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    The Night Comes For Us

    This is debuting at Fantastic Fest later this month.

    "Ito (Joe Taslim), a gangland enforcer, caught amidst a treacherous and violent insurrection within his Triad crime family upon his return home from a stint abroad."

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6116856/

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    First reviews are out after a screening at Fantastic Fest.

    If you like action gore, you came to the right place.
    ...its gnarly, mischievous soul has more in common with Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive, a film that exists solely to pelt you with relentless inventive gore and escalation.
    The Night Comes for Us is way more like a (super, super great) splatter cartoon.
    The Night Comes to Us’ most valuable weapon is its gleeful enthusiasm for variety and gore. You’re always about five seconds from the film’s best new kill.
    https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2018/09...mas-dead-alive

    Apparently this is another Netflix production, so probably no BD ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaibatan View Post
    Apparently this is another Netflix production
    Available on Netflix starting October 19th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaibatan View Post
    First reviews are out after a screening at Fantastic Fest.









    https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2018/09...mas-dead-alive

    Apparently this is another Netflix production, so probably no BD ever.
    FYI, a nice HD quality rip is available at the usual sites. Please do yourself a favor and check this out. This made my top 10 flicks of 2018. Tony Jaa had all the signs of becoming the next big homegrown star from Asia but for a myriad of reasons (mostly of his own doing), he never capitalized on his breakout role. So my new hope was pinned on Iko Uwais but this flick also gives me some hope for Joe Taslim. He's only made one flick outside of Indonesia and it was a minor role in the TFTF franchise but this could be his breakout role (other than THE RAID) for Western audiences.








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    Been so fucking busy these last three weeks I'm behind but I want to make time for this one this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Been so fucking busy these last three weeks I'm behind but I want to make time for this one this week.
    You won't regret it. A lot of brutal close quarters fight scenes including the one between Julie Estelle (The Operator) & the two female assassins (Alma + Elena).

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    Saw this, felt myself getting old

    The Night Comes for Us (Indonesia, 2018) [Netflix] - 2.5/5
    Stylish but hollow martial arts gore actioner. Perhaps I'm getting old, but this reached the point where the constant ultra-graphic violence towards both heroes and villains ceased to be enjoyable or hard hitting, and just got nauseating. This feels more like "torture porn action" than the good old "ultra violent action" (anything from Sonny Chiba to Lone Wolf and Cub or Versus) which were relatively clean-cut in their bloody but cartoonish violence. Here the focus is on pain, graphic detail and pieces of flesh being cut off from human bodies. The action itself is quite well filmed, largely lacking the shakycam, CGI overdose and editing issues that you'd find in the Raid films. There are also some exciting bits that rely more on fight choreography than gore, like Julie Estelle`s final fight. You do wish, however, that they had gotten a bit more out of the characters/storyline (esp. Taslim vs. Uwais with its honor/brotherhood tension) as the potential was there. The missed opportunity somewhat reminded me of the director's earlier film Killers, which was very entertaining but largely wasted its psychological potential.

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    I'm going to side with 47lab here as this is pretty much what I always wanted action movies to be like. I get the "I'm getting too old for this shit!" feeling as well when it comes to scenes of torture or rape but the kind of quick, bloody violence as on display in THE NIGHT COMES FOR US remains something I can get a thrill out of. I've had many a heated discussion arguing that bloodless PG-13 gunfights where everybody instantly drops dead are far more guilty of glorifying violence than any graphic display of bodily harm.

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