Epic Rap Battles of History Review: 'Steven Spielberg vs. Alfred Hitchcock'

The latest Epic Rap Battles of History is titled "Steven Spielberg vs. Alfred Hitchcock." It, however, quickly turns into a free-for-all between famous--and infamous--film directors.

This video could have felt cluttered with all the different characters, but all the surprise guests are well implemented. And the video represents the style of each director with a parodic level of accuracy.

Season 4 continues to be the Rap Battles' best since the series premiered in 2010.

NicePeter plays Spielberg, and he quickly asserts that Hitchcock--played by EpicLloyd--must be "psycho" for engaging in a rap battle with him.

Peter references Spielberg's famous films, such as Jaws and Jurassic Park, and states that Hitchcock won as many Oscars as Michael Bay.

Lloyd responds to Spielberg's insults by saying that he would "haunt him like the last Indiana," which is a film that is widely hated despite receiving a 78% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The best part about this battle isn't the matching of lyrical wits, it is the way that the video captures the style of each director: Quentin Tarantino, played by WAX, joins the battle after Hitchcock finishes his verse.

And I was instantly reminded of Kill Bill; WAX raps to a bright yellow backdrop, and blood is splattered on the screen from different angles.

The next director featured is Stanley Kubrick. And the video quickly cuts to famous scenes from The Shining--including a parody of the Gemini twins.

The last director is less acclaimed than his adversaries: Michael Bay--played by NicePeter-- enters the fray on a helicopter flying over a burning field.

Appropriately, explosions are constantly igniting around him, and he asserts that he is richer than all of his opponents.

"Steven Spielberg vs. Alfred Hitchcock" is one of the Rap Battles' strongest visual installments. But there is enough lyrical banter to elicit laughter from the average film enthusiast.

You can watch "Steven Spielberg vs. Alfred Hitchcock" here.