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Ten Films To Watch Before The Raid
Gareth Evans' primer to his action spectacular

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Ten Films To Watch Before The Raid | 10. Escape From New York (1981)
10. Escape From New York (1981)

I go back and watch John Carpenter films all the time. There’s something in his films that stands the test of time. They’re all about mood and atmospherics; as well as the overwhelming sense of being hunted. There’s a moment in Escape From New York where Kurt Russell’s being chased by all these bad guys and he shoots the wall with a machine gun to weaken it and jumps through. I wanted to riff on that so we had Iko taking an axe an cutting a hole in the floor. I love the Roddy Piper fight in They Live, too. It’s so ridiculous!

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1 guysalisbury
MIA Born Free is a music video ;) More

Posted by radar670 on Friday May 18, 2012, 13:33

2 Agreed....Where's Hard Boiled
Seriously No Hard Boiled; not a Single John Woo movie...Dude get to Hong Kong more! More

Posted by dgribble on Wednesday May 16, 2012, 00:30

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L: Phil de Semlyen In fairness to Gareth, this isn't intended to be an exhaustive list of films that influenced The Raid, more a fun primer to get you in the mood. I'm sure he'd be the first to pay homage to John Woo and Hard Boiled. Look out from him on next week's podcast... Well, I have to say, as I've already seen The Raid a few weeks ago at the Bradford Film Festival, that if his list is a primer and not an influence list to get you in the mood then watch Hard Boiled and Ong Bak. Those two will definately get you in the mood for this gem of an action movie. More

Posted by MuckyMuckMan on Tuesday May 15, 2012, 22:24

4 M.I.A Born Free
I've never heard of this and cant find a review on The Empire site............ More

Posted by guysalisbury on Tuesday May 15, 2012, 12:16

5 RE: Pic 1
In fairness to Gareth, this isn't intended to be an exhaustive list of films that influenced The Raid, more a fun primer to get you in the mood. I'm sure he'd be the first to pay homage to John Woo and Hard Boiled. Look out from him on next week's podcast... More

Posted by Phil de Semlyen on Tuesday May 15, 2012, 11:01

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This is from the big boss. More

Posted by pablo233 on Monday May 14, 2012, 20:33

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It's Gareth Evans pick, so if he doesn't view Hard Boiled as a major influence, then I guess it wasn't a major influence. Having said that, a wee spoiler alert wouldn't have gone amiss Empire... More

Posted by JamieNC on Monday May 14, 2012, 19:37

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Where's Hard Boiled? More

Posted by MuckyMuckMan on Monday May 14, 2012, 18:28

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No Hard Boiled? More

Posted by Whistler on Monday May 14, 2012, 17:16


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