Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation ... See full summary »
A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.
When the owner of a major elephant camp is murdered, Kham finds himself the number one suspect and on the run from both the police and the deceased's vengeful twin nieces. But luck is on ... See full summary »
During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.
Booting lives in a small and peaceful village. One day a sacred Buddha statuette called Ong Bak is stolen from the village by an immoral businessman. It soon becomes the task of a voluntary young man, Boonting (Phanom Yeeram), to track down the thief in Bangkok and reclaim the religious treasure. Along the way, Boonting uses his astonishing athleticism and traditional Muay Thai skills to combat his adversaries.Written by
More than Luc Besson, the crew also seems to like Steven Spielberg. During the alley chase, right after Tony Jaa has performed some break-dance-looking moves on a table, he jumps off and runs away, while the text "Hi Spielberg, let do it together" can be read on the wall in the background. See more »
When Humlae and Ting venture into the Cave riding a motorcycle, the stand of the motorcycle is still down. See more »
Two cuts were released in Hong Kong. The theatrical release was identical to the Thai cut except the now infamous "bone-breaking" shots were both cut to receive a "Category II B" rating. This cut of the film is also used for the EDKO Hong Kong VCD. However, the original uncut version, with both the arm and leg breaking shots, was given a DVD release in Hong Kong, but received a "Category III" rating. See more »
Ong-Bak was a great beat-em-up flick, probably the most realistic-looking fighting sequences I've ever seen. And the fact that there are no special effects involved earn this movie and Tony Jaa more respect from me. Tony Jaa is definitely more acrobatic than Jackie, but if you look back at some of Jackie's films and then watch Ong-Bak, I don't think he's as GUTSY as Jackie but hey, he's only made 1 film so I may be wrong. And he's a good martial artist but if you really look at some of Jet Li's films and then look at Ong-Bak and pay attention to his hand to hand combat, you'll see that he's actually not as advanced or nearly as OUICK as Jet in actual martial arts skills and hand-2-hand combat. There's a difference in being the next big martial arts star and being the next Jet Li or Jackie Chan. Anyway most people are just saying that cuz he's new and can jump high and do a bunch of flips. So don't label him as the next anybody. Just say "There's Jet Li, Jackie Chan, and Tony Jaa."
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