At the unforgiving intersection of Chained Heat, TV’s Spartacus and Orange Is the New Black stands RAZE, a ...
At the unforgiving intersection of Chained Heat, TV’s Spartacus and Orange Is the New Black stands RAZE, a viscerally thrilling new action-horror film where it’s every woman for herself. The brutal shocker, director Josh C. Waller’s “self-assured debut” (Los Angeles Times), comes to DVD from IFC Films and MPI Media Group on May 20, 2014, with an SRP of $24.98.
After she is drugged and abducted, Jamie (Rachel Nichols, Star Trek, Continuum) awakens to find herself in a concrete bunker where she meets fellow abductee Sabrina (stuntwoman-turned-action star Zoe Bell, Death Proof, Kill Bill, Oblivion). Before long the two women discover that they are in a modern-day coliseum, where they and 48 other women have been selected to fight to the death. If they refuse, their loved ones will be killed.
Co-starring genre favorites Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks) as the sadistic organizers of the battles, RAZE is director Josh C. Waller’s(McCanick) a no-holds-barred assault on the senses, featuring some of the most brutal fist-to-the-face combat ever put on film. In this contest, may the best woman win.
Extensive bonus features on the DVD include filmmaker commentary, cast and crew interviews, a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, extended fight scenes, a gag reel and more.
Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times said, “There is food for thought here about the subjugation and exploitation of women, the limits of psychological and physical endurance, and more.” “As violent as it is, RAZE is refreshing,” wrote Shannon M. Houston of Paste magazine. Brian Orndorf of Blu-ray**** called the film “strong stuff, but also briskly paced and interested in the psychological ramifications of such unrelenting brutality.” Matt Zoller Seitz of RogerEbert**** praised, “If RAZE had been released in 1975, Quentin Tarantino would never shut up about it.”