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Tom Yum Goong 2 Marks The End Of The No Wire, No CGI Era For Tony Jaa

Get ready for something different, Tony Jaa fans. Having built his early notoriety at least partially on the promise of no wires and no CGI enhancement in the action and stunt sequences of his previous films Jaa and director Prachya Pinkaew are utilizing both for the upcoming Tom Yum Goong 2.Though a rarity in the work of action choreographer Panna Rittikrai, he has shown a willingness to dip into both areas when the action calls for it. Mercury Man and Dynamite Warrior both made extensive use of both wire and CGI work, for example, and even the much more raw Born To Fight includes one notable CGI gag. This is a first for Jaa, however, one necessitated by some of the 3D gags in the...
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Sahamongkol Film Gets In Touch With Their Sensitive Side …

Why, yes, that Is a poster featuring people holding hands in the shape of a heart. And, yes, it comes as just as big a surprise to me as to you that it is currently being featured here on Twitch. But here’s the thing. The film is titled 4 Romance and it is, as you may very well surmise, a four part anthology film of romantic stories. But here’s where it may surprise you. Each fo the four segments is told in a different genre - comedy, action, musical and drama - and Thailand’s Sahamongkol Film has gone and pulled in four rather high profile directors from their stable to shoot them. How high profile? How about Mercury Man director Bhandit Thongdee? No? How about Chocolate editor and Bangkok Loco producer Rashane Limtrakul? No? How about 13 Beloved and Love of Siam - this year’s Thai Oscar submission - director Chukiat Sakweerakul?
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Mercury Man hits R1 DVD in January

Thailand first ever martial superhero Mercury Man arrives onto R1 DVD in January via Magnet Pictures. Directed by Bhandit Thongdee, the pic boast martial arts choreography by Panna Rittikrai of ‘Ong-Bak,’ and ‘Born to Fight’ fame. After being stabbed with an ancient Tibetan amulet, a Bangkok firefighter Sharn is transformed into a superhero when his body becomes a massive heat source, which he learns to manipulate to give him super strength, increased agility and the ability to make great leaps. Sharn's fate is entwined with an Afghan terrorist, Osama bin Ali, who wants the power of the Tibetan amulet to use in a plot to destroy the United States.
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