which involves more blood, guts, and gore. In this scene from Final Destination, Terry walks out into the middle of the street (without looking both ways) and is greeted by the city bus in a bloody explosion. Both scenes pretty similar, both entertaining, but which do you prefer?



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Meet Joe Black - Joe Meet Windshield
Dawn of the Dead - Hit & Run
Death Proof - Head-on Collision
Final Destination 2 - Pile-Up

Meet Joe Black - Joe Meet Windshield


To kick off Car Accident Week, we have Brad Pitt's death scene from Meet Joe Black. Brad starts to day dream about the gorgeous Claire Forlani in the wrong place. A busy intersection! After narrowly missing a speeding car, a van blindsides him and flips him in the windshield of an oncoming taxi cab. Fantastic!

Related Car Crash Deaths

Final Destination - Always Look Both Ways
Dawn of the Dead - Hit & Run
Death Proof - Head-on Collision
Final Destination 2 - Pile-Up

CAR CRASH MOVIE DEATHS


Car Crash movie deaths. The best death scenes involving a vehicle. This includes: getting run over, crashing, explosions, whatever! The automobile has played a large role in cinema since the beginning. From 1968's Bullitt to John Frankenheimer's Ronin in 1998, the destruction of vehicles come as a delight to viewers. Car crashes have continually become more advanced throughout the years, but premise has been the same, to entertain. The "symphony of collision" always engages the audience and if some poor schmo flies through the windshield, even better!

Related Car Accident Movie Deaths

Meet Joe Black - Joe Meet Windshield
Final Destination - Terry's Death
Dawn of the Dead - Hit & Run
Deathproof - Tarantino's Crash
Final Destination 2 - Massive Pile-up

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Alien - Chestbuster Classic


This is the special extended version of the scene, with extra never-before-seen cuts.

Probably one of the most recognizable movie deaths in film history. In the scene, known as the "chestbuster" sequence, John Hurt stuck his head, shoulders and arms through a hole in the mess table, linking up with a mechanical torso that was packed with compressed air (to create the forceful exit of the alien) and lots of animal guts. The rest of the cast were not told that real guts were being used so as to provoke genuine reactions of shock and disgust.


Monday, August 20, 2007

Evil Dead Trap - Watch Your Step


Shiryo no wana, better known as Evil Dead Trap in the US might look like a Japanese ripoff of Saw. You couldn't be more wrong, the movie came out in 1988, 16 years before Saw. The movie was so popular in Japan that it spawned two sequels. It starts out as an over the top slasher movie, but about halfway through the movie it goes beyond over the top into the realm of insane. You can't go wrong here; blood, gore, and did I mention that some of girls in the movie are Japanese porn stars. In this scene, a crossbow is attached by wire to a door handle. The door opens and an arrow shoots at poor Mako, who is tied up and gagged. It doesn't end there, watch the scene yourself to find out what happens.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies - Tight Squeeze



There are three types of movie lovers in the world. The first only like movies that have a good script or plot. I call this group of people Movie Snobs. Snobs label most movies as "predictable" and care about the characters as if they were their own mother. The second group of movie lovers really don't give a shit, they don't give a shit about the plot, they don't give a shit about the characters, they just want to be entertained. I labele them as Movie Slobs. Slobs love toilet humor slapstick comedies like Dumb and Dumber or Grandma's Boy, but don't really have the patience for low-key comedies like Sideways or Little Miss Sunshine. Most of us are in the third group, dubbed the Movie Buffs. We have a more open mind, we love the serious character driven dramas, but we also like those slapstick comedies. Buffs love all kinds of movies. Buffs are the ones with the huge DVD collections, they're the first ones that show up on Tuesdays to get the free "thing" that comes with the newest DVD at Bestbuy. They know what they like and what they wouldn't. But, the thing that all three have in common is their love for movies. Everyone has their own preferences, but maybe we should all be more like the Buffs. Girls, go watch that new action movie that came out. Guys, maybe catch that new chick flick to make her happy, who knows, you might like it.......maybe.

So, not sure if your a snob or blob? TAKE THE TEST.......if you are NOT entertained by the above clip from Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies. Then you are a snob, I mean come on....that is just hilarious.




