the producers of Ong Bak, Born To Fight and The Warrior King
comes Raging Phoenix
paced movie about a vulnerable girl
who masters drunken fighting
and helps exact revenge upon a
ruthless criminal gang...
DEVASTATED BY THE BETRAYAL of her boyfriend, abandoned by her family and
kicked out of the band she played with, Deu (Jija Yanin: Chocolate) loses
herself by hitting the bottle and having conversations with her dead father.
Drunk and out of control, she wanders through bleak and deserted buildings before
being abducted by a gang who bundle her into their van. Her captors are planning
to sell her to the notorious Jaguar Gang, a brutal crime ring that imprisons
young women to extract their pheromones to sell as a potent aphrodisiac on the
Fighting violence with violence, she manages to throw herself from the van and
is rescued by the handsome Sanim (Kazu Patrick Tang) who agrees to teach her
his brand of 'drunken fighting' known as Meyraiyuth. But Sanim has a secret.
His wife Pai (Sarocha Ruampaothai) has been taken by the Jaguars and he wants
to get her back at all costs.
Along with his friends Kee-Muu "Pig" (Nui "B Boy Mr Go Rock" Sandano), Kee-Mha
"Dog" (Sompong "B Boy Haste" Leartyimolkasame) and Kee-Kwai (Boonprusert "B
Boy Oman" Solongam), Sanim teaches Deu how to master their unique method of
combat. And there are some harsh lessons along the way as she learns of the
grudges they have against the Jaguars.
Using Deu as bait, Sanim and his friends manage to get into the Jaguar Gang's
cavernous lair where they aim to rescue Pai and bring down the lucrative and
exploitative people trafficking empire. Face to face with a horde of cold-hearted
and violent criminals, Deu, Sanim, Kee-Muu, Kee-Mha and Kee-Kwai will have to
fight with every ounce of available strength to defeat a merciless enemy that
has all their skills of martial arts to hand.
Raging Phoenix is a different, exciting, ferocious and breathtaking tale
of revenge. The brilliant and brutal fight sequences are supervised by acclaimed
Thai producer, director and fight choreographer Panna Rittikrai. Raging Phoenix
features a unique martial arts action that combines Muay Thai techniques with
Drunken Boxing and dazzling hip-hop dance moves to deliver a real fights, real
injuries action extravaganza the like of which has never been seen before. Raging
Phoenix takes the full-contact combat thrills seen in Chocolate to
an inventive and unprecedented level with deceptively casual, dance-like moves.
Following the phenomenal success of her explosive screen debut in Chocolate,
Thailand's young female martial arts sensation Jija Yanin shines once again
in Raging Phoenix an awe-inspiring action adventure packed with
incredible hi-impact martial arts, breathtaking free running and bone crunching
stunts that will leave martial arts enthusiasts and action movie fans wondering
what Thai cinema's latest action hero will come up with next!
Action Supervisor is Panna Rittikrau; Action Choregaphy Director is Weerapon
Phuimatfon; Produced by Prachya Pinkaew; Story by Rashane Limtrakul and Sompape
Vejchapipat; Screenplay by Sompape Vejchapipat; Directed by Rashane Limtrakul.
Raging Phoenix is released on DVD
on 12 April (2010). Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 109 Minutes | RRP
DVD: £17.99; Blu-ray £24.99 | In Thai with optional English subtitles. Special
Features: Interview Gallery | B-Roll Action Scene footage | Trailer Gallery.
"Raging Phoenix is a different, exciting, ferocious and breathtaking
tale of revenge" Maggie Woods, MotorBar