Sunday, February 3, 2013

Vintage Video Of The Week : Do The Predator!

The awesomeness of what you're about to see really needs no introduction, but for the sake of helping make what you're about to see make a little bit more sense (not that it needs to!), here's a little back story...
One of the stunt men who worked on Predator 2 was a man by the name of Lionel Douglass, an actor and dancer who for four years portrayed Big Bird, on Sesame Street.  Douglass was one of the original members of The Lockers, a dance crew formed in the early 1970s that have been credited with pioneering street dancing, and turning it into a true American art form.
While on the set of Predator 2, Douglass taught his fellow Predator actors/stunt men some of The Lockers' moves, and by some act of God, footage of one of their dance sessions made its way off the set, and onto the internet.  In the video, Douglass and the other actors are in full Predator garb, tearing the dance floor up like only Predators can.  I shit you not.

For this week's Vintage Video, we head back to 1990, to the set of Predator 2, for some ass kicking street dancing ... Predator style!!

Oh and yes, that is indeed Danny Glover that appears towards the end of the video.  Throughout the '80s and '90s, Douglass worked almost exclusively as a stuntman/actor in Glover's movies, including Lethal Weapon 2 and Angels In The Outfield!

**Thanks to my buddy Adam Barnick for bringing this epic video to my attention!!**


Anonymous said...

That's probably the greatest thing I've ever seen. EVER!

jimmie t. murakami said...

Predator 2 is one of the most ludicrously under-rated science-fiction/action/horror movies of all-time. It is a truly magnificent film.

Kev D. said...

Why does everyone always hate on Predator 2? The movie is totally rad.