If, like me, you are super-excited about The Raid 2: Berandal, then I have an viciously violent treat for you. Director Gareth Evans has released a deleted scene from the movie that is brutal in the extreme.
Titled "Gang War", the 4-minute clip takes you by the hand, walks you to an abandoned building and proceeds to beat the crap out of you until every single bone in your body is smashed.
Basically, it's awesome and totally NSFW.
Here's Evans' explaining why he had to cut the scene:
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.
If this scene is a measure of the quality and brutality of The Raid 2, then it's shaping up to be every bit as incredible as its predecessor.