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Trailer Watch: Absolutely brutal red band trailer for The Raid

Courtesy the MTV Movies Blog, here’s an impressively action-packed, very red band trailer for Welsh director Gareth Huw Evans’ The Raid, starring “Indonesian martial arts sensation” Iko Uwais, Doni Alamsyah, Joe Taslim, Yayan Ruhian and Ray Sahetapy.

Here’s the official synopsis (via Coming Soon):

Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building’s lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission.

This is maaaaybe not safe for work, because of its awesomeness, so keep that in mind.

The film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday and unfortunately doesn’t have a release date yet anywhere outside of Indonesia (where it’s out in January), but Sony does have the US distribution rights. Also, if your interest has been piqued, check out the trailer for Evans and Uwais’ previous film, Merantau, over at YouTube.


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