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Format: DVD
Sku: 204028271
UPC: 043396179257
UPC 14: 00043396179257
Category Keywords: Assassination  Epic  Revenge
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A Warrior's Path. A King's Destiny.
John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) and Gary Stretch (World Trade Center, Alexander) star in this epic adventure set in the Thai kingdom of Ayutthaya, a Thai kingdom that existed from 1350 to 1767.

Fernando De Gama (Stretch), a Portuguese mercenary, sets sail for the Orient in a bid to find the man that murdered his father. When his ship capsizes, Fernando washes up on a tropical beach only to be captured by Arab slavers and taken to Ayutthaya where he is sold into slavery. He is rescued from slavery when a beautiful young Portuguese woman buys him from the Arabs and restores his freedom. Not surprisingly he falls for Maria, much to the chagrin of her father. Her father, as it turns out, is the man who killed Fernando's father and thus sets Fernando on a lifetime quest for revenge. When the King of Siam declares war on a Northern renegade pretender, Fernando is pressed into military service. His skill in battle gains him favor with the King who commands him to be one of his personal guards. Unbeknownst to the King, his beautiful but devious wife is plotting to kill him and place her lover on the throne. As trusted guardian of the king, Fernando must stop this plot that could lead the kingdom into war.

"...heavy bloodletting...technically impressive...  Richard Kuipers, Variety

Editor's Note
John Rhys-Davies (The LORD OF THE RINGS films) stars in this historical epic set in Thailand. To avenge his father's murder, Fernando (Gary Stretch, WORLD TRADE CENTER) leaves his native Portugal and sails for far-off Thailand. He is captured by slavers, but a young woman sets him free. Though he is held captive by her beauty, he soon discovers that her father is to blame for his father's death. Fernando becomes a soldier--then he learns of a plot to kill the king he has sworn to protect.
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Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Subtitled
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 7/1/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 88 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2005
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 17925
Video UPC UPC: 00043396179257
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Gary Stretch
Video Cast Info John Rhys-Davies
Video Cast Info Mark Sobels
Video Cast Info Patricia Rose
Video Cast Info Andre Bachtiari - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info David Winters - Producer
Video Cast Info Ian Livingstone - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Jiradeht Samnansanor - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Lek Kitaparaporn - Director
Video Cast Info Narong Boonmark, et. al. - Art Director
Video Cast Info Sean Casey - Writer
Video Cast Info William Watts - Editor
Video Cast Info Wongtawan Cheewin - Production Designer

Professional Reviews

Variety 7 of 10
With heavy bloodletting and even heavier schmaltz, "The King Maker" is an awkwardly executed costumer about a Portuguese mercenary in Siam, 1547...Based on events prior to the ascension of Thailand's current dynasty, pic finds hunky Fernando De Gama (British pug-turned-thesp Gary Stretch) looking for action in Ayutthaya, the Siamese capital. When not making eyes at beautiful Miriam Del Toro (1996 Miss World Cindy Burbridge, debuting), Fernando is embroiled in the schemes of palace hottie, Queen Sudachan (newcomer Yossawadee Hassadeevichit). With dialogue like a romance novel, pic fails to convince as a history lesson or romantic swashbuckler. Second-billed John Rhys-Davies has little to do as Miriam's devious dad. Transfer from HD is technically impressive and location shooting in the old capital can't help but catch the eye. - Richard Kuipers
Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Alexandrou,Dean
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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