Bangkok Dangerous (DVD)

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Action thriller starring Nicolas Cage. Joe (Cage) is a hitman who has recently arrived in Bangkok to kill four enemies of a cold-blooded crime boss named Surat (Nirattisai Kaljaruek). Joe hires a local pickpocket named Kong (Shahkrit Yamnarm) as a go-between, with the intention of killing him once the assignment is over. However, after Kong provides Joe with valuable information about one of his targets, Joe decides to train the young man instead. As Joe's Bangkok assignment becomes more and more dangerous, he becomes involved in a relationship with a local deaf-mute girl.

Product Details

Barcode
5017239195815
Department
Movies & TV
Released
29 Dec 2008
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Action & Advenure
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
EiV
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
Runtime
99 min
Age Restriction
18
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Bangkok Dangerous
Release Year
2008
Running Time
100 min
Language
English
Categories
Action/Adventure / Action / Gangsters / Hit Men / Killer / Murder / Remake / Romance / Theatrical Release / Thriller
US Box Office
$15.3 million
Official Website
http://www.bangkokdangerousmovie.net/
Ratings
IMDb
5.4
Rotten Tomatoes®
8% 26%
Metacritic
24
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.
Poster
Poster for Bangkok Dangerous
Cast & Crew
Director
Danny Pang / Oxide Pang
Star
Nicolas Cage / Panward Hemmanee / Dom Hetrakul / Nirattisai Kaljaruek / Shahkrit Yamnarm / Charlie Young
Screenwriter
Jason Richman
Composer
Brian Tyler
Executive Producer
Derek Dauchy / Denis O'Sullivan / Andrew Pfeffer / Ben Waisbren
Producer
Nicolas Cage / Norm Golightly / William Sherak / Jason Shuman
Director of Photography
Decha Srimantra