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THE RAID: UK DVD & Blu-Ray - 24.09.2012

“An exhilarating rush… a clean, hard, constant hit of adrenalin… if it’s not the best action movie of the year, we’ll eat a fridge.” Five Stars - EMPIRE

The breakout, smash-hit action film of the year that blew the minds of critics and audiences alike during its theatrical release comes to DVD and Blu-ray featuring a host of extra features, including a director’s commentary exclusive to this UK release.

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.

It’s an intense, virtually non-stop series of unbelievable fight sequences set to an electrifying kick-ass score by Linkin Park vocalist, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Mike Shinoda and 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 film was also 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.

ON DVD & BLU-RAY: 24.09.2012

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

    Play.com 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 Steelbook.


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

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 Play.com 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

Director:
Gareth Evans
Stars:
  • Iko Uwais
  • Ananda George
  • Ray Sahetapy
  • Joe Taslim

Credits

Distributor:
Momentum Pictures
Certificate:
18
In Cinemas from:
18th May, 2012
Release date:
24th September, 2012
Director:
Gareth Evans
Stars:

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