Related Wishmaster Deaths
Wishmaster 2 - The Lawyer Gets It
Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies - Getting out of Jail
Wishmaster - Skeleton Pop Up

Friday, August 10, 2007

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth - DJ Gets Scratched


In this scene from Hellraiser 3, Pinhead crashes a Nightclub and makes his presence known. After unleashing the hooks and chains on some party goers, Pinhead goes after the DJ. He levitates 5 CDs and launches them in the DJ's head, wraps some chains around his eyes and shoots another CD in his mouth to finish him off. Guess he's not into Heavy Metal. You can always count on the Hellraiser series for good movie death, especially the kind that make you cringe. Why can't people just leave that puzzle box alone?

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Scream - Blood, Guts, and Rose Mcgowan's Ass, It's Why We Love Movies

What's great about movie deaths is that they're....well movie deaths, it's fictional. No one really dies, in fact deaths in movies are extremely exaggerated. Explosions are bigger, knives are sharper, and bullets are more powerful. In in this example, garage doors are pretty damn strong. In this scene from the original Scream, Tatum Riley goes out to the garage to get some more beer for the party. After encountering the killer she scuffles with him then tries to escape through the cat flap in the garage door. Bad move, her ass is so big she can fuckin' fit ! So the scream guy flicks the garage door switch and her head gets crushed by the roof. Great scene, extremely exaggerated but great. The garage door wouldn't support her weight and her head probably wouldn't make a loud squish noise after caving in, but who cares! Movies are made for our enjoyment and real life is pretty boring compared to it. We want to see limbs fly and heads explode, but not in real life. That's why we love movies, because we can escape to a fantasy world where heads are easily chopped off and the chicks are all hot. So sit back and enjoy some movie deaths.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Last Crusade - He Chose Poorly


The particular thing that makes this movie death so great is that normally dying of old age is pretty boring, but not this one. Our bad guy Walter Donovan picks a cup from the assortment of holy grails, takes a sip, and starts aging rapidly in front of Elsa as she screams in horror. The scene was created using time-lapse and puppets with different stages of decay. The end result is one memorable scene.

Related Indian Jones Deaths
Raiders of the Lost Ark - Nazi Melt
Temple of Doom - Heartless

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Hannibal - Brain Food


"That smells great" is what Ray Liotta says as Hannibal Lector puts a piece of his brain in a frying pan. The best scene in the Silence of the Lambs sequel was created using CGI and a green skull cap along with an animatronic robot for the close ups. The end result is a classic scene

Monday, July 30, 2007

Robocop - Toxic Waste Guy


There's one particular death in Robocop that stands out and that is the death of the toxic waste guy. In the climax of the movie our victim tries to terminate Robocop by running him over with a van. As Robocop dives out of the way of his puny attempt, he slams into a large container of toxic waste and comes out with his skin hanging off the bones, gasping in horror. He then walks out to the middle of the road and gets obliterated by Red Foreman in a 6000 SUX. Classic!

Executive Decision - Steven Seagal Dies!


No flying limbs, no gallons of blood, no gory special effects. No, what make this one of the greatest movie deaths of all time is the fact that Steven Seagal dies in it. You see, in just about every Steven Seagal movie, he comes out at the end unscathed. He'll get shot, cut, beat up and end up without a scratch. Which is why it makes this scene from Executive Decision even better. In fact, Steven Seagal originally refused to shoot his death scene for fear his fans would not like it. Director Stuart Baird insisted he must do it as scripted, though Seagal held up filming for a few days and suggested that the manner in which it happened wouldn't realistically cause him to die. Finally after threat of contractual breach, Seagal acted the death scene as scripted.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Total Recall - "See you at the Party Richter"

You thought one-liners occur only in Bond movies. Nope, the classic one-liner before or after killing the villain has been around forever. From the classic "make my day" to "yippee-ki-yay." Sometimes it can be cheesy, but when well executed it can become a movie classic. Schwarzenegger is a veteran at the one-liner, in this scene from Total Recall he eliminates the villain Richter and then has something to say about it. Leave a comment and tell us your favorite one-liner?

Friday, July 27, 2007

Equilibrium - Face Slice


An unknown movie called Equilibrium came out in 2002 that starred Christain Bale and Taye Diggs. The movie didn't do well in theaters, in fact it bombed. The movie went away so fast that some people didn't even know it existed. As years went by it was rediscovered and it has grown into a large cult following. The movie is set in a post-apocalyptic world war III and has some of the best action sequences since The Matrix. This clip is just a bread crumb of the giant cake of awesome this film is. If you have never seen this film do yourself a favor and watch it. No, in fact buy this movie immediately, you will not regret it. For those of you who have seen it, leave a comment and give us your thoughts.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Phantasm - The Brain Sucking Sphere


