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The Raid: Redemption (Bilingual) [Blu-ray]

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Product details

  • Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Language: : Indonesian, English
  • Parcel Dimensions : 17.2 x 13.8 x 1.2 cm; 458.13 Grams
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 18 and over
  • Media Format : NTSC, Subtitled
  • Run time : 1 hour and 44 minutes
  • Release date : Aug. 14 2012
  • Actors : Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy
  • Language : French (DTS 5.1), Indonesian (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
  • Studio : Alliance Films
  • ASIN : B0089ATBU8
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784 ratings

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As a rookie member of an elite special-forces team, Rama is instructed to hang back during a covert mission involving the extraction of a brutal crime lord named Tama from a rundown apartment block. But when a spotter blows their cover, Tama offers lifelong sanctuary to every killer, gangster and thief in the building in exchange for the intruders' heads. Now Rama must stand in for the team's fallen leader and use every bit of his fighting strength – winding through every floor and room – to complete the mission and escape with his life.

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A lid-flippingly kinetic blast, this martial arts marvel from Indonesia proves you don't need huge budgets or CGI assists to craft a top-tier action film. Writer-director Gareth Evans's (Merantau) plot turns on a fiendishly simple hook: a SWAT team mounts an assault on a mob-controlled apartment building, only to meet with heavy resistance from the machete-favoring tenants. That's it, really, but even a step-by-step recap would prove incapable of conveying the ridiculous, escalating carnage that Evans and his star/action choreographer Iko Uwais pack into virtually every inch of their cramped location. (The music score wisely references John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13, which shares the same claustrophobic ingenuity.) While the sheer amount of rewind-worthy set pieces on display are undoubtedly the main selling point here, they would be unlikely to make as much of an impact without Evans's intelligently spartan directorial style, which takes a clean, no-frills approach to everything in the film not directly involving people getting kicked in the head. (Aspiring filmmakers should take note of how everything we need to know about Uwais's main character--his fierce family loyalty, his devout religious faith, his ability to punch at roughly the speed of light--is shown within the very first scene.) By the time The Raid's final fight--a brutal three-way death match in a room slightly larger than a broom closet--rolls around, it's hard not to feel a bit exhausted from the infernal, unceasing rush. The majority of viewers, however, should find it to be a pleasant kind of exhaustion, of the sort that comes from watching an action movie that knows exactly what it's trying to achieve. From nearly the first frame until the last, it achieves a state of perpetual motion. --Andrew Wright

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