David Knight - 6th Apr 2011

His boyband-baiting video-directing debut last year for Hot Chip caused a sensation, much hilarious YouTubery, and won an MVA - for best dance video. Now, for Alex Metric and Steve Angello's Open Your Eyes (featuring Ian Brown), comedy actor Peter Serafinowicz is back with his second video - and even more mind-boggling cartoon mayhem. And Peter is in this one too - his version of Sly Stallone's original, immortal creation.

The premise is simple: warm-hearted pugilist Peter takes on his most formidable opponent yet - a boxing robot. So really its Rocky meets Robocop...

Peter manages to pack in a full supporting cast from at least two movies, puts in a superb stone-faced, mind-addled performance himself, and then there's the impressively robotic ED-210 (operated by puppeteer-maestro Johnny Sabbagh). It all adds up to three and a half minutes of sheer improbable entertainment - and it's really not over til its over.

There probably won't be any more sequels after this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=pk5kZ5_NYIw&feature=youtu.be

Credits

SoundRoger Cutting
DirectorPeter Serafinowicz
ProducerTamsin Glasson
Production ManagerEllie Britton
1st ADJames Dyer
2nd ADGeorge Nelson
Director of PhotographyJamie Cairney
Focus PullerIan Pearce
GripJimmy Grimes
Production CompanyColonel Blimp
GafferChris Davies
Propsc/o Panalux
Art DirectorTom Gander @ Wizzo
Assistant Art DirectorTim Gibson
ProstheticsStuart Conran
Casting directorSophie North
EditorJames Rose
ColouristJames Bamford
CommissionerNicola Brown

David Knight - 6th Apr 2011

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