Trailer for the terrific Thai film 13: Game of Death - on UK DVD August 24
11th Aug 09
One of the best, if not the best Thai action / horror / thrillers is released later this month by Revolver Entertainment, and we've just received the trailer for this film below.
Seriously great entertainment, the film follows the adventures of a down-on-his-luck salesman (he's lost his car, his job and his girlfriend all on the same day) who receives a mysterious phone call offering him the chance to take part in an online game show in exchange for winning lots of bucks.
The catch? He must complete 13 challenges, all of whch get progressively harder, but if he quits at any time, he loses everything.
Scroll below for the trailer and the full press release, or alternatively order your copy now Amazon.co.uk now!;
From the producers of Ong-Bak, Warrior King and Chocolate, comes 13: GAME OF DEATH, a riveting Thai thriller that grabs from the very start and never lets go until its final, shocking denouement.
Adapted by award winning writer Eakasit Thairaat from his own comic book story “13th Quiz Show”, along with the film’s director Chookiat Sakveerakul (The Love Of Siam; Evil), 13: GAME OF DEATH stars Thai-American pop singer, dancer and actor Krissada Sukosol (Bangkok Loco), Sarunyoo Wongkrachang (Ong Bak 2) and Nathapong Arunnetra (The Love Of Siam) in a movie that recalls elements of US blockbuster thrillers such Falling Down, The Game, FeardotCom and the recent hit, Eagle Eye.
Mild-mannered salesman Phuchit (Sukosol) is a man at his wit’s end. Having lost both his job and his car on the same day he is then obliged to give the last of his money to his mother, leaving him on the verge of destitution. That is until he receives a mysterious phone call offering him the chance of winning 100 million baht on an internet game show.
All he has to do to hit the jackpot is complete 13 tasks, in order, without revealing his participation in the game to anyone around him. At each stage he will receive an interim cash payment directly into his bank account. However, should he fail to complete any given task, he will lose all the money he has earned up to that stage thereby making his considerable efforts to reach that point worthless.
Initially sceptical, he completes the first challenge – to kill a fly – and finds the first payment has been made into his bank account. The second challenge – to eat the fly – and its cash reward confirms that the game is real. But as the challenges become greater and more grotesque, both morally and physically (subsequent tasks include such things as having to deliberately make a group of young children cry, feasting on dog faeces in a fancy restaurant and much, much worse), Phuchit must decide whether he should quit and lose everything or face up to the fact that he has reached a point at which there is no turning back.
A smart, shocking and funny satire of media culture and human greed, 13: GAME OF DEATH is a stomach-churningly intense thriller that will have many viewers squirming in their seats as the film’s innocuous former salesman experiences things that make the challenges of real-life reality shows such as “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!” look like a walk in the park.
13: Game of Death is released on Region 2 DVD on August 24th courtesy of Revolver Entertainment.
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