Tag: silat

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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Full trailer for Yasmine arrives online!

Full trailer for Yasmine arrives online!

Brunei's first major martial arts film, as well its first major film of any genre, "Yasmine" has released its full trailer on YouTube. On top of the aforementioned precedents set by the film, "Yasmine" also marks the debut feature of Brunei's first female director, Siti Kamaluddin. ...

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Interview with Cecily Fay

Interview with Cecily Fay

With "Warrioress", a British, indie martial arts adventure movie released today on DVD, we thought we'd check in with the lead star Cecily Fay who plays the role of the heroine Boudiccu. With an extensive background in dance, she's also a martial arts champion -an exponent of Silat (the style mainly used in "The ...

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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 – 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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