Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Ong-Bak DVD, Tom Yum Goong updates

Bunch of news from a recent look at Twitch:
  • The Tum Yum Goong website has been updated and has all kinds of good stuff, including a gallery of stills from the upcoming film.
  • Ong-Bak is due out on Region 1 DVD with English subtitles on August 30. It'll be the first time a licensed DVD with English subs will be available. Extras include Tony Jaa appearances in France and at a NBA game and a video promo by the RZA. Now if only the RZA had done the music instead of the French techno that Luc Besson added to the film when he bought the rights and distributed it in the West. It's his edit they are putting on the DVD. One company, according to Twitch, offers a workaround solution -- a two-disc set with the Besson cut AND the Thai original.
  • Tom Yum Goong trading cards are being made available from a Thai company called Best Boy. The trading-card news, by the way comes courtesy of Goro's Asian Movies and Stuff.
  • More merchandising: Goro says there will be a Tom Yum Goong video game, attributed to
  • And, Hong Kong is ticked off at the Thais for stealing their thunder in the martial arts film world. The new Donnie Yen movie, Sha Po Lang, will be a back-to-basics actioner that "will make people forget Ong-Bak, Gojo reports, attributing
  • Back at Twitch, Mono Films has some trailers for three of its films: the supernatural crime thriller Tiger Blade; a jungle horror flick, Vengeance; and the sword and sorcery epic, The Legend of Sudsakorn, starring Fan Chan's Charlie Trairat. The trailer links are a good service, because the Mono Film website itself is an annoying, music-filled, flash-laden nowhereville. I gave up on it before I could find the trailers there myself.
  • Tom Yum Goong posters, which Twitch noticed at KungFuCult Cinema. They are hanging around Bangkok now, too. Really looking forward to August 10!
( Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes )

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