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Tony Jaa's Ong Bak 3 Teaser Released

Tony Jaa’s Ong Bak 3 is set to hit Thai theaters this April and the good folks at Sahamongkol Film have released a teaser trailer that dares to answer the question: how many elbows to the head can human beings withstand? Well, apparently, a lot.

As expected, this sequel looks as action-packed as its predecessors and seemingly showcases even more elephants. Let’s hope this film manages to tie up the loose ends found in Ong Bak 2 in a satisfying manner.

Check out the trailer below:



Chocolate Coming to Blu-ray

Magnolia Home Entertainment has announced that they will release the Thai hit Chocolate to Blu-ray on February 10th, day-and-date with the DVD release. Produced by the same team of director Prachya Pinkaew and fight choreopgraher Panna Rittikrai behind Ong Bak and Tom Yum Goong, Chocolate stars new Thai action sensation Yanin Vismistananda.

 Chocolate on Blu-ray | Blu-Asia.com

No technical specs have been announced for the release, but extras will include an audio commentary and a behind-the-scenes featurette.



Ong Bak 3 Confirmed

Despite its turbulent production, Ong Bak 2 has remained one of the most anticipated Asian movies this year. Released just this week in Thailand, the film has already generated some feedback on TonyJaa.org, and while most of it isn’t quite newsworthy, a number of viewers expressed ’shock’ at the ending of the movie. As one poster commented: “I think it is like some Thai audience who were shocked and stunning with the ending of The Lord of the Ring Episode 1, it was because they did not know about this movie as trilogy before they stepped into cinema.” Holy cliffhanger alert, Batman!

Yes, that’s right; Ong Bak 2’s open-ended ending leaves little doubt that the story’s conclusion will likely be carried over to a sequel. How’s that for some breaking news! For you skeptics out there, this has been confirmed in a press event where Tony Jaa (alongside Sia Jieang) was quoted as saying that Ong Bak 3 will have triple the action of Ong Bak 2!