Category Archives: Martial Arts

Trailer for The Raid 2: Berandal is insanely good

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As if the first movie wasn’t sick enough, director  Gareth  Evans has unloaded an outstanding trailer for the follow up to the 2011 cult classic The Raid:Redemption, starring Iko Uwais as Rama. Slightly inspired by that classic Robert Deniro scene in Raging Bull, the trailer starts out with Rama in a jail cell starring at a chalk drawing of a man he’s created on his wall. He then proceeds to punch the shit out of it like a those wooden dummies you see in Bruce Lee flicks.

With speed reminiscent of Donnie Yeh, the scene is inter-spliced with equally powerful, but random, footage from the film. It’s all, absolutely badass! Indeed…it’s not over!

(Via. Firstshowing.net)

The Raid 2: Berandal, the sequel to The Raid, is written and directed by Welsh born filmmaker Gareth Evans who also directed the first film. Starring Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Alex Abad, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Julie Estelle, Cecep Arif Rahman, Cok Simbara, Yayan Ruhian, Matsuda Ryuhei, Endo Kenichi, and Kitamura Kazuki, the film features our lead character Rama (Uwais) going undercover and infiltrating the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force. Sony Pictures Classics picked up the film for distribution to release sometime in 2014.

Awesome motion comic book for The Grandmaster presented by Vice

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This is really really cool! Got word of this through Vice Magazine‘s TUMBLR site. They apparently gathered a few of their favorite comic book artists and put together this amazing motion comic book to celebrate the release of The Weinstein Company‘s The Grandmaster.

Among the host of talented artists are Chris Evenhuis (Blackcat), PH Marcondes (Mighty Morphing Power Rangers), Keison (Batman, Powergirl), CHEE and Andrew Crossely (X Men). The story is written by Andrew Schmidt. I’ve posted, some of the images from the comic below, but you’ll have to click the jump to see them animated.

Trust…it’s worth a click!

This is a great idea for what I hope will be an amazing film.

The Grandmaster stars Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi and Cung Le, The Grandmaster opens stateside on August 23rd.

To see the comic book hit the jump.

THE GRANDMASTER MOTION COMIC BOOK

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, THE GRANDMASTER is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China and the subtropical South, THE GRANDMASTER features virtuoso performances by some of the greatest stars of contemporary Asian cinema, including Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang.(c) Weinstein

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