The Raid exclusive clip Blu-ray
If you missed The Raid on the big screen earlier this year and you're a fan of action thrillers then you owe it to yourself to check out the awesome fighting skills of Pencak Silat showcased by Iko Uwais in this brilliant film. The Raid follows a SWAT team up against a ruthless gang boss who end up fighting for their lives in a tower block showdown that will leave your jaw on the floor!
Director Gareth Evans told Nuts he made the film for just over a million quid but the results are jaw droppingly good! So what is Pencak Silat?
The Welshman explains:
"Silat is indigenous to Indonesia, it's hundreds of years old with over 200 fighting styles for tournament battle and performance that showcase many skills. Each one has different elements... Some are animal based with special moves but my favourite is designed for impact and breaking bones. But there's also a peaceful side to the aggression as practitioners use a special oil to help bone healing. So the idea is that if you're in a tournament fight and tear up your opponent you also help them recover. As a martial art it's very adaptable from one on one fighting at eye level and on the ground or defending yourself with a series of escape maneuvers against a group which you can see in this clip."
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The Raid is available on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday September 24th.
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