Al Pacino and Arnold Schwarzenegger share the screen

There is a place [where] fictional characters meet. Outside of time, outside of all logic, this place is known as Hell’s Club.

So reads the opening titles to Antonio Maria Da Silva’s Hell’s Club, a kinetic mashup of many movies and characters all colliding in one place. Using various club scenes from films as well as multiple remixes of “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees, Da Silva is able to integrate these characters into a narrative about a put-upon club owner (Al Pacino as Carlito from Carlito’s Way), some hotshot dancers (including John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever), and a hit man (The Terminator) hell-bent on taking out a mysterious figure (Pacino as Scarface), with various bodyguards to protect him (including Keanu Reeves in John Wick and Tom Cruise in Collateral).

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It’s a genre bending mashup of all sorts of characters, with some just relegated to background work or quick appearances. By color tinting all of the film sources, Da Silva is able to make it look like a cohesive whole (mostly successfully), while also allowing for older and younger versions of actors to interact with each other (like Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, John Travolta, and Al Pacino). It’s a weird video that mostly works well and clearly required a lot of time, energy, and talent to pull off. All this plus some Star Wars references that aren’t entirely groan-inducing!