The Last Duel Clip Features Ridley Scott Directing the Intense Jousting Scene


The Last Duel, Ridley Scott‘s 14th-century French epic, has hit Digital today and will land on 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD release next month on December 14, and Collider can exclusively reveal a behind-the-scenes clip from the upcoming release that features Scott directing the intense jousting beginning of the titular duel. The film hit theatres last month, the first of Scott’s two 2021 films (the second being the current release House of Gucci). The Last Duel was received well by both critics and audiences, so now is a perfect time for those who have yet to see the film to check it out.

In the exclusive clip below, we see Scott staging the action-packed duel between Damon and Driver that eventually comes to life on-screen, quickly intercut with shots of the storyboards as well as some of the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into making filming a safe experience for everyone involved, especially the actors and animals used in these daring stunts.

Based on actual events, the film stars Matt Damon and Adam Driver as friends Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two knights who must fight to the death after de Carrouges’s wife (Jodie Comer) accuses Le Gris of assault. Ben Affleck also stars as Pierre d’Alençon, a French noble. The Last Duel was written by Damon, Affleck, and Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said, Can You Ever Forgive Me?), and based on the book written by author Eric Jager. Scott, Holofcener, Damon, and Affleck all produced the film alongside Kevin J. Walsh and Jennifer Fox.

Image via 20th Century Studios

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The Last Duel‘s release will include a documentary detailing the making of the historical epic, described as follows:

  • The Making of The Last Duel – with the documentary The Making of The Last Duel, get unprecedented access to renowned director Ridley Scott as he collaborates with the cast and crew to make critical decisions about location, cinematography, and performances.

The Last Duel is currently available on Digital, and will be available on 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD on December 14. Watch the Collider exclusive clip in ther player above.

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