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Video: Beastie Boys – “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” (directed by Spike Jonze)

on July 18, 2011, 9:41pm

Thus far, the Beastie Boys’ primary means of promoting their latest LP Hot Sauce Committee: Pt 2 have consisted of the star-studded short film Fight For Your Right Revisited. While nothing may ever top that, the boys’ new Spike Jonze-directed clip for the track “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” comes pretty damn close. The video sees action figure versions of our favorite hip hop trio, along with ‘special guest’ Santigold, squaring off against a collective of anti-Beastie Boys assassins, also action figures, in an epic fight to the death. Think Terminator meets that snow scene in The World is Not Enough and then combine it with the imagination of your youth. And that’s only scratching the surface. Spike Jonze wins again.

Update: And now, the extended 11-minute version: