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Ong-Bak - The Thai Warrior (2005)

Tony Jaa , Petchtai Wongkamlao , Prachya Pinkaew  |  R |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Suchao Pongwilai, Chumphorn Thepphithak
  • Directors: Prachya Pinkaew
  • Writers: Prachya Pinkaew, Panna Rittikrai, Suphachai Sittiaumponpan
  • Producers: Prachya Pinkaew, Darin Vosbein, Luc Besson, Mehdi Sayah
  • Format: Dolby, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Thai (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009VBTQY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,046 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Ong-Bak - The Thai Warrior" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Rap music video featuring Tony Jaa
  • Making of the music video
  • The 8 movements of Muay Thai
  • Behind-the-scenes stunt footage
  • Tony Jaa performance at French screening
  • Tony Jaa performance at NBS game
  • Promotional video featuring The RZA
  • Trailer featuring The RZA
  • Additional Trailers

Editorial Reviews

When the head of his village's sacred Buddha statue is stolen, simple country boy Ting (Tony Jaa) is sent to Bangkok to retrieve it. Raised by a monk who has trained him in Muay Thai, Ting has vowed to never use his lethal martial arts skills. But once he arrives in the big city, Ting is forced to fight. It's non-stop action as Ting infiltrates Bangkok's seedy underworld and takes on a series of lowlifes and criminals in his quest to obtain the sacred head.

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120 of 132 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Stunts, No Wires, No CGIs, Just Actions; Just Amazing February 14, 2005
You like Jackie Chan films? Or remember Bruce Lee? If so, don't miss this one from Thailand, where the film industry is thriving more than ever. And remember the name of Tony Jaa, stunt-turned-actor (incidentally, he was a stunt in the second 'Mortal Kombat' film, and his then co-worker was Ray Park, 'X-Men') Jaa's martial arts skills based on Muay Thai (Thai-style fighting) are simply astonishing.

[NO STUNTS, NO CGIs] Strangely titled film 'Ong-bak: Thai Warrior' is, as the title says, an exciting Thai actioner starring Tony Jaa (real name Panom Yeerum), who plays the hero Ting living in an apparently sleepy country in Thailand. Not exactly, you soon see. In this interesting opening scene, you see these scantily dressed guys climing up one big tree, and during the fighting, they fall one by one onto the ground. This is actually a kind of festival, or ritual, of the hero's village, but what you should realize is, the film uses NO CGIs, NO WIRES ATTACHED.

[FORGET THE STORY] Story? Need one? OK, Tony Jaa's hero has to track down the theives who cut off and stole the head of the sacred statue in his village. With this mission, he goes to town, where he meets one middle-aged man George, and his friend (perhaps girlfriend) Muay. Before you know it, they all got in troubles for the thugs start attack them.

[ACTIONS] Then, actions begin, which are simply eye-poping. One example: in the cat-and-mouse chase scene in the market, running away from the bad guys, Tony Jarr jumps over the tables, stalls, and cars (!) with Jackie's comic timing. And look how he slides into UNDER an RV! To add to them, he leaps through a ring of barbed wires (real ones, I suppose), and comes out unharmed, never stopping a moment!
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82 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blunt-force Trauma as High Art September 1, 2005
I saw this movie recently at the Acadamy Theater in Pasadena, California. I was feeling a little under the weather. There were about 20 other somber people in the theater, including my five year-old daughter who I brought with me despite my concerns about the R rating.

