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The Raid 2 [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [2014]

  • SKU: 6938047
  • Release Date: 07/08/2014
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (613 out of 632)

    Special Features


    • Director commentary
    • The next chapter: shooting a sequel
    • Q&A with Gareth Evans, Iko Uwais, and Joe Trapanese
    • Blu-ray Exclusives:
    • Gang war deleted scene
    • Ready for a fight: on location
    • A violent ballet: the choreography

    Synopsis


    The Raid 2
    Gareth Evans returns to the director's chair along with his former leading man Iko Uwais for The Raid 2, which follows officer Rama (Uwais) as he is tasked with bringing down a nefarious and powerful criminal by going undercover and befriending the gangster's son, who is currently behind bars. Later, Rama's quest leads him straight to the corrupt politicians and vicious crime lords who have taken over his city. The Raid 2 screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Iko Uwais
      Iko Uwais - Rama
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      Oka Antara - Eka
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      Tio Pakusadewo - Bangun
    • Alex Abbad
      Alex Abbad - Bejo
    • Julie Estelle
      Julie Estelle - Hammer Girl



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 632 reviews

    97%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A masterpiece of action cinema

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      redfactor25
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      Writer/Director/Editor Gareth Evans has accomplished the impossible and not only topped the original in every way, which was an exceptional film in it's own right, but created one of the greatest action films of all time in the process. The story has expanded in scope and the story is multi-layered and involving in it's gripping crime narrative, the cinematography is amazing, the performances are uniformly outstanding (Arifin Putra's turn as Uco, the Indonesian mob head's impatient son, is award-worthy). And the action sequences, from the first to the last, are some of the most head-spinningly shot and choreographed scenes yet put to film. The second half in particular has at least three set-pieces--the car chase through Jakarta streets, the subway melee involving a deaf-mute assassin called Hammer Girl, and the legendary final 10 minute one-on-one fight between Iko Uwais and Cecep Arif Rahman in a restaurant kitchen--that will guarantee the rewind button will be exhausted and that will go down in the cinema hall-of-fame. Evans and his cinematographers Matt Flannery and Dimas Imam Subhono make the cameras characters and participants in the action and create shooting techniques that I guarantee you've never seen before (just wait until you see the long take camera pass during the car chase). They create cinema magic in front of ours eyes. After watching this, Evans must be considered the best action director of his generation. This is what cinema is all about.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Martial Arts Extravaganza

      Posted
      Batman007
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      I saw "The Raid 2", starring Iko Uwais-The Raid: Redemption, Merantau; Arifin Putra-Macabre, Lost in Love; Tio Pakusodewo-Java Heat, The Forbidden Door and Julie Estelle-Brokenhearts, Macabre. This is a sequel, in case you were curious about the 2 in the title and there is a third Raid in the works. This is a martial arts extravaganza that, just like the first one, spotlights the Indonesian martial art of Silat. It starts off about 2 hours after the first one ended. Iko, the surviving cop, is recruited to go undercover and bust up a crime ring. Tio is one of the gang bosses Iko is after. Arifin is Tio's son and Julie is a hired muscle that goes by the name of Hammer Girl-in case you were wondering, she does not do carpenter work. She has a brother that is called Baseball Bat Man, and I'm sure that you can guess what his favorite weapon might be. There are lots of fight scenes; one in a bathroom stall involving about 50 guys-I'm not kidding, one on a subway train with Julie and her twin hammers, one that takes place inside one of the cars involved in a high speed car chase and one in a kitchen that is almost like a ballet. Oh yeah, Iko is the fight choreographer and some of the fights are unbelievable-I don't see how some of the actors/stunt men were not really hurt during some of the fights. It is brutally violent. The only complaint I could think of is that it is sub-titled-you have to read it-but that is a minor quibble. If you liked the first one, this one is better. It's rated "R" for the bloody, brutal violence, sexuality-including nudity-and language and has a running time of 2 hours & 30 minutes. I loved this movie and would buy it on Blu-Ray.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Sequel, but a bit overlong.

      Posted
      Godzillaguy
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      First of all, if you didn't see the prequel to this film, 'The Raid: Redemption" then seeing this film will totally confuse you. Good thing is that you can watch them back to back and have one LONG movie, and the events of this movie take place right after the events in "Redemption". This movie combines stunning fight scenes with brutal violence. If you have a weak stomach or a faint heart, then this movie isn't for you. This movie could have had 20 minutes or so trimmed from it, as it clocks in at 150 minutes. It lags a bit here and there as a result. The picture quality on this blu-ray is outstanding..especially considering the fact that a lot of the film is shot with hand-held cameras to allow good quality action scenes. The DTS-MA 5.1 soundtrack is immersive and forceful. You can feel every bone crack and fist blow, and gunshots ring out with commanding presence. There are several language options with subtitles available, as well. I personally preferred the Indonesian track with English subs, but that's just my personal preference. There is an English Dubbed track also, for those that don't care for subtitles. The subtitled tracks seemed to have richer sound than the English dubbed track, and, as always, the dubbing doesn't match the mouth movements. Also, the English track seemed to sound a bit "hollow" or "canned" in the dialog. Nevertheless, if you're not super critical about such things, you'll probably enjoy the English track just fine. Regardless of which track you listen to, stay FAR away from the DVD version of this movie. The DVD is a lousy 480p pressing with a VERY puny sounding soundtrack. if you're a fan of this genre, this film is a good choice to add to your collection...and it also has some very cool home theater demo moments.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Brutal and Awesome

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      DaneTrain05
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      This fantastic sequel picks up almost right where the first left off. Rama is drawn in to another plot after Bejo, a gang lord, emerges and starts taking control of Jakarta. Rama is recruited by a special police force focused on anti-corruption. They aim to bring down the crooked cops working with Bejo. Rama goes undercover in prison where he meets Uco, the son of Bangun, another gang lord. When he gets out, Uco gets him a job with his father. Rama is now undercover trying to oust corrupt cops from within a very strong gang. I'm trying not to spoil anything so that's about all I can tell you. You know you should just buy this movie. You've seen the first one (and if you haven't, you should) and you're looking for more. This has more. More fights, more blood, more brutality, more everything. There are some new characters which I love, Hammer Girl, Baseball Bat Boy, The Assassin, and Mad Dog returns but as Prakoso. He is a new character played by the same actor so don't be confused. It's another awesome film filled with the bloody fights we've come to love from the first one as well as a great story. Just buy it already.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      DON'T EVEN LOOK AT REVIEWS FOR RAID II

      Posted
      Slots

      I saw Raid I and saw a couple of early reviews on this one, Raid II. The reviews were way high and way low so I layed off on getting it. Broke down and bought it at Best Buy (good price) yesterday and still watching it. How in the world the film dudes and writers put this one together on the screen is beyond me. Raid II should be looking at Oscars - no joke. My review: the best 'martial arts' movie ever filmed. At a lot of points in the movie your jaw will drop and you will say OMG, did I just see that - rewind. Believable - very Acting - could not be better Camera Shots - a 10 Violent - yes but very bearable Comparable to - nothing I have ever seen This movie blew me away and continues because I am still watching it. Why did I write this review? To let folks who are into this category "Godfather" of films that this is one awesome movie that will probably end up in the top 500 IMBT list.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Godfather 2 of action movies

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      MovieBuff
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      After watching this movie, you will find that every other action movie you watch will be extremely boring in comparison. If you liked The Raid 1, then this one is basically 5x more intense! It features one of the greatest fight scenes I've ever seen in my life (I was literally shaking and on the edge of my seat while watching it), the greatest car chase scene I've ever witnessed, and probably some of the most violent and cringe-worthy moments all nicely packaged within this one great movie. If you are a fan of Tarantino films, this film has many aspects that are very Tarantino-esque, especially when all heck breaks loose midway through the movie. I just hope the Blu-Ray has many extras as this is one of my most favorite films of all time. NOTE: You DO NOT "need" to watch The Raid 1, to follow the story line. This movie holds up perfectly well by itself.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best movies of 2014.

      Posted
      JK47001
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      The Raid 2 is even better than the original. It features some of the most amazing, creative, & intense fight scenes I've ever seen. The showstopper being the kitchen one-on-one battle. There are some new interesting characters with the additions of Baseball Bat Boy & Hammer Girl. I loved the cameo of Yayan Ruhian (Mad Dog in the original) playing a different character. As much as I liked the first Raid, there wasn't much of a story. The Raid 2 has a solid story of Rama going undercover in the mob to expose police corruption. He also has to deal with a potential war between two mob families. The story and the action compliment each other to make a great overall movie. The extras show how they set up the action scenes & the locations. My favorite being the Q&A with the director & the cast. I really appreciate how they made this on such a small budget. The Raid 2 is easily one of the best movies I've seen this year.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great cinematography and fight choreography.

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      HonestCritic
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      This movie is very clean in terms of high-definition video quality. It definitely makes good use of Blu Ray capability. It's filled with many artistic screen images, creative camera angles and crisp sound. Speaking of sound however, I recommend watching it in it's original language (Indonesian) and reading the subtitles. The cheesey English voice-overs, definitely detract from the film, and don't match with the characters appearances. The fight sequences are great and there's no talking during the fights so you don't have to worry about missing anything while reading. I must caution though, that this movie is extremely violent and gorey (often unnecessarily) so it may not be comfortable for some viewers. All-in-all I enjoyed it but the original film of the series left me with a better feeling.

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