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The top 10 lightsaber battles that didn't happen in Star Wars movies

Jay Garmon lists his 10 favorite remixes of classic movie swordfights as lightsaber duels. Let us know if you find a better example of a lightsaber battle.

For those who haven't heard, there's an entire community of homebrew special FX artists who specialize in creating more and better lightsaber fight scenes. A niche within that niche are remixes of classic movie swordfights as lightsaber duels, of which we present our personal Top 10. (Fair warning: The Princess Bride shows up twice.)

Frankly, I'm a little disappointed there were no good (which is not to say none) Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, or Pulp Fiction (Butch with the katana) remixes. Internet, let's get on that posthaste. Found a better example or just want to declare a favorite? Throw it down in the comments section.

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17 comments
Mac Roberts
Mac Roberts

Sorry Guys, May I have my words? I also prefer the real swords rather than light sabers. They do not look attractive at all. It is not too bad to watch anyway.

RipVan
RipVan

Now give me a hand, will ya....?

oldbaritone
oldbaritone

Dark Helmet and Lone Star - over "The Power of the Schwartz!"

kemp.samurai
kemp.samurai

#9 on the list is inaccurately labeled. That clip is of Edmund vs. Trumpkin, not, as the title suggests, Edmund vs. Miraz

donald.yost
donald.yost

The Great Leslie (Tony Curtis) vs. the evil baron (Ross Martin). Classic stuff. Can we get a light saber pie fight?

evanluven
evanluven

Rob Roy MacGregor (Liam Neeson) vs Archibald Cunningham (Tim Roth) in Rob Roy (1995)

RockerGeek!
RockerGeek!

In my jr. year of high school we did "Macbeth" The Dark Thane of Cawdor" Swords?? NO. Force FX Lightsabers

Raymond Sirois
Raymond Sirois

No Highlander? There can be only one, young Skywalker!

jsaubert
jsaubert

The top 10 lightsaber battle that WERE in Star Wars but not in a movie? I have to put my vote in for Star Wars Tales #9. Vader vs. Maul was pretty darn cool.

rnotaro
rnotaro

Where is 1938's The Adventures of Robin Hood? Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone were both very accomplished fencers. There were no special effects involved and very few cuts (cuts, as in film editing).

Slayer_
Slayer_

It wasn't that appealing to me, I prefer swords over light sabers.

RockerGeek!
RockerGeek!

Now who gave this a negative vote?? That is a great sword fight scene!

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