Bangkok Dangerous

Cage, Nicolas

SKU: 031398104483

UPC 031398104483
Release Date 2009-01-06
Studio Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Discs 2
Length 100
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis The second film from Hong Kong-born twin directors Danny and Oxide Pang to earn a U.S. remake (after 2002's THE EYE), BANGKOK DANGEROUS differs in that, this time around, the brothers are doing the remaking themselves. Swapping Pawalit Mongkolpisit's mute Thai hitman from the original 1999 film for Nicolas Cage's brooding (but talking) American assassin, this version is less moody and stylized. Still, fans of Cage, and action aficionados who favor exotic locales, should find much to chew on in this unique thriller. Following an assignment in Prague, lonely hitman Joe (Cage) arrives in Bangkok under contract to a mobsters who have hired him to kill four people, including a trafficker of young girls and a politician. After seeing young street criminal Kong (Shahkrit Yamnarm) in action, Joe hires him to be his liaison to his employers. During a trip to a pharmacy to get disinfectant for a wound gotten during a motorcycle chase, Joe meets pretty mute pharmacist Fon (Charlie Young). The two begin to date, and though she is oblivious to his profession, she provides some sweetness in his dangerous, lonely life. Joe also becomes a mentor to young Kong, but these meaningful distractions in his life could prove dangerous to his job. BANGKOK DANGEROUS has an unglamorous slickness that makes it seem as if it could've been made in the late 1980s or early '90s. Cage is appropriately stoic as Joe, and sports a bizarre mane of jet-black hair. The Bangkok locations are effective and the crowded nighttime streets make for exciting chase sequences. The onscreen violence is not exceptionally graphic with the exception of a realistic arm severing, and one sequence of bullets puncturing a boat as seen from underwater is beautifully shot. Most surprising, though, is the film's final sequence, which is uncharacteristic of most American-made action yarns.
Cast Nicolas Cage (Producer)
Danny Pang (Director)
Oxide Pang (Director)
William Sherak (Producer)
Nicolas Cage (Star)
Charlie Young (Star)
Panward Hemmanee (Star)
Shahkrit Yamnarm (Star)
Brian Tyler (Composer)
Jason Shuman (Producer)
Dom Hetrakul (Star)
Ben Waisbren (Executive Producer)
Andrew Pfeffer (Executive Producer)
Decha Srimantra (Director of Photography)
Derek Dauchy (Executive Producer)
Norm Golightly (Producer)
Nirattisai Kaljaruek (Star)
Jason Richman (Screenwriter)
Denis O'Sullivan (Executive Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles DVD Features: 2-Disc Set Disc One: Widescreen Audio: DTS HD 7.1 - English Dolby Digital 5.1 - French Subtitles - English, French, Spanish Additional Release Material: Trailer - Original Theatrical Trailer Additional Release Material: Alternate Ending Featurettes - 1. BANGKOK DANGEROUS: The Execution of the Film 2. From Hong Kong to Bangkok - A Cinematic Movement Trailer - Original Theatrical Trailer Interactive Features: Movie Blog Network - Interactive Movie Blog Tool Set Disc Two: Digital Copy
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.35000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,BluRay HD-DVD,Includes Digital Copy,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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