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Raging Phoenix (2009)

Deu suay doo (original title)
A violent gang is abducting and killing women around Thailand. Sanim and his friends, having had loved ones abducted, have joined together to break the gang of kidnappers. In a botched ... See full summary »

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Deu (as Yanin Vismistananda)
Kazu Patrick Tang ...
Sanim (as Patrick Tang)
Nui Saendaeng ...
Kee-Muu
Sompong Leartvimolkasame ...
Dog
Boonprasert Salangam ...
Bull
Roongtawan Jindasing ...
Jaguar London
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Jaguar Tokyo (as Marc Nghi Hoang)
David Bueno ...
Jaguar Bombay
Saroch Ruampaothai ...
Pai (as Sarocha Ruampaothai)
Klongkrit Klaydang ...
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Pramote Keawchan ...
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Pongoanai Naiyananont ...
Musician
Pakpoom Permpone ...
Transvestite
Tulaya Huntra ...
E-Tuk
Aino Takeshita ...
Japanese Girl
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A violent gang is abducting and killing women around Thailand. Sanim and his friends, having had loved ones abducted, have joined together to break the gang of kidnappers. In a botched kidnap attempt, Deu is saved by Sanim's crew. After learning their unique martial arts style, Deu helps lure the gang into an epic battle to save the women across Thailand. Written by Anonymous

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She's back...with a vengeance.

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Rated R for pervasive violent content and some alcohol abuse | See all certifications »

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12 August 2009 (Thailand)  »

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The fighting style is called Meyraiyuth, which is actually a fictional drunken style of B-boying infused Muay Thai which strongly resembles Capoeira. See more »

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Fun action, but little rewatch value
31 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

RAGING PHOENIX, a high-kicking Thai martial arts film, marks Jeeja Yanin's follow-up to her outstanding debut, CHOCOLATE. While proving to be a mildly entertaining movie with some great fight action to recommend it, it's an inevitable disappointment to those of us weaned on the likes of ONG BAK and WARRIOR KING, as it just doesn't hold a torch to the calibre of those two movies – or, indeed, Yanin's aforementioned debut.

The problem with this movie is pretty much everything aside from the action: the characters are cardboard-thin, the plot is shallow and the script is completely stupid. By the time we're introduced to the storyline of the villains harvesting the tears of their victims, you'll be rolling your eyes and saying "oh please". In addition, the acting is strictly drama school, and that includes Yanin; none of these guys would make it in a film requiring real performances.

Good news, then, is that the action is what this film is all about, and it lifts what could have been a debacle into something pretty entertaining; no WARRIOR KING, certainly, but something to be enjoyed at least once. The dance-infused combat sees Janin and her anarchist rebel friends battling a series of nefarious villains, and it inevitably builds up into a massive battle in the bad guys' lair (a ridiculous CGI underground chamber).

At the end, Yanin finally meets her match – a hulking Amazonian fighter by the name of Roongtawan Jindasing, a real-life bodybuilder and judo expert. The resultant fight takes in multiple locations, some exquisite camera (the bridge scene in particular) and goes on for about half an hour without ever getting dull; seasoned action director Panna Rittikrai ensures he gets the maximum mayhem for his money.


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