The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Gareth Evans said "The original Assault taught me to be economical and how to sell this illusion of large groups of gangs outside trying to burst their way in. We didn't have a big budget, so we couldn't afford to have hundreds of extras. When it came to the shootout where they drop through the hole in the floor, you get the feeling there are 50 people outside and people underneath trying to come through the hole... but you see about five people maximum. The rest is all audio. There's a great scene in Precinct 13 where the lights go out and then all of a sudden there's hundreds of snipers outside shooting. We don't see them because it's pitch-black, all we do is hear the glass smashing- but you get the feeling of them being surrounded and totally outnumbered."
Gareth Evans said "A big influence for the final fight in The Raid was this Jackie Chan film. It was one of his earlier films before he started playing around with Project A and Armour Of God. Chan and Mars, one of his stunt guys, had a two-on-one fight with Hwang In-Shik, one of the Korean martial artists who did tae kwon do and had fought Jackie already in The Young Master in 1980. The fight is brutal! Jackie and Mars play characters that didn't have much experience of martial arts so when it came to The Raid, similarly, Mad Dog is the stronger one of the fighters between the three of them, so the other two constantly throwing themselves at Mad Dog until he slowly breaks and can't keep fighting anymore."
director said "Die Hard" isolation building concept inspire this film
director said "Hard Boiled" flowing non-stop-action inspired this film
Gareth Evans said "When I was writing The Raid I was watching films for research, but none of them were martial arts films as I knew them so well. Instead they were all thriller, suspense, horror. [Rec] and the sequel were real influences on the me for this. I realised that if I took away the martial arts and the action, I was left with a concept that lent itself to survival horror more than anything else. I could go anywhere with this film and didn't have to follow any martial arts templates. We could have a fight scene then follow it up with horror-style tension." The Raid is out now.
In both films, villains stab a machete through a wall multiple times in an attempt to stab the hero.
During the games to honor the fallen gladiators, Spartacus kills one of the Roman guards by launching himself and the guard through the air. He impales the guard on his crossed swords in the sand thus cutting the guards neck. The scene is taken from Serbuan maut (The Raid: Redemption) Rama killing one of the machete thugs on a jagged door bottom in the eight floor hall fight scene.
The smashing of a henchman's head into a light, then into the wall multiple more times as he falls, and the subsequent shot of the defeated henchmen laying on the ground in the hallway is taken from this movie.
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Short claymation cat version of the film