The Raid - Cult Laboratories

“You Have Never Seen Anything This Awesome” - Twitch Film

The People's Movies Have Spoken: "The Only Way Is Up"

Five stars from THE PEOPLE'S MOVIES:

“From the off the violence is uncompromising and unrelenting and will produce a few cringes for even the most hardened fight fan. This is definitely not a film for the squeamish. The run down building provides a harsh and claustrophobic setting for close quarter martial arts. The action is both breath-taking and intense; you sense that these men are fighting for their lives rather than an impressively choreographed tussle for the camera. Lead Iko Uwais is easily the one best fighters to ever grace the screen.”


Throat Cutting, Head Slamming, Face Shooting

CULT TV take the new release apart… It comes up smiling:

“Shot in Indonesia and featuring the same amazingly fluid and brutal Silat martial arts as seen in “Merantau Warrior”, this movie comes in two guises (Blu-ray only): a theatrical cut and an uncut ‘come on then if you are hard enough’ edition. I watched the latter and am convinced that the extra nine minutes of footage features more throat cutting, head slamming, face shooting and bone crushing than most other films in the genre put together!”


"Blows them all off the screen"

Martial Specialists EASTERN KICKS give The Raid maximum respect!

“It’s been a long time since a true action film has delivered on so many levels. Arguably you have to go back to the height of John Woo or John McTiernan’s original Die Hard, another obvious reference point for Evans. With so many big, massively budgeted ‘event’ movies this year, full of cheap thrills and vacuous CGI, this comparatively meagre film blows them all off the screen.”


The Raid: Out Now - "What Did I Just Watch?"

Home viewers can join Iko Uwais as he battles his way through floor after floor of insane gangsters armed with machine guns and machetes as The Raid hits UK DVD and Blu-ray today.

RELUCTANT GEEK are blown away:

"In a time when Hollywood action has become stale and too dependent on a group of aging actors, The Raid wakes up the genre with a quick slap to the head. Each step is written and executed to perfection with audacious action scenes and visceral fistfights. It takes the essence of action cinema, strips away the fat and delivers a heart thumping, adrenaline-fuelled ride of pure fighting fun that will leave you thinking “Wow, what did I just watch?” MORE

…and there's more praise from THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS:

“THE RAID is a majestic piece of film-making: the close quarters camerawork make not flinching impossible, and gasps inevitable; the violence is positively brutal and unforgiving but when it is done this well, and paced so beautifully it doesn’t seem excessive, which is a miracle in itself. And if you can find a better fight scene than ‘The Narcotics Lab’ consider yourself very lucky. If you want action you need THE RAID.” READ ON

Following their hugely impressive collaboration on the universally acclaimed martial arts extravaganza “Merantau Warrior”, Welsh-born writer-director Gareth Evans and Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais have reunited and increased the energy even more (if you can believe it) for “the most incredible action and fighting movie in decades” (IGN), the award winning action-thriller The Raid.

Already being hailed by Aint It Cool News as “one of the greatest action movies ever made”, as “spectacular… incredible… exhilarating… amazing” by Variety and as “a non-stop action bonanza” by Twitch Film, The Raid was the winner of the Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in 2011 and the winner of both the coveted Audience Award for Best Film and the Dublin Film Critics Award for Best Film at the Dublin International Film Festival in February this year, marking the first time in history both awards have gone to the same film.

Deep in the heart of one of Jakarta’s most deprived slums stands an impenetrable high-rise apartment block. To most it is 30 floors of Hell to be avoided at all cost but for many of the city’s most dangerous killers and gangsters, including the area’s most notorious crime lord, it is a fortress-like safe house protecting them from the law. Even for the bravest and most experienced police officers it is considered a no-go area.

In a desperate bid to flush these violent criminals and their leader from their haven once and for all, an elite SWAT team is tasked with infiltrating the building and raiding the apartments floor by floor, taking out anyone who stands in their way. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, the SWAT members make their move and enter the block not realizing that this is the easier part of the mission. Once inside, it soon becomes terrifyingly apparent that the real problem at hand is surviving long enough to be able to get out again.

Featuring an electrifying kick-ass score by Linkin Park vocalist, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Mike Shinoda, The Raid is a “hard-driving, butt-kicking, pulse-pounding, bone-crunching, skull-smashing, blood-curdling” (The Hollywood Reporter) action-thriller that reaffirms Gareth Evans’ reputation as a director to watch and further confirms Iko Uwais’ status as both an outstanding fight choreographer and as one of world’s most impressive new action movie stars.

THE RAID is on UK DVD and Blu-ray: 24.09.2012

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Momentum Pictures
In Cinemas:
18th May, 2012
Release date:
24th September, 2012

DVD Directors commentary *Exclusive to UK Disc* The Raid feature – original language with English subs The Raid feature with English dub Trailers “Claycats: The Raid” The Raid Fan Films Featurettes Behind the Music with Mike Shinoda and Joe Trapanese An Evening with Gareth Evans and Iko Uwais BLU-RAY Directors commentary *Exclusive to UK Disc* The Raid feature – original language with English subs The Raid feature with English dub Featuring U.S. and original uncut version. Trailers Video Blogs “Claycats: The Raid” The Raid Fan Films Featurettes Behind the Music with Mike Shinoda and Joe Trapanese An Evening with Gareth Evans and Iko Uwais Exclusive Steelbook Blu-ray Based on designs by award winning comic book artist Mark Simpson AKA Jock first appearing in Empire magazine and now exclusive to this Steelboo

Gareth Evans
  • Iko Uwais
  • Ananda George
  • Ray Sahetapy
  • Joe Taslim
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Momentum Pictures
In Cinemas from:
18th May, 2012
Release date:
24th September, 2012
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