Ong-bak

Ong-bak

the Thai warrior

DVD - 2005 | Thai
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When the head of his village's sacred Buddha statue is stolen, simple country boy Ting (Tony Jaa) is sent to Bangkok to retrieve it. He is trained in Muay Thai, but vowed never to use it. Once he arrives in the big city, however, he is forced to fight.
Publisher: Montreal :, Alliance Atlantis,, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2003
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE ONG
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
1 videodisc (105 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
Alternative Title: Thai warrior

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ThomasJWhiting
Oct 02, 2017

GOOD martial arts movie (has its own film genre) - first for me. A bit limited plot, etc., but the cinematography was quite good.

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Beardzilla
Mar 04, 2013

Insane! This has to be one of the best action movies I've seen in a long time! The fighting sequences are extremely entertaining and the fast-paced story makes it even better! Recommended to anyone looking for a speedy, straight-line martial arts movie.

EuSei May 30, 2012

Badly acted, voice over excruciatingly annoying, silly story—we couldn't watch more than 15 minutes.

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Madmanintheattic
Mar 15, 2012

One of the better martial arts movies I have seen. Very different in that it displays Muey Thai, the national Thai fighting style, a nice change from the same old kung fu. Excellent stunts and gymnastics. But stop with this one - Ong Bak 2 has some pretty good action but an incomprehensible story line; Ong Bak 3 is an UTTER waste of time. Avoid it.

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NobleSix
Jul 18, 2011

This movie had some good fights but it's like watching a cheesy Jackie Chan movie, probably worse. It wasn't as good as it was made out to be.

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CalicoJack
Mar 11, 2011

Wonderfully original martial arts film. Its Thai origins not only contribute cultural interest and elements of Buddhism to the film, but also leave it refreshingly free of many Hollywood cliches. The foot-chase scene, for instance, is like nothing you've ever seen before, owing to local colour plus the athleticism of star Tony Jaa, who apparently did all his own stunt work. (Interestingly, in 2010 Jaa became ordained as a Buddhist monk at a temple in Surin. However, word has it that he has lately returned to more worldly pursuits.)

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