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Writers:
Thanakorn Pongsuwan (screenplay)
Yutnathorn Kaewthong (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 October 2007 (Thailand) See more »
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Plot:
Opapatika is a special power that makes one become practically invincible. The power remains alive so long as that person is remains alive... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Decent Movie, Great idea See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Somchai Kemglad ... Jirat

Shahkrit Yamnarm ... Paison
Leo Putt ... Taesit
Athip Nana ... Ramil
Ray MacDonald ... Aroot
Kemapsorn Sirisukha ... Pran

Nirut Sirichanya
Pongpat Wachirabunjong ... Thoovathit
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Philip Hersh ... Ramil (voice: English version)

Directed by
Thanakorn Pongsuwan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yutnathorn Kaewthong  screenplay
Thanakorn Pongsuwan  screenplay

Produced by
Prachya Pinkaew .... producer
Sukanya Vongsthapat .... producer
 
Film Editing by
Max Tersch (co-editor)
 
Production Design by
Phisut Pariwattanakij 
 
Makeup Department
Vittaya Deerattrakul .... makeup department head
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Demon Warriors" - USA (DVD title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive bloody brutal violence and brief sexual content
Runtime:
Germany:110 min (European Film Market)
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Decent Movie, Great idea, 23 December 2009
Author: jonmartian from United States

When I saw this film featured on Netflix's streaming service I was intrigued, being a fan of both supernatural themed and martial arts movies. Pleasantly Opapatika fulfills both those requirements although not as thoroughly I would have liked. It feels like the story is never really explained well and you definitely have to be on the ball when watching to follow it. One also has to be willing to forgive what I can only guess are translation errors in the subbing although they weren't bad enough to really mar the movie experience for me.

Opapatika does however is provide a unique story experience. I can honestly say that there aren't many movies that I have seen that take such an innovative approach to the use of extraordinary/supernatural powers. The fight scenes are quite enjoyable with each opapatika showing off his special ability. There are plenty of "ouch" moments along with one or two jaw dropping ones. I would caution that this movie is very violent with lots gore and death but more in a "Kill Bill" sort of way, not something realistically graphic like a "Saving Private Ryan".

I don't normally think or say this but it would be nice to see this remade or redone in the States like what was done with the movie "The Ring" (or "Ringu" in Japanese). The plot is truly original and deserves to be completely fleshed out.

Overall, Opapatika is an enjoyable movie with plenty of twists to keep it from being predictable and the main theme tells us that nothing comes without a price and that sometimes when you get what you've been hoping for, it isn't always what you wanted, just like this movie.

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