Phantasm was a low budget sci-fi horror movie that has turned into a cult classic. It came out in 1979 and introduced the "Tall Man." In order to take over the world, the Tall Man used zombies and a weapon called the Sentinel Sphere. The Sentinel Sphere had two retractable blades that stuck to the victims head, a cranial drill that dug into the dome, and a micro pump that sucked out his brains. In this scene we see the Sentinel Sphere at work.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Suicide Club - Mass Subway Suicide


This clip is from the Japanese film Suicide Club. The movie gained a considerable amount of notoriety in film festivals around the world for its controversial subject matter and gory presentation. In this scene a mass suicide takes place in a subway station as some Japanese school girls take a plunge on the tracks.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Speed - Decapitation


From the excellent action film SPEED, starring Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, and Dennis Hopper. As Dennis and Keanu have their final confrontation atop a speeding subway train, Keanu forces Hopper's head upward as a subway signal flies by and.......well you know the rest.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Kill Bill vol. 1 - Decapitation!



As decapitation week continues I give you a scene from Kill Bill. O-Ren Ishii (played by Lucy Liu) takes offense to what someone says so she busts out the samurai sword for a little revenge. The blood squirting out his neck is the best part, Tarantino pays tribute to old Kung-fu, Japanese, and Wuxia films like Shogun Assasin and Lady Snowblood. Classic.

300 - Decapitation

It's Decapitation week, so I'm posting a new decapitation every day to celebrate. Leave your comments and tell us your favorite movie decap that we missed. Today's decapitation is from the film 300. There are two decaps in that movie, both worthy of mention.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Final Destination - Billy gets Decapitated


Today's Decap come at the hands of death himself. A piece of metal shrapnel is propelled up from a speeding train and cuts the top part of Billy's jaw off. His head rolls away while the body is still standing. After the train passes, the body drops in glorious fashion. The Final Destination movies have been so popular that it also spawned a series of related novels, the Final Destination books. Recently, Zenescope Entertainment has begun producing a series of Final Destination comic books mini-series called Final Destination: Death Never Takes a Vacation, featuring a trip to Cancun gone wrong. Another Final Destination movie?

Related Deaths
Final Destination - Always Look Both Ways (Terry's Death)
Final Destination 2 - Little Timmy Gets Crushed
Final Destination 2 - Crash
Final Destination 2 - Trisected (Rory's Death)

DECAPITATIONS


Leave comments or requests for your favorite movie death decapitation.

Decapitations
Speed - Great movie death, bad one-liner
The Omen - Hollywood's first Decapitation
Final Destination - Billy gets Decapitated
Kill Bill - Decapitation
300 - Decap!
Demolition Man - Heads Up!
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - The Demise of Jango Fett

The Omen - Hollywood's First Decapitation!


Everyone loves them, the blood squirting out the neck, the head rolling on the ground. The decapitation is the most basic yet most satisfying movie death. If done incorrectly, the decapitation looks unrealistic and almost comedic. If done right, it will leave the audience gasping in shock. I start with the one that started it all, one of the first decapitations in mainstream Hollywood. In this scene from the original Omen, a pane of glass on the back of a truck shoots out towards the reporter and slices his head clean off. Nice!

Related Deaths

Final Destination - Decapitation(Billy's Death)

300 - Decapitation

Kill Bill - Decapitation

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Cube Zero - Flesh Eating Bacteria


This movie death is from the film Cube Zero, which is a prequel to Cube and Cube 2: Hypercube. There are a lot of great deaths in those films(except Cube 2: Hypercube, which wasn't very good), but this one stands out the most. Our victim enters the cube and is sprayed with a flesh eating bacteria (wikipedia says it's a highly corrosive substance) and the fun begins. Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Final Destination 2 - Cut to Pieces


A great scene from Final Destination 2. Poor Rory is just snorting some coke, when all of a sudden a fence comes flying out of nowhere and cuts him to pieces. Classic!


Related Deaths
Final Destination - Always Look Both Ways (Terry's Death)
Final Destination - Decapitation (Billy's Death)
Final Destination 2 - Little Timmy Gets Crushed
Final Destination 2 - Crash

Slither - Sliced and Disemboweled


From the movie Slither. Our victim gets split right down the middle, except he doesn't completely split in two and he is disemboweled

Ichi the Killer - Ichi OWNS


This scene is from the Takashi Miike classic Ichi the Killer, where a retractable blade in Ichi's shoe slices a man completely in half, both sides fall apart in comedic action. Miike OWNS.

Monday, July 9, 2007

CUT TO PIECES


Related Deaths
Ghost Ship - Party's Over!
Resident Evil - Sliced and Diced
Breakout - Propeller scene UNedited
Cube - Cubed
Evil Dead Trap - Watch your Step
Final Destination 2 - Trisected
Ghost of Mae Nak - Splitting Headache
Dark Ride - Head Split
Hatchet - Old Couple Rampage
Ichi the Killer - Sliced in Half
Slither - Sliced


Thir13en Ghosts - The Lawyer Splits

The best death scene from the film Thir13en Ghosts comes at the hand of a sliding glass door and a unsuspecting shyster lawyer. Great visual effects make this scene one of a kind. Automatic doors never work for me either.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Robocop - Kinny gets OWNED by Ed-209


This scene from Robocop is a classic, one of the best death scenes by a hail of gunfire ever! Poor shmuck should've ran down the stairs.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Shark Attack 3: Megalodon


I take back what I said about yesterday's movie death of the day. This scene from Shark Attack 3 is now officially the funniest movie death in history.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Deep Blue Sea - Mid-Speech Death


This goes in the books as one of the greatest (and most surprising) movie deaths ever. Totally unexpected and THE highlight of the 1999 film. He ate me! A MotherFuckin' shark ate me!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Jason X - Adrienne's face and Liquid Nitrogen


Today's movie death comes at the hands of Jason Voorhees, except it's not your regular machete through the head death scene, this ones unique.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Scanners - Classic Head Explosion


This one is a classic head explosion from the movie Scanners. This scene was actually created by shooting the dummy head with a shotgun, simple huh?

Friday, June 29, 2007

Wishmaster - The Lawyer gets it


This ones not on the top 10 but it gets an honorable mention because it's friggin' hilarious! Just watch.

Related Deaths
Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies - Getting out of Jail
Wishmaster - Skeleton Pop Up

Ghost ship - Party's Over!


What a way to ruin a perfectly good party

Silent Hill - Skinned Alive!


This poor girl gets skinned alive by everybody's favorite pyramid hat wearing villain

Ricky Oh - Ricki Oh's Enemies

If you've never seen this movie than you've missed one of the craziest asian bloodfests ever, I didn't know which of his victims I should have put on this list...sooo, I put them all.

American History X - Curb Stomp


Curb Stomp, nuff said.

More Great Movie Deaths

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Nazi Face Melt
Ghost Ship - Party's Over
Robocop - ED-209 OWNS!
Thirteen Ghosts - Lawyer Gets Sliced In Half
JAWS - Quint's Demise
Final Destination 2 - Little Timmy Gets Crushed

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Face Melt


At the End of Raiders of the Lost Ark a couple Nazis get whats coming to them. Especially Toht, the Nazi with the famous melted face. Fantastic!

Resident Evil - Slice & Diced

Great scene from Resident Evil, I think Roger Ebert even liked it. But he does bring up a good point. Here an excerpt from his review in the Chicago Tribune.

"There is one neat effect when characters unwisely venture into a corridor and the door slams shut on them. Then a laser beam passes at head level, decapitating one. Another beam whizzes past at waist level, cutting the second in two while the others duck. A third laser pretends to be high but then switches to low, but the third character outsmarts it by jumping at the last minute. Then the fourth laser turns into a grid that dices its victim into pieces the size of a Big Mac. Since the grid is inescapable, what were the earlier lasers about? Does the corridor have a sense of humor?"

Final destination 2 - Little Timmy gets crushed


Stupid little Timmy shouldn't have messed with those pigeons.

Live and Let Die - Mr. Big goes Boom!


After stuffing a shark bullet into Mr. Bigs mouth, he inflates like a balloon, floats to the ceiling and Boom! classic, click here to watch the video

Robocop - Alex Murphy's Death


Alex Murphy's Demise

Truly one of the most violent deaths ever filmed, sure it might not "officially" count as a movie death since he comes back to kick everyones ass, but I'll make an exception on this one.



MORE ROBOCOP DEATHS
Robocop - Kinny gets OWNED by ED-209

Poor Kinny get blown away in a hail of gunfire from Ed-209




Robocop -Toxic Waste Guy

There's one particular death in Robocop that stands out and that is the death of the toxic waste guy. Truly a Classic!

Total Recall - Cohaagen Pops


There's no air! Your head inflates like a balloon and eyeballs pop out of their sockets........Awesome! That was Cohaagen's Demise at the end of Total Recall.