Gareth Evan’s The Raid: Redemption has been getting nothing but good word, and why not? The film looks freakin’ awesome with some beautiful ultra-violence thrown in, its something I cannot wait to get my hands on. If you too are anxious for this one, read on for all the home video details below.
From the Press Release:
“Iko Uwais and Joe Taslim star as members of a rookie SWAT team tasked to infiltrate a safe house containing the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters in the hard-hitting, jaw-dropping, martial arts action extravaganza The Raid: Redemption, coming to Unrated DVD and Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™ August 14th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. When the SWAT team’s cover is accidentally blown, they become stranded inside the dangerous high-rise with no way out and must fight their way through the city’s worst criminals to survive their mission. The film also stars Ray Sahetapy, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, and Pierre Gruno and features an English dub with music by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda. Both discs also include the original language track and music.
The DVD and Blu-ray™ are loaded with bonus features, including commentary with writer/director Gareth Evans; six behind-the-scenes video blogs with Gareth Evans; a “Behind the Music” featurette with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and composer Joe Trapanese; “Inside the Score,” a trailer teaser for Mike Shinoda’s first feature score, and “An Evening with Gareth Evans, Mike Shinoda and Joe Trapanese” feaurette. Also included are four featurettes in “Conversation with Gareth Evans and Mike Shinoda” on the hard shoot, score, stunts, and themes, as well as “An Anatomy of a Scene,” in which Gareth Evans talks in detail about creating the hole drop scene. “THE RAID TV Show Ad (circa 1994)” is a spoof of a 1994 Japanese anime TV commercial created by Phil Askin, with the idea that Gareth Evans may have seen it as a child and set off to make a live action version one day. Finally, “Claycat’s The Raid” features Lee Hardcastle’s UK claymation short film with a Mike Shinoda music score.
- Commentary with Writer/Director Gareth Evans
- Six Gareth Evans Behind-the-Scenes Video Blogs
- “Behind The Music with Mike Shinoda and Joe Trapanese” Featurette
- “Inside the Score” Trailer Teaser for Mike Shinoda’s First Feature Score
- “An Evening with Gareth Evans, Mike Shinoda and Joe Trapanese” Featurette
- “An Anatomy of a Scene” Featurette
- 4 “In Conversation with Gareth Evans and Mike Shinoda” Featurettes
- “THE RAID TV Show Ad (circa 1994)”
- “Claycat’s The Raid” Featurette