Suffice it to say that about thirty minutes into the movie the entire audience was visibly activated and energized by this stone-cold classic-for-eternity. My health had suddenly returned, I was pumped up on massive doses of epinephrine. Folks, this movie succeeeds on every level. I'm not a huge martial arts expert like many of the reviewers, but I was a kid in the late 60's when Bruce Lee (and Jimi Hendrix) ruled the world, and rightly so. This is the only fighting movie which I've seen since which even comes close to one of the better Bruce Lee movies. I will even contend, with some reservation, that it surpasses the Bruce Lee classics: there is humour, dramatic and sophisticated tuk-tuk chase scenes, foot-chase scenes, splendidly convincing archeological sights, and obviously, absolutely SAVAGE multiple fight scenes where good defeats evil with satisfying Dirty Harry righteousness. The fight scenes in this movie are certified artistic masterpieces and deserve their own special place at the Smithsonian. And, even the soundtrack is good, with a pulsating techno-style music that really builds the tension. This movie delivers the goods.

Having been to Thailand several times and loving that country, I was very happy that this movie pays such a fitting tribute to their culture, the Thai kickboxing sport as well as the gentle and happy demeanor of the Thai people.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling Martial Arts Action and Compelling Drama February 10, 2007
From a small Thai village the statue of the revered deity Ong Bak is vandalized ... his head is stolen. The film shows how the eight moves of Muay Thai are executed by Ting, the best maritial arts fighter in the village who is sent to the city to find and return this sacred object. The local priest admonishes Ting to use only peaceful means because the moves can be deadly. Ting is given money and valuables by the villagers who aresimple and poor but faithful he will succeed ... He is advised to seek the help of a cousin, who lives in the city. Ting finds his cousin who is less than enthusiastic to receive a visitor from his village. The cousin is ashamed of his village roots, he has taken on an American name and has a girlfriend whom he likes to impress that he is "cool" ... unfortunately, he also has a gambling habit that has gotten him into deep debt with the underworld bosses.

After the cousin stole Ting's money and gambled it away, Ting ends up fighting goons sent by the local gangster to put fear into his cousin, essentially pay up or risk permanent injury. Ting's fighting prowess impresses his cousin who gets the idea to have him fight at a local arena against the best fighters where betting takes place. The cousin is certain he will recoup his losses ...Ting agrees on the condition afterwards his cousin will help find Ong Bak. While the story line is basic, the fighting scenes captivate and capture the viewer's attention and hold it throughout the film.

The scenes where Tony Jaa jumps over several produce carts during a chase in the city while knives are thrown at him is astonishing. Another phenomenal scene involves a huge number of three wheeled taxis which are driven by Ting's would-be captors as he fights them off while he is riding in a moving taxi.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE
I had a friend put me on to this movie. Once I watched it, all other martial art movies within the last 10 years are pale in comparisson. Read more
Published 1 month ago by W. fairweather
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected.
Entertaining, but that's about it. I expected much more based on previous reviews and was especially hopeful for some really good muay thai fighting. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Zlatomir A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Tony Jaa is incredible
I just rented this movie after years of hearing about it. I was disappointed in the film quality itself - it looks like it was shot in the 70's. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
Love this movie. this is a classic. I can't wait for Tony Jaa to do another film. happy i bought it.
Published 1 month ago by george l. yelverton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, great DVD
This movie is so incredible in terms of Tony Jaa's amazing moves and badass fight scenes. If you're a fan of martial arts films, buy this DVD.
Published 3 months ago by Cory L. Dudak
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Movie!
One name you need to know Tony Jaa. Do you like action do you like fighting martial arts? Do you like insaine stunts then Tony Jaa is your man. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Justin Medlin
5.0 out of 5 stars love this movie
this movie arrived on time and in workable condition. love the action and its a great movie. This is a great family flick
Published 3 months ago by shevonne edwards
4.0 out of 5 stars TRUE ARTS
Published 5 months ago by sun chen
4.0 out of 5 stars Fighting at it's best.
Man this movie is the best and plenty of action. Watching this movie makes you want to learn the art of fighting yourself.
Published 5 months ago by Robert Gardner
4.0 out of 5 stars Martial arts movie
Tony Jaa is great at what he does. If you want a change of pace from Chinese Kung Fu this is a good alternative.
Published 6 months ago by Frank J
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