Guess what just arrived in my mailbox today…
You guessed it-- Ã‚Â ONG BAK. Ã‚Â Straight from Thailand.
Popped in my player to see if it would work okay.
It did. Ã‚Â Its a Region 3 PAL DVD. Ã‚Â I have a region-free player that can play PAL DVDs so that worked. Ã‚Â The only thing is that its an Anamorphic Widescreen format and I don’t have a widescreen TV or a player that can do X-Y scaling. Ã‚Â So the image is pretty much fullscreen, with me losing a bit of the image on each side. Ã‚Â Not too bad though. Ã‚Â Not enough for me too dissuade anyone from buying it if they have a region-free player.
If you want to check if your DVD player is able to be made region-free, go to: Ã‚Â
Gotta say, its pretty sweet!
There’s no English subs, but its pretty easy to understand… fairly simple story-line.
Just watched a few scenes, as I will watch the whole thing later on… Ã‚Â but I must say, from what I did see, it did remind me of the first time I saw a crazy Hong Kong movie with Jackie Chan in his prime. Ã‚Â Insane stunts, long takes, medium distance shots of fights with not much cutting, awesome acrobatic displays, and pretty much non-stop action.
I will write more when I’ve seen the entire movie.