Tag: Gareth Evans

Merantau (2009)

Merantau (2009)

Before the head-slamming hallway battles, machete-wielding criminal underlings, and bloodthirsty psychopaths unfazed by fluorescent light bulbs jutting out of their necks found in “The Raid”, Gareth Evans had already blown away action filmmakers and martial arts fans across the globe with Merantau. Populated by a ...

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The Raid 2 (2014)

The Raid 2 (2014)

"Mind-blowing". "Breath-taking". "Jaw-dropping". Pick one or use all three, it makes no difference. One way or another, at least one of those phrases is going to pop up in your response to "The Raid 2". Whoever said that sequels are rarely as good as the original clearly never passed that message on to Gareth Evans. ...

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Interview with Gareth Evans

Interview with Gareth Evans

Welsh director, Gareth Evans, 33, is becoming world renowned for bringing the Indonesian martial art style of silat to the big screen. His first movie outing "Merantau" (2009) was an eye opening action-fest culminating in some rather hard-hitting, well-choreographed, blood-drenched fight scenes. The Raid: Redemption ...

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The Raid 2 Gang War deleted scene released!

The Raid 2 Gang War deleted scene released!

As it turns out, a deleted scene from the film has been released online that gives fans who couldn't make the sneak peek showings of the film a taste of what's to come. And let be it said that if this Raid 2 gang war deleted scene is any indication the film is most definitely NOT a movie for children or people who ...

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More Raid 2 fight clips released!

More Raid 2 fight clips released!

As the wait for the  release of 2014's most eagerly anticipated martial arts film The Raid 2 finally near it's end, it goes without saying that it's getting harder to make it to the finish line without bursting into flames from the excitement of it all! The Raid: Redemption took the world by storm in 2012, and the ...

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The Raid 2: Berandal released in NYC and L.A.!

The Raid 2: Berandal released in NYC and L.A.!

The hype surrounding "The Raid 2: Berandal", the long-awaited sequel to Gareth Evans 2012 hit "The Raid: Redemption", couldn't be higher! Since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the film has earned phenomenal reviews from critics and fans alike. Some of us here at Kung Fu Kingdom even had the pleasure of ...

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The Raid 2 – First Impressions

The Raid 2 – First Impressions

We were fortunate to attend a screening last night of The Raid 2, what else can we say folks, you're in for a riot of mind blowing, symphonic mayhem - (with some extraordinary camera angles!) finely orchestrated by pioneering Welsh director Gareth Evans. Since this is longer than The Raid: Redemption (by a good forty ...

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The Raid: Redemption (2011)

The Raid: Redemption (2011)

The Raid is a no nonsense entry into the martial arts action film canon. Surgically paced, frenetically shot, this film packs punches that will require re-watches to ensure you’ve fully soaked-up all that is on offer. Pencak Silat is the Indonesian martial art on display here combining the self-defence and performance ...

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Trailer for “The Raid 2: Berandal” arrives!

Trailer for “The Raid 2: Berandal” arrives!

It's been a long time coming, but the trailer for The Raid 2 finally arrives! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MuXrN8L9ro Martial arts fans rejoice - the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated sequel to Gareth Evans "The Raid: Redemption" has arrived online! Set to be theatrically released in the West in ...

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