Kung Fu Cinema reports that the ultra-violent historical battle epic Bang Rajan is getting the royal treatment in a UK DVD release.
Directed by Thanit Jitnukul, the 2000 film is based on the true story of a small band of villagers who stood up to the armed might of the invading Burmese forces in 1765.
The two-disc Special Collector's Edition will be released by Premier Asia on February 28. Special features include dual language format (English dubbed and Thai language with re-mastered English subtitles); commentary by Asia film experts Bey Logan and Mike Leeder; "Walking Through History" featurette with Thanit Jitnukul; "Warrior Elite" – an interview with leading-man Winai Kraibutr: "The Power of One" – an interview with leading-man Jaran Ngamdee; "Daughter of Courage" – an exclusive interview with leading-lady, Bongkot Khongmalai; "Legend Re-born" – the making of Bang Rajan; "Impossible Dream" – a project retrospective with producer, Adirek "Uncle" Wattaleela and "Echoes of Battle" – a retrospective documentary, produced by Film Bangkok for the film's release.
(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)