The Raid 2 2014

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Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force

Starring:
Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 30 minutes
Starring Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Alex Abbad, Julie Estelle, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, Kazuki Kitamura
Director Gareth Evans
Genres Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Rental release 11 August 2014
Main languages Indonesian
Subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 30 minutes
Starring Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Alex Abbad, Julie Estelle, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, Kazuki Kitamura
Director Gareth Evans
Genres Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Rental release 11 August 2014
Main languages Indonesian
Subtitles English

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. A. J. Leahy on 26 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
o.m.g.where do i start.the raid 2 is just awesome and much better than the original.i have to say that gareth evans is a genius.a welsh writer and director who has delivered 2 films of awesome power.and lets not forget iko uwais who gives a brilliant performance in acting and fight choreography.the stunt work is out of this world.the films kicks off where the first one finished.not giving to much away the story is better and has more depth to it compared to the first the fight and stunt choreography is better and more violent in the second.overall a masterpiece of action/violence not to be missed.the good news is that the raid 3 is in production and there is a american version of the raid being made with gareth evans doing the screenplay.as for the dubbing it is very good in the uk version and the film is uncut.please be aware the american version is r rated and has been cut by the MPAA.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jethro Colmer on 17 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Unashamedly paying homage to The Godfather and Infernal Affairs, this blistering ride follows up from the first Raid. Despite concerns of too much plot complexity, I found this not to be a problem and was able to follow the narrative of each character easily enough during the stunning fight scenes, particularly the penultimate fight in a kitchen which is, for me. The most breath-taking fight scene I have ever seen, I was just gasping for air. An exhilarating, exhausting and thoroughly stunning film
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Timelord007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 April 2014
Format: DVD
THIS IS A MOVIE ONLY REVIEW, DVD/BlU RAY DETAILS WILL BE ADDED WHEN RELEASED.

The Raid 2.
Director Gareth Evans.
Cert 18.
Running time 150 minutes approx.

Trivia.
1)This film takes place 2 hours after the original film ends.
2)The kitchen fight sequences took 6 weeks to film & is director Gareth Evans favourite scene in the movie.
3)The hammers wielded by Hammer Girl were made out of foam rubber.
4)The punches & kicking in these fight scenes are real as Iko Uwais & the other fighter's were able to control the speed & strength of impact making the fight sequences look as realistic as possible, No silly fake wire work was used here.

Synopsis.
2 hours after the first raid Officer Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta & plans to bring down the crime syndicate & uncover the corruption within in the Police force.

As recent events of the raid have now alerted the higher criminal underworld Rama has no choice but to go undercover yet he's is putting his wife & child & his own life at risk as Rama undertakes his most dangerous assignment by infiltrating the prison under the name of Yuda to gain the confidence of a inmate named Uco who is the son of a criminal Kingpin as Yuda plots to join their gang & eventually bring down there criminal empire once & for all.

Timelord Thoughts.
This sequel to The Raid directed again by Gareth Evans is one huge crazy spectacular action packed masterpiece that needs to be seen to be believed at just how good this movie is as it puts the Hollywood action movies to shame.
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Format: Blu-ray
Yesterday, I happened to catch one of the finest and most bone-crunching, pain-and-injury dwelling action films since Rambo IV. That film is known as The Raid 2. Booooo!

Without going too long into what I will be saying, The Raid 2 is a fine accomplishment and a sequel to an already great and strongly-paced film. The sequel finds our hero and survivor from the last film, Rama (Iko Uwais), now becoming an undercover cop and a pawn for a wealthy yet corrupt crime syndicate in Jakarta. His aim and efforts are to witness their actions and clamp down on the illegal activities, bribery, and violence.

The Raid 2 is very much like a crime thriller-cum-action/martial arts film that often feels more like a Michael Mann film like "Heat" or John Woo's "Hard Boiled" or "The Killer" than something like "Ong-Bak" or even "Die Hard."

The action, which was noted on several sources, as being one of the most violent ever elaborated and choreographed on screen is tough-as-nails, hardcore, and very bloody. The 18-certificate the film received and a rumour that the film had to be trimmed slightly to get an R rating instead of an NC-17 just confirms the audience how much blood and guts you can expect. It makes Kill Bill: Vol. 1 look amateur. Tarantino, watch out.

Aside from "just" the action, the storyline has improved and is more refined to add more complexity about corruption and criminal business, the budget feels like $70 million but from research was made for about $4.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jay Cee on 12 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
After hearing the hype of The Raid, I sat down to watch it and was blown away by realistic, breathtaking camera work, editing and action/fight choreography.

But this review is about the sequel and because the first was so successful a sequel was announced. Usually when a sequel is announced, people get worried if or not it's going to be better then the first. I sat down in the cinema to watch the film and I can sum it up in three words "The Dark Knight" and I say this because when I saw that film back in '08 it blew my mind. The character development, the settings, the dialogue, the directing and the camera and editing were all top. The same can be said about "The Raid 2: Berendal" set shortly after the events of the first Raid flick our hero is sent in undercover to take down a crime lord and the action doesn't stop for a second it's a 2hr 30min film but it doesn't seem like it when you're watching. The adrenaline is constantly pumping and the whole film is aware of this.

The acting and dialogue is brilliant, the camerawork is superb with some shots causing you to cling to the edge of your seat.

If you don't get the chance to see this film in the cinema, I highly recommend you pick it up on blu-ray the picture quality is stunning.

10/10 a fast paced thrill ride
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