Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior coming to Blu-ray

It's the movie that started it all for Tony Jaa and Thai action movies on the international scene.

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior, the U.S. version of Tony Jaa's original 2003 Muay Thai-stunt extravaganza, is coming to Blu-ray on February 2.

Twentieth Century Fox is distributing Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior. It appears this is the "international" version that Fox picked up from Luc Besson's Europa Corp., which had trimmed the Thai version slightly and put a French hip-hop score on it.

Extras on the Blu-ray include:
  • Tony Jaa and stuntman performance at French screening
  • The 8 Movements of Muay Thai
  • French rap music video with Tony Jaa
  • Making of the music video
  • B-roll behind-the-scenes footage of the taxi stunts, legs-ablaze fight and arena fight

The Blu-ray of Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior will be released on the same day as the U.S. DVD and Blu-ray of the 2008 prequel, Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning, distributed by Magnolia. It's be a great day for Tony Jaa fans. And just three days before the Tony Jaa's 34th birthday on February 5, it's an awesome way to celebrate.

(Via High-Def Digest)


  1. sweet

    but only for US which sucks:/

    also I wonder how many features they took out of the 2disc DvD version

    oh yea by the way, why the hell does your site comment box needs verification every damn time:/

  2. Best release of Ong-Bak that I recall was in Australia by Madman. I don't know if it's the Thai version or the UK version, which had yet another rescoring. Madman also did a good job with the release of Tom Yum Goong, providing an uncut version rather than The Protector cut.

    And Xino, you should be grateful I moderate the comments. Nothing personal against you. I value your readership and that you take time to make comments. I have it set that way to keep out the spammers.

    There are other blog-comment systems, which might let readers sign in just once and comment to their hearts' content without need for moderation. But until such time that I'm overwhelmed with dozens of comments, I'm going to stick with Blogger's system. So please be patient. Thanks!


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