A dab-handed action movie fan has produced possibly the greatest video on the internet: a splice of many mesmerizing sword fights beautifully condescend into 3 captivating minutes.
We all have our favorites. For some it's all about the choreography, for others the raw emotion. But online video producer Claro Darko refused to boil her taste down to a single scene. To be precise, she refused to boil it down to no less than 60 different duels.
The resulting video, soundtracked by Santa Esmeralda's Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, is epic beyond all proportion.
Scroll down for the full video. But first, here are my favorite bits!
Kill Bill (seen first at 00:01)
A beautiful, snowy garden serves as the perfect backdrop for the final bloody showdown in Kill Bill Vol I.
After a torturous battle of skill, wit, and strength, The Bride (Uma Thurman) finally defeats O'Ren (Lucy Liu).
The Matrix Reloaded (Seen first at 01:30)
In this enthralling scene in The Matrix Reloaded, Neo battles using his knowledge of martial arts and a large steel pipe.
Shortly afterwards, Neo gets overwhelmed and ends up covered by a massive pile of Agents. He somehow throws them off and flies away.
Star Wars: A New Hope (Seen first at 02:20)
In this scene, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader meet in perhaps the most fascinating light-saber duel of the entire franchise!
The battle between these two aging warriors is a little slower but equally as cool!
Darth Vader strikes down Obi-Wan Kenobi... or does he?
Watch 60 of cinema's greatest ever sword fights in one single video below:
Pretty neat, huh?
The full list of scenes included:
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