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New, final one-sheet U.S. poster for Gareth Evans’ “The Raid”, since tacked with an extra “Redemption” in the title, presumably because this is the first of a franchise and they wanted to make that clear. Plus, according to IMDB.com, there are already 7 other titles with “The Raid” as its title, plus a 2012 documentary of the same name, not to mention a Hollywood remake due out in 2013/2014 or thereabouts. So yeah, those factors may have something to do with the slight name variation.
As a rookie member of an elite special-forces team, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back during a covert mission involving the extraction of a brutal crime lord from a rundown fifteen-story apartment block. But when a spotter blows their cover, boss Tama (Ray Sahetaphy) offers lifelong sanctuary to every killer, rapist and thief in the building in exchange fortheir heads. Now Rama must stand in for the team’s fallen leader (Joe Taslim) and use every iota of his fighting strength – winding through every floor and every room to complete the mission and escape with his life.
The mayhem features the guns and fists of Iko Uwais, Doni Alamsyah, Joe Taslim, Yayan Ruhian, Ray Sahetapy, and hits theaters Stateside March 23, 2012.