Bangkok Revenge (Blu-ray Review)30 Mar, 2013 By: Angelique Flores
Well Go USA
Box Office $0.04 million
$24.98 DVD, $29.98 Blu-ray
Stars John Foo, Caroline Ducey, Michael Cohen.
Everyone knows that if you eliminate a man, you must also eliminate any witnesses, especially if those witnesses are his kids because they’ll come back and seek revenge.
Well, the bad guys botched that in Bangkok Revenge. Manit, the boy who witnessed his parents being murdered in their own bed, survived the bullet wound to his brain. The 10-year-old is still seen as a threat, which doesn’t go unnoticed by a nurse in the hospital who has been caring for him. Seeing that Manit is still being hunted, she sneaks him out of the hospital to raise him as her own with the help of a Muay Thai boxing master.
But Manit, played as an adult by the handsome Jon Foo (Tekken, Universal Soldier: Regeneration), is but a shell of a person. His brain injury blocks him from feeling emotions, not to mention he suffered some psychological trauma from watching his parents being murdered before his eyes. Now with 20 years of boxing training, combined with his lack of emotions, he’s a sort of killing machine waiting to be set off.
And he’s set off when he learns the truth about his father, who was a police officer murdered while trying to uncover corruption within the force. Manit sets out for his revenge. Along the way, he encounters more corrupt cops, a plucky and pretty French journalist, a ruthless female gang led by an opera singer, a former cop from France turned boxer and a whole lot of fights along the way.
As with any Foo movie, you can expect some exciting martial arts fight scenes. Though some of the angles and cuts of those scenes were at times dizzying, there are plenty of pretty cool and clever shots.