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BKO: Bangkok Knockout (2011)

Gitabak Agohjit , Supakson Chaimongkol , Panna Rittikrai  |  R |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Gitabak Agohjit, Supakson Chaimongkol
  • Directors: Panna Rittikrai
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 30, 2011
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0051T484E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,514 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "BKO: Bangkok Knockout" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Panna Rittikrai is a legend in Thai action cinema. With credits as director of Born to Fight and stunt coordinator for such classics as Ong-Bak and Chocolate, he was also the star of many action films in the 70s and 80s. Rittikrai is well known for being a famous mentor to some of the top action superstars working today, including Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak), Dan Chupong (Dynamite Warrior) and Jija Yanin (Chocolate). BKO features a range of martial art disciplines at its best when a group of "fight club" friends, whose styles vary from Muay Thai, Capoeira to Kung Fu and Tai Chi, must join forces and fight for their lives in a daring rescue of a kidnapped friend.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Total Knockout October 16, 2011
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Thai Martial Arts films either tend to be weak on plot or too plot/theme-centric to be completely enjoyable (Ong Bak 3). The best of them tend to view their plots as merely incidental: getting Hero A to Position B to fight Villain C. This is one of those films... to the extreme. If you want your martial arts movies with a strong plot and emotional resonance (Really?), then you should look elsewhere. What you will find here is a wacky, intense, jaw-dropping spectacle where martial artists fight a giant, ax-swinging, flaming psychopath that could be Jason Voorhees' Thai cousin, a lunatic in a car, an asthmatic sadist, and probably the most insane "under a tractor trailer" fight you'll ever see. You'll finish watching this movie wondering how nobody DIED while making this film. And really, what more encouragement do you need than that?
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Balls to the wall action! August 12, 2011
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I saw a screening of this film at Otakon 2011. Just a great Thai action flick in the tradition of Ong Bak & Born to Fight. The stunts and action set pieces will have you jumping for joy. This flick puts every western action movie made in the last 20 years to shame. I am very much looking forward to what the Thai action film makers come up with next.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Serious knockout July 16, 2011
By Vin B
I love this movie, I've been a fan of Panna Rittikrai ever since Ong Bak, now I can't get enough of his films.

If you like kung fu movies, just get this and don't look back.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome movie August 23, 2013
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great martial arts movie high pact fight scenes and a good story line to i would love to be as good as these people
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent movie April 8, 2013
By Cardell
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This movie has a decent story and some very well choregraphed fight sceens. A good buy for your movie collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of good action February 16, 2013
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Not a lot of story building but plenty of sweet actions and moves that keeps me entertain. Thai action cinema is the current s***.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Ong Bak July 16, 2011
By Lance D
This is another Thai martial arts film. Thailand has really taken up the slack in recent years while Hong Kong has fallen to making a lot more retreads.

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.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable Action July 20, 2011
I watch a lot of martial arts. A lot. I was expecting this movie to be
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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars the movie had a great storyline and awesome choreography
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 3 months ago by Norris Keene Jr
1.0 out of 5 stars Why Bother Making This Movie?
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 more
Published 10 months ago by DuggyWuggy
3.0 out of 5 stars Stunt-For-Life vs Fight Club!
Let me introduce myself as the martial-arts-movie-fan that didn't like the Thai-film "Chocolate" (2008). Yep, that's me. Read more
Published on June 28, 2012 by Mantis
4.0 out of 5 stars ...chock full of them "Cripes! That looked like it hurt!" moments...
In tuning in to BKO: BANGKOK KNOCKOUT, you'll run into an exhausted premise and endure extended spells of dubious acting and cliched dialogue. And yet you ought to stick around. Read more
Published on April 12, 2012 by H. Bala
3.0 out of 5 stars THAI MARTIAL ARTS EXTREME
There was a time when Chinese martial arts films ruled. It was from these films that others took interest in martial arts and brought them into US and European films. Read more
Published on March 20, 2012 by Mark Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid action film with an evolving story
With several surprises and twists in the story as the movie progresses...mixed with all around great action fights, I highly recommend giving this a try. Read more
Published on January 9, 2012 by Casper Shaolin
2.0 out of 5 stars Low Budget Ameature!!
I can't believe I paid for $14.99 for this. With the previews, I thought I was getting a fresh Thai martial arts + dancing + popping movie, but it turned out to be the lamest... Read more
Published on November 12, 2011 by Hieu T Nguyen
2.0 out of 5 stars Even in English it sucked!
Ok, I'm going to name three movies that are better than BKO: Legendary Assassin, The Man From Nowhere, and Detective Dee. Read more
Published on November 7, 2011 by Johnnie Lewis
2.0 out of 5 stars Practically unbearable other than the amazing fight scenes
Most martial arts and action films share one thing in common; the action scenes are usually pretty well developed while everything else is either weak in comparison or just flat... Read more
Published on August 31, 2011 by C. Sawin
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