Gareth Evans’ “The Raid: Redemption” is playing at SXSW this weekend before opening theatrically later this month on March 23rd, 2012 courtesy of Sony Pictures Classic. But in case you weren’t one of the lucky few who managed to catch it down at the Austin shindig, here are five clips from the movie to help satiate your appetite for pulse-pounding, bone-crunching entertainment while you wait a few more weeks. If you’re lucky, the film will open in a theater near you. If not, I’m sure they’ll be a convenient VOD release alongside the theatrical one. Probably.
Rama, a member of a special forces team, arrives at a rundown apartment block with a mission to remove its owner, a notorious drug lord. The building has become a sanctuary to killers, gangs, rapists and thieves seeking accommodation in the one place they know they cannot be touched by the police. When a spotter blows their cover, Rama and his team must fight their way through every floor and every room not just to complete their mission but to survive their bloody ordeal.
Starring Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Doni Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Pierre Gruno, Ray Sahetapy, Tegar Satrya, Iang Darmawan, Eka “Piranha” Rahmadia, and Verdi Solaiman.