Exclusive ‘The Raid 2′ Clip: Watch the First 9 Minutes

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Gareth Evans’ Indonesian martial arts movie The Raid received a wave of applause (in review form) when it premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2011, telling a stripped-down story of an elite police squad attempting to fight their way through an apartment block in Jakarta, with the intention of arresting the crime lord who owns it.

The Raid‘s rookie officer Rama (Iko Uwais) returned this year in The Raid 2, which defied the bad sequel blues and ended up impressing critics just as much – and in some cases more so – than the first movie, with a 71% rating on Metacritic and 80% on Rotten Tomatoes. The sequel picks up shortly after the end of the first movie, as Rama finds himself going undercover in a Jakarta mob in order to eliminate a threat to his family.

If you enjoyed The Raid (or like the sound of The Raid 2)  then we have good news for you: The Raid 2 will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in North America on July 8th, and Screen Rant has an exclusive clip of the first 8 minutes and 45 seconds of the movie to enjoy RIGHT NOW. The clip features the return of characters from The Raid – including Rama, his brother Andi (Donny Alamsyah) and the corrupt Lieutenant Wahyu (Pierre Gruno) – as well as a few new players.

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The Blu-ray edition of The Raid 2 comes with 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes featurettes, including one called “Violent Ballet: Behind the Choreography,” which offers a more detailed look at the traditional Indonesian martial art pencak silat that is used in both Raid movies. Other Blu-ray exclusives include a deleted scene called “Gang War,” and a featurette called “The Next Chapter: Shooting a Sequel,” which explores the transition between the first movie and the second.

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As seen in the above clip, The Raid 2 gets off to a sinister start, with two characters from the previous movie brutally executed and Rama set on the path that will lead him to cross paths with Uco (Arifin Putra), the son of another major Jakarta crime boss. Calling all fans of crime thrillers and martial arts movies: do you like what you see in this introduction?

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The Raid 2 will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from July 8th, 2014.

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  1. What’s the big deal about these movies? Are they really that good?

    • Stan, the first one was fantastic. A solid action piece that had a simply, yet compelling plot.
      The choreography was second-to-none, and had practical effects. I don’t think there was any CG anywhere.
      Having been born in 81, I grew up on the practical effect action movies of the 80′s and 90′s. This was the first time I’ve seen a movie that maintained that feel. In my opinion, it did what the Expendables franchise has been trying to do. (not that I dislike Expendables, I just don’t think they’ve accomplished what they were intended).

      • OMG, the first one was AWFUL! When we went to see it there were like 14 people in the theater. By the end of the movie me and my friend were the only two left. If he hadnt driven there i would have left too. It’s absolutely terrible.

    • the fight choreography and stylized action is the among the best if not The Best i’ve seen. The Raid 1 and The Raid 2 are must sees!

  2. My rating: 4/5 stars, whereas I would give Raid: Redemption 5/5.
    I was fortunate to catch Raid 2 in theaters.
    Upon my first viewing, Raid 2 was a bit disappointing. It has a long run time, and is a bit slower paced.
    The best advice I can give you is not to go into this movie expecting an action flick. Rather, expect a crime drama with great action beats in it. It’s a very different movie in that regard, but thoroughly entertaining.
    While I do appreciate the drama added to this one, which furthers the world and character development, I still think it could have been cut down a bit. If so, it would have been given 5/5.

  3. The fight scenes in these movies make Captain America and Winter Soldier look like kindergarteners slap fighting. Although this film could have cut out 30 minutes, it was still an edge of your seat thrill ride. I am praying that Gareth Evans will direct the Marvel Knights movies (Daredevil, Punisher, Blade). Definitely worth watching both movies.

  4. I loved this flick. Great action but it is slower than the prior film.

    Claw hammers… Yay!

  5. It was okay.. The first one was basically strictly action and didn’t need to rely on a strong story to sell it. This one needed a story and imho it wasn’t a great one.

  6. I just re watched this. Definitely could have trimmed 30 mins of it. Was a better movie than the original, the original was action porn at its best. If you enjoy hand to hand combat, this series will remind you why.

    Mixed feelings regarding American reboot…

  7. I’d say the first 8 minutes of this were pretty darn gripping (though I have yet to see the full movie). It definitely feels as though it’s different from the first, which I enjoyed. The first Raid was raw, and though the characters were pretty straight forward, all of them came off as the real deal, like they believed they were who they were playing.

  8. I would like Gareth to direct a Shang-Chi or Iron Fist movie. =)

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