No Country For Old Men (2007)
The Movie: Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and makes off with $2 Million in cash, much to the annoyance of the money’s owners.
They dispatch psychopath assassin Anton Chigurh to retrieve the money, and events quickly descend into murder, mayhem and madness.
Death By: Pneumatic Cattle Bolt – Chigurh steals a police car after escaping jail, and pulls over a motorist on a deserted road – approaching the confused man with his canister and hose.
He presses the hose against the man’s forehead and pushes the valve, sending the pressurised bolt straight through his skull. Unlucky.
If This Was The Real World: Anticipating hilarity, you rent a helium canister from a party hire company.
Three sheets to the wind, you and your drunk mates take turns breathing the helium and singing popular hits, until you go and open the valve too far - you explode your lungs and die in high-pitched agony.
The Long Ships (1964)
The Movie: A crew of Vikings led by Rolfe (Richard Widmark) quest to Africa in search of The Mother Of Voices, a legendary bell made of solid gold.
They are captured by Mansuh (Sidney Poitier), King of the Moors, who seeks the bell for himself, and intends to use the Vikings to get it for him.
Death By: The Mare of Steel – Demonstrating his power over his people in front of his Viking captives, Mansuh commands one of his guards to ride the Mare of Steel.
Turns out the Mare of Steel is a 20ft high, 30ft long steel blade, which the guard is dropped onto. He slides down it, being cut neatly in two.
If This Was The Real World: Testing out that new chainsaw you got in the Father’s Day sale at B&Q, you get a bit lively with the throttle and lose control.
Before you know it you’re half the man you used to be.