Ong Bak 2 Set for Hong Kong Release

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Twitch has a cool poster (shown above) for Tony Jaa’s Ong Bak 2 which Tom, John and myself took in last night. It’s now been given a release date of April 9th in Hong Kong with English subtitles.

It is available anyway, as we did indeed watch on a DVD rather than through a download, but the subtitles on our version did strike me as somewhat simplistic, even if I realise the poeticism and flowing prose of the screenplay was probably eschewed in favour of some extended scenes of beating the crap out of folks.

You can look forward to a full review of Ong Bak 2 on our podcast in the coming week, but until then I will say it has nearly nothing to do with the first film but does contain some astonishingly compelling fight scenes, this time with prominent sword play.

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