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aTomiK
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Anyone seen this Indonesian old-school action film directed by an English dude Gareth Evans?

"In the Jakarta slums, a derelict apartment building has become a no-go area - even the police are unwilling to enter.
It has become a safe-house for the most dangerous killers and gangsters.
A SWAT team infiltrate the building, under the cover of darkness, to remove its owner
- a notorious drug lord named Tama." (IMDb)

I read an interview where Evans said that the movie was influenced by Die Hard
and he also likes early 80s Hong Kong and John Carpenter movies.
I like this guy already [Smile]

The leading star Iko Uwais is a master of the Indonesian traditional martial art, Silat,
so they tried to make long Hong Kong style fighting sequences, no quick cuts and not much cgi.

I think that this is going to be a good one and will buy the dvd asap.

The Raid: Redemption trailer

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Its just called The Raid over here and whilst it totally look slike my kinda film its a definite wait for the DVD rather than a trip to the cinema for me. Perhaps if it hadn't been released at such a busy time of the year I might have made the effort but with all the other great looking movies coming out this is a lower priority than it perhaps deserves.

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Watched also this one last december and it was a fantastic action feature!
Jakarta crime scene still going strong despite the fact
that Chris Noth did some serious damage back in 1988 [Big Grin]

Have you seen this film already, Johnny? Or anyone else?

Anyway, i highly recommend this modern action classic!

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It was released here on dvd and blu-ray last october, but i haven't seen it.

To be honest, i hardly watch any new movies. But maybe i should give this one a try.
I was looking forward to seeing David Cronenberg's latest, Cosmopolis, which was released
here last month. Unfortunately the dvd and blu-ray didn´t have any of the extra´s from the US and UK releases
(which include a feature-length documentary as well as a Cronenberg commentary).
So i passed on buying the Dutch release. I'd rather keep my eye out for one of the import versions.

Current Dutch dvd and blu-ray releases often lack the quality i've come to expect from most imports
that i've bought over the years. The independent labels just aren't that special when compared to
US and UK companies. They hardly ever carry over the extra's that are present on the import versions,
and usually they have truly hideous cover-art.

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Yeah, i also hardly watch any new films but my older brother gives awesome suggestions
so i only need to watch the best ones [Smile]

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Did some research here, and it turns out The Raid actually has had a pretty good Dutch release.
Most extra's from other editions have been carried over, which is surprising because it was released here
by the same (independent) company who also did Piranha 3-D (2010) and The Crazies remake (2010) here.
Both were released without any of the extra's from the US and the UK editions.. and there were many on those discs !
I think only the The Raid's director's commentary isn't ported over. Not really 100% sure though.

It currently sells for 11 euro for the blu-ray, and 9 euro for the dvd version.

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I quite liked it, but I prefer the new Dredd movie which has the same premise (I mean *exactly* the same!)
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Can´t wait to get Dredd (february 8th blu-ray/dvd release here)
They finally made it right.
UK rocks when it comes to action films nowadays. I also loved Doomsday (2008)!

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It cetainly wasn't hard to tell which movies director Neil Marshall (Doomsday) grew up with ! [Big Grin]
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So true, exactly the same movies we did [Smile]
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Yeah, and to throw in some Frankie Goes To Hollywood in Doomsday's finale was equally surreal and genius ! [Big Grin]
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