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Mean Magazine's OLDBOY Cinemash Pits Oh Dae-Su Against AIG Executives!

Beaks here...

Imagine a version of OLDBOY where Oh Dae-su is transformed into an anti-corporate crusader, and you've got the basic idea of what Milo Ventiiglia and Kashy Khaledi have done with their Cinemash of Park Chan-wook's 2003 masterpiece. This is the third Cinemash short we've featured on the site, and this is probably the most ambitious in that they've gone to impressive lengths (on a nothing budget) to re-stage one of the most mindblowingly brilliant fight sequences in recent memory. The results are pretty damn impressive. Here's what Mean Magazine's Khaledi had to say about the shoot:
"Milo came in the same day we were shooting the "Point Break" Cinemash with Human Giant/Reno 911! and we had little time to prepare as the two episodes were overlapping. The day pretty much depended on whether or not he could come in, bang out 78 moves in 45 minutes of rehearsal time, otherwise, the piece simply would not work. With the assistance of stunt coordinator Luk LaFontaine, whose work you can see in everything from "Iron Man" to "The Karate Kid", he came in and nailed what you see here in 3 takes. Incidentally, he got it on the first take and the last two were arbitrary. That and he managed to take some beautiful black and white photography somehow of us at work. I'm convinced he showed up as his Heroes character. He's insane."
Check it out!
<br/><a href="http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-US&vid=b80879e8-e96e-44d6-abb6-7340be64d5aa" target="_new" title="Milo Ventimiglia Cinemashes &quot;Oldboy&quot;">Video: Milo Ventimiglia Cinemashes &quot;Oldboy&quot;</a>

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  • Aug. 4, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    testing 1 2 3

    by xega

    test

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    uh...OK

    by Sir Loin

    It's late so I'm sure this will turn up in a future nightmare.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Scriptgirl told us all about this last week.

    by brock landers baby

    Like fuck she did.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 12:44 a.m. CST

    LOOKS LIKE MEAN MAGAZINE IS BUYING PUBLICITY....

    by CarlThorMark1978

    Probably in order to boost their failing publication. How do I know its failing? Devin Faraci wrote for it and any magazine, or website, that would employ that bloated, pretentious asswipe is no doubt mismanaged and bleeding money (the only reason CHUD hasn’t gone under Is because Nunziata was ordered by his wife to get a real job) nor is it a coincidence that Faraci himself wrote a front page blowjob for his old employers on CHUD when they released that terminally unfunny Cheech & Chong video the other week. This Oldboy spoof has about as much entertainment value as being Harry Knowles proctologist.<br> <br>The best part is that Faraci doesn’t even know that I was the one who sent him that angry letter posing as a member of Avatars crew. Sucker.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Faraci doesn't like people talking about Avatar

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Good ol' donkey cock in your smelly butthole

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST

    FARACI DOESN'T LIKE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT SOAP AND TOILET PAPER..

    by CarlThorMark1978

    He gets scared when he hears rumor’s about what they're used for.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    anyone ever see the inside cover

    by Jesiah

    Of the Oldboy bluray? Creepiest cuddleparty ever.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    SAME RETARDED PETER PETRELLI HAIRDO

    by Bob C. Cock

    cancel that show, please

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Not much of a mash up

    by Bass Ackwards

    Its just basically a recreation. I can give em credit for the time I'm sure it took, but its just a bunch of guys redoing Oldboy, with less, well, less everythng. Effect would have been the same had they just redubbed the original Oldboy scene.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Hollywood should be banned from adapting anything

    by interneti

    Unless it's being made by the person that wrote or made it, it is usually garbage. Exhibit A: Iron Man- Success, made by Marvel. Exhibit B: Street Fighter, Chun-Li, not made by Capcom, MASSIVE FAILURE.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    I haven't posted here in about 6 months, but...

    by blindambition238

    I felt to compelled to log into the tbs and say: <p> That was fucking retarded... \

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Worst one yet

    by slimballs

    milo got a lot to do to get the Heroes stench off of him

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 4:27 a.m. CST

    The results are pretty damn impressive... FOR ME TO POOP ON!

    by AndrewWanKenobi

    This looked like shit and wasn't funny in the least. Hey Beaks, PLEASE MAKE A POST AND ALERT EVERY WEEK TO THIS GARBAGE THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING THAT WE GIVE A FUCK ABOUT. Thx.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    this reminds me...

    by The Amazing G

    it's been a while since I've seen Oldboy *adds it to Netflix queue*

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 4:46 a.m. CST

    umm, no...

    by SuperFinn

    ...this isn't a "mashing" of anything, i.e. it contains nothing of the original "Oldboy". It's just a recreation, and a weak one at that. I would expect this from 14-year olds on Youtube, doesn't Ventimiglia have something better to do?

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 8 a.m. CST

    But,

    by Alphanumeric1971

    He didn't get knifed in the back!

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    christ...

    by angranoid

    Who is financing these things and why? They are just not funny.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    A mash up is when you combine two things

    by Garbageman33

    Usually, it refers to bad rap songs being combined with bad nu metal songs. Not sure how that applies to this. It's not a parody either, in that they aren't lampooning it in any way. Which means it's just an incredibly bad imitation.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Awful...just awful

    by Mr.Stiggs

    I'm sorry but these shorts are really terrible. There is absolutely no humor or insight to be found in any of these "mash-ups". They are a complete waste of time, resources and "talent". On a seperate note...just go ahead and hire Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the role of the Joker in the next Batman flick right now.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    That was awesome!

    by Dreckent

    Fuck the haters! Heroes Rules!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    I liked the Ben Kingsley/Minor Threat one

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    and the Cheech and Chong one. This one didn't quite work, but I think the point of these videos is to show that it's a magazine about both pop culture and politics. I wouldn't know because I have never picked it up...but it's sort of clever if I'm right.

  • Aug. 5, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    JGL for Joker? FUCK NO!

    by TheWaqman

    He was always Heath Ledger 0.1 Never the real thing. It would just be a bad imitation.