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Poptop review: Exciting 'Raid' attacks home video
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GRADE: B+

Blu-ray •"The Raid: Redemption," which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is an all-out assault on your senses with blood-curdling martial arts and imaginative direction. It's the story of an Indonesian SWAT team who attacks a drug lord's rundown apartment building only to face a band of angry henchmen. Director Gareth Evans has a keen eye for action, and the brutal scenes are expertly choreographed. The Blu-ray comes with the original Indonesian-language track with English subtitles as well as a dubbed English track, and you can watch it with the original music as well as the newer and better soundtrack by Linkin Park composer Mike Shinoda. The package also delivers several behind-the-scenes documentaries detailing how Evans captured some of the movie's more amazing stunts.

Vince Horiuchi —

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