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Looking For Some Blu-ray Action? Look no more…The Raid: Redemption!!!

Okay.  Granted.  It may not be the best title of 2012, but like Gerard says about the movie 9, which no one else in this world seemingly likes, it’s about style over substance here.  Err…should I say action?  How about balls-to-the-walls non-stop action?  There you go!  That’s a more accurate description!  When there’s nowhere left to run or hide…you fight or DIE.  The Raid: Redemption features some of the most over-the-top action sequences you have ever seen and it now gets a Blu-ray date.  Yea!!!  The action-packed adrenaline rush debuts on Unrated Blu-ray, DVD and Digital August 14th.  Come on August!!!  Pre-order your copy now and read all about it below courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (June 18, 2012) – Iko Uwais and Joe Taslim star as members of a rookie SWAT team tasked to infiltrate a safe house containing the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters in the hard-hitting, jaw-dropping, martial arts action extravaganza The Raid: Redemption, coming to Unrated DVD and Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet August 14th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. When the SWAT team’s cover is accidentally blown, they become stranded inside the dangerous high rise with no way out and must fight their way through the city’s worst criminals to survive their mission. The film also stars Ray Sahetapy, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian and Pierre Gruno, and features an English Dub with music by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda.  Both discs also include the original language track and music.

The DVD and Blu-ray™ are loaded with bonus features, including commentary with Writer/Director Gareth Evans; six behind-the-scenes video blogs with Gareth Evans; a “Behind the Music” featurette with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and composer Joe Trapanese; “Inside the Score,” a trailer teaser for Mike Shinoda’s first feature score, and “An Evening with Gareth Evans, Mike Shinoda and Joe Trapanese” feaurette.  Also included are four featurettes in “Conversation with Gareth Evans and Mike Shinoda” on the hard shoot, score, stunts, and themes, as well as “An Anatomy of a Scene,” in which Gareth Evans talks in detail about creating the hole drop scene.  “THE RAID TV Show Ad (circa 1994)” is a spoof of a 1994 Japanese anime TV commercial created by Phil Askin, with the idea that Gareth Evans may have seen it as a child and set off to make a live action version one day. Finally, “Claycat’s The Raid” features Lee Hardcastle’s UK claymation short film with a Mike Shinoda music score.

 

Synopsis

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. 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, they find themselves stranded on the 6th floor with no way out. The unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission.

The Raid was directed and written by Gareth Evans. It was produced by Ario Sagantoro, with Rangga Maya Barack-Evans, Nathaniel Bolotin, Todd Brown, Irwan D. Musry, Nick Spicer and Aram Tertzakian serving as executive producers.

Bonus Features Include:

Commentary with Writer/Director Gareth Evans

6 Gareth Evans Behind-the-Scenes video blogs

“Behind The Music with Mike Shinoda and Joe Trapanese” Featurette

“Inside the Score” trailer teaser for Mike Shinoda’s first feature score

“An Evening with Gareth Evans, Mike Shinoda and Joe Trapanese” Featurette

“An Anatomy of a Scene” Featurette

4 “In Conversation with Gareth Evans and Mike Shinoda” Featurettes

§  “THE RAID TV Show Ad (circa 1994)”

§  “Claycat’s The Raid” Featurette

 

The Raid has a running time of 101 minutes and is Unrated.

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