Action flick The Raid will be shown exclusively in SM Cinemas starting September 5

by Kathleen Benavidez
Sep 5, 2012

SM Cinema, the leading film exhibitor in the country, gets exclusive rights to screen The Raid starting September 5, 2012.

This action film will have an advance screening on September 4 at 7:30pm at Cinema 6 of SM Megamall. Members of the press, brand partners and other special guests will be attending the event.

SM Cinema offers 50% discount on The Raid ticket for e-PLUS card holders. SM Advantage Card, Prestige Card, BDO Rewards Card and Global Pinoy Card holders can enjoy 20% off on tickets for this film.

The film is under the direction of G.H. Evans and stars rising Indonesian actor, IkoUwais. The Raid is the 2nd film of G.H. Evans and IkoUwais together. Their first film Merantau (2009) is considered one of the best martial art films. Like Merantau, The Raid also features the pencaksilat, an indigenous fighting style created in Indonesia. Aside from pencaksilat, The Raid incorporates different fighting styles. The cast is actually composed of professional martial artists from different disciplines.

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The film is presented by METANTAU FILMS and XTZ FILMS in association with Celluloid Nightmare. The film is about an elite team of cops tasked to raid a rundown 30-storey apartment and remove its owner, a notorious drug lord called Tama. The apartment has never been entered by the police before and is now a sanctuary of infamous gangsters. The team infiltrates the apartment but a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover. Tama orders the lockdown on the building. While the team has been stranded on one of the building’s floors, Tama solicits the aid of notorious criminals to defeat the special unit.

IkoUwais stars as Rama, one of the members of a special team. This police group is led by Jaka, portrayed by Joe Taslim, a professional Judo athlete. Ray Sahetapy, winner of The Best Actor award in the Film Festival Indonesia in 1989, plays the infamous drug lord. Other cast members include Yayan Ruhian and Donny Alamsyah. The former plays Mad Dog, the right hand man of the criminal boss. The latter plays Andi, Tama’s second right hand man.

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The Raid is distributed in the Philippines by Viva Films. It received an R-16 rating from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).

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