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A few new clips slipped by us right as last week ended at the holiday weekend began. Well, two of them slipped by, and I hedged on posting the clip from Survival of the Dead at first because it’s fairly lousy, and that makes me sad. See all three (or whichever ones you choose) after the break.

Up first is the clip from 2012, courtesy of MTV. If you thought for a moment that this movie might be less idiotic than all of Roland Emmerich‘s other movies, this clip should kill the doubt. BUT, there is something beautiful here. This is the clip that made me realize the awesome Zlatko Buric, who played the drug dealer Milo in all three Pusher films, is in 2012. (Here’s the trailer for Pusher 3, which is the one that really features Buric.)  He’s the guy in this clip that leans up and helps John Cusack get the car started. (If you can’t see the clip, try this QuickTime link.)

Then there’s a Ninja Assassin clip, also from MTV. Here the bloodied title character (played by Korean pop star Rain) flees a bunch of ninjas in nighttime traffic. That should be about all you need to set up this scene from the James McTeigue-directed, Whachowskis-produced film that opens on November 25. While this clip isn’t terribly graphic, the film does have gallons of blood and a dumpster’s worth of severed body parts. So if that’s what you’re after, have patience.

Finally, there’s a new clip from George Romero‘s Survival of the Dead. There’s already been a behind the scenes video and a trailer (both embedded below the new clip) but this is the first full clip we’ve seen from the film, which follows the “inhabitants of an isolated island off the North American coast who find their relatives rising from the dead to eat their kin. The leaders of the island feud over whether or not to kill their reanimated relatives or preserve them in hopes of finding a cure.” I’ve tried to stay on board with Romero’s low-budget continuations of the Dead series, as I love the idea that he keeps making movies. But Diary of the Dead strained my ability to support the effort, and this clip isn’t much inspiring me for the new chapter. Survival of the Dead premieres soon at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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