Movie PictureIn a celebration of action that rivals such acclaimed imports as Hero and House Of Flying Daggers, Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior elevates physical conflict to an art form on on DVD right now from Fox Home Entertainment.
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Featuring the most elaborate and eye-popping martial arts ever committed to celluloid – all without the aid of stunt doubles, wires or computer graphic enhancements – Ong-Bak packs a punch that sets the new gold standard for hand-to-hand combat in action cinema. Featuring newcomer Tony Jaa in an amazing star turn that secured him an immediate reputation as one of cinema's most incredible martial artists during the film's theatrical run, Ong-Bak provides "the long overdue answer to Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan" (Time Magazine) with "the rare action hero…who deserves the comparison" (Los Angeles Times). The DVD includes a music video featuring Jaa, as well as a featurette about the making of the video; an instructional walk-through highlighting the eight movements of Muay Thai, the martial art employed by Jaa in the film; behind the scenes stunt footage; a performance by Jaa at a French screening and a promotional spot featuring The RZA of The Wu-Tang Clan. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior will be available for the suggested retail price of $27.98 U.S.
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DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
The DVD includes a music video featuring star Tony Jaa, as well as a featurette about the making of the video; an instructional walk-through highlighting the eight movements of Muay Thai, the martial art employed by Jaa in the film; behind-the-scenes stunt footage; performance by Jaa at a French screening, a promotional spot featuring The RZA of The Wu-Tang Clan, and trailers from the film's U.S., French and Thai releases. The Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior DVD is presented in English stereo, as well as Thai Dolby 5.1 Surround sound.
Tony Jaa, the fighting superstar "destined for film's martial arts pantheon" (New York Daily News) electrifies as Ting, a religious young warrior who swears an oath of peace. But when the head of Ong-Bak, his village's sacred statue, is stolen, he heads for Bangkok to recover it from a ruthless crime lord at any cost. In a film Time calls "exhilarating," with relentless, fever-pitched action free of stunt doubles and special effects, Jaa performs "moves that would send Jackie Chan to the chiropractor!" (Maxim)
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