Well, there seems to have been some issue in distributing this co-produced French/Thai production in the States. Obviously someone thought that Bangkok Renaissance would be a bit too confusing, and since the film directed by Jean-Marc Mineo was a classic revenge tale, the refurbished title was an obvious choice. Still, it would have been nice for the distributors to get someone to patch together a new title screen for the movie, even if it was one they were barely marketing.
Anyway, despite a couple of other options including Richard Gere's Arbitrage and the ensemble fem-comedy Bachelorette, I had a strong desire for an action flick. I know, I know, September seems to be packed with one big action film after another, with Dredd and Looper coming in the near future; still, I have fond memories of this past spring's The Raid: Redemption and hoped to capture that same combination of fun and amazement at the execution of impossible stunts.
|You should see the other guy.|
|Wax on, wax off... Sorry, wrong movie.|
|A knee to the gut: effective, but not very exciting.|
|Yeah, this scene actually happens.|
|Clara finds herself in this position a lot.|