Gareth Evans’ award winning and highly praised martial arts epic, The Raid, is fastly becoming one of the most talked about films of the year. So far, the reviews of those who have seen it has been nothing more than absolute praise for what looks to be one of the most dazzling, inventive and down right brilliant martial arts film in years.
In the run up to the films release in the US on 23rd March, six production blogs will be released over the Internet to show fans just how much work and effort went in to creating such a quality looking film. The first blog was revealed yesterday, and the seven minute video goes into some details about how the cast were taught to handle guns to look professional, and also explains a little bout the training given for the different fighting styles you will see in the film.
If this doesn’t wet your appetite, then you can click here for our previous stories which includes a number of trailers and clips.
The Raid will make its UK premier at Glasgow’s Film Four Frightfest on 25th February.
Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the rundown apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building’s lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission. Director Gareth Evans (Merantau) and rising martial- arts star Iko Uwais reunite in this adrenaline-fueled action film.
By Matt Wavish