New Trailer for Indonesian Action Film 'Headshot' Starring Iko Uwais
"I died once. I won't die again." Vertical Entertainment has debuted a kick ass new action-packed trailer for the Indonesian action film Headshot, starring Iko Uwais from The Raid movies, directed by the guys who made that totally crazy "Safe Haven" segment of V/H/S 2. We initially featured a trailer for this film last year just before it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, but this new one is much better and makes this movie look like a must see. Uwais plays a guy who wakes up without any memory, only to sudden remember everything and go after the gangsters who took the love of his life. The cast includes Julie Estelle, Sunny Pang, Very Tri Yulisman and others. This looks totally awesome, I'm so ready to give this film a shot. Enjoy.
Here's the newest trailer for Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto's Headshot, via The Playlist's Facebook:
Uwais plays a young man who washes ashore, an amnesiac with a serious head injury whose past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed back to health by a young doctor. Violence ensues. Sweet, sweet violence. Headshot is co-directed by Indonesian filmmakers who are known as "The Mo Brothers", specifically Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto, of the films Killers, Macabre, Dara, as well as the "Safe Haven" segment of V/H/S 2 previously. The screenplay is by Timo Tjahjanto. This film first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year in the Midnight Madness category. It already opened in Indonesia last July. Vertical will release Headshot in select theaters + on VOD starting March 3rd this winter. You down?
At its best, this looks like some new take on brutality. That doesn't necessary make a good film. I think that the 'Raid' films were nothing better in that respect ...
shiboleth on Feb 1, 2017
Nothing better? Both those films were excellent martial arts movies. Yes, they were violent but very creative and very well done. This looks like more of the same. I will definitely check it out. If you are turned off by "brutal" (i.e. graphic) films, that's fine. But I'd advise you against saying it's not a good film just because you don't like violence. Tha
Doug on Feb 2, 2017
Well, we have disagreement here. Or simply, yes, I don't like the violence. However, what is there to like about that? Films have generally, nowadays become excuse for depicting different aspects of violence. Don't get me wrong, I have no intention to moralize about it, but violence has the purpose of its own in many films and it is hardly a narrative device for better story, quite often. At least, producers of films like this one here are quite aware of that. Unfortunately, no matter how much I liked some of the martial art films you're mentioning, that's what they mostly are, excuse for depicting the violence, to decorate films with it and earn some money. Well, that's not quality. And it does not look like this one will be different. Regardless how much drama somebody is trying to put in it since drama is just another effect in the most films full of, huh, violence ...
shiboleth on Feb 2, 2017
NOICE. I wonder if this will be banned in Indonesia?
DAVIDPD on Feb 1, 2017
Bibowski on Feb 5, 2017
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