Thursday 17 May 2012

Gareth Evans' 'Footsteps' gets UK release and new title

I'm really, really pleased to see my mate Gareth Evans getting loads of coverage and a wide release for his new film The Raid. Let's face it, when was the last time an Indonesian movie played your local multiplex?

Before he moved to Jakarta, Gareth's first feature was a low-budget, bleak and brilliant tale of a young man drifting into the snuff movie industry, starring the fantastic Mads Koudal. When I reviewed it, the film was called Footsteps, which is how it was released in the States. It has remained unseen in the UK until now, but The Raid's success has prompted Metrodome to pick up Footsteps, retitle it Vengeance Day and slot it in for a 23rd July release.

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