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Format: DVD
Sku: 40718708
UPC: 024543204084
UPC 14: 00024543204084
Rating: Game Rating Code
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When the head of his village's sacred buddha statue is stolen, simple country boy ting is sent to bangkok to retrieve it. Once ting arrives in the big city, he's forced to use his lethal martial arts skills. It's non-stop action as ting takes on a series of lowlifes and criminals in his quest to get the buddha.

"An effective martial arts film destined to leave mouths agape.   Andrew Sun, Hollywood Reporter
"Jaa's a star...a man very possibly worthy of the 'new Bruce Lee' tag.  Dan Jolin, Empire
"Strongly recalls Hong Kong kung-fu movies of the late '60s and '70s  Derek Elley, Variety
"Pummeling, exhilarating.  Richard Corliss, Time

Editor's Note
Tony Jaa follows in the powerful martial arts footsteps of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li in ONG-BAK: THE THAI WARRIOR, one of the first films to center on the ancient fighting system of Muay Thai, which utilizes the body's limbs to potentially devastating effect. Jaa stars as Ting, a quiet young man who lives in the peaceful village of Nong Pradu. As the village's special celebration approaches, a Bangkok villain named Don (Wannakit Siriput) steals the head of the Buddha statue Ong-Bak, which is said to protect the village from bad luck. Ting volunteers to go to the big city to bring back the head of Ong-Bak, but remembers what he was taught by sage monk Pra Cru (Woranard Tantipidok): he must not use his Muay Thai skills to harm people. However soon after arriving in Bangkok, Ting, a peaceful fish out of water, finds that the only way to recapture the village's sacred treasure is by using his arms, his legs--and his head.

Influenced by the films of Thai action star Phanna Rithikrai, director Prachya Pinkaew hired the Muay Thai expert to serve as martial arts and stunt choreographer for ONG-BAK, resulting in highly effective and believable scenes between Ting and a multitude of criminals and evil boxers out to get him. Pinkaew adds a fun sense of humor to the serious story, not only in some of the crazy stunts but also in the character of George, played by Thai comic Petchthai Wongkamlao. Jaa is charmingly fearless in the lead role, performing all his own stunts without any special effects, computer enhancement, or ropes.


Video Features DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/6/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 101 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2005
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2230408
Video UPC UPC: 00024543204084
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Thai
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: Thai
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Petchtai Wongkamlao
Video Cast Info Pumwaree Yodkamol
Video Cast Info Suchao Pongwilai
Video Cast Info Tony Jaa
Video Cast Info Arkadech Kaewkotara - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Nattawut Kittikhun - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Prachya Pinkaew - Director
Video Cast Info Prachya Pinkaew - Writer
Video Cast Info Prachya Pinkaew - Producer
Video Cast Info Richard Wells - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Suphachai Sittiaumponpan - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Thanat Sunsin - Editor

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"[A] lively, bone-crunching action movie....Mr. Jaa, blessed with astonishing muscle definition and a stoical, sensitive face, clearly has the potential to be an international action movie star..." 02/11/2005 p.E13

Los Angeles Times
"It's a display of phenomenal dexterity and nimble grace that's a joy to watch. That, friends, is entertainment." 02/11/2005 p.E4

Entertainment Weekly
"[A] jaw-dropper of a star-making display from lithe fighter-artist Tony Jaa..." 02/25/2005 p.82

Sight and Sound
"ONG-BAK prides itself on its back-to-basics bare-knuckle brutality....Jaa proves a capable hero in his debut screen role." 05/01/2005 p.69

"It's a revolutionary benchmark and a unique piece of scattershot genius..." 06/01/2005 p.140

Ranked #21 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "Tony Jaa cements his reputation as the heir apparent to Bruce Lee and pre-Hollywood Jackie Chan..." 01/01/2006 p.82-83

3.5 stars out of 4 -- "This movie has some of the most incredible action sequences we've ever seen...and they're all real." 02/02/2010

New York Times 8 of 10
Mr. Jaa, blessed with astonishing muscle definition and a stoical, sensitive face, clearly has the potential to be an international action movie star, and Ong-Bak feels like the start of a scrappy, potent franchise. - A.O. Scott

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
Did I enjoy "Ong-Bak"? As brainless but skillful action choreography, yes. And I would have enjoyed it even more if I'd known going in that the stunts were being performed in the old-fashioned, pre-computer way. "Ong-Bak" even uses that old Bruce Lee strategy of repeating shots of each stunt from two or three angles, which wreaks havoc with the theory that time flows ceaselessly from the past into the future, but sure goes give us a good look when he clears the barbed wire. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Jaa,Tony
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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