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Beyonce and Lady Gaga Break Out the Big Guns for "Video Phone"

November 17, 2009 9:05 AM ET

Good news for those who have completely finished their shot-by-shot analysis of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" video: The video for Beyoncé's "Video Phone (Remix)" featuring Gaga, off the I Am… Sasha Fierce reissue, was unveiled last night, and like "Bad Romance," it's an almost seizure-inducing parade of cinematic homages and wardrobe changes. From the opening shot — a tribute to the classic slow-motion walk in Reservoir Dogs — it's obvious that "Video Phone" is a clip even our movie critic Peter Travers could love, with references to Flashdance, Grindhouse and Marlon Brando.

Check out hot shots of Beyoncé onstage and off.

The first half of "Video Phone" finds Beyoncé dancing with camera-headed figures that look like 21st century Residents. At the 2:30 mark, a demure Lady Gaga makes her first appearance, and that's when the gunplay with large, colorful plastic weapons begins. At times throughout the Hype Williams-directed video, it seems like Beyoncé is emulating Katy Perry — or at least Katy Perry emulating Bettie Page — and M.I.A.

Lady Gaga's wildest looks: don't miss her most fierce fashion moments.

As Rolling Stone previously reported, the two divas also collaborated on the track "Telephone" off Gaga's own The Fame Monster, due out November 23rd. The deluxe Sasha Fierce is scheduled for release the next day, November 24th. It was Gaga overload last night for fans of the "Poker Face" singer: our onetime cover star also appeared on yesterday's episode of Gossip Girl, performing "Bad Romance."

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Lady Gaga and Beyonce Team Up for "Video Phone" Video

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