Japanese Acrobatics

Submitted by: boredactor 10 years ago in Sports
http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/74J7Sw09J33PO7muw
Film from 1910 showing some crazy acrobats.
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Male 1,371
special effects...
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Female 98
wow...impressive. I`ve seen this kind of thing before, but it always amazes me to see how two people can work so well together.

for the first 10 seconds i was sitting there wondering "where`s the sound? what`s wrong with my computer?" how lame am I? :-)

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Male 701
wow, even if its not old, which i think it is, its amazing
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Male 1,496
oh sh*t, i`d pay to see that.
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Male 1,704
haha if that was actually a guy who was bein spun bout then he must have no balls or balls of f`in titanium!
dude got a foot to the groin bout 4 times!
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Male 109
I half expected to hear `The Entertainer` playing with it.:-D
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Male 173
Ok, Faked aged, It`s recent. And if you slow it down to normal speed, it`s not better than anything you see in a circus, although I`d say that it is real.
And yes, it`s oversped, the acceleration for the falling is much higher than 10ms^-1^-1
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Male 366
something about kicking a kid around in the air is hilarious to me.
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Female 550
Impressive, but if I were that person on top that was constantly getting spinned around, I think I would have hurled.
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Male 2,513
Great video... just, great.
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Male 385
Behold, the world`s first viral video!
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Male 593
A very good job, supposing they actually did it without harnesses or ropes or stuff.
And no, this wasn`t done by Edison. It is true that painted backgrounds just like this one were widely used back then, but the film isn`t that old, that`s just the old-movie effect from WMM. Plus it jumps a lot.
SUPPOSING it is that old, the initial copyright notice is not! It was obviously added when capturing it to avi.
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Female 403
dang. that small guy had to weight under 100 lbs... wow. talent. i was equally impressed that i saw a movie made my edison. coolsie
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Female 122
geeze, are all you people who insist on screaming "fake" simply incapable of being entertained or what?
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Male 1,225
Icarian Games, performed well, fake background, old.

Really cool.

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Male 65
o backgrounds fake by the way
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Male 65
i dont think its from 1910 or watever but i think it`s real acrobatics
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Female 1,398
ow, that had to hurt... lol
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Male 8
Do me,Do me!! :-D
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Female 55
Motherf*cker!
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Male 161
"Can you draw your own country with a paper and pencil? Or it comes out like a 2yo abstract portrait?"

LOL!!! So true...

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Female 491
Fake or not, it`s still cool.
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Male 115
photo shop or special affects it is real and it is cool.
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Female 576
that was cool.
there`s no way i could ever have someone flipping me around & spinning me in the air w/ their feet though.
eww..
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Male 946
niiiiiiiiiiiiiice
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Female 1,002
Another reason to add to why I love Asia.
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Male 22
Looks like my wife and I after drinking a handle of JD and right before we screw.
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Male 838
^^^^
The MOST stupid comment EVER! Do they teach something at school? Can you draw your own country with a paper and pencil? Or it comes out like a 2yo abstract portrait?
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Male 1,228
1910?
The beginning says 1904...
But hell, I didnt even know they could record things that long ago..I thought the tv was invented in like the `80s...
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Male 127
I don`t understand how people say that they see the reel and then say how it proves their point of it being photoshopped.......
Many people act as if this is impossible, theres been crazier stuff done, so you just automatically assume its photoshopped.
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Male 1,364
nice
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Male 104
lol. at first it reminded me of an episodes of "recess"
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Male 453
its definatly fake, theres no frame loss. plus the effect inbetween title and content is a dead givaway.
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Male 1,024
old school, baby.
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Male 2
not a very good photoshop job. watch the very beginning, right after the edison copyright screen you can see a shot of the stage before the tape reel leader is shown. no tape reel i have ever heard of had film before the leader.
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Male 577
It`s not ironic that it`s silent and has Thomas Edison`s name on it. He made a ton of shorts. Do you think even one of them had sound? They had music soundtracks that coincided with characters actions maybe, but they were not talkies. (I do understand why you thought it was ironic, though.)
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Male 62
i think used some CGI stuff to get that background to look the way it did, lol.
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Male 99
is all that stuff even possible??
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Male 838
Have you ever gonne to a Circus? No? What world do you live in anyway?
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Male 553
looked cool but no sound :-(
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Female 71
WOW!!!! ;-()
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Male 32
Is it just me, or is it ironic that it has Thomas Edison in the begining credits, but it`s a silent film?
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Female 28
Haha. Neat.
Looked like it would hurt at some points. ><
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Female 1,228
impressive. kind of. No, very good.
entertaining. I suppose.
F*ck it.
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Male 458
Doesn`t seem like it`s in the early 1900`s and it also looks like that one guy is hanging from a rope on some parts...
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Female 1,496
Hey where`s the sound?


For the idiots, that was sarcasim.

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Male 1,142
i bet someone balls got crushed bad wile they were practicing that.
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Female 193
thats cool. and enough with the photoshop poo.
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Female 2,695
amusing^^
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Male 89
hory crap!
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Female 333
I`m just as impressed with the actual video as with the stuff in it.
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Male 425
No, it looks genuine.

I mean, look back at other acrobatic films and such from that era. Americans have done equally as crazy and bizzare things and had them recorded.

Hell, check out Ripley`s archives. They`ve got a buttload of clips like that.

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Female 447
ph0t0sh0pped.
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Male 1
Looks like it could have been made recently and had some effects put too it. Movie Maker can add similar effects to make it look dated
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Female 5
isnt it from 1904?
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Male 305
Oof!!!
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Male 294
Pretty cool
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Male 6
Link: Japanese Acrobatics [Rate Link] - Film from 1910 showing some crazy acrobats.
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