It's A Gang War In Lengthy THE RAID 2 Deleted Scene

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It's A Gang War In Lengthy THE RAID 2 Deleted Scene
Want to know how high the bar has been set with The Raid 2? Well, taking a look at what didn't make the final cut could give you an indication. Some of you may recall one of the first stills released from the film's production, a shot of a bloody man crawling across a floor ... well, that shot is from a lengthy and elaborate gun battle between rival gang factions that ultimately did not make it to Gareth Evans' final cut. Here's how the director describes the decision to remove it:

This is one of a few deleted scenes taken from the film. Reasons to cut were entirely down to pacing issues. This was probably the hardest for me to cut due to the fact that the production on this scene lasted around 6 days of shooting, it cost us a fuck load to make and it served to escalate the gang war out onto the streets involving people outside of the closed off inter-gang politics.

At the end of the day though, after discussing its worth it took us away from the central theme for a little too long with characters that would only exist in this scene alone.

Whenever I edit a film - every scene feels like a precious moment. "No fucking way can I cut this" is a regular phrase I utter at Aram (one of the producers at XYZ Films who patiently worked with me to get the film to it's final cut) but his patience was always a virtue and it's when you make a cut and no longer miss it from the bigger picture a few days down the line that you realise it was the right decision to make.

But taking it out of the picture doesn't mean Evans doesn't want people to see it and so it has now arrived online for your viewing pleasure. No spoilers here of any sort, just pure action. Check it out below.

The Raid 2: Berandal (Deleted Scene: Gang War) from Merantau Films on Vimeo.

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