Film critic Roger Ebert once eloquently said, “It’s not what a movie is about, it’s how it is about it.” The idea that the execution is ultimately more important than the actual elements of the story is one that has been illustrated time and time again throughout the history of cinema. Whether it’s the more than thirty loose adaptations of the 1929 novel “Red Harvest”, that includes such drastically different films (in content and quality) as Akira Kurosawa’s classic samurai tale YOJIMBO and Albert Pyun’s sci-fi schlockfest OMEGA DOOM, or the seemingly endless interpretations of Bram Stoker’s horror novel “Dracula” to name just a couple of examples, different artists have always looked for ways to reinterpret ideas for their respective audiences.
Debut director Denis Kryuchkov’s new thriller, Russian Raid, is revving up an October 1 release within the region, and here to remind the masses as of last week is a final trailer packed with pulsating action, and some unplugged Russian rhymes for good measure.
Well Go USA never forgets its audience. Their library spans a variety of genres, including and especially global action cinema. With this in mind, they’re landing hard this week with word from Geoffrey McNab at Screendaily on their acquisition of Russian Raid, from director Denis Kryuchkov.
Samurai swords, gun play, fisticuffs and general large-scale calamity are the major selling points going on in the first official trailer for director Denis Kryuchkov’s new film, Russian Raid. You pretty much get what you click play for in the first official trailer now running online following the film’s sales opening for this year’s AFM, and with actor Ivan Kotik making his formal action star outing following roles in Dragon Blade, The Mermaid and Oleg Stepchenko’s Chan/Schwarzenegger epic, Journey To China.