First Stills Of Tony Jaa In TOM YUM GOONG 2

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
With Thai action film Tom Yum Goong 2 finally wrapped up and slated for an August release date in Thailand, Thai film site mThai has released a trio of images featuring Tony Jaa in the film that reunites the mercurial but hugely talented star with his Ong Bak director Prachya Pinkaew. While the first two shots are tight on Jaa himself the third shot promises at least one massively scaled chase sequence in the film.

With any luck the arrival of these images are a sign that an official trailer - there was a low grade leak of trailer footage a while back - will arrive soon. Take a look at the images in the gallery below and remember you can click to enlarge.
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  • ricksomchai
  • wow, that's a lot of tuk tuks!

  • C-Sword

    I've seen the trailer already, his elephant has been stolen again lol

  • tman418

    You know what I really want? I want to see the "uncut" version of "Tom Yum Goong 1." I want to see the version that includes all the fight scenes in their full length. I remember when the trailers to that one first hit, they showed us a bunch of fight scene footage that didn't actually make it into the final film. We all know that the fights at the Poacher's House, the bridge in Sydney, the warehouse, and the temple were all cut extensively.

    Maybe it'll be included as a bonus when this film hits the DVD/blu-ray shelves.

  • Korean DVD release was uncut and included English subtitles. That's what I've got.

  • tman418

    Most of the DVD/blu-ray releases world wide were uncut or at least contained the uncut version of the film. But for its release, Prachya Pinkaew cut the fight scenes due to their length. In other words, the original Thai "uncut" version is still a version of the movie whose action sequences were cut.

    from the wikipedia page

    "A two-vs-one fight scene taking place in the burning temple near the end of the film was deleted from currently released versions of the film. The Taekwondo sequence, featuring Dean Alexandrou and Daniel Oneill is shown in part in nearly all promotional trailers for the film, but was cut due to unknown reasons from the final release. However, footage can be seen in the making-of featurette. The two bodies are seen to mysteriously appear on the temple floor, near the beginning of the Temple fight scene.

    Prachya Pinkaew stated that he trimmed several of the fight scenes due to their length. Some of these include the sequence on the bridge in Sydney, when Kham confronts Johnny and his henchmen for the first time. One can see in certain trailers Kham launching himself off of the shoulders of one henchmen to elbow the other one. Another sequence that he trimmed considerably was the warehouse fight scene.

    In the US release of Tom-Yum-Goong, where it was named The Protector, there is a deleted scene of Kham beginning his ambush of the house party by the criminal group who stole his elephants. In all of its releases, the fight sequence begins with Tony Jaa throwing a henchmen down the stairs. But this deleted scene shows where the fight really began."

  • Da Gama

    Hopefully after TYG2 finishes it's cinematic run, a re-issued TYG on Blu-ray may have a director's cut.

  • ricksomchai

    Todd any word is Magnolia will theatrically release it? If so when? or will it go to DVD?

  • They didn't say anything specific about release plans in the press release from Cannes, probably because they haven't seen the full film yet. But if they follow their normal pattern it'll be a premium VOD release followed by limited theatrical followed by DVD / BluRay.

  • ricksomchai

    I hope its released in 3D in the states and can find it in limited you know there is a fan petition with like 800 signs online so people can see it in 3D I would have rather seen it not go to Magnolia ...sigh... what was the point of waiting so long if we cant even see it in 3D...

  • You'd need to add some zeroes on to the end of that number to even begin making a business case for a theatrical release.

  • ricksomchai

    its a work in progress man lol you could be a nice guy and help us out with a small article, from one Martial arts movie fan to the next.

  • arturo

    It seems like the shoot lasted longer than Eyes Wide Shut, better late than never.

  • Once

    Wow. Time left his mark on Jaa.

  • I think the age looks good on him, actually. It's hardened his face up a bit.

  • Mike

    Any word on when this is actually supposed to be done?

  • Releases in Thailand in August.

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