‘Raze’ Trailer: Zoe Bell & Rachel Nichols Brawl For Their Lives

Published 2 years ago by , Updated April 4th, 2014 at 10:00 am,

It’s about time Zoe Bell claimed the spotlight in a feature and based on this brand new trailer, it’s ferociously appropriate that that feature is Raze. In addition to her endless stunt resume, Bell’s got a number of acting credits to her name (such as Death Proof, Whip It, and Game of Death) but Raze marks the first that both puts her in the lead and has a solid chance of being seen. In fact, Raze is due to make its world premiere later this month in the Tribeca Film Festival’s Midnight Program and is easily one of the most anticipated of that lineup.

Bell plays Sabrina, a woman who’s abducted and finds herself trapped in an underground lair. There’s no threats for ransom or twisted Hostel-style mutilation here, but Sabrina’s situation isn’t much fun, either. She, another woman played by Rachel Nichols (Conan the BarbarianG.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), and the 50 other women trapped in the location are forced to fight each other for survival in front of an unseen crowd of rich socialites. The film’s tagline is “Fight or Die” if that helps you put it into perspective.

Zoe Bell Raze Raze Trailer: Zoe Bell & Rachel Nichols Brawl For Their Lives

Or, better yet, just check out Bell, Nichols, and others ripping each other to shreds in the film’s trailer. It’s definitely overloaded with goodies showing off the twisted and wildly entertaining concept, but apparently Raze also attempts to achieve a sense of heart, too, as the piece makes it very clear that each woman involved has something to lose. As presented in this promo, the whole save-your-daughter angle is a little heavy-handed – but odds are Raze isn’t looking to win big in the emotional drama department. If that means more of this vicious action featured in the trailer, who’d complain?

We’ll get a better sense of what Raze really has to offer when it premieres at Tribeca on Sunday, April 21 at 9:30pm.


Source: RazeTheMovie on YouTube

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  1. For a second there I really thought Laura Dern was in this. I had a twinge of hope there might be velociraptors but apparently all my hopes were for naught.

    • That would be an awesome movie. Women kidnapped and forced to fight against velociraptors in an illegal fighting ring.

      It could be like that Van Damme movie A.W.O.L. but with dinosaurs.

    • You know, I would but I took an arrow to the knee recently so I’ve decided to sit around the internet and post things no one wants to read.

  2. Forced to battle to the death for the entertainment of “rich socialites”? That may be the premise, but in reality, the film was made for the entertainment of the sadomasochist moviegoers (I’d bet primarily teenagers) who would pay $10.00 to watch filth like this on the big screen.

    • Would it be filth if it was men as it has been in cinema for decades? It’s just another attempt at giving audiences a strong female in a cliched story.

      • Underground lair…fighting to the death…male or female…yes, imo, it’s filth, created to make money off the moviegoer with sadomasochist tendencies.

        • Lets hope you don’t venture too far away from your house then because there are parts of the world where worse things like this happen.

          In fact, I’d be very surprised if you ventured beyond your front door due to the amount of “filth” out there in the world. Why do you own a computer and internet connection when you can easily access “filth” of all kinds?

          Do you shake your fist at full contact sports? Most likely.

          Please don’t go near the Evil Dead review elsewhere on this website.

          • Full contact sports…yea, sure…good comparison. Sorry you get so easily offended, as well, by the opinion of others. Go relish in your filth, if you like, and let your freak flag fly.

        • wow… you must really hate fight club

  3. sounds familiar…hunger what? battle who? the lottery what? yeah..

  4. I think Ms Nichols would have appreciated it if you had mentioned her NEW series , Continuum , in her credits . I didn’t see any of those three films u note , but I do like her work in the SyFy series . Granted , the middle episodes felt more like I was watching a kind of reverse-“Castle” , but the season-ender got it back to more of a sci-fi , time-travel story arc .

  5. I think this is just a little to much honestly

  6. The last year of unbridled Hollywood filmmaking was 80 years ago before the so-called “Production Code” was enforced upon the film industry. It represented the cinema-that-might-have-been before social-conscience-raising groups began to impose their will on the Hollywood system. Little doubt, such organizations (some incarnations still exist but their teeth are in a jar) would take exception to a movie like RAZE, regard it as “filth” and wish to shut it down.

    What such organizations then (and even now) overlook is the psychic space defined by the movies where we practice our deepest fears. Violence is as much a part of cinematic grammar as sex; it’s our film-going experience.

    A case can be made for presenting “horrific images” up on the screen, requiring us to take a visceral blood-jolt. Those who argue against such violence (and less occasional sex) in the movies are those who challenge if the “catharsis” has been earned.

    No longer is it up to somebody’s “Production Code” (or, nowadays, the MPAA) or a lay organization fussing about film content; as it should be, it’s up to those of us who want to take ticket and get in line to see a movie like RAZE or take a pass.

  7. This looks terrible and that woman is ugly.

  8. Wooow. Cat fights to the death…I don’t know what this says about me, but I’m totally signed up, lol.