Before she whupped him for the best directing Oscar, eventual exes Kathryn Bigelow and James Cameron collaborated on the third-best music best video of all time. (The best, obviously, is Michael Jackson's "Thriller." The second best is this.)*

The very 1988 clip (first dug up by Movieline) is for a Western-themed track called "Reach" by Martini Ranch, a duo featuring Big Love's Bill Paxton on vocals. As for the visuals, think Three Amigos, if it had been directed by Quentin Tarantino: There's an old-timey saloon, coffin-making, celebrity cameos by Paul Reiser and Judge Reinhold, a guitar solo performed by a guy in a noose, and a dusty, sexy, gun-slinging Bigelow.

As we learned at Sunday's Academy Awards, she's still pretty good in a duel.

If you haven't seen it yet, enjoy:



*[Editor's note: Words like "best" are subjective. Videos may not meet individual viewers' criteria for the best of all time.]