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Ong Bak Muay Thai

Old 03-05-04, 06:30 AM
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Ong Bak Muay Thai

this movie seems to have the potential to be good...



anyway, here's an old article about it here.
Old 03-05-04, 07:17 AM
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There's been threads for this movie already.
Old 03-05-04, 07:38 AM
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oh okay, did a search and couldn't find any. my apologies
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it's cuz you can't search for words less than 4 letters long. Not your fault. Anyway, yeah - it's a kickass movie. The DVD doesn't have subs, but the general consensus was that you don't really need em.
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i'm downloading it now mate, i will let you know what i think of it tommorrow
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This is one of the best real (no wires) kung fu movies of all time, I hope Phanom Yeerum becomes a huge star like jackie chan or jet li, this movie is basically an excuse for him to kick ass, I can't wait to see it and actually understand what they are saying

this is probably my most anticipated DVD right now

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Saw this at a film festival last year & it's been one of my top 5 most anticipated releases since. It's only available without English subs. The plot is horribly bad, but I don't think anyone is watching these movies for the plot. There are absolutely no wires in this movie, Phanom Yeerum is the real deal & the comparisons to Jacky Chan are extremely fair. I've never seen anyone do what this guy can do outside of Jacky. They are completely different styles & different types of screen presence, but his physical ability IMO literally has not been seen before.
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you can download the subs guys

got less than an hour before i have the movie

will watch with subtitles
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The version being exported to Western countries (by Besson) is re-edited and has new music. Not sure why, since the film has a very acceptable, high quality soundtrack already.
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It's quite a lot of fun. The full title is Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior. The antidote to all those overloaded CGI-action flix and will remind you of early Jackie Chan.
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I guess Besson might have edited out some of the filler and made the movie a little tighter so it flows better, hopefully he'll add the alternate ending from the DVD.
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Thanks for the review guys, I've never heard of this and am completely stoked about it now. I'm a huge mixed martial arts fan. Blind buy for sure.
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Originally posted by succubiss
Thanks for the review guys, I've never heard of this and am completely stoked about it now. I'm a huge mixed martial arts fan. Blind buy for sure.
I've seen the trailers for it, it's nothing like mma. He uses muay thai but it's more like Jackie Chan moves/Fist Of Legend. No grappling or anything based on the previews.

btw, anybody know if this is a bootleg (i'm hoping it's not, but more likely it's)?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=2302

Thanks.

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One of the best pure Martial arts movies i've seen for a long time

The main actor is one hell of an athlete and martial artist

really showcases the effective elbow and knee techniques of Muay Thai in a flashy cinematic way.

For fans of pure martial arts films sick of CGI and excessive wirework, this one's for you
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Originally posted by matrixrok9
btw, anybody know if this is a bootleg (i'm hoping it's not, but more likely it's)?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=2302

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That is absolutely 100% pure grade bootleg.

There is no Region 1 release of this movie on DVD, nor is there any Region 0 release of this movie, nor is there even any official release of this movie with English subs yet.
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Yup the ebay one is a boot. And the english subs are excellent.

Amazing martial arts flick. That guy is quite the athlete, sort of like a mix between a gymnast and a martial artist. I read he used to be a stuntman before this film. You can tell they minimized his dialogue to a minimum, and most of it consists of "where is the Ong Bak statue's head" or a number of variants of the same sentence.
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if your gonna buy a bootleg , then just download it !
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This film finally opens near me, can't wait to see it.
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whoop de doo. 15+ theaters opening with it in NY State and every one of them is in the NYC area. Not even one close to Syracuse.

I emailed the website since they said to ask about screenings and he did say there was a possibility the first week of March, but I doubt it'll come to anything.

At least I was able to "view" it already. Wouldn't mind a subbed, large screen viewing though.

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I saw this film today. I thought it was shot a little too dank and dark for my tastes, but the action is pretty jaw-droppingly amazing. Tony Jaa's eye-foot coordination is crazy insane. After awhile, though, I think I suffered fatigue from all the martial arts action as it got to be a little too repetitive and cartoony at times, plus the multiple angle replays seemed to throw off the momentum of the action sequences.

There are quite a few good laughs that develop from the action sequences, and chase scenes. Sometimes, the action felt like videogame martial arts action in its intensity and brutality (as in "That'll definitely leave a mark" variety of blows and kicks).

The forces at play are a little too stark in good and bad, but as a vehicle to show off Tony Jaa's skills, it's not bad.

I give it 3 stars, or a grade of B.

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Is the theater release the original cut or the Besson cut?
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I had a great time with this movie... it was basically the anti-HERO...which is great, because those "violence as a dance" movies were starting to piss me off... Tony Jaa is freaking awesome and I still can't believe some of the moves he pulls off here... sure the story isn't much, and I kept wishing someone would knock the girls teeth out only to shut her up for a minute...her high pitched squeal was grating, but other than that it was highly entertaining and well worth seeing.

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Originally Posted by RyoHazuki
Is the theater release the original cut or the Besson cut?

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