November 01, 2005


THE TIGER BLADE: better than TOM YUM GOONG?WiseKwai has reviews up for two new Thai movies: THE TIGER BLADE (which he says is better than TOM YUM GOONG and has the catchy slogan, "When kick ass cops can't get the job done, bring in kick ass magic.") and AHIMSA: STOP TO RUN which is about a guy whose karma, embodied as a dude in a red track suit, comes back to hit him in the head, a lot. AHIMSA is from RS Film, the folks who did the superfun, superstupid BANGKOK LOCO last year, which played at this year's Toronto Film Festival. There's an AHIMSA trailer here and a TIGER BLADE trailer here. (RS are the folks releasing the upcoming gross Thai black magic flick NECROMANCER which has a trailer here).

If you like your Southeast Asian film a little more upscale, then keep your eyes on CritiCine, a new site that covers Southeast Asian movies from a more smarter bigger IQ perspective. Or, as Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (who is interviewed extensively by the site here) puts it: they're nerds.

November 1, 2005 at 09:35 AM in Reviews | Permalink


Necromancer's already out and available on english subbed DVD, actually ...

Posted by: Todd | Nov 2, 2005 8:44:35 AM

Tiger Blade is so, so bad...

Posted by: Noah Body | Nov 2, 2005 5:09:47 PM

It's bad!?!? But those little Go Karts in the trailer look so rad. How can it be bad? How? Don't you remember all the hype a few years ago when SAVING PRIVATE RYAN looked like it was going to get Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and then SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE added those smoking Go Kart scenes and suddenly SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE won Best Picture?

Go Kart means Oscar! Everyone knows that.

Posted by: Grady Hendrix | Nov 3, 2005 10:28:00 AM

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