Directed by Prachya Pinkaew. Written by Prachya Pinkaew and Panna Rittikrai. Starring Phanom Yeerum, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol.
In Thai with English subtitles. 108 mins.
From the back cover: "Ong Bak is the Buddha statue kept in the Nong Pra-du temple in rural Thailand, which is believed to be imbued with magical powers that will keep the village safe. One night, former villager Don cut the head of the statue to win favour with ruthless crime boss Khom Tuan. Ting, an orphaned youngster raised at the temple, determines to go to Bangkok and look for the lost treasure. However, Ting is forced to compete in illegal street fights. His superior skills make him a natural champoin, and he even agrees to throw a deadly fight when he's promised the return of Ong Bak..."
Word has it this is a pretty amazing flick, with some remarkable fight scenes.