Tagged with Gareth Evans

Blu-ray Review: The Raid [MA15]

Blu-ray Review: The Raid [MA15]

Dir: Gareth Evans Starring: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Pierre Gruno, Tegar Satrya, Ray Sahetapy The Film: The Raid is a film right up my alley, a mixture of action/martial arts/horror/thriller are all the elements that really make me tick as a film fan. There had been nothing but positive reviews and … Continue reading

Blu-ray Review: Merantau [MA15]

Blu-ray Review: Merantau [MA15]

Merantau was the first film in many years produced in Indonesia and it brought forth their martial arts Pencat Silat. That is a key component in this film, and I think after seeing this film many people will certainly want to know more (seek out Gareth Evan’s documentary Pencat Silat: The Martial Arts of Indonesia for more). The story here is about the ancient rite of passage known as ‘merantau’, which is from native Sumatra. Continue reading