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Oldboy’s legendary hallway scene, de-made as an NES game

The hallway fight scene in Oldboy is the stuff of legend. Park Chan-wook’s 2003 revenge opus featured a lot of memorable moments, but for me at least the real sticking point isn’t the holy-shit-no twist ending but the three-minute fight scene in the middle of the movie, in which Homerically beleaguered protagonist Oh Dae-Su introduces a hammer to the body parts of a whole gang of thugs. What’s noteworthy isn’t the violence but the manner in which Park Chan-wook filmed it: as a single take, with a writhing sort of kinetic energy in the performances that evokes a good Shaw…