BKO: Bangkok Knockout [Blu-ray]
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If you like kung fu movies, just get this and don't look back.
Basically, the story is this: a group of teams formed from MMA clubs and so on have been competing in non-lethal, friendly (for the most part) challenges in order to get a contract to be the stunt team on a big Hollywood movie. Once the rounds and done and one team is the winner, they're at a celebratory dinner when it suddenly becomes clear that the people sponsoring the tournament have something quite different in mind. They're not producing a movie at all but a real-life fight-to-the-death scenario in a vacant building for the enjoyment and betting of a few extremely rich clients. With the building surrounded and a warning that they'll be gunned down if they try to escape, the organization also abducts one of their friends, Joy, (played by the GORGEOUS Supaksorn Chaimongkol), who I gather is a recent sign-up to the club because she's not part of the group who thought they were heading out to make a movie, and hold her for ransom. Adding even more incentive one of the club members later learns that his mother and little brother have been taken prisoner as well. The group now has to fight their way out of a building loaded with video cameras recording their every move and broadcasting to the organization's clients, defeat the various adversaries sent their way, clear the building and try to rescue the hostages.Read more ›
Bangkok Knockout has a style all it's own and really takes the action to another level. I won't bore you with the plot details, as with any martial arts film the plot is just an excuse to make more action and this movie does not disappoint.
Specific to this version: This is the Asian imported edition. Uncut and uncensored in the original audio language with English subtitles. That's the way martial arts movies should be watched.
The US release has some cheesy dub voice, they can really pull you out of the movie, plus the US version usually costs more.
entertaining but not great. I was wrong. This movie was fantastic. Too
often martial arts movies get sidetracked with drama, romance, dumb
comedy, etc. Not this one. Its pure, almost continuous high quality
martial arts -- of many different styles. Action and martial arts
choreography was terrific. Fights look real because they probably are
real. This DVD was great also. Sharp picture, with good contrast.
Excellent English subtitles when there is dialogue (not often!). A
great purchase that I will be watching again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is concrete proof that it isn't necessary to have sequels for one off films that are this great. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Quicksilver
This was just a really fun action with a bit of twist to the story. Think SAW if you will but instead of deadly traps the people must fight each other in some underground sport for... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Darkness
Simple plot, Over-The-Top action. What more could you ask for??Published 11 months ago by Karl Fisher
Lots of action, great sound and quality, plenty of martial arts. Recommend.Published 14 months ago by mike-t
the movie had a great storyline and awesome choreography, but it looked a bit too low budget. I truly would love to see more close-action martial arts in movies.Published 19 months ago by Norris Keene Jr
Clever premise for the movie, poor implementation. Very much a "B" movie. I was minimally engaged with the main characters, and the editing detracted from the storyline. Read morePublished on December 19, 2013 by DuggyWuggy
This movie has a decent story and some very well choregraphed fight sceens. A good buy for your movie collection.Published on April 8, 2013 by Cardell