**Trailer Time** Fight for Your Right Revisited

14 Apr

Back in 1984, three white boys from New York transformed the landscape of hip hop music forever.  Formerly a hardcore punk band, The Beastie Boys broke on to the scene with their first album from Def Jam records “Licensed to Ill”.  Produced by legendary producer Rick Rubin, “Licensed to Ill” produced such hits as “Paul Revere”, “She’s on it”, and “Brass Monkey”.  However, the album’s biggest smash, and possibly the rap trios most popular song to date was “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right to Party”.  The video, directed by Ric Menello, is now an instant classic.  Almost 25 years after the videos release, Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch (MCA) has directed a short film entitled Fight for Your Right Revisited.  The film tells the story of what happened to the three boys after they left the party from the iconic music video.

The list of stars littered into this half hour short film is so ridiculous it deserves its own paragraph/run-on sentence: Rashida Jones, Amy Poehler, Mike Mills, Will Ferrell, Jody Hill, Clint Caluory, Jason Schwartzman, Stanley Tucci, Seth Rogen, Orlando Bloom, Steve Buscemi, Shannyn Sossamon, Arthur Scipio Africano, Danny McBride, Adam Horovitz, Losel Yauch, Nicole Randall, Martin Starr, Samantha Storr, Maya Rudolph, Chloë Sevigny, Adam Scott, Alfredo Ortiz, Ted Danson, Arabella Field, Kirsten Dunst, Rainn Wilson, Wyatt Troll, Silvia Suvadova, Mary Steenburgen, Gill Gayle, Will Arnett, Adam Yauch, Laura Dern, Mike D, David Cross, Alicia Silverstone, Jack Black, Roman Coppola, Susan Sarandon, Milo Ventimiglia, Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Neal Usatin.

The video premiered at Sundance to a lot of love from critics and fans alike, and now a trailer for the film is circulating the internet.  It’s a marvel to believe this film even exists considering the star power involved, Adam Yauch’s personal battle with throat cancer, and the Beastie Boy’s return to the studio (which is also plugged in this trailer).

You can check out both the trailer for Fight for Your Right Revisited as well as the original music video for “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right to Party” below (WARNING: The Fight for Your Right Revisited trailer is red band).


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