The most recent reviews on TarsTarkas.NET are:
Raging Phoenix – the endearing story of Jija beating people up
My Girlfriend is an Agent – Korean romantic comedy retro style!
Midnight Angel – Masked Hong Kong heroines meet the Girls With Guns genre!
[adrotate banner=”1″]There are several female-centric action vehicles coming out of Thailand in 2010. As TarsTarkas.NET is a big fan of female action films, this news made our day.
We got Ta Bang Marn, the next project from Ong Bak director Prachya Pinkaew. Ta Bang Marn is in production now and is slated for a 2010 release.
The new epic martial arts action adventure set in a land long forgotten in the Southeast Asian history. Prachya Pinkaew is back to direct his most ambitious project to date about a group of village girls who team up to protect the “special child” that will change the destiny of the region against all harm.
In addition to Ta Bang Marn, Prachya Pinkaew has another upcoming project with Jija Yanin, star of Chocolate and Raging Phoenix, and American Marrese Crump. There is currently no title. This one is slated to begin filming in 2010.
Twitch also sez:
American martial artist Marrese Crump has been confirmed to be in talks with action director Prachya Pinkaew to star in his next film. The news was announced through a video that was released on YouTube outlining not only Crump as starring, but Yanin ‘Jeeja’ Vismitananda as well.
We recently got a hold of Raging Phoenix and have put it in line to get watched and reviewed, so hopefully things will go quickly on that end. But life has a way of slowing things down.
[adrotate banner=”1″]Wise Kwai’s Thai Film Journal has a review up of Jeeja Yanin Wismistananda’s new film Raging Phoenix (Jija Deu Suay Du). Jeeja is also going by “Jija” Wismistananda, which is like the fifth name for her so far. The review isn’t that positive, and is more disappointed at the wasted potential.