Summary: Having missed this film at the cinema, I eventually bought the dvd prior to owning a bluray player.
This film is so good that I had to then buy a bluray copy as well as buying (ebay) a (still) unused bluray Steelbook. This is one of the best ever action films ever made, trust me it is. Films don't simply become 'cult classics', they earn it and boy does The Raid earn it! Fantastic.
Summary: The Raid (also known as The Raid: Redemption) is a fantastic action movie. Although there is little in the way of a plot and character development compared with other movie genres, there is enough that you find characters to sympathise with and like.
The fighting is stunning, gritty, exciting and quite frankly, amazing and you're left thinking 'wow - not the nicest guy in the world, but bloody hell can he put up a fight'.
Summary: wow this film totally surprised everyone, I was flabbergasted.. out of nothing comes this excellent action film from the east although directed by an unknown welsh man. For action there is no film better that I have seen for a long time no wire works or cgi all real, if you are a fan of Ong Bak or warrior king then this is definatley for you, if you havent watched either of those then watch them and this and be prepared to have your gast flabbered
Summary: I love martial arts and this movie does it better than any other movie.
Realistically too, rather than the main character beating up a hundred guys,
fighting the boss and nearly dying then having a special moment after which he
beats the boss. Well mostly realistically. On the gory side, and with lots of
swearwords (in Asian but subtitled,) it's not for the kids.
"Locked in a building,& outnumbered, only way out .. FIGHT!!!!"
Logan, Mighty Ape
26 October 2012
Summary: Excellent fighting scenes, using Silat at times, then when the penultimate
fight starts between two brothers against one guy its everything you could hope
for excelling on all levels.
This movie is right up there with the likes of the 1st Ong Bak, Ip Man 1 &
2, you will not be disapointed.
Summary: Very different to most martial arts movies. Most seem to show off the martial
art like ‘look I'm doing amazing fighting’ or ‘look this is an art.’
This makes it about fighting for survival not for show. But then also shows off
some pretty cool moves.
I had it standard but then bought Blu-ray. Differences between the two are the
music playing on the menu and the background music as the good guys start moving
up levels before they get discovered.