After premiering in New York and Seoul, Buy Bust is finally making its Philippine premiere tomorrow. The movie stars Anne Curtis and MMA fighter Brandon Vera, who are part of a police team tasked to do a drug bust in the slums of Manila. The trailers alone show how intense it’s going to be.
Are you stoked to see the movie? Well, we listed some steps to prepare yourself before buying a ticket and entering the cinema.
Watch behind-the-scenes footage
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This time last year. Trained hard. Trained properly. Pekiti Tirsia Kali. 🔪 Close quarter combat training. Proper gun handling – 🔫 Learning about recoil, how not to flinch and squint with one eye while firing. Training and spending time with our brave Scout Rangers and SF. 🇵🇭 Been working long, wet and bloody nights on this film with an extremely awesome team. Can't even put into words how excited I am for all of you to see how it's all come together. @erikmatti @tuhonmickkatipunan @dyake04 @dibs_r_t #BUYBUST
The stars have been training hard for the movie, from shooting guns to hand-to-hand combat. Anne specifically trained in Pekiti Tersia Kali, a Filipino martial arts style for self-defense used by the Philippine army and special forces units. Go watch these clips to give you an idea on the effort they exerted to make Buy Bust as believable and action-packed as it is.
Do an action movie binge
If you’re not used to watching this movie genre, you might get easily startled with the sound of gunshots and explosions. You might even feel uncomfortable seeing blood. We suggest putting on ones with badass female leads like Tomb Raider, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Atomic Blonde. Of course, you can explore other movies too to better prepare yourself.
Find a camo outfit—or something similar
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Them hips don’t lie. 👊🏼 Last night’s military glam look for the grand presscon of BUYBUST last night. Thank you to everyone that came out. So excited to be heading to New York on Saturday! Then Seoul next week for @bifanofficial!! See you Madlang NYC for the screenings of Sid & Aya and BUYBUST on July 15, Sunday. I’ll be at BOTH screenings 3:30pm for Sid & Aya and 8:30pm to close the @newyorkasianfilmfestival with BUYBUST! ❤️ Be sure to get your tickets now! See ya guys there! #BUYBUSTMOVIE #NYAFF
During one of their promo tours, the cast of Buy Bust wore camo ensembles and rode on the back of an army vehicle. You can immerse yourself in the movie as well by shopping for similar outfits. If you can’t find camo-printed pieces, all-black ensembles with combat boots work too.
Get a haircut
It might be a high time for you to get one so you can use Anne’s long bob in the film as inspiration. Just bring a photo and show it to your hairstylist. Plus, this shorter cut will give you less time to wash and style your hair and you can easily swipe it away when it gets on your face. Not only is it a Buy Bust-appropriate look, it’s also practical for everyday life.
Grab lots of snacks
A study found that if you’re watching an action film, you’re likely to grab more snacks because you get distracted by what you’re seeing. You might also need the popcorn to calm your nerves a bit when the suspense gets too much.
Art by Marian Hukom
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