Fight For Your Right Revisited: Adam Yauch’s 2011 Film Commemorates the Beastie Boys’ Legendary Music Video

By now you’ve heard the news. Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch has died at the age of 47. The cause, salivary cancer. The Beastie Boys broke onto the national scene in 1986, with the release of Licensed to Ill, which became the best-selling rap album of the 1980s and the first hip hop LP to top the Billboard chart. Either then or some time since, you’ve likely heard their best known song from the album — (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!).

The original music video for the song (below) became something of an MTV mainstay and played on themes from George A. Romero’s zombie movie Dawn of the Dead. 25 years later, Adam Yauch produced Fight For Your Right Revisited, a 30 minute surreal film that picks up where the original video left off. It stars Elijah Wood, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen. You can watch it above in full. It’s also added to our meta collection, 4,000+ Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, Documentaries & More.


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