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The Protector starring Tony Jaa (Ong Bak) Sept. 8th

Old 08-30-06, 01:43 AM
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The Protector starring Tony Jaa (Ong Bak) Sept. 8th

Anyone else going to be checking out Tony Jaa's 2nd film to be released in the U.S.? I loved the action in Ong Bak so I'll definitely be going to check this out.

Official Movie site and trailer:
http://theprotectormovie.com
Old 08-30-06, 01:52 AM
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I saw this movie at my local video store. They have a section of Asian films. I might rent it.
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Yup this has been out for a while now in other Region's. I believe it is known as "Tom Yum Goong". I've been waiting to see it though so I could catch it on the big screen.
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Looks kinda cheesy, but Jaa's action will make it worth a viewing. He needs to be given a chance with a decent script. Hopefully this is it, but from the looks of the website, my money's on the latter.
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I loved Ong Bak, so I'm looking quite forward to this.
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Saw it months ago, worth seeing for the fight scenes
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I liked Ong Bak, and this one looks good too. I will check it out whenever it gets a Region 1 DVD release.
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I'm waiting to see how much they cut (I've got the R3 korean dvd) -- especially after the bizarre narration in the trailers that has nothing to do with the original plot -- but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing those fight scenes large screen. Not as many straight up stunts in this one though.
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Saw the overseas cut months ago, and for once, I'm actually interested to see what changes have been made for the US version. I thought it was decent (prefer Ong Bak overall) but in need of some serious reworking. We'll see how it fares in a week or so...
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Originally Posted by Tuan Jim
I'm waiting to see how much they cut (I've got the R3 korean dvd) -- especially after the bizarre narration in the trailers that has nothing to do with the original plot -- but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing those fight scenes large screen. Not as many straight up stunts in this one though.

Can you let me know where you got the Region 3 DVD? Are there subtitles? I saw a couple but I do not think they had English subtitles.

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Apparently the version in theaters will be a cut version, done in asociation by the director of the movie and its the french cut of the movie. Its 20 minutes shorter but subtitled, and apparently none of the fight scenes got cut thankfully.
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I hope that the movie is better than the trailer. It totally looks like it will suck...and I tend to love movies like this.
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Originally Posted by d2cheer
Can you let me know where you got the Region 3 DVD? Are there subtitles? I saw a couple but I do not think they had English subtitles.

Thanks
The KR version is the only official version that has English subs. I've had it since it's release but it seems to have disappeared from most retailers. I don't know of any online stores that carry it now but you can rent it at Nicheflix. From what I read the director cut some of the bone crunching sound effects in the fight scene at the end for the U.S. release which was requested by the distributor.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/vine/j...93&view=public


http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releas...yum-goong.html

The UK release also has a different title for the movie.

http://www.warriorkingmovie.co.uk/noflash.html

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saw it months ago on import dvd. it's really good; pretty violent too
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You'll hear Jaa keep saying 'Where is my elephant?' ALOT
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That new name is giving me bad Jackie Chan flashbacks.
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Originally Posted by gameover2k2
You'll hear Jaa keep saying 'Where is my elephant?' ALOT
puahahhaha....so funny cause it's true. Saw this overseas when I was living in Korea and my friends and I couldn't stop laughing after a while because he would just go from bad guy to bad guy kicking their asses while asking where his elephant was.
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Originally Posted by d2cheer
Can you let me know where you got the Region 3 DVD? Are there subtitles? I saw a couple but I do not think they had English subtitles.

Thanks

Yeah, it's out of stock at dvdfromkorea.com where I ordered mine (aka Ong Bak 2). It does have subs. Still haven't looked at the second disk though.
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Ong bak 2? I've heard other's refer to it as this but in a recent interview he mentioned they were just now filming Ong Bak 2 and that was his reason for not doing a small part in the next Rush hour film.
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Originally Posted by M Polo
Ong bak 2? I've heard other's refer to it as this but in a recent interview he mentioned they were just now filming Ong Bak 2 and that was his reason for not doing a small part in the next Rush hour film.
Where did you get that info? I've read he's working on "Sword".




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http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=16277

"Jaa told us that The Weinstein Company has not asked him to tone down the violence, which is probably a good thing since they're also involved in the production of Jaa's next film, Ong Bak 2, which he will also be directing. "That's one of my new roles, in addition to starring in the film," Jaa told us. "It's going to showcase a new type of Muy Thai, which will incorporate Muy Thai and Khon, a type of traditional dancing, and there will also be new traditional weapons that will be used. In terms of the weapons that can be used, it can be sticks, spears with a sword at the end, and traditional swords, as well. There's going to be emphasis on the script, and of course, the action scenes. It's predominantly going to be filmed in Thailand, because I feel that there are a lot of really nice area in Thailand that haven't been shown in film. We're still considering using international locations, but I think it will mainly be in Thailand."

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Unless "Sword" is going to be released in the U.S. obviously by the Weinstein's under the title "Ong Bak 2". I was just curious. It doesn't really matter, I'll see his movies no matter what the title for the most part.
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maybe it's the same production or not. They do sound similar.
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the action looks pretty good so i will probably go see it.
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The movie is now Quentin Tarantino Presents The Protector.
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Originally Posted by M Polo
Ong bak 2? I've heard other's refer to it as this but in a recent interview he mentioned they were just now filming Ong Bak 2 and that was his reason for not doing a small part in the next Rush hour film.
It's listed as "Ong Bak 2" at that e-store. Obviously it isn't, but that's the way to search for it -- or put "jaa" in under actor.

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