Monday, February 15, 2010

Queens of Langkasuka hits Blu-ray in Taiwan

It's taken two years since Queens of Langkasuka (Puen Yai Jome Salad) hit cinemas in Thailand for a licensed and legal English-friendly version to come to home video.

Envisioned as a two-part big-budget epic but cut down to two hours by the studio, Nonzee Nimibutr's historical pirate fantasy still turned out to be good fun, with a great cast that includes Ananda Everingham, Dan Chupong, Sorapong Chatree and Jarunee Suksawat.

It's out on Blu-ray in Taiwan. YesAsia has it. It's a Region A disc, so U.K. folks are still out of luck. And there are no extra features listed. There's a DVD too.

Up to now, the only licensed home video release outside Thailand that I'm aware of was the Blu-ray and DVD in Germany, which had only German subtitles. There, it was released as Pirates of Langkasuka.

Of course, in the two years since it was in cinemas in Thailand, there's been plenty of time for folks to rip the Thai DVD, put it on the torrents and watch it with fansubs. There was even a DVD issued by a bootleg label.

(Thanks Logboy!)

3 comments:

  1. Think it's kind of funny. Orlando Bloom has always reminded me of Ananda. And here he is, also in a pirate film. Heehee...

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  2. Just a heads up.... I just found the Taiwanese DVD has hit yesasia!!

    .....and yes, yes, YES!! Those ever so elusive English subs are reported to be on board, Yay!!

    So what are you waitin' for? Grab a copy.... now!

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  3. Yep, thanks Kitty. I've ordered mine. So not just Blu-ray, but DVD too.

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