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Celebrate The Raid’s Irish release with claymation cats!

| o | - Take that Indonesian clay kitten!

Yes I know we’ve been talking about The Raid: Redemption a lot but dammit if it’s not the best action film we’ve seen in years.

Anyway, One Cool Thing a Day featured this rather delightful 3-minute claymation version of the Gareth Evans film which has been captivating audiences at film festivals and across North America and now lands on Irish and British shores. The video is made by English animator Lee Hardcastle who “makes claymations that are not for children.” For more of his work check out his website at

And if that isn’t enough, here’s the making of…

The Raid is playing all across Dublin’s cinemas from today. Read our review and other coverage of the film here.

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Nigel loves stupid films almost as much as he likes clever films. He'll watch anything but is usually drawn to documentaries, North American independent films, Irish cinema and gung-ho, balls-to-the-walls Hollywood blockbusters. Here's what he's been watching.