One of the movies I really wanted to catch at the Film Festival last week was Ong-Bak Muay Thai Warrior. Sadly, it screened before I arrived, and from what I heard, the crowd went absolutely insane during the midnight screening. Oh well…

Anyways, I did some perusing and stumbled across this little bit of video goodness. (Requires an AVI player.) It’s not really a trailer, but more like a “Best Of” collection of stunts and fight scenes. There’s some incredibly brutal stuff in there; I was wincing and cringing every time some guy’s knee connected with his opponent’s sternum. Other stunts, like the guy sliding under the truck while doing the splits, just had my jaw on the ground. I was reminded of the first time I saw Police Story, just shaking my head in amazement at what they pull off onscreen.

Needless to say, I gotta see this movie. Sadly, the only DVD release currently available doesn’t have English subtitles, but I might get it anyways. Somehow, I don’t really think you need dialog to understand what’s going on. Heck, it might even get in